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A South African Bid For 2020 Olympics Still Possible

Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula said Friday that South Africa is still considering a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Although it was
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Dubai Won't Bid For 2020 Summer Games

According to a statement released Friday by the Gulf Arab emirate's media office, Dubai won't bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games but will focus ...
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London 2012 - Countdown Clock, Rogge's Invitation

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Bah Ki-moon, unveiled the countdown clock Wednesday for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The clock will count the days, ...
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FIS "Pleased" With Sochi 2014 Venue

A group of FIS professionals visited, the Sochi 2014 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard venue at the Rosa Khutor resort, following a decision by the International ...
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London 2012 Unveils Olympic Medals

The medals to be awarded to the athletes competing at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games were unveiled Wednesday to mark the one year countdown ...
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South Africa To Bid For 2024 Summer Games

Gideon Sam, head of South Africa's Olympic committee, said Wednesday he hoped the government would change its mind and endorse a South African bid for ...
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Anti-Madrid 2020 Group Collects Signatures

"No queremos Madrid 2020", a group against Madrid's candidacy for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, has started a website and is collecting signatures from those ...
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London 2012 To Revisit Security Following Norway Attacks

Britain's Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson says the country has already prepared for attacks by "lone wolves" on the London 2012 Summer Games, but will re-examine ...
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Istanbul Will Announce A Bid For 2020 Summer Olympics

Ugur Erdener, President of Turkey's Olympic committee, said Sunday "there is a general agreement" to launch Istanbul's fifth bid for the Summer Olympic Games after ...
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A U.S. 2020 Summer Games Bid Not Ruled Out

The Associated Press reports U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Scott Blackmun says he's optimistic of reaching a revenue-sharing agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ...
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London 2012 - One Year To Go

The London 2012 Open Weekend takes place this weekend ahead of the celebrations marking a year until the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic ...
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IOC President Approves South Africa For 2020 Bid

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge said Thursday that South Africa is ready to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. He told a press ...
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Madrid 2020 Gets Backing From Spain's Olympic Committee

Madrid's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games that was approved by Madrid's city council Wednesday has been endorsed by the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE). ...
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Madrid 2020 Bid Approved

Madrid's city council Wednesday approved a bid from Madrid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The bid was supported by Madrid Mayor Alberto-Ruiz-Gallardon's conservative Partido ...
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A Netherlands 2028 Olympics "Not Really Worth It" - MP

The newspaper NRC reports that a preliminary finding of a cost-benefit analysis commissioned by the Sport Ministry shows that the Netherlands hosting the 2028 Summer ...
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Tokyo Officially Jumps Into Race For 2020

The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) announced Saturday that Japan is officially bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. JOC President Tsunekazu Takeda made the announcement ...
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Tokyo Expected To Bid For 2020 Summer Olympics

At a scheduled news conference Saturday, Tokyo is expected to reveal that it is bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) ...
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GamesBids Briefs

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge said Thursday Tokyo shouldn't be discouraged from bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games because PyeongChang is hosting ...
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Madrid To Bid For 2020 Summer Olympic Games

Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon officially confirmed Wednesday that Madrid will be bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Ruiz-Gallardon said, "there's no doubt that if ...
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Berlin, Qatar Interested In 2020 Olympic Games

Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit said he wants the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, even though sporting officials have said it was too ...
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ISF President "Thrilled" With Softball Shortlist For 2020 Games

International Softball Federation (ISF) President Don Porter said, on his return from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session last week in South Africa where it ...
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No Bid From France For 2020 Summer Games

The French National Olympic Committee met Tuesday to review Annecy's failed bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and said "there will not be a ...
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No Sympathy Vote For Hambantota 2018

The Hambantota 2018 Commonwealth Games bid committee says it doesn't want a sympathy vote for its bid. The Daily Mirror reports Australian media had claimed ...
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South Africa 2020 Bid May Still Happen

A bid from South Africa for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games may still be in the works.Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula wants to revive the 2020 ...
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The Netherlands Hopes To Host 2028 Summer Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Prince Willem-Alexander told de Volkskrant that current preparations by Olympic Vuur (Olympic Fire - the Dutch lobby platform for a ...
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Madrid May Bid For 2020 Summer Games

There are reports that Madrid, Spain is considering a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games for the third time. Spanish sports newspaper Diario AS ...
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Istanbul To Bid Again - This Time For 2020 Summer Games

Istanbul plans to bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, hoping to make its fifth attempt pay off. Istanbul's first failed Olympic bid was for ...
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Toronto 2015 To Light Up For Four-Year Countdown To Pan Am Games

Sunday July 10 marks the official four-year countdown to the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games - the largest international multi-sport competition ever hosted in Canada. ...
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Possible U.S. 2020 Summer Games Bid

The Associated Press reports that U.S. and International Olympic Committee (IOC) leaders have made progress in negotiations on a new revenue-sharing deal that could lead ...
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Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch In Space

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov said Russia wants to be the first to take the Olympic Torch beyond the earth's atmosphere into space as ...
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2020 Summer Olympic Bid - Tokyo, Busan, Durban

Tokyo may abandon its bid and Busan is dropping out of bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games now that PyeongChang is hosting the 2018 ...
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2022 Winter Games Bids - Switzerland, Quebec City

Now that PyeongChang will be hosting the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Swiss Olympic, the umbrella association of Swiss sport organizations, believes it will improve Europe's ...
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Annecy, Munich React To PyeongChang's Victory

Annecy and Munich, former competitors of PyeongChang for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, congratulated PyeongChang for winning the 2018 Winter Olympic Games bid. In a ...
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IOC Makes Decisions On Sports Programs

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board met Tuesday in Durban, South Africa, and made decisions regarding the sports program for the 2020 Summer Olympic ...
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Munich 2018 "Fan Flight" Lands As Germany's President Arrives

Horst Seehofer, Prime Minister of Bavaria, was one of the passengers on Munich 2018's Fan Flight that landed in Durban, South Africa Tuesday along with ...
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Slopestyle Approved For Sochi 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed Monday the inclusion of ski slopestyle (men and women) and snowboard slopestyle (men and women), as well as snowboard ...
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Three 2018 Bid Cities Will Learn Their Fate In Durban

The three cities bidding to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games - Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang - will make their final presentations in front of ...
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PyeongChang 2018 Delegation Off To Durban For IOC Vote

A PyeongChang 2018 delegation left for Durban, South Africa Friday where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to vote for the host city of the ...
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German Chancellor Urges IOC To Vote For Munich 2018

AFP's affiliate agency SID reports that German chancellor Angela Merkel has written a personal letter urging International Olympic Committee (IOC) members to award the 2018 ...
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CGF Impressed By Hambantota 2018 Bid

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Evaluation Commission has completed its four-day visit of Hambantota, Sri Lanka, calling it a strong candidate for the 2018 Commonwealth ...
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