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Russian Olympic Committee Supports Dagestan 2018 Youth Olympic Bid

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) received a bid proposal from Dagestan for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games, which has the support of ROC President and
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2018 Youth Olympic Games Bids - Sweden, Glasgow

Sweden is planning to bid for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games. Stefan Lindeberg, Swedish Olympic Committee (SOC) chairman, is quoted on a Swedish website ...
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Madrid 2020 Presents Official Logo; Twitter Users React With Confusion

Madrid 2020 presented its official logo in its bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games at the Auditorio Alfredo Goyeneche, headquarters of the Spanish Olympic ...
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Doha 2020 Reveals Logo And Slogan Launch Date

Doha 2020 confirms that it will unveil its bid logo and slogan in Doha on February 10 at the annual community fund day event Wheels ...
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Government To Decide On Rome 2020 Bid

Italian Premier Mario Monti, said, following a cabinet meeting Friday, that the government will decide whether to support a Rome bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games ...
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Toronto 2015 Changes Original Plan

The Toronto Star reports that as many as 60 per cent of the planned venues for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games have now been ...
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Case For Reno-Tahoe 2022 Outlined

The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition, outlined the case for a Reno-Tahoe 2022 Winter Olympic ...
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London 2012 Costs Soar

A Sky News investigation shows that the cost of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be at least five times the original figure and ...
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London 2012 - Security, Tickets

Security officials for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games are reportedly planning for a terror threat, which means an attack is considered "highly likely". Home ...
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Don't Drop Rome 2020 Said Italy's Olympic Committee

The Associated Press reports Italy's Olympic committee president has urged the government not to drop Rome's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games amid concerns ...
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Infants To Pay Their Own Way At London Summer Olympics

Babies who don't have tickets to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games won't be allowed in, even if they had not been conceived when their ...
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Ninety-Five Percent Of Azerbaijan Supports 2020 Bid

According to a nationwide survey carried out in December, 95 per cent of people in Azerbaijan support the Baku 2020 bid, and 93 per cent ...
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Tokyo 2020 Gets Major Support

A nationwide poll, conducted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government carried out online and by telephone January 7 to 9, shows that 65.7 per cent of ...
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Women's Conference Boosts Doha 2020 Bid

Doha is hosting its first conference on Women and Sport at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha January 22-24 to promote its bid for ...
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Universiade Doorway To Taiwan 2024 Summer Olympic Bid

Organizers of the 2017 Summer Universiade vowed to make the student games successful as a doorway for Taiwan to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. ...
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IOC President Calls Innsbruck 2012 Games "Ten Glorious Days"

The Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games ended Sunday and according to Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it "exceeded all expectations ...
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No Security Threat At London 2012 - Interpol

Ron Noble, director of the international police agency Interpol, has said there is no specific intelligence that criminals will target the Olympic Games. He told ...
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"Year Of Sports" To Boost Baku 2020 Bid

Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, proclaimed 2012 as the "Year of Sports" in the country. The President said he intended the initiative to boost and ...
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Istanbul 2020 Learns Lessons From Innsbruck 2012

Hasan Arat, one of the leaders of Istanbul 2020 and Vice President of the NOC of Turkey, said in a speech at Turkey's exhibition stand ...
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London 2012 Resale Site Reopens

The London 2012 Olympics ticket resale website partially reopened Tuesday following an 11-day suspension due to technical problems. It was suspended January 6 after thousands ...
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National Rally For PyeongChang 2018

About 4,000 participants from all walks of life joined Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea, in Alpensia, the official site of the PyeongChang ...
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Sheep Shearing An Olympic Sport?

The Associated Press reports a New Zealand farm lobby group says sheep shearing has the potential to become an Olympic demonstration sport. The New Zealand ...
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Sochi 2014 Proceeding At Impressive Pace - IOC Commission

More than 70 construction projects for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games are behind schedule, but Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Sunday the ...
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Buenos Aires To Bid For 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games

Gerardo Werthein, President of the Argentine Olympic Committee and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Buenos Aires is bidding to host ...
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"Good Progress" In U.S. and IOC Talks On Revenue-Sharing

The Associated Press reports the U.S. and International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials made "good progress" Friday in their latest round of talks on the revenue-sharing ...
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London 2012 Has Resolved Ticket Website Problems

The ticket resale website for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games will reopen next week. Organizers report that the problems forcing the system to be ...
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Innsbruck Winter Youth Olympics Underway

The Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games officially began Friday with an Opening Ceremony at the Bergisel stadium, located in the heart of Innsbruck. More ...
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IOC President Backs Possible Bid From London For 2018 Youth Games

Speaking ahead of Friday's Opening Ceremony of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge backed a possible ...
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London 2012 Ticket Sales Update

LBC 97.3 reports that London's Mayor, Boris Johnson, said Olympic organizers and Ticketmaster are working "round the clock" to get the Olympic ticket website back ...
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Doha, Baku, Promote 2020 Summer Games Bids

Doha 2020 will be represented by a high level delegation at the Innsbruck Winter Youth Olympic Games which begin Friday. Noora Al Mannai, CEO of ...
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High Powered Istanbul 2020 Delegation At Innsbruck Youth Games

A "high-powered" Istanbul 2020 delegation arrived in Innsbruck Thursday for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games to promote and support Istanbul's bid for the 2020 ...
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USOC To Resume Talks With IOC

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will be resuming negotiations with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Friday during the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in ...
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Six 2020 Bid Cities Rated By Moody's

Doha, Qatar received the highest rating among the six cities, Doha, Tokyo, Rome, Spain, Istanbul and Baku, bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, ...
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Doha 2020 Hosts Key International Sports Gatherings

Doha 2020 is hosting two international sports gatherings this week. The first is the 2012 United Nations Sports for Development Youth Leadership Camp being held ...
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Tokyo 2020 Appoints Three Senior Members

Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games announced Wednesday the appointment of three senior staff members of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) as senior ...
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London 2012 Resale Ticket Site Still Offline

The London 2012 website for ticket resales was still offline Monday. The site was suspended Friday afternoon due to problems arising after tens of thousands ...
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A Denver 2022 Olympics Price Tag Would be $1.5 Billion

The Denver Post reports that, according to Alem International Management Inc., a Denver 2022 Winter Olympics would cost $1.5 billion. The estimate came during the ...
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Davos And St. Moritz 2022 Bid Appointed Operations Director

Swiss Olympic official Gian Gilli has been appointed Operations Director for the proposed joint 2022 Winter Games bid by Davos and St. Moritz. The Associated ...
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Problems With PyeongChang 2018 Preparations Addressed

There have been media reports that although PyeongChang 2018 promised that it would connect the country's major airport in Incheon to the city with a ...
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Conservationists Concerned Over Special Colorado 2022 Exploratory Bid Committee

Conservation Groups in Colorado are reportedly questioning the makeup of a special state committee set up to explore a Colorado bid for the 2022 Winter ...
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Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Over Budget

Paul Henderson, former leader of Toronto's failed 1996 Olympic bid and a former member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), wrote a letter to Ontario ...
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