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Munich 2018 Turns Green

Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has turned a shade greener with the announcement that BayWa AG, the energy, agriculture and construction group
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Singapore 2010 Bike Trail Upgrade Completed And Certified

The upgrading of the Tampines Bike Park that spans more than 23 hectares has been completed and certified by Union Cycliste Internationale, the International Federation ...
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NOC Supports Ukraine 2022 Olympic Bid

Ukraine's National Olympic Committee issued a press release saying it supports Ukraine bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Representatives of the committee expressed ...
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New Transportation Infrastructure Boosts Annecy 2018

Christian Monteil, President of the Haute-Savoie General Council and Chairman of Annecy 2018, inaugurated the multi-transport station in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. It's part of a crossroads with ...
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Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Hit Snag

Organizers of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games may have to start looking for a new stadium if the city of Hamilton, where the stadium ...
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Possible 2022 Winter Bid From Ukraine

Ukraine's president Victor Yanukovych said Thursday that Ukraine may bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in the Carpathian Mountains. Ria Novosti reports the President ...
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London 2012 Sports Venue Changed

A final agreement was announced Wednesday on a change of venue for two sports at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The Associated Press reports ...
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Singapore 2010 Theme Song - "Everyone"

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games theme song "Everyone" will be premiering world-wide on May 30. The song combines the musical talents of five top ...
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London 2012 Torch Relay Details Unveiled

Organizers of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games have announced the initial details of a 70-day Olympic torch relay around Britain. The flame will arrive ...
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Rio 2016 Announces General Director

Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of Rio 2016, announced Monday that Leonardo Gryner is General Director of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. During Rio 2016's ...
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London 2012 Budget Cuts Won't Threaten Games - Organizers

Organizers of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games said Monday that preparations for the Games won't be threatened by the $39 million in spending cuts ...
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Huge Fan Support At Championship Games Promote Munich 2018

Following the successful IIHF World Championships in Cologne and the UEFA Champions League this past weekend, Munich 2018 says the events have showcased key strengths ...
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Olympics And Commonwealth Games To Sign Agreement

Lord Coe, head of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, is arriving in Glasgow Monday night to meet with John Scott, chief executive of the ...
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Canadian Press Trashes London 2012 Mascots

It appears the Canadian press is reacting to negative comments by the British press during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and, according to the ...
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Sochi 2014 Officials Study Munich Olympic Park Legacy

A delegation of senior Sochi 2014 officials led by Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, are in Munich Saturday visiting the Munich ...
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Chess An Olympic Sport?

Newly elected chairman of Russia's Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov says he will push to add chess to the Olympic program. The Associated Press quotes Zhukov ...
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IOC Inspection Of Rio 2016 Ends

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games ended its three-day inspection visit Thursday with Commission Chair Nawal El ...
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Italy's Candidate Based On "Political Criteria" - Venice 2020 Managing Director

Federico Fantini, Managing Director of Comitato Venezia 2020, reacted to Rome's selection by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) in its 2020 Summer Olympic Games bid ...
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Special Singapore 2010 Exhibition Launched

The Singapore Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva launched a special exhibition on the Singapore 2010 Youth Games (YOG) at the Palais des ...
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Mandeville And Wenlock - London 2012 Mascots

Mandeville and Wenlock, the mascots for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, started out as two drops of steel from the Olympic Stadium. Sebastian Coe, ...
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Rome Is Italy's Candidate In 2020 Summer Games Bid

Rome was selected over Venice by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) Wednesday as Italy's candidate for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Venice was eliminated because ...
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Joint Munich 2018 Office Opens In Garmisch-Partenkirchen

A joint Munich 2018 bid office was opened Tuesday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where Munich 2018's alpine events would be held. Prime Minister of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, ...
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Rio 2016 Wants Changes

The Associated Press reports Rio de Janeiro will be asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow changes in projects already approved for the 2016 ...
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PyeongChang 2018 Forms Athletes Committee

PyeongChang 2018 announced Tuesday it has formed an Athletes Committee to support the ongoing development of the city's Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games plan . ...
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Munich 2018 Appoints Marketing Director

The Munich 2018 bid committee has appointed marketing expert and Olympic Games marketing specialist Stefan Bruckner as its new marketing director. Bruckner has already advised ...
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Vancouver 2010 Ticket Scam

The Fan-to-Fan Marketplace, advertised by Vancouver 2010 as the safest and most secure way to buy and sell tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic ...
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Sochi 2014 Four-Year Cultural Olympiad Begins

There were famous artists, athletes, musicians and actors, as well as thousands of citizens on Sochi's main square Sunday evening at a ceremony to celebrate ...
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Tighter Security For Sochi 2014 Games

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev ordered on Sunday tighter security for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which Reuters reports is in the same mountain range that ...
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Government To Help PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Bid

The South Korean government will be helping PyeongChang's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, including expediting construction of railways and repairing entrance roads into ...
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Greece Will Support An Istanbul 2020 Summer Olympic Bid

At an Olympic Truce initiative signing ceremony in Athens, by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan and George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece, Papandreou said ...
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Dallas-Forth Worth Considers 2020 Olympic Bid

U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky said Thursday the USOC has no plans to compete for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, but a group of ...
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Kenya Won't Bid For 2020 Summer Games

Despite International Olympic Committee's (IOC) comment that African states should bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, Kenya won't be one of them. Kenya Sports ...
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London 2012 Olympic Funds Not Protected - New Culture Minister

Newly appointed Culture and Sport Minister Jeremy Hunt said funding for the London 2012 Olympics will not be protected from government spending cuts needed to ...
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IOC Concludes Final Visit To Singapore 2010

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games to be held in Singapore in August, concluded its final visit. ...
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African City Should Bid For Olympic Games - IOC Head

Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said Wednesday he hoped that an African city will bid to host the Olympic Games. Rogge ...
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Committee Created To Coordinate Rio 2016 Preparations

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is signing a document that would create a committee of all levels of government to coordinate Rio's preparations ...
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Annecy 2018 Has New Partner

Annecy 2018 now has a new partner. ERDF Annecy Leman (the French Electrical Distribution Network) has now joined Annecy's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic ...
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New Government Won't Affect London 2012

London 2012 head Lord Sebastian Coe said Wednesday that preparations for the Summer Games won't be affected by the general election which led to the ...
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Singapore 2010 Flame To Journey Through Each Continent

When the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Flame is lit in Olympia, Greece in July, it will journey through one city in each continent - ...
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Thousands Turn Out For Singapore Youth Games 99 Day Celebrations

Thousands turned out to celebrate 99 days until the Singapore 2010 Youth Games take place and took part in athletic competitions and sports carnivals while ...
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London 2012 Head Discusses Rio And London Games Preparations

Sebastian Coe, head of London 2012, gave Pan American Sports Organization officials meeting this week in Merida, Mexico, an update on preparations for the London ...
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Under 18 May Apply As Volunteers For London 2012

Volunteers under the age of 18 have been barred from the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, but after the plan was criticized, the BBC reports ...
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Singapore 2010 Youth Games - Ballot Registration, 99 Day Celebration

The registration deadline for the ballot to purchase tickets for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Opening and Closing Ceremonies is Sunday May 9 ...
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PASO Pleased With Toronto 2015 Progress

The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Organizing Committee, headed by CEO Ian Troop, is in Merida, Mexico meeting with Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) officials, ...
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Ice Hockey Supports Munich 2018 Bid

The organizing committee of the 2010 IIHF World Championships being held in Germany May 7-23 said it is supporting Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter ...
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Commonwealth Coordination Commission Praises Delhi 2010 Sponsorship Program

In its final visit ahead of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games which takes place October 3, the Commonwealth Games Federation's Coordination Commission (CGF), chaired by ...
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Supermarket Chain Signs Multimillion Pound Deal For London 2012 Paralympics

In what the BBC calls the largest ever sponsorship of a Paralympic Games, supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the first sponsor of the London 2012 ...
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Vancouver 2010 To Share With Queensland 2018 Commonwealth Bid

Vancouver 2010 officials will be sharing details of its preparations with Queensland in its bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games said Premier Anna Bligh. Premier ...
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Sochi 2014 Has A Plan B

Gulf News reports that Sochi 2014 says it has learned from the Vancouver 2010 Games and has a Plan B in place for the Winter ...
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