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  1. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Preparations for Rio Olympics going much better, says IOC's John Coates

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:43pm by Reuters

    ... prompting criticism from international sports federations. Coates said he had received reports from the ongoing sailing test event in Rio that the water quality issue he had raised was being ... venue cluster, where 11 sports will take place. Australia's chef de mission for the Rio Games, Kitty Chiller, said there were still problems with planning for the seven sports to be held ...

  2. 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

    ... and the site of Rio's first test event in two and a half months. Hope Brazil could clean up the sewage-filled bay soon was quashed over the weekend. In a May 7 letter to sports minister Aldo ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    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 ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Women's inclusion key for sports seeking 2020 spot

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Tales Azzoni Sports bidding for Olympics place aim to show voters they have promoted gender parity Women's inclusion key for 2020 hopefuls All three sports bidding for a place ... their federations. About 100 International Olympic Committee members will decide today whether wrestling, squash or baseball-softball will be added to the programme in 2020 and 2024. Each sport has been ...

  5. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Wanlong ski resort hopes to cash in on 2022 Winter Olympics bid

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

    ... to learn a challenging sport and to be able to get along and compete with other children," he says. "Still, when his knees hurt, he begs me to take him home." The ski tour is not cheap. The price for one parent and one child is 13,000 yuan (HK$16,700). As a college lecturer, Wang can just afford the trip. The Chinese middle class has flocked to high-cost sports, says Li ...

  6. 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

    ... that the Olympic Games are first of all about the athletes and about sport. “You will see this in the opening ceremony, and even more then when the sport competitions are starting, it will become evident for everybody. “There are always before the Games political discussions, we have concerns but I think the people around the world know this is first of all about sport and therefore I am really confident ...

  7. Sport - China - OLYMPICS

    China confident Sochi Olympic Games security will be adequate

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

    ... is not a traditional winter sports powerhouse, winning only five gold medals at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, and deputy sports minister Yang Shu’an said China was only a “middle” country in this field. China ... There is a problem of imbalance and a lack of popularity for winter sports in China,” Yang added. China’s four-time Olympic short-track speedskating champion Wang Meng is likely to miss the Games after ...

  8. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Northern city of Zhangjiakou dreams of hosting 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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

    ... trade. Later, the city served as a garrison to ward off encroachment from the Soviet Union. Few Chinese know that the city hosted sports in ancient China, such as the hammer, rope skipping and wrestling. With a population of 4.7 million people, Zhangjiakou is competing with rival cities which have a more golden winter sports shine. Norway's capital Oslo benefited when the nearby city ...

  9. News - World - OLYMPICS

    Sochi Winter Olympics begin with Putin trying to refute critics

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 06:39pm by AFP

    ... with Russia's careful preparations, the Sochi Winter Olympics will be a splendid and unforgettable sports event", Xinhua said. However, US President Barack Obama as well as the leaders of key ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

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

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

    ... "Luckily both my parents adore sport, they weren't really strict with my results [at school]. I know Chinese parents who say 'if you don't get an 'A' you won't be allowed to skate'. But for me sport takes priority over school. My parents knew how to balance the Chinese cultural influence and North American." Since finishing just fifth at his home ...




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