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  1. Feb 2010, according this: http://olympic-museum.de/o-reports/report2008.htm no much information available
  2. Brazil, Germany and Russia have all formally bid to host the Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2013, the last tournament to be staged before it makes way for the sport's Olympic debut at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The interest in the event, which will feature 24 men's and 16 women's teams playing over three days of competition, from countries not among the traditional group of rugby nations is proof that the sport's inclusion in the Olympics is already having a positive effect, officials from the International Rugby Board (IRB) claim. Bernard Lapasset, the President of the IRB, said: "This announcement means that the tournament is guaranteed to break new ground as it will be hosted by a new territory, demonstrating rugby sevens' growing global appeal. "With the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 to look forward to, rugby sevens is certainly on a high. "The fact that three new nations from South America and Europe are committed to tendering for Rugby World Cup Sevens is a further representation of the global prestige and growth of a tournament that is a major event on the sporting calendar and one that is cost-effective to host." Brazil will start as the early favourites to host an event that would be an ideal dress rehearsal for the Olympics. Its women's team qualified for this year's World Cup in Dubai - the first time a side from Brazil of either sex had reached a major tournament - and with the Brazilian Rugby Union having secured funding from the Government since Rio was awarded the Olympics and sevens was introduced into the Games the sport is set for further major development. The number of clubs in the country has already doubled from 30 to 60 in the two months since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Copenhagen. The host country for World Cup will be selected by the IRB's ruling Council at its meeting in May 2010. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
  3. 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
  4. somewhat exotic but its nice
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. cool indded, any difference among the LA84 socks?
  9. 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
  10. I understand your point of view and agree that Europe would host the WC, IMO in 2018
  11. 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
  12. WADA’s Executive Committee approved harmonized protocols and operating guidelines for the Athlete Biological Passport. These protocols and guidelines, which take effect immediately, will provide anti-doping organizations worldwide with a robust and harmonized framework to implement this promising strategy in their fight against doping in sport. The fundamental principle of the Athlete Biological Passport is based on the monitoring of an athlete’s biological variables over time to facilitate indirect detection of doping on a longitudinal basis, rather than on the traditional direct detection of doping. Abnormal variations can lead to the pursuit of anti-doping rule violations or to targeted testing when appropriate. The establishment of the Athlete Biological Passport Operating Guidelines allows for a harmonization in the results of monitored variables within the Athlete Biological Passport, ensuring both legal and scientific fortitude. WADA’s Athlete Biological Passport concept does not undermine the validity or efficacy of any existing longitudinal profiling program that an anti-doping organization may currently operate. Rather, WADA’s Athlete Biological Passport Model is intended to equip anti-doping organizations with a robust and harmonized framework for pursuing anti-doping rule violations in accordance with Article 2.2. of the Code (Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method) and support intelligent, targeted testing. http://www.wada-ama.org/en/News-Center/Art...gical-Passport/
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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