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  1. Sport - MULTISPORT

    Glasgow opens Commonwealth Games with colourful ceremony

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Glasgow Glasgow welcomes Commonwealth Games competitors Glasgow welcomed a large part of the world and remembered recent tragedies as a diverse and colourful opening ceremony signalled the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on Wednesday. As the sun set on the hottest day of the year in Scotland’s biggest city, a vibrant display of tartan-clad dancers, ...

  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 - China - OLYMPICS

    China confident Sochi Olympic Games security will be adequate

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

    ... Reuters in Beijing China confident Sochi Games security will be adequate China is confident that Russia will be able to guarantee security at next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, ... of the Sochi Winter Olympics. I believe these games will be successful with this tight security,” Cheng said. “China has been in close touch and has coordinated with Russia about this.” Chinese ...

  4. News - World - WINTER OLYMPICS

    US offers ships to guard Russia's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 09:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US offers ships to guard Games after terror threats The United States said it was ready to deploy air and naval assets- including two ships- to help secure the Winter Olympics in Russia after terror threats. The offer came after US concern about possible attacks at the event, which starts in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 7. ...

  5. Sport - China - OLYMPICS

    President Xi Jinping to attend Sochi Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Xi Jinping to attend Sochi Games opening ceremony Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi, ... development for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has staked his political prestige on the success of the Olympics, after US President Barack Obama and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck both ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken in good spirits despite severed spine

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters American, who won six golds at the 1996 Atlanta Games, posted social media photos of herself smiling in hospital Van Dyken in good spirits despite severed spine Olympic champion ... to have been taken down. The 41-year-old Van Dyken is one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers of all time, winning a total of six gold medals at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta and the 2000 ...

  7. News - World

    Rio's Guanabara Bay won't be clean enough for 2016 Olympics, says mayor

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Olympic sailing competition, breaking a promise made when the city won the hosting rights in 2009. "I am sorry that we didn't use the games to get Guanabara Bay completely clean, but that wasn't for the Olympic Games- that was for us," Paes said. "That was something that we could not accomplish that was in the bid book." Paes said the sailing competition would ...

  8. Beijing office rents up despite fresh supply

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... loan conditions, and delays caused by the diversion of resources to deal with construction for the Olympic Games combined to put some checks on the growth in supply, the agents said. ... than expected supply as a result of construction delays related to preparations for the Beijing Olympic Games. According to international property agency Vigers, average rentals were ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - VOLLEYBALL

    Don't expect instant glory, says China volleyball coach Lang Ping

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:02pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... instant glory, says Lang Ping Legendary Lang Ping pleaded for patience yesterday as she tries to restore the Chinese women's team to their former glory- in time for the 2016 Olympic Games ... leading the China team to a gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, two World Cups and one world championship. She then became coach of the China team for the first time and won ...




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