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Sochi 2014 Brand Launch Changed

The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee announced Sunday that as a mark of respect for the 25 people that died, and others that were injured in
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IOC Agrees To London 2012 Venue Change

Reuters reports the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has agreed in principle to scrap plans for a proposed new temporary venue near the London Olympic Park ...
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Sochi To Host Peace and Sport

It's been announced that Sochi, host city of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, will also host the 2012 Peace and Sport International Forum. The announcement ...
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India Won't Bid For 2020 Games

India won't bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games even if it organizes a successful 2010 Commonwealth Games, said sports minister Manohar Singh Gill Wednesday. ...
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GB Briefs

There's just over a week for the public to make submissions to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Medal Design Competition for the Singapore 2010 Youth ...
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London 2012 On Time, On Budget - Report

New government and ODA figures show that the London 2012 Games will be delivered on time and on budget. According to the London 2012 Olympic ...
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Singapore 2010 Mascots Unveiled

The official mascots for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games were unveiled Saturday by Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports. The ...
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Munich 2018 Bid Underway

Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games took a step forward after the bid committee officially approved Munich 2018's mini bid book at a ...
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Squash Delegates Briefed On Sport's Exclusion From Olympics

Pierre Ducrey, Head of Sports Operations and IF Relations for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), attended the Annual General Meeting of the World Squash Federation ...
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Malaysia Not Ready For Olympic Bid

With the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games elected, and several countries contemplating a future Olympic bid, Malaysia has made its intentions clear. ...
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Quebec City Launches Task Force For Winter Olympic Bid

The National Post reports a Quebec task force has been launched to explore a Quebec City bid for the 2022 or 2026 Winter Olympic Games. ...
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Vancouver 2010 Update

Rusty Goepel has been named chairman of the board of directors of the organizing committee for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. He replaces the ...
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Chicago 2016 Bid Never Connected?

Michael Payne, a former International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive, wrote in a magazine article released Wednesday that Chicago's bid leaders "totally missed the plot" ahead ...
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Poznan 2014 Youth Summer Games Gets Full Government Support

Polish Sports Minister Adam Giersz told a press conference this week, "I am here today to show the full support and commitment from the Polish ...
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Vancouver Airport Ready For 2010 Winter Games

Officials at Vancouver International Airport say they are prepared for the crush of travellers expected during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, reports the CBC. ...
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PyeongChang 2018 Holds Bid Workshop

PyeongChang 2018 held a workshop November 16 and 1 7 for its proposed Olympic bid in which about 70 secretariat staff members participated. The workshop ...
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GB Briefs

London may have to ban cars and reschedule events during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, to ensure the best conditions for the athletes, according to ...
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Women Ski Jumpers To Miss Vancouver 2010

Women ski jumpers won't be participating in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games following a decision Friday by the British Columbia Court of Appeal to ...
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IOC Says Singapore 2010 On Track

Following its third visit to Singapore to inspect the city ahead of the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ...
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Vancouver 2010 Ticket Sales On Again

Tickets for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games go on sale again this Saturday after a disastrous attempt last Saturday. More than 100,000 ...
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Tokyo 2020 Bid Announcement Premature

Although Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara said in an interview the city would be bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games after losing its 2016 bid, ...
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Bari 2020 Bid Rejected

Bari's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games was rejected Wednesday just hours after it was formalized in writing to the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), ...
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Istanbul Ready For Fifth Olympic Bid

Turkish government sports official Mehmet Atalay said Tuesday Istanbul Turkey has decided to launch another Olympic bid, and he believes the city's chances are much ...
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Workshop Important To PyeongChang In 2018 Bid

An "Expert Group Workshop" will take on an important role in PyeongChang making an applicant file and winning the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. PyeongChang 2018 ...
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Sochi 2014 Presents Environmental Strategy

The environmental strategy for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games has been published online following a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Kozak, ...
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London 2012 Update

London 2012 organizers are working on reducing travel time for athletes in the two sports whose venues for the 2012 Games are being changed to ...
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Quebec To Study Future Olympic Bid

CBC News reports the province of Quebec is to spend $1 million to assess whether it can put together a bid for a future Winter ...
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Quebec City To Bid For 2022 Or 2026 Olympic Games

According to the Canadian Press, Le Soleil, a Quebec City newspaper, reported Saturday the city will make a bid for the 2022 or 2026 Winter ...
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Vancouver 2010 Website Encounters Major Problems

Canadians hoping to purchase tickets online for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Saturday encountered hours of frustration, while a few hundred tickets were reportedly sold, ...
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Tokyo To Bid For 2020 Summer Games

Just last month Tokyo lost the 2016 Summer Games to Rio de Janeiro, but now AFP reports Tokyo intends to bid for the 2020 Summer ...
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Toronto - Host City Of 2015 Pan Am Games

The decision came early. The party hadn't even started at a city-run event where the winner of the 2015 Pan American Games was to be ...
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Three Bid Cities Conclude Presentations To PASO

The three cities bidding to host the 2015 Pan American Games - Bogota, Lima and Toronto - ended their presentations Friday and are awaiting the ...
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Gold Coast Gets Green Light For Commonwealth Games Bid

A team of Swiss event consultants has reportedly given the Gold Coast a green light for a 2018 Commonwealth Games bid. Mayor Ron Clarke met ...
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Hiroshima Mayor Wants International Support For 2020 Bid

Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba reportedly hopes to cooperate with overseas and domestic cities in Hiroshima's bid along with Nagasaki for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. ...
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Munich 2018 Names Bogner Head

Willy Bogner, two-time Olympic skier, has been named head of Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.  He will assume the role on November ...
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Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay To Visit 11 Communities

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympic Games Torch Relay will visit 11 communities in Canada, starting March 2, 2010 in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.The 10-day ...
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Lima 2015's Gaffe Nearly Cost It Pan Am Bid

The Hamilton Spectator reports Lima's bid for the 2015 Pan American Games was in peril Wednesday when its bid book presumed that Lima would control ...
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2015 Pan Am Bid Cities Await Vote

Representatives of the three cities bidding for the 2015 Pan American Games are in Guadalajara, Mexico, anxiously awaiting the Pan American Sports Organization's (PASO) vote ...
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Poznan Unveils Media Strategy For 2014 Youth Games Bid

Poznan, Poland launched a new website Thursday as part of the city's bid to host the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. A press release says the ...
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Munich 2018 Gets National Support

The Bureau of the German Association of Cities announced Wednesday that it is supporting Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Richard Adam, managing ...
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London To Host 2011 SportAccord

London, England will be hosting the 2011 international SportAccord Convention which brings together more than 1,500 of the world's top sporting officials and business people ...
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Final Vancouver 2010 Ticket Sales Start Saturday

The final phase of ticket sales for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games begins for the Canadian public Saturday, with more than 100,000 tickets available ...
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Is Canada Unfair To International Competitors At 2010 Games?

Canwest News Service reports the British Olympic Association (BOA) is asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to resolve a dispute with Vancouver 2010 organizers over ...
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Bogota 2015 Has Major Support

A survey conducted by the National University Economics Department and their Development Research Center shows that 95 per cent of Bogotanos are in favour of ...
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Reno-Tahoe To "Immediately" Focus On 2022

Once the United States Olympic Committee decided not to submit a candidate for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games the Reno-Tahoe coalition shifted gears and is ...
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Dubai May Bid For 2020 Summer Games

Business Maktoob reports Dubai officials, headed by Crown Prince Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, will meet Monday to discuss the emirate's bid for the ...
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Study Launched For Joint Hiroshima, Nagasaki 2020 Bid

Japan Today reports a panel to study the feasibility of Hiroshima and Nagasaki co-hosting the 2020 Summer Olympic Games was launched Saturday. Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi ...
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U.S. TV Olympic Bidding Rights After Vancouver 2010

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge said the TV bidding rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games could begin soon after the end ...
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IOC Shares Experience With Rio 2016

An International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegation visited Rio October 30-31, to share with Rio 2016 organizers and its local partners some of the best practices ...
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