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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

    ... that is going to affect them in the race," Fox said. "We've seen numbers from teams of the faecal content in the Guanabara Bay, which clearly are not safe," Fox added. "For us, ...

  2. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Northern city of Zhangjiakou dreams of hosting 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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

    ... operating officer, says that naming the city an Olympic host will accelerate the region's booming ski business. The resort hosted the International Ski Federation alpine skiing race last year, and has attracted foreign trainers from Europe, the US, Japan and Kazakhstan this year. Nearby Wanlong Ski Resort has hosted a dozen skiing races, including international events. The Genting ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

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

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

    ... "On downhill training runs in Val d'Isere and Lake Louise it held up fine, but then on race day in Val d'Isere it didn't," she said. "I think it's really a roll ... about her mental toughness. In a sport where there is a fine line between glory and disaster, Vonn has had plenty of crashes, been inside lots of hospitals and frequently raced through the pain ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Gay US delegates a signal to Russia

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... will feel at ease "regardless of their ethnicity, race or sexual orientation". King won six Wimbledon singles titles and four US Opens, plus a flurry of doubles crowns, and was outed ...

  5. Sport - China - OLYMPICS

    Beijing teams up with city 200km away in bid to host Winter Olympics

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 11:14pm by Zhang Hong

    ... the race, Associated Press reported. Almaty, in Kazakhstan, has already lodged a bid. Poland and Slovakia will launch a joint bid this week, and other potential contenders include Oslo and Munich. ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Tokyo, Istanbul, Madrid dreaming of Olympics

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Buenos Aires Tokyo and Istanbul play down fears about Games Tokyo and Istanbul tried to allay fears that leaks at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant and the Syria conflict might hurt their bids to host the 2020 summer Olympics, as the race entered its final phase. Madrid by contrast was in relaxed mode and fielded basketball superstar Pau Gasol, who despite ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Asian Olympic double to unlock continent’s potential

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of a handful of Asian countries on the Formula One motor racing calendar, has been selected as the host for the end-of-season Women's Tennis Association championships for the next five years. Kim, ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC wants reassurances on Russia anti-gay law

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

    ... right and it should be available to all, regardless of race, sex or sexual orientation.” Even if Russia accepts that principle, the law leaves open the issue of athletes speaking freely during ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    It’s Asia’s turn at IOC, says Singapore’s Ng

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Contender for top job says governing body needs new perspective It's Asia's turn at IOC, says Singapore's Ng Would-be IOC boss Ng Ser Miang said the Olympic body would benefit from having an Asian leader and pledged a new era for the organisation as the race for the presidency enters the home straight. The Singaporean supermarket ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC using 'quiet diplomacy' with Russia over anti-gay law

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... is misplaced," Ng said. "We have learned from history that the ones who really suffer will be the athletes who have spent years preparing for the Games." Ng is one of six candidates in the race ...




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