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  1. Sport - OLYMPICS

    Olympic Games chief Thomas Bach hints at way for athletes to play politics in Sochi

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lausanne Olympic boss Bach hints at way for athletes to play politics in Sochi International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Monday athletes ... among minors. However, the 60-year-old German, who was elected as Jacques Rogge’s successor in Buenos Aires in September, said that as with every Games, athletes could be punished if they made ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    International Olympic Committee review could mean fewer athletes

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore IOC review could shrink Games: Ng Future Olympics could have fewer athletes and medals after International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidential candidate Ng Ser Miang ... be a review on number of athletes and different disciplines," the IOC vice-president said. ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Sailing chiefs want water quality tests on Rio's 'open sewer' Olympics venue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:43pm by Associated Press

    ... of competitions for the international sailing federation, said the body was likely to test on its own, hoping to allay athletes' health concerns. The tests could also push Rio organisers to move more ... "We trust the organisers and [the] ISAF will carry out the necessary research and analysis that will be carefully considered in order to ensure the safety of the athletes," the IOC said. ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC cuts athletics Olympic Games revenues

    Posted May 29th 2013, 05:24pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in St Petersburg Athletics will get a lower share of Olympic revenues in the future after the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday recalculated the federations’ revenues according to their contribution to the Games. The 26 sports federations at the London last year Olympics divided up US$519 million based on their IOC ranking, with athletics, the flagship sport ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Athletes stripped of medals for doping at 2004 Olympic Games

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... name will be revealed later by the IOC because of a delay in the procedure of the athlete's test. Since the Athens Games, all dope tests taken at the Olympics have been stored in a large ...

  6. News - World - OLYMPICS

    Olympics: Russia claims anti-doping progress, must convince sceptics

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 11:39am by Agence France-Presse in Sochi

    ... in the fight against drugs and but now must convince sceptics when it hosts the Olympics. Russian officials are acutely aware that a single positive doping test by a Russian athlete at the Games, which ... Rusada has since 2009 imposed doping sanctions against 200 Russian athletes, who have mostly been suspended for a career-busting 10 years, although some have been disqualified for life. Schamasch ...

  7. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Northern city of Zhangjiakou dreams of hosting 2022 Winter Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by WU NAN

    ... But this little place 200 kilometres to the northwest of Beijing has greater ambitions. Local officials want to welcome athletes from the world over to ski down its slopes in nearby Chongli county. ... tickets to coax local residents onto the slopes. The city plans to start teaching local elementary students to ski, hoping it might identify future athletes. Despite its enthusiasm, Zhangjiakou ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Russia to enforce anti-gay law during Winter Games

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by APSPT

    ... a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the country's sports minister said, appearing ... are also banned. "An athlete of nontraditional sexual orientation isn't banned from coming to Sochi," Vitaly Mutko told R-Sport, the sports newswire of state news agency RIA Novosti. ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Bach remains the favourite to fill Rogge’s shoes

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... life since becoming interested in sports politics when he was irritated at the dismissive manner in which German politicians treated him in his role as the West German athletes' spokesman in the debate over the boycott of the 1980 Olympics. "In 1980 I was the spokesman for all the West German athletes and fought really hard for us to be able to compete in Moscow," he said ...

  10. Sport - China - OLYMPICS

    China confident Sochi Olympic Games security will be adequate

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:21pm by Reuters

    ... to win. We just want to encourage our athletes to work hard and go all out to get them,” he added. “Doubtless, with Wang Meng injuring herself there will be a certain effect on our success.” ... for us at the Sochi Games is to properly manage and organise our own athletes,” Yang said. “We won’t get involved in other things.” The Sochi Games are the 22nd Winter Olympics and will run from ...




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