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  1. 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 quickly. Fox said he hoped the International Olympic Committee would do independent testing, although the IOC indicated it had no such plans. "If the IOC are not conducting water-quality ...

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    Action needed to save Rio Games

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:50pm by >Associated Press

    ... to save Rio Games The International Olympic Committee says it is premature to speculate about taking the 2016 Games away from Brazil, despite sports federations demanding a "Plan B" ... international sports leaders about the lack of progress in Rio. The clock is ticking. Every day is crucial, but they can still deliver Mark Adams Several sports federations asked about contingency plans ...

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    Bubka becomes sixth candidate for top Olympic post

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Olympic pole-vault champion Sergei Bubka has launched his bid for the presidency of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the sixth candidate for world sport's most influential post. ... of the powerful IOC executive board as well as a senior vice-president of the world athletics body, IAAF. He broke the world record 35 times, won 10 indoor and outdoor world championships and took part ...

  4. News - World - OLYMPICS

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

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

    ... and 2006 Olympic cross country pursuit champion Evgeny Dementyev. The problem was so serious that the International Ski Federation (FIS) forced Russia to remove several trainers and medical personnel. Patrick Schamasch, in 2008 the medical and scientific director of the International Olympic Committee, had declared then that Russia was a country “where no control is possible and where ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Skater Patrick Chan credits his Asian heritage for his will to win

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... a lot these last three, four years. After each world championship there was always something to improve, I wasn't satisfied with the result. And happily this season has gone exactly ...

  6. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Northern city of Zhangjiakou dreams of hosting 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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

    ... of the east!" Local officials say the region's ambitions are not so odd. Zhangjiakou once played international roles, first as a gateway to Russia and Mongolia in China's booming horse and fur ... Beijing is an international metropolis with abundant resources. What favours Zhangjiakou is its precipitation. It has mainly snow. Snowfall is especially heavy in Chongli county between November ...

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    Sochi organisers: tight security to blame for empty seats

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... scrutiny after a litany of concerns about Russia's suitability as a host. International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman Mark Adams praised the start to the Games. "There was great ...

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    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 said a review of the cost and size of the Games would be a priority if he wins next month's vote. The 64-year-old Singaporean also said he would look at scaling back the cost ...

  9. News - China - OLYMPICS

    How to raise Shanghai's profile? City must bid to host 2028 Olympics, official says

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:26pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Shanghai should consider bidding for the 2028 Summer Olympics to increase its diplomatic influence and international profile, said a municipal political ... body, said Shanghai would have to take “great action that will make the world notice” to increase its international influence, according to Eastday.com, the city’s main news portal. Wang ...

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    Lindsey Vonn's injury robs Sochi Winter Games of its star attraction

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 10:02pm by Reuters

    ... at the world championships last February and tore her ACL in her right knee and medial collateral ligament. She aggravated the injury in training at Copper Mountain, Colorado, in November. An initial ... two days later to finish eighth. At the 2007 world championships she injured her right knee in a slalom training fall that ended her season. Such accidents, she says, are just part of the job. ...




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