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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 ... "We trust the organisers and [the] ISAF will carry out the necessary research and analysis that will be carefully considered in order to ensure the safety of the athletes," the IOC said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1516374/sailing-chiefs-want-water-quality-tests-rios-open-sewer-olympics
  2. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lausanne Olympic boss Bach hints at way for athletes to play politics in Sochi International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Monday athletes ... among minors. However, the 60-year-old German, who was elected as Jacques Rogge’s successor in Buenos Aires in September, said that as with every Games, athletes could be punished if they made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1415570/olympic-games-chief-thomas-bach-hints-way-athletes-play-politics-sochi
  3. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Northern city of Zhangjiakou dreams of hosting 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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

    ... But this little place 200 kilometres to the northwest of Beijing has greater ambitions. Local officials want to welcome athletes from the world over to ski down its slopes in nearby Chongli county. ... tickets to coax local residents onto the slopes. The city plans to start teaching local elementary students to ski, hoping it might identify future athletes. Despite its enthusiasm, Zhangjiakou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1424290/northern-city-zhangjiakou-dreams-hosting-2022-winter-olympic-games
  4. News - China - OLYMPICS

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

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

    ... since the age of six. He says the earlier children start training, the better athletes they will become. "Kids around four or five years old. That is the best time to grab them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1424289/wanlong-ski-resort-hopes-cash-2022-winter-olympics-bid
  5. News - World - OLYMPICS

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

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

    ... in the fight against drugs and but now must convince sceptics when it hosts the Olympics. Russian officials are acutely aware that a single positive doping test by a Russian athlete at the Games, which ... Rusada has since 2009 imposed doping sanctions against 200 Russian athletes, who have mostly been suspended for a career-busting 10 years, although some have been disqualified for life. Schamasch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1413189/olympics-russia-claims-anti-doping-progress-must-convince-sceptics
  6. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    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 ... be a review on number of athletes and different disciplines," the IOC vice-president said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1299549/international-olympic-committee-review-could-mean-fewer-athletes
  7. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Sochi organisers: tight security to blame for empty seats

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

    ... action and great venues. The athletes are at the centre, as it should be." Meanwhile, political turmoil in Ukraine has been undermining former Olympic champion Sergei Bubka's efforts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1424654/sochi-organisers-tight-security-blame-empty-seats
  8. 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

    ... The hopeful must file detailed plans to the International Olympic Committee, along with legally binding guarantees on security, accommodations for the athletes, marketing and transport, and must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1410232/how-raise-shanghais-profile-city-must-bid-host-2028-olympics-official
  9. Sport - China - OLYMPICS

    China confident Sochi Olympic Games security will be adequate

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

    ... to win. We just want to encourage our athletes to work hard and go all out to get them,” he added. “Doubtless, with Wang Meng injuring herself there will be a certain effect on our success.” ... for us at the Sochi Games is to properly manage and organise our own athletes,” Yang said. “We won’t get involved in other things.” The Sochi Games are the 22nd Winter Olympics and will run from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1410233/china-confident-sochi-olympic-games-security-will-be-adequate
  10. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

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

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

    ... Reuters The US skier is one of the most photogenic and marketable athletes in the world and her injury leaves a gaping hole in marquee event Vonn's absence robs Sochi of star ... Vonn One of the most marketable and photogenic of winter athletes, with her clean-cut blonde looks smiling out of multiple glossy magazines, Vonn was desperate to compete in Sochi but recently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1400890/lindsey-vonns-injury-robs-sochi-winter-games-its-star-attraction

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