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  1. Qatar World Cup CEO Hassan al-Thawadi calls on FIFA to repeat its historic decision in awarding Africa its first World Cup by awarding the 2022 finals to the Middle East. Addressing the CAF Congress in Angola today, al-Thawadi told delegates that Qatar, which is seeking a first finals for its region, sought to share Africa’s ambition in harnessing “the power of football as a vehicle for hope and understanding.” “We believe that 2022 could prove to be a defining moment, not just for Qatar but for the people of the entire Middle East and the international community,” he said. “As the FIFA Worl
  2. Russia names athletes for Vancouver Olympics MOSCOW, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- A total of 175 athletes have been named for the Russian delegation for the Vancouver Olympic Games, Vladimir Vasin, vice president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), said on Tuesday. Vasin was appointed as the head of the Russian delegation at a ROC meeting on Tuesday. Russia dispatched 178 athletes to the 2006 Turin Games, but selection standards are much stricter this time, Vasin told reporters after the meeting. He added that there might be changes in the list and a final one would be announced on Feb. 1. Als
  3. Thanks for the elucidation Grazie Rei
  4. the pic in the "la Repubblica" article presents another logo: as well the corriere dello sport which one is the correct?
  5. Korea Sending 45 to Olympics The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) announced Tuesday that it has finalized its roster for the Games and will dispatch 45 athletes in four disciplines ­ skating, skiing, biathlon and sliding ­ to next month’s quadrennial event. The total of 45 is the second-largest group of athletes Korea has sent to the Winter Games, just shy of the 48 Olympians from the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. However, with the addition of 37 officials, including coaches, the 82-strong 2010 Korean contingent that will march into BC Place in downtown Vancouver for the Opening Ceremoni
  6. Japan's Vancouver Olympic delegation launched The Japanese delegation for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver was officially launched at a ceremony in Tokyo on Monday. Around 90 members of the delegation, which currently comprises 86 athletes and 102 officials for the Feb. 12-28 Games, were present at the ceremony, which was also attended by Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko and Japanese Olympic Committee president Tsunekazu Takeda. JOC chief Takeda handed the delegation flag to flag-bearer and 38-year-old speedskater Tomomi Okazaki via Chef de Mission Seiko Hashimoto, a seven-ti
  7. the selection of the host city of the 125th IOC Session is already going on the Evaluation Commision visited Buenos Aires in december 12-13 Valencia, Spain was also a candidate but withdrew due a possible Spain's 2020 bid The selection of the host city will be made on February 10, 2010, at Vancouver.
  8. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has appointed Ms Nawal El Moutawakel to chair the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. El Moutawakel will lead a 17-strong, multinational team of men and women, who will be responsible for assisting the Rio 2016 Organising Committee during the period leading up to the Olympic Games, as well as monitoring the progress of preparations. An IOC member since 1998, El Moutawakel joined the IOC Executive Board in 2008, the same year that she was appointed as the Chair of the 2016 Ol
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