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  1. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC member says India running out of time

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 04:51pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... of time close to big events like the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Winter Olympics next year.” The IOC, which is helping IOA firm up a new constitution, wants officials charged in any ... Associated Press in New Delhi A top Indian Olympic official says the suspended Indian Olympic Association is running out of time to clean up its administration before next year’s major ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC wants reassurances on Russia anti-gay law

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 02:20pm by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... and it wouldn’t be fair to deny them the chance to compete at the games. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko insisted Thursday that Olympic athletes would have to respect the laws of the country during ... the Olympic Games,” Mutko said. “All sensible people understand that sports demand independence, that it is inadmissible that politics intervene.” On Thursday, Mutko did make it clear that the private ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Boxing chief Wu confirms IOC presidency bid

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 04:49pm by Reuters in Berlin

    ... of my candidature,” he told reporters in Taipei. “The IOC and the Olympic Games have much more power to positively impact society than any other organisation and project in this world,” said Wu. ... Reuters in Berlin Taiwan’s world boxing chief (AIBA) President Ching-kuo Wu announced his intention to run for International Olympic Committee president on Thursday, saying the Olympic ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - SQUASH

    Leading from the front- David Mui ready to take charge of Asian body

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Olympic Committee will decide not only the host city for the 2020 Games (Tokyo, Istanbul or Madrid), but also one new medal sport to join the programme. Squash is among eight sports vying to be part of the Olympic Games. "It will be a dream come true for me and everyone in the squash community to see the sport in the Olympic Games," Mui says. "We believe the time has ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Wrestling, baseball-softball, squash on IOC list

    Posted May 30th 2013, 11:10am by Associated Press in St Petersburg

    ... in the Olympic Games, but I would happily trade all my seven world titles for the chance of Olympic gold,” women’s squash No. 1 Nicol David of Malaysia said. World Squash President N. Ramachandran said ... Associated Press in St Petersburg And now for the gold-medal match. Three months after wrestling got kicked out of the 2020 Olympics, the ancient sport is back in the frame ...

  6. Sport - China

    Michelle Wie ambassador for Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 12:43am by Associated Press, Reuters

    ... Associated Press, Reuters After playing a role in the inclusion of her sport in the Olympic programme, American golfer Michelle Wie has been named ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing in August next year. The International Olympic Committee says that 24-year-old Wie is expected to share her experience with the young golfers competing at the Youth Games. Golf ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Olympic Games are a lift for Japan

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Olympic Games a lift for Japan It was the worst of times and the best of times for Tokyo last week. For days, fresh revelations of serious leaks of radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant threatened to sink the city's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. It seemed a question of which contender to host the Olympics came with the least baggage- ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC cuts athletics Olympic Games revenues

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

    ... 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 ... for the IOC – had already been signed. Federations saw a 15 per cent rise in revenues from US$256.1 million after the Athens 2004 Olympics to US$296 million following the Beijing 2008 Games. Far ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC votes to return wrestling to the programme for 2020 Olympic Games

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Committee vote. Wrestling, which featured in the ancient Olympics and in every modern Games apart from 1900, had been surprisingly taken off the Games in February as the IOC looked to refresh its ... Baseball and softball, Olympic sports until the 2008 Beijing Games, hoped for a return to the Olympic fold while squash, the only one not to have featured in the Olympics was making its third ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Pledge to fight for Olympic Games in Africa

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei IOC contender pledges to hold Games in Africa Taiwanese boxing chief Wu Ching-kuo, who is seeking the presidency of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), pledged yesterday to hold an Olympic Games in Africa if elected. "The Olympic Games have taken place on all five continents but Africa, and therefore I will do my utmost to help bring ...




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