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Rio 2016 Slogan To Launch Dramatically On New Years Eve

The slogan for Rio de Janeiro's 2016, "Live your passion", is to make a dramatic debut. It's to be projected onto the Rio 2016 Wheel
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Vancouver Agrees To Bail Out Olympic Village Developer

The CBC reports the City of Vancouver has agreed to lend up to $100 million to bail out the company building the athletes' village for ...
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Munich’s 2018 Bid Has “Good Chance”

German Olympic Committee's Thomas Bach told Deutsche Press-Agentur (DPA) that Munich stands a good chance to win the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in its first ...
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Vancouver 2010 To Study Adverse Weather Conditions

The heavy snow storms that Vancouver has experienced recently is disturbing to many who wonder what would happen if similar storms occur during the Vancouver ...
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Singapore 2010 Launches Two School Programs

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee and the Ministry of Education announced the launch of two programs Monday - the Olympic Education Programme (OEP) ...
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Chicago 2016 Announces Paralympic Development Program

Chicago 2016, World Sport Chicago, U.S. Paralympics - a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), and ten partner agencies announced Saturday the launch of ...
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Harbin Considers 2018 Winter Games Bid

Following a successful Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China is considering a bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Harbin reports state media. Called ...
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Budget Cuts Could Scale Back Vancouver 2010 Medal Ceremonies

The Canadian Press reports a proposal to cut back on medal ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games is of concern to Whistler politicians ...
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Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Answer To Economic Crisis?

Backers of Toronto's bid for the 2015 Pan Am Games say that because of the economic crisis, governments are more willing to open their wallets ...
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Chicago 2016 To Learn From Greenhouse Registry

Chicago 2016 has joined the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the world's first and North America's only greenhouse gas registry, reduction and trading system, to learn ...
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Legislators Support Tokyo 2016 Bid

The Tokyo 2016 Parliamentary Caucus was formed at a meeting December 19 to support Tokyo's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The group, consisting ...
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Rio 2016 Reveals More Bid Details

The Rio 2016 bid committee revealed Friday additional details of the city's plan for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games as they finalize their Candidate ...
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IOC Could Lose Nearly $5 Million Investment Due To Financial Scam

International Olympic Committee (IOC) finance commission chairman Richard Carrion told the Associated Press the IOC has about $4.8 million at risk in an alleged Ponzie ...
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Budapest City Council Approves Draft Bill On 2020 Olympic Games Bid

The Budapest Business Journal reports Budapest City Council unanimously approved a draft of a bill to prepare the way for Hungary to bid for the ...
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2014 Summer Youth Games Bid Launched

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially launched Friday the bidding process for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014. The IOC sent a letter ...
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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Could Have Lasting Legacy

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Thursday that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games could have a lasting legacy of real improvements to the lives of ...
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Golf Appoints Global Ambassadors For Olympic Bid

Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam, reportedly called the greatest male and female golfers of all time, have been appointed as global ambassadors by the International ...
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France To Bid For 2018 Winter Games

The Canadian Press reports the French Olympic Committee agreed Wednesday that France will bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. According to the Canadian Press, ...
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Tokyo 2016 Final Venue Plans Show Compact Bid

According to a Tokyo 2016 press release, the bid committee finalized its venue plans for its bid at a Tokyo 2016 Executive Board meeting, that ...
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City Councillors Approve Chicago 2016 Purchase Of Olympic Village Site

By a vote of 48-0, Chicago city councillors unanimously approved the purchase of the Michael Reese Hospital site for the Olympic Village, should Chicago host ...
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“Second Class” London Games – Poll

A survey by online company WAYN.com (Where Are You Now?), of thousands of travellers, indicates there are widespread negative attitudes about the London 2012 Games, ...
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CBS Could Join With Time Warner In Olympic Broadcast Rights Bid

According to the Associated Press, CBS is weighing a bid in conjunction with Time Warner for the rights to air the 2014 and 2016 Olympics. ...
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Prague City Hall To Fund 2020 Summer Olympic Bid

Prague City Hall has announced that Kc 25 million will be paid from municipal funds next year to develop a bid for the 2020 Summer ...
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Spanish Parliament Overwhelmingly Supports Madrid 2016

The Spanish Parliament has overwhelmingly given all-party support to Madrid's 2016 bid for the Summer Olympic Games, saying it would be an honour for the ...
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Chicago 2016 To Promote Olympics At Sports Fest

Chicago 2016 and World Sport Chicago (WSC) announced Wednesday their participation in Mayor Daley's Holiday Sports Fest being held December 27 to December 29 at ...
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Sochi 2014 Loans Money To Russian Government

The Associated Press reports organizers of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games are returning $720 million to the Russian government as loans to combat Russia's ...
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Major Conference Showcases Madrid For 2016 Games

A major conference in Madrid promoting tourism through the Internet has provided a showcase for Madrid's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Antonio Fernandez ...
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London 2012 Security Inadequate – Former Official

The former Assistant Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, who was also responsible for security at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, wrote in the Telegraph that ...
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News From Future Olympic Games

The Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee released Monday its report for the first quarter of the fiscal year which includes a management discussion and analysis, and ...
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Thousands Rally To Support Tokyo 2016

Thousands of Japanese sports fans gathered Friday at the Tokyo 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Supporters Assembly, organized by Tokyo 2016 in cooperation with the ...
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Auckland Possible Bid For 2018 Commonwealth Games

The New Zealand Herald reports the New Zealand government is considering an Auckland bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Although a study commissioned at the former Labour ...
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Chicago 2016 – New Venue Plan, Less Money

While unveiling an enhanced venue plan for the Chicago 2016 Summer Olympic Games bid, bid officials acknowledged Chicago's financial guarantee for the bid has become ...
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Vancouver 2010 Sells Out Tickets In Priority Access Period

Five hours after they were re-released, the remaining available tickets for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games in the Priority Access Period had been sold said ...
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Innsbruck Honoured By Selection As First Winter Youth Games Host City

Leo Wallner, President of the Austrian Olympic Committee and Austria's only International Olympic Committee member, called it "a great day for Austria and a great ...
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News From Chicago 2016 – Economic Study, Video Contest Winners

Chicago 2016 announced Thursday the results of an independent economic-impact study commissioned to quantify the economic effects on the State of Illinois and the City ...
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Sochi 2014 Focuses On Olympic Education

At the first international "Professional Training of Sports Managers" online conference hosted by the All-Russian Volunteer Organization "Sport Russia", one of the main topics was ...
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Rio 2016 Bid Gets Unanimous Approval

Representatives of various groups involved in Rio de Janeiro's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games met in Brasilia Wednesday and confirmed their ...
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Tokyo 2016 Celebrates FIFA Club World Cup

The FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008 begins in Tokyo and according to a press release the bid committee is celebrating the city's latest opportunity ...
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Canadians Learn Which Vancouver 2010 Ticket Requests Honoured

Vancouver 2010 has e-mailed all prospective spectators at the 2010 Games whether or not their ticket requests were successful, reports the CBC. The organizing committee ...
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IOC Approves Singapore 2010 YOG Sports Program

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved Wednesday the sports competitions program for the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games being held in ...
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Illinois Governor’s Arrest Won’t Affect Chicago 2016 – IOC Members

Several members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that the arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Tuesday won't have an impact on Chicago's bid ...
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IOC To Postpone U.S. TV Rights Negotiations

Richard Carrion, the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) top TV negotiator, says that due to the economic downturn the IOC is prepared to postpone bidding on ...
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London 2012 – Transportation And Construction Woes

London 2012 officials are having their share of problems organizing the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the latest being athletes' transportation and construction. The Evening ...
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Chicago 2016 Buys Hospital Site For Olympic Village

Chicago 2016 announced Monday that a purchase agreement was reached to acquire the Michael Reese Hospital property from an affiliate of Medine Industries Inc. for ...
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London 2012 – Sustainability, Poll, Ticket Sales

A year ahead of the publication of the London 2012 Sustainability Plan, the first update was published Tuesday that shows London 2012 is on track ...
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Ten Receive Merit Awards In Singapore 2010 Logo Competition

There were 10 merit awards given out to the top five entries in the 18-and-under category and the top five entries in the Open Category ...
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Geneva Wants 2018 Games, Swiss NOC Opposed

Despite Switzerland's national Olympic committee's opposition Geneva still hopes to bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games reports the Associated Press. City officials said Monday ...
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London 2012 Announces New Program For Disabled Employees

As part of a recruitment drive by LOCOG to boost the number of disabled employees for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, organizers have pledged ...
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Vancouver 2010 Budget To Be Revised

A revised budget for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games to be presented Tuesday to VANOC's board of directors will include travel cuts and freezing ...
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Madrid 2016 Thanks Volunteers On Special Day

Madrid is celebrating and thanking everyone on International Volunteer Day who has signed up as a volunteer for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Madrid's bid has ...
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Sochi 2014 Update

If private companies pull out of funding the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games because of the global financial crisis, Itar-Tass reports Sochi 2014 has it ...
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London 2012 Shares Knowledge With Sochi 2014

Sochi 2014 officials, along with Dmitry Kozak, newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, made their first visit to London Thursday for a series of ...
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Madrid, Chicago, Promote 2016 Bids

While the CEO of Madrid's 2016 bid is in Monaco this week at the second International Peace and Sport forum, Chicago 2016 officials are at ...
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City Council Puts Stamp Of Approval On Toronto 2015 Pan Am Bid

Toronto city council put its stamp of approval on the city and the Golden Horseshoe's bid for the 2015 Pan American Games by a vote ...
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News From Vancouver 2010 – Language And Security

In a report released Tuesday, Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages, said resources allocated to translation during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games must be ...
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IOC Defends Decision To Reject EBU Broadcast Bid

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a statement Tuesday saying it had followed European Union rules in making broadcast deals for the 2014 and 2016 ...
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IOC Rejects Europe’s Broadcast Bid

The Associated Press reports the International Olympic Committee has rejected a bid by Europe's public broadcasters for the rights to televise the 2014 and 2016 ...
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Competition For Sochi 2014 Flag Handover

Sochi 2014 announced a nationwide competition Tuesday to get the best ideas for the handover of the Olympic and Paralympic flags to Sochi during the ...
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New Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Safe – IOA Head

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) General Secretary Randhir Singh said security was not a problem for the New Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games following the terrorist attacks ...
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Cheerleaders For Tokyo 2016

More than 1,000 cheerleaders competed in the 8th All Japan Dance Championship at a Tokyo 2016 venue Sunday. Cheerleaders from 90 teams in all age ...
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Bidding Process For 2014 Summer Youth Games Begins

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has written to all of the 205 national Olympic committees asking for nominations for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games. ...
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Peace And Sport Forum In Monaco

The Principality of Monaco will be hosting the second International Peace and Sport Forum December 3 to 5 where, according to a press release, about ...
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