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Final stage the toughest for Paris: bid leader

Paris is the hot favorite to win the right to host the 2024 Olympic Games but, having fallen at the final hurdle before, knows the hardest part is yet to come - convincing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) its bid is the strongest.
Soure:AFP: 2016/12/16 23:08:39

Ireland to elect new Olympic chief

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) will elect a new president to succeed Pat Hickey at an extraordinary general meeting in Dublin on February 9, the organization has announced.
Soure:AFP: 2016/12/15 23:58:40

Cheerleading boasts intl appeal

Cheerleading, which received provisional recognition as an Olympic sport last week, is an increasingly ­international ­activity by no means ­restricted to its North American birthplace, according to the man who has driven its growth over four decades.
Soure:Reuters: 2016/12/14 23:58:40

Paralympic body seeks Rio mayor’s help over debt

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has asked Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes to step in and help them secure over $3 million they are owed from the organizers of the 2016 Games, the BBC said Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2016/12/14 0:03:40

Chinese swimmer Chen banned for two years for doping

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has been hit with a two-year ban after being tested positive during the Rio Olympic Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/12/10 17:58:44

Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from doping: WADA

More than 1,000 Russian athletes in about 30 sports took part in an "institutional conspiracy" to use banned drugs at the Sochi and London Olympic Games and other global events, doping investigator Richard McLaren said Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2016/12/9 23:53:40

Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs over Bach’s concerns

Positive re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics have left IOC President Thomas Bach with real concerns about Russia, as well as the sport of weightlifting, he said on Thursday.
Soure:Reuters: 2016/12/9 0:28:39

Rio Olympics most perfect imperfect: IOC

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics may not have been perfect but organizers exceeded expectations given the political and economic situation in the South American country, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2016/12/6 23:53:40

Pyeongchang faces challenges ahead of Winter Olympic Games

With just 14 months to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang has stepped into the final phase of test events for the Winter Games, entering a key period of preparation.
Soure:Global Times: 2016/12/2 5:03:41

$20b is the limit for Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged Tokyo to keep costs for the 2020 Summer Games below $20 billion as the hosts continue to grapple with ballooning expenses for the multi-sport event.
Soure:Reuters: 2016/11/29 22:18:39

Broadcasting dispute

Germany's public broadcasters will not screen the Olympic Games live for the first time after they balked at the huge rights deal demanded by US giant Discovery.
Soure:Agencies: 2016/11/28 22:58:40

Pyeongchang fights for name recognition

As test events start this week for the 2018 Winter Olympics, host Pyeongchang is facing the uncomfortable truth that it's a place not many people have heard of.
Soure:AFP: 2016/11/25 5:03:41

Ancient Indonesian martial arts seeks global spotlight

Some fight with machetes a meter long, others are armed with daggers curved like the claws of big cats, while other combatants rely only on their wits. This is the world of "pencak silat," or Indonesian martial arts, which is now battling for greater global recognition.
Soure:AFP: 2016/11/22 19:03:40

Construction of freeway for 2022 Winter Olympics to start soon

The construction of Yanchong Expressway, a major transportation project for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, will start by the end of this year and is expected to be completed in 2019, said China's Hebei provincial department of transportation on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/11/19 21:57:54

Fukushima safe for Tokyo Olympics

Fukushima, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, poses no threat to players if baseball games are held there at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the sport's top official said Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2016/11/19 0:13:39

Former Olympic saber champion becomes Romania's Olympic head

Former Olympic saber champion Mihai Covaliu was elected on Tuesday as the new Chairman of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (COSR).
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/11/16 9:08:15

WADA hits back at Russia ‘manipulation’ attack, insists on transparency, neutrality

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) hit back Friday at Russia's claims of "manipulation" by the global body and warned that Russia is still not at international doping norms.
Soure:AFP: 2016/11/11 23:43:39

Tokyo OKs baseball games in Fukushima

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizers on Wednesday approved a plan to hold part of baseball’s qualifying rounds in the disaster-hit Fukushima region to support its recovery from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear accident.
Soure:AFP: 2016/11/9 23:38:39