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Rotterdam To Bid For 2028 Summer Olympic Games

Rotterdam city council has decided to make a bid for the 2028 Summer Olympic Games, rivalling Amsterdam, the Telegraaf reported Tuesday. Peter Lamers, who is
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Vancouver 2010 Unveils Official Posters

Ahead of Canada Day 2009 celebrations on July 1, Vancouver 2010 unveiled Monday in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, the official posters of the Vancouver ...
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Tokyo 2016 At Asian Games

A Tokyo 2016 delegation is attending the Asian Youth Games in Singapore being held June 29 to July 7, open to all Olympic Council of ...
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Sochi 2014 Volunteers To Learn From Canadians

Sochi 2014 officials organized training sessions for the 21 volunteers it has selected to travel to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and gain ...
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Dubai Considers 2020 Olympic Bid

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the creation of ...
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Governor General To Open Vancouver 2010 Games

The Canadian Press reports the Governor General of Canada, Michaelle Jean, will open the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper made ...
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Singapore 2010 Youth Games Gets New Sponsor

Fairmount Singapore, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts' landmark property in Asia, has been appointed Official Hotel Partner for the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore August ...
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Rio 2016 Promotes Bid At Mediterranean Games and “Family Run”

A Rio 2016 Delegation is attending the 16th Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy being held June 26 to July 5, to promote the city's bid ...
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Chicago 2016 Delegation Travels To Asian Games

A delegation from Chicago 2016 will travel to Singapore to attend the 2009 Asian Youth Games June 29 to July 7. The delegation includes Doug ...
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Chicago 2016, Tokyo 2016 Attend Mediterranean Games

Delegations from Chicago 2016 and Tokyo 2016 are in Pescara, Italy to attend the Mediterranean Games being held June 26 to July 5, to promote ...
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Softball To Discuss Joining 2013 Mediterranean Games

Hoping to bolster its chances to be included in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, International Softball Federation (ISF) President Don Porter said he is initiating ...
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Vancouver 2010 Unveils Paralympic Games Torch Relay

The torch relay for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games will begin in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, next March. The 10-day relay will then travel ...
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Chicago 2016 Meets Secretly With City Aldermen

A secret meeting was reportedly held Wednesday between Chicago's aldermen and Chicago 2016 officials over revelations that Chicago taxpayers would be on the hook should ...
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Madrid 2016 Promotes Bid At Mediterranean Games

A Spanish delegation travelled to the Italian resort of Pescara Thursday to promote Madrid's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games at the 16th Mediterranean ...
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Glasgow Searches For Talent At Commonwealth Games Handover Ceremony

The Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee for the Commonwealth Games is looking for the best creative talent for the New Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony ...
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Tokyo 2016 Unveils Countdown Clock

Exactly 100 days before the announcement of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games host city, Tokyo 2016 has unveiled a Countdown Clock in the heart of ...
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Irregularities In London 2012 Accounting

A routine check on the accounts of the London Development Agency (LDA) is to be investigated by independent auditors after it was revealed Tuesday that ...
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New Delhi 2010 Gets Budget Boost

The Delhi government has increased its budget for the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games to complete venues in a response to criticism over construction delays, ...
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Chicago 2016, Tokyo 2016 Celebrate Olympic Day

Chicago 2016 and Tokyo 2016 are celebrating International Olympic Day Tuesday, which commemorates the founding of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) established under the leadership ...
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Sochi 2014 Celebrates International Olympic Day

International Olympic Day celebrations in Sochi Tuesday included a series of major events. The first meeting of the Sochi 2014 Athletes' Commission, chaired by four ...
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Rio 2016 Olympic Act Approved

Brazil's Federal Chamber of Deputies has approved the Olympic Act that confirms and reinforces the sixty-four guarantees from the Federal Government related to Rio de ...
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Tokyo Hosts Relay In Support Of 2016 Bid

The Tokyo Bid Support Relay, led by 2000 Olympic champion women's marathoner and Tokyo 2016 Bid Support Runner Naoko Takahashi, took place last weekend to ...
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London 2012 Sells Olympic Village Housing Units

Organizers of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games have completed a deal to sell almost half of the housing units in the Olympic Village after ...
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Government Approves PyeongChang 2018 Bid

The Yonhap News Agency reports the South Korean government approved Saturday PyeongChang's bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The government has promised financial ...
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Chicago Mayor To Meet With City Council On 2016 Bid Contract

There are reports that Chicago Mayor Richard Daley will meet with Chicago City Council to discuss his signing the host city contract. Chicago bid officials ...
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IOC Members Take Virtual Tour of Madrid 2016

Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a virtual tour of Madrid 2016 Thursday at an office set up in Lausanne by Madrid 2016 ...
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BMW Supports Munich 2018

Carmaker BMW has agreed to provide Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games with three to five million Euros. The carmaker will provide vehicles ...
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2016 Bid Cities – The Day After

Chicago 2016 is the favourite, Madrid 2016 got a positive response, Rio's bid gets the most buzz, and Tokyo is firmly focussed on elite athletes. ...
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2016 Bid Cities Want Some Clout In Copenhagen

The four cities bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games - Tokyo, Rio, Chicago and Madrid - want a little help when they go ...
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Four 2016 Bid Cities, One “Difficult Choice” – IOC President

The four cities bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games - Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro - made presentations to members of ...
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Vancouver 2010 Faces Tough Economic Times

Organizers of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games say that despite a surplus because of the global recession, they are bracing for tough economic times ...
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Rio 2016 Tells IOC It Can Start Work Immediately

Rio de Janeiro 2016's presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) included the country's Central Bank chief Henrique Meirelles, and a video message from President ...
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Madrid 2016 Presentation To IOC Touches On Three Themes

Madrid 2016's presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday in Lausanne touched on three themes - Mission and Vision, Technical Project and The Safest ...
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Olympic Digest

The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Summer Olympic Games released its report for the third quarter of the fiscal year Tuesday, which includes a ...
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Tokyo 2016 Presents To IOC

Tokyo 2016 told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in its presentation Wednesday that it plans to deliver the greatest ever legacy in the history of ...
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Chicago 2016 Presents Case To IOC

Chicago 2016 bid leaders detailed the city's plans for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games Wednesday to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at IOC ...
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It’s Official – Prague Out Of 2020 Bid

The Associated Press reports Prague will not enter the race for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games because of the global economic crisis. Prague city council ...
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Sochi 2014 Gives Update, Gets Praised For Marketing Program

Reuters reports the International Olympic Committee (IOC) praised Sochi 2014 organizers Tuesday for a domestic marketing program that is expected to raise more than $1 ...
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Marketing Won’t Affect 2016 Summer Games Race – IOC Official

Gerhard Heiberg, marketing director for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), told reporters Tuesday that sponsorship and marketing possibilities would not and should not affect the ...
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Seven Sports Presentations “Interesting”, “Informative” - IOC

All seven sports vying for inclusion in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games presented their plans to the International Olympic Committee Monday. The sports are baseball, ...
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Softball Head “Quietly Confident” With Presentation To IOC

International Softball Federation (ISF) President Don Porter said in a press release he was "quietly confident" with the BackSoftball team's presentation to the International Olympic ...
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Baseball Makes “Effective Pitch” To IOC For 2016 Reinstatement

The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) said in a press release that baseball made an effective pitch Monday to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for 2016 ...
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2016 Bid Cities, Seven Sports – Crucial Week

The four cities bidding for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and the seven sports hoping for inclusion in the 2016 Games will plea their cases ...
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Tokyo 2016 Promotes Bid With Olympic Day

Thousands of people from Tokyo and across Japan celebrated International Olympic Day Sunday and their support Tokyo 2016's bid for the Summer Olympic Games. The ...
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Prince Feisal In Lausanne To Support Softball

HRH Prince Feisal al Hussein made a surprise visit to Lausanne, Switzerland to show his support for softball's inclusion in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. ...
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2010 Singapore Youth Games Signs Up Twelve Thousand

Channel News Asia reports with over a year to go before the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics begin, about 12,000 volunteers have signed up so far and organizers ...
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IBAF Will Present To IOC For Re-Instatement In Games

Dr. Harvey W. Schiller, President of the International Baseball Federation (IBF), is a member of a bid team that will make a 20-minute presentation Monday ...
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Tokyo 2016 Delegation In Lausanne Ahead Of Presentation

A high level delegation headed by Dr. Ichiro Kono, Chair and CEO of Tokyo 2016, left for Lausanne Switzerland ahead of its presentation to the ...
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BackSoftball In Lausanne For “Important” 2016 Bid Presentation

An all-star international BackSoftball team, including Olympians from three continents, arrived in Lausanne, Switzerland Friday to prepare for a key International Olympic Committee (IOC) presentation ...
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Golf To Pitch For 2016 Summer Games

Golf is getting ready to present a pitch for golf's inclusion in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board ...
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East Meets West Olympic Style

Kanpei Hazama, a famous Japanese comedian and Tokyo 2016 Ambassador, who is half way through his 36,000 km (23,000 miles) Earth Marathon to promote Tokyo's ...
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Squash Prepares For IOC Presentation

The Squash 2016 six-member bid team is making final preparations for its 30-minute presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland ...
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Polls Show Maximum Support For Madrid 2016

EFE reports three out of four Spaniards, or 75.5 percent, believe that Madrid should host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games according to the latest survey. ...
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Singapore 2010 YOG Trials In Moscow

European Athletics, the Russian Athletics Federation, and city of Moscow authorities have agreed that Moscow will be the venue for the qualification tournament for the ...
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New Sochi 2014 Official “Top Manager”

Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia responsible for overseeing preparations of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, said in a press release that Taymuraz ...
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Sochi 2014 Gets New Construction CEO

Citing costs and construction issues in the preparation for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin replaced Olimpstroi CEO Viktor Kolodyazhny ...
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Obama’s Cairo Speech Invigorates Chicago 2016

In his one-hour speech Thursday in Cairo, U.S. President Barack Obama touched on the Olympic Games when he spoke about how American Muslims have enriched ...
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Rio 2016 Celebrates World Environment Day

Rio de Janeiro 2016 celebrated World Environment Day Friday by hosting two events. The Olympic Wood was inaugurated when 107 trees of a native Atlantic ...
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Green Games Celebrated On World Environment Day 2009

June 5 is World Environment Day 2009. World Environment Day was established at the 27th session of the UN General Assembly. The date was chosen ...
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London 2012 Gets Private Funding

Just two weeks after it was announced that the London 2012 athlete's village would be fully funded by taxpayers, London 2012 has secured a last ...
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Vancouver 2010 – U.S. Ticket Sales, Royal Representation

CoSport, the exclusive authorized ticket agent and official sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), announced Thursday the results of Phase 2 ticket sales to ...
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Vancouver 2010 Unveils Ticket Designs- Release Date Saturday

The first four Olympic ticket designs for the Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremony, ice hockey, cross-country skiing, and curling, were unveiled today by the Vancouver 2010 ...
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Prague 2020 Bid Head Wants Project Postponed

Tomas Petera, head of Prague's 2020 Summer Olympic bid, said that the bid should be indefinitely postponed as it was not a good time to ...
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Rio 2016 Gets More Financial Backing

Odebrecht, a Brazil-based multinational company specializing in petrochemicals, ethanol and engineering, is supporting Rio 2016's bid for the Summer Olympic Games to the tune of $1.5 million ...
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Lima, Peru Prepared To Host 2015 Pan Am Games

Arturo Woodman, head of the Peruvian Institute of Sport, told AFP last week that Lima has modern infrastructure and the support of all Peruvians in ...
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Bogota Releases 2015 Pan Am Bid Book

Bogota, Colombia has submitted its official bid book for the 2015 Pan American Games to the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO). The Bogota 2015 bid ...
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Support For Madrid 2016 Growing

Four months ahead of the final decision as to the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be, Madrid 2016 officials said in ...
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No Government Money Needed For Sochi 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov told a Sochi 2014 Supervisory Board meeting Tuesday that funds raised by Sochi's organizing committee have exceeded government expectations. He ...
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Bankruptcy Won’t Impact Vancouver 2010 – GM

The Associated Press reports that General Motors filing for bankruptcy protection will have "no impact" on its sponsorship of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. ...
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Proposed Rio 2016 Venues To Host 2014 World Cup Games

Five proposed football cities in Rio de Janeiro's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games were confirmed Sunday as host cities for the 2014 World ...
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Tokyo 2016 Partners With Japanese Institute To Promote Bid

Tokyo 2016 is promoting its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games by partnering with Kinki University. According to the agreement the university is to ...
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