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Tromso 2018 Bid Threatened

Aftenposten reports a Tromso 2018 Winter Olympic Games would be twice as expensive as previously thought according to an official report by three accounting and
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Financial Crisis Won’t Hurt Games – Rogge

The Associated Press reports Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said the global financial crisis shouldn't hurt preparations for the upcoming Olympic ...
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Security Budget Balloons London 2012 Costs

The Independent reports the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games will break through the 10 billion pound barrier, mostly because officials have "vastly underestimated" the cost ...
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Denver Quietly Considering Winter Olympic Games Bid

A 165-member contingent of Denver business and government leaders, including the governor of Colorado and the mayor of Denver, is visiting Vancouver this week as ...
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McDonald’s Denies It Favours Chicago For 2016 Games

McDonald's denies that if Chicago is not elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Games, the company would pull its sponsorship from the Olympics. ...
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Surcharge Added To Vancouver 2010 Tickets

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reports that those purchasing tickets for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games that go on sale October 3 will notice ...
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Vancouver 2010 Games – “With Glowing Hearts”

"With Glowing Hearts" was announced Wednesday at a press conference as the motto of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. John Furlong, Vancouver 2010 Chief ...
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Financial Turmoil Hinders London 2012 Fund Raising

The Associated Press (AP) reports according to an official, global financial turmoil is hindering efforts by London 2012 organizers to raise money for key Olympic ...
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Tokyo Marathon To Boost 2016 Bid

The 2009 Tokyo Marathon being held March 22, 2009, is expected to see Olympic enthusiasm climb to new heights in Japan said a Tokyo 2016 ...
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Madrid 2016 At Forum For Insights On Generation 16

A top level delegation from Madrid 2016 is attending the Sixth World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture in Busan South Korea to get an ...
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London 2012 Games – Ideal Venue For People Of All Cultures

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) issued detailed design rules Wednesday for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, including a mandate that some of the toilets ...
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Tokyo 2016 Introduces Olympic Textbooks

Tokyo 2016 is introducing an "innovative" Olympic textbook produced by Tokyo 2016 and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for millions of Japanese schoolchildren. According to a ...
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France To Bid For 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Henri Serandour, President of the French National Olympic Committee, announced Wednesday that France will launch a bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Serandour ...
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Madrid 2016 Selects “Stunning” Designs For Olympic And Paralympic Village

Two stunning designs for Madrid's Olympic and Paralympic Village have been selected from more than 50 different proposals, as announced by Alberto Ruiz Gallardon, Mayor ...
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Tourism Program Promotes Rio de Janeiro 2016

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva launched Monday a massive tourism offensive designed to attract foreigners to visit Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian ...
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Chicago 2016 – Venue Snag, Delegation Visit

Plans for the Olympic Village to be located on a former hospital campus should Chicago host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games hit a snag because ...
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2015 Ontario Pan Am Bid To Be Launched

The Hamilton Spectator reports the Southern Ontario 2015 Pan Am Games bid will be officially launched October 2 with a vision statement and broad outline ...
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Sochi 2014 Begins Environmental Monitoring Project

As part of Sochi 2014's commitment to deliver a "positive" environmental legacy from Russia's first Winter Games, a research expedition visited a series of Olympic ...
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Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Committee Officials To Attend Forum

Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Committee's chairman Ng Ser Miang, and Director of Culture and Education Lee Pak Sing, are attending the Sixth World Forum on ...
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Vancouver 2010 Unveils Youth Participation Program

Vancouver 2010 officials unveiled a Youth Participation Program Monday in which young people ages 15 to 19 are invited to volunteer for the 2010 Winter ...
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Chicago 2016 Appoints New Marketing Head

Chicago 2016 announced Tuesday it has appointed Valerie Barker Waller as the bid's director of marketing and communications. According to a Chicago 2016 press release Waller will ...
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Tel Aviv Considers 2048 Summer Games Bid

It's called planning ahead. According to a popular Israeli website the city of Tel Aviv is considering joining forces with its neighbouring town Ramat Hasharon ...
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IOC To Be Sued Over Beijing Ticket Scam

Inside The Games website reports Texas lawyer Jim Moriarty has announced plans to sue the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over a London-based ticket scam in ...
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Tokyo 2016 Promotes Increased Olympic Education In Japan

Under an initiative to promote increased Olympic education in Japan, Tokyo 2016 and the Japan Olympic Academy (JOA) hosted a lecture September 20 by Dr. ...
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Call To Hold 2012 Paralympics Ahead Of Olympics

Inside The Games reports that Britain's former Home Secretary David Blunkett, who is visually impaired, Sunday called for the London 2012 Summer Paralympic Games to ...
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Sochi 2014 Organizes International Investment Forum

The "Olympiad 2014: Investments in the Future" conference, organized by Sochi 2014, was attended by representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Russian Government, ...
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Protests Could Mar Vancouver 2010 Promotional Train

Canadian Pacific's Spirit Train designed to promote the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games will be leaving the station Sunday for a 10-city tour, and activists ...
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Tokyo 2016 Could Be “Most Technologically Advanced Games"

Underlining its commitment to place Japan's "impressive" technological infrastructure at the heart of the Tokyo 2016 Summer Games vision, Tokyo 2016 welcomed new research conducted ...
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Tickets For Vancouver 2010 Available Through Scalper

Sports Illustrated reports that a leading Vancouver ticket broker says people who can't get tickets for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games shouldn't worry. According ...
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Petition To Include RAF Acrobatic Team In London 2012 Opening Ceremony

The British media reports that following a petition on the Downing Street website to include the Red Arrows in the London 2012 Opening Ceremony that ...
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Sochi 2014 Progress Discussed At Presidium Session

The Presidium session of the Presidential Council for Physical Culture, Sports and Preparation of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games met ...
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Tokyo 2016 Learns From Beijing Paralympics

In a press release Tokyo 2016 said after witnessing the "spectacular" Closing Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, the Tokyo 2016 delegation has brought ...
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IOC Announces 2016 Summer Games Evaluation Commission

The 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games Evaluation Commission was announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thursday and is headed by Nawal El Moutawakel ...
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Vancouver 2010 Releases Ticket Information

About two million tickets will be available for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, with 400,000 tickets priced at $25 and half of all tickets ...
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Vancouver 2010 On Track And Ready

The Board of Directors fifth meeting of Vancouver 2010 took place Wednesday and reporting on the meeting, Jack Poole, Chairman of the Vancouver 2010 Winter ...
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Will Mentally Handicapped Compete At London 2012 Paralympics?

A Manchester news website reports the International Paralympics Committee (IPC) has refused to confirm whether it will allow mentally handicapped people compete at the London ...
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Vancouver 2010 Unveils New Identity, New Website

Vancouver 2010 unveiled its new graphic identity Wednesday, an identity it says will create a "unified and inspiring visual experience" leading up to and during ...
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Cirque Not Part Of Vancouver 2010 Ceremonies

The Globe and Mail reports that the world famous Cirque du Soleil will not be part of the Vancouver 2010 Opening and Closing Ceremonies with ...
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“Greatest Ever” Beijing Paralympics Ends

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Philip Craven declared the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games closed, calling these "the greatest Paralympic Games ever". About 91,000 spectators packed ...
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Brazil’s School Olympics Reflects Rio’s 2016 Bid Ideals

Brazil's 2008 School Olympics, now in its fourth year, begins on September 18 and will bring together 2,800 school children between the ages of 12 ...
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London 2012 Wanted Free Labour At Beijing Closing Ceremony

Tony Lennon, president of Bectu, a union that represents people in the entertainment industry, said London 2012 officials asked members of the union to work ...
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Sochi 2014 Discussed At “Valdai” Forum

About 80 experts on Russia and leading media from Canada, China, France, Great Britain, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the ...
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Beijing Paralympic Games Coverage High

Coverage of the Beijing Paralympic Games has exceeded expectations with China's CCTV and BTV having the most coverage - more than 22 hours of Paralympic ...
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Tromso 2018 Bid Opposition Remains Firm - Poll

Aftenposten reports that according to a recent poll, 51 per cent of Norwegians said they were against giving state guarantees of between NOK 15 and ...
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First Olympic Host City Summit In Lausanne

The first Summit for Olympic Host Cities will take place in Lausanne Switzerland from October 9 to 11 being organized by the International Olympic Committee ...
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London 2012 Buys Marketing Rights To Rings And Then Sells Them

Inside The Games reports London 2012 paid the British Olympic Association (BOA) 20 million pounds for the marketing rights to the interlocking five rings, and ...
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“Tokyo Exercise” Campaign Boost For 2016 Olympic Bid

Tokyo 2016 launched its "Tokyo Exercise" campaign Friday to promote the concept of healthy living and encourage participation in sport for residents of the city. ...
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Tennis Final Showcases Madrid 2016 Bid – Officials Learn From Paralympics

The final of the Fed Cup in Madrid this weekend is the latest in a series of major international sports events being held in the ...
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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Venue Hits Snag

A UK website reports the proposed 72 million pound Chris Hoy Velodrome for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has taken a hit by the departure ...
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IPC Official Praises Beijing Paralympics

David Grevemberg, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) executive director of Sport and IF Relations, said it is fulfilling and satisfying that so many people have given ...
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Cost Of Sochi 2014 Games Less

Russia's Minister for Regional Development Dmitry Kozak told a press conference in Beijing that the cost of hosting the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games will ...
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Chairman Announced For Southern Ontario 2015 Pan Am Bid

The Toronto Star reports former Ontario Premier David Peterson will be named Wednesday as head of southern Ontario's bid for the 2015 Pan Am Games. ...
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Vancouver 2010 Update – Ticket Information

A minimum of 30 per cent of tickets for each Olympic event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Games have been set apart for the ...
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Campaign For Cricket As Demonstration Sport In 2012

A campaign has been launched to include cricket as a demonstration sport at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The Evening Standard reports Labour Assembly ...
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More Than 5,000 Chicago 2016 Volunteers

Chicago 2016 announced Tuesday that more than 5,000 people have volunteered to help it's bid, with more than 1,000 people registering since the start of ...
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Sponsorship Demand For Vancouver 2010 Games

Vancouver 2010 says sponsorship demand for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games is strong following the successful Beijing 2008 Summer Games. Vancouver 2010 now has ...
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Madrid 2016 To Learn From Beijing Paralympics

The team leading Madrid's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are in Beijing to learn as much as possible to help Madrid deliver ...
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Sochi 2014 Officials Take Part In IPC Observer Program

A high level-delegation, of representatives from the central and local governments, Paralympic sport and Winter Games organizers including Dmitry Chernyshenko, President and CEO of Sochi ...
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London 2012 VeloPark Revealed

Plans for the London 2012 VeloPark were revealed and show that the venue includes a 6,000-seat velodrome to host the cycling events, as well as ...
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A 2020 Summer Games Bid From Durban Possible

The Times reports Durban is positioning itself to bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Although a decision on the host city for the 2020 ...
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2010 Events Could Boost India’s 2020 Olympic Bid

Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, said proper organization of the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune and the ...
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Generations For Peace Signs Agreement With Laureus Sport

HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic Committee and founder of Generations For Peace, signed a "landmark agreement" with the Laureus Sport ...
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Rio 2016 Gets Boost With Favourable Rio 2007 Parapan Games Report

Rio de Janeiro's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games received a boost when the Rio 2007 Pan American Games organizing committee ...
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Tokyo 2016 Delegation To Learn From Beijing Paralympics

A high level delegation from Japan, including representatives from the Tokyo 2016 bid committee and members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, arrived in Beijing Saturday ...
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Beijing Paralympics Opening Ceremony Dazzling

The Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Paralympic Games began Saturday as fireworks reportedly rocked the stadium and lit up the night sky and the flag-waving ...
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London 2016’s Olympic Village Has Financial Shortfall

The Guardian reports London 2012's Olympic village has a 250 million pound funding shortfall that will have to be met from public money because the ...
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Softball Hopes Positive News Will Help Its Return To Olympics

Softball wants to return to the Olympic Games on the 2016 program after it missed out by only one vote for the London 2012 Games ...
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Dutch Praise Tokyo 2016’s Paralympic Venues

Dutch Paralympians joined the "wave of international support for Tokyo 2016" while at a four-day training camp in Japan preparing for the Beijing Paralympics. The ...
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London 2012 - Cultural Olympiad, New Poll

London 2012 announced Thursday its plans for the Cultural Olympiad while a new poll has been released on the 2012 Games. The Cultural Olympiad is ...
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Vancouver 2010 Announces Paralympic Ticket Information

Vancouver 2010 announced Thursday that tickets for the Paralympic Games will be affordable. Caley Denton, vice president of tickets for VANOC, says most of the ...
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Phelps To Help Chicago Get 2016 Games

A spokesman for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Chicago may try to involve Olympian Michael Phelps when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation team ...
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Beijing Paralympic Preview

In two days the Beijing Paralympic Games will begin with a ceremony in the National Stadium (Bird's Nest). Over 13 days, 4,000 athletes from 148 ...
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London 2012 Commits To “Sustainable” Games

People's Daily reports a press release from the British Embassy in China said everything being constructed for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be ...
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Phelps On Line To Support Chicago 2016

Olympic medallist and Chicago 2016 committee member Michael Phelps is in Chicago Wednesday talking about his Beijing Olympic experiences with the public via a live-streaming ...
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London 2012 - Construction Progresses, Unions Agree To Cooperate

Construction on London's Olympic Stadium is continuing with the installation of more than 100 large columns supporting what will be the podium for the west ...
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London 2012 Counts Down, Airport Delayed

London's Mayor Boris Johnson started the countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games by unveiling a digital clock ticking down to the opening of a ...
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IOC Appoints 2012 Youth Games Evaluation Chair

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Tuesday the appointment of Pernilla Wiberg, IOC member and IOC Athletes' Commission member, as the chairman of a seven-member ...
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Beijing Barrier - Free For Paralympic Games

English People's Daily reports Beijing Paralympic organizers are striving to make the city handicap "friendly" by installing barrier-free facilities in buses, taxis, subway stations, shopping ...
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Rio 2016 Delegation On Fact-Finding Visit To London

A high-level Rio 2016 delegation is in London for a five-day fact-finding visit as part of Rio's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The ...
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Tokyo 2016 Supports Asia Junior Sport Exchange Games 2008

Tokyo 2016 congratulated junior athletes from more than 15 Asian cities taking part in the Asia Junior Sport Exchange Games 2008 in Tokyo. More than ...
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Beijing Paralympic Update

Among the dignitaries attending the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Paralympic Games on September 6 is Spanish Princess Infanta Elena who will lead an official ...
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London Celebrates Olympic Handover

London streets were packed with thousands of people Monday to celebrate Beijing's Olympic handover to London. Visit London, the capital's tourism agency, said today's historic ...
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