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  1. Bach confirms plan to stand again for IOC Executive Board January 4 - Thomas Bach confirmed today that he will seek election next month for another four-year term on the International Olympic Committee's ruling Executive Board. The 56-year-old German claimed that he "had been asked by many people to run for another term" when his current period as IOC vice-president ends. But he can run for another four-year term to sit on the Executive Board when the IOC members vote on it at their 122nd Session, which is due to take place on the eve of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Bach, a former fencer who won an Olympic gold at Montreal in 1976, was elected as a member of the IOC in 1991 and served eight years on the Executive Board between 1996 and 2004. Bach, the founding President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), is tipped by several experts as a potential successor to Jacques Rogge when the Belgian steps down as President of the IOC in 2013. Rogge himself has claimed Bach is one of "five, six" IOC members who might succeed him in 2013 after 12 years in office. In a recent interview, Rogge said: "He has much knowledge and he knows the Olympic Movement very, very well. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
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    50 Days To Go!

    wow, time flies
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    Euro 2016

    a dynamic view, very nice
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    Beijing 2008

    Feb 2010, according this: http://olympic-museum.de/o-reports/report2008.htm no much information available
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    Euro 2016

    from wikipedia:
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    December 14 - Andy Roddick and Serena Williams want to represent the United States at London 2012 when mixed doubles makes its return to the Olympic programme after an absence of 88 years. But they could face pressure from Serena's sister, Venus, who is discussing a partnership with American doubles star Bob Bryan. Roddick, who has lost three Wimbledon singles finals to Roger Federer, approached Serena Williams, the world number one and a three-time winner of Wimbledon, as soon as the news broke. "It's confirmed," Roddick said on Twitter. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
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    Euro 2012

    somewhat exotic but its nice
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    Russia 2018

    Vladimir Putin to Have Hands-on Role with Russia World Cup Bid (ATR) Vitaly Mutko, Russia’s sports minister and FIFA Executive Committee member, tells World Football Insider that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is set to play a much more visible role in the country's World Cup bid campaign during 2010. ... Putin’s intervention in Sochi’s bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics was considered crucial to the Black Sea city’s ultimate success, and officials on rival bids privately fear his input. One rival bid official described the Russian premier as the country’s “secret weapon” and another described how Sochi had “absolutely nothing going for it” until Putin weighed in behind the bid campaign. ... Mutko said that the formal lobbying of FIFA executive members is still to fully kick into gear, but that when they had been presented with the possibilities offered by the world’s largest country they had been “left a very good impression". http://www.aroundtherings.com/articles/view.aspx?id=33905
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    IOC Press release The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the inclusion of a mixed doubles tennis event as well as several changes to the track cycling programme of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The inclusion of the tennis mixed doubles event will not increase the current number of athletes and will bring an added value to the Olympic programme by providing another opportunity for men and women to compete together on the same field of play. http://www.olympic.org/?articleNewsGroup=-...articleId=75443
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    New Wembley Stadium

    Players like Lionel Messi (pictured) and Wayne Rooney will be eligible to play at London 2012 after FIFA today decided to retain its current under-23 status at the Olympics. A working group of the world governing body had been looking into the idea of changing the system to under-21 after the bigger Confederations expressed their desire for the change. But the FIFA's ruling Executive Committee, meeting at Robben Island today to discuss the issue, decided to retain the current format. Jerome Valcke, the FIFA General Secretary, said: "There were quite extensive discussions between the various confederations but it was decided to keep the current system. But Valcke did not rule out the possibility of a change in the system - which currently limits teams to players under the age of 23 as well as three overage players - for Rio de Janeiro in 2016. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
  11. cool indded, any difference among the LA84 socks?
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    New Wembley Stadium

    he FIFA Executive Committee held today a very special meeting in Robben Island Following the recommendation of the Olympic football working group, the Executive Committee agreed to keep the current system of limiting to under 23 players and up to three overage players the men’s Olympic football tournament of London 2012. http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/r...g+robben+island
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    England 2018- World Cup Bid

    I understand your point of view and agree that Europe would host the WC, IMO in 2018
  14. The Athlete Biological Passport will not replace traditional anti-doping testing If the urine and blood tests, which are essentially toxicology tests, are to be maintained and improved through increasingly sophisticated analytical methods, these will inevitably have to be rapidly combined with effective tools such as biological monitoring. In view of the challenges posed by current and future biotechnological methods, an increasingly global and biological approach, similar to that used in forensic science, is necessary in order to respond with the expected efficiency. The fight against doping relies on several strategies, including the direct testing of athletes as well as evidence gathered in the context of non-analytical doping violations. By combining these strategies, and seeking new ones to address emerging threats, the global fight against doping is more effectiv
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    England 2018- World Cup Bid

    Didnt CONCACAF supported US bid? Nov. 23, 2009 NEW YORK -- The U.S. bid to host the World Cup again in 2018 or 2022 has been endorsed by CONCACAF, soccer's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean. The United States can count on the full support of CONCACAF," CONCACAF president Jack Warner said Monday. Warner is a member of FIFA's 24-man executive committee, which will decide the 2018 and 2022 hosts in December 2010. http://www.cbssports.com/soccer/story/1256...018-or-2022/rss
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    Bmw, Mini & Rolls Royce

    December 2 - London 2012 have been forced to defend their choice of official automobile partner for the Olympics and Paralympics after Nissan claimed that BMW's contract to supply 4,000 "low emission" vehicles was a "backwards step" for the capital’s chances of becoming an electric-car world leader. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
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    England 2018- World Cup Bid

    FIFA executive committe President Joseph S. BLATTER Switzerland Senior Vice President Julio H. GRONDONA Argentina Vice President Issa HAYATOU Cameroon CHUNG Mong Joon Korea Republic Jack A. WARNER Trinidad and Tobago Ángel María VILLAR LLONA Spain Michel PLATINI France Reynald TEMARII Tahiti Geoff THOMPSON England Member Michel D'HOOGHE Belgium Ricardo Terra TEIXEIRA Brazil Mohamed BIN HAMMAM Qatar Senes ERZIK Turkey Chuck BLAZER USA Worawi MAKUDI Thailand Nicolás LEOZ Paraguay Junji OGURA Japan Amos ADAMU Nigeria Marios LEFKARITIS Cyprus Jacques ANOUMA Côte d'Ivoire Franz BECKENBAUER Germany Rafael SALGUERO Guatemala Hany ABO RIDA Egypt Vitaliy MUTKO Russia General Secretary Jérôme VALCKE France