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IOC Head Praises Rio 2016

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge said Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro that preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games are advancing well. Rogge
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Two Million Register For London 2012 Tickets

Two million people have registered an interest for tickets for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Paul Deighton, head of London 2012 said Saturday. Deighton ...
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Squash Shortlisted For 2020 Olympics

Zee News reports the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has shortlisted squash for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, according to World Squash Federation (WSF) head N ...
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PyeongChang 2018 Appoints Two New Vice Chairmen, New Subway Line Open

PyeongChang 2018 appointed two new vice chairmen and a new bid ambassador Wednesday which was announced at a special bid committee meeting held at the ...
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Sochi 2014 Mascot Shortlist

The results of the first selection round for the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games mascot was presented during a meeting of Sochi 2014 ...
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One Bidder Makes Deadline For 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Lillehammer was the only candidate to submit a bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games by Thursday's deadline. ...
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Innsbruck 2012 Announces Mascot

Innsbruck 2012 organizers announced Wednesday that a mountain goat will be the mascot for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games. In October a mascot competition ...
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Guarantees Signed For Munich 2018

The German federal government and regional authorities signed financial and other guarantees Wednesday required for Munich's 2018 Winter Olympic Games bid. Chancellor Angela Merkel says ...
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Annecy 2018 Still Has A Chance - Drut

French International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Guy Drut believes Annecy still has a chance to secure the 2018 Winter Games despite the resignation of bid ...
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Reno-Tahoe Coalition Working On 2022 Winter Games Bid

The Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition says it is putting together a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. KTVN reports Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki said, ...
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Rio 2016 Logo Launch At "Huge Party"

Rio 2016 says it will have a "huge party" December 31 to celebrate the launch of its logo. The launch will be held at Copacabana ...
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Munich 2018 Guarantees Winter Bid

In a press release Tuesday the Munich 2018 bid committee confirmed that any remaining opposition from landowners in Garmisch-Partenkirchen will not endanger Munich's bid for ...
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Munich 2018 Threatened By Farmers Revolt

AFP reports 59 farmers in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the proposed co-host should Munich win the bid for the 2018 Winter Games, have written a joint letter to ...
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Quebec Winter Olympic Bid Questionable

Quebec's plans to bid for a Winter Olympics are on hold following a report from the International Ski Federation (FIS) that said the proposed mountain ...
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Annecy 2018 Needs More Money - Former CEO

Edgar Grospiron, former head of Annecy 2018, told The Associated Press Monday he quit after the supervisory board approved a budget increase of only $2.6 ...
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Annecy 2018 Head Resigns

Ed Grospiron, CEO of Annecy 2018, announced Sunday he is resigning his position as CEO of Annecy's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Grospiron ...
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French Minister Pledges Renewed Support For Annecy 2018

The Associated Press reports French Sports Minister Chantal Jouanno pledged Friday her renewed support for Annecy's 2018 Winter Olympic Games bid. Christian Monteil, chairman of ...
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IOC Pleased With Sochi 2014 Preparations

The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Coordination Commission's final visit for the year of Sochi 2014 has ended. During the visit working meetings were held and ...
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South Korean Government Pledges Full Support For PyeongChang 2018

The South Korean government has pledged its full support for PyeongChang's 2018 Winter Olympic bid. Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik said during a bid-support committee meeting ...
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Kazakhstan May Bid For 2022 Winter Games

Although the application deadline for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games expired in 2009, RIA Novosti reports Kazakhstan's Minister of Tourism said "we may bid for ...
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French Sports Minister Wants "Clarity" On Annecy 2018

DPA reports French Sports Minister Chantal Joanna demanded "clarity" Tuesday before deciding whether or not to offer Annecy 2018 bid organizers extra financial support. Christian ...
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London 2012 Cultural Festival

Cate Blanchett, musician Damon Albarn and artist David Hockney are among artists to be featured as part of the first group of London 2012 Festival ...
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Sochi 2014 Volunteer Centres Announced

The results of the "Russian Volunteer Centers" contest were announced Tuesday by the Sochi 2014 organizing committee. Twenty-six educational institutions - 25 universities and one ...
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South Africa Can Host Olympic Games - IOC Head

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge said Monday South Africa has the ability to host a Summer Olympic Games following the success of this ...
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Sochi 2014 Coins To Be Released

A special series of collectible gold and silver coins dedicated to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are ready for release. The ...
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Annecy 2018 Confirms Support For Bid

Edgar Grospiron, CEO of Annecy 2018, has confirmed Guy Drut and Jean-Claude Killy's support for its 2018 Winter Olympic bid in response to an article ...
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IOC Member Refutes Reports He Doesn't Support Annecy 2018

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Guy Drut refuted press reports claiming he no longer supports Annecy's bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. But ...
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Port Elizabeth To Bid For 2020 Summer Games

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (Port Elizabeth) South Africa confirmed Saturday that it would bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Municipal spokesperson Roland Williams ...
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French IOC Members Criticize Annecy 2018

The Associated Press reports French International Olympic Committee (IOC) members Jean-Claude Killy and Guy Drut say Annecy is lagging behind its rivals in the bid ...
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Munich 2018 Unveils "Living Bid Book"

Munich 2018 unveiled its pioneering "Living Bid Book" Friday - the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities - and the first instalment of the video-documentary ...
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IOC Ends Third Inspection Of Innsbruck 2012

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012 ended its third inspection following three days ...
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Ukraine Sets Up Organizing Committee For 2022 Bid

Ukraine announced earlier this year it was bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, and now BSANNA News reports the Cabinet of Ministers has set ...
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Sochi 2014 Reacts To Russia Hosting 2018 FIFA World Cup

Dmitry Chernyshenko, President and CEO of Sochi 2014, said in a press release following Russia being selected  host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, "...the result ...
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No Hotel Room Shortage At Rio 2016 Games

One of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) main concerns about Rio hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games was that there wouldn't be enough hotel rooms ...
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