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  1. Tokyo: Work to build Olympic venues running smoothly The site of the Olympic Aquatics Center for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo’s Koto Ward on Feb. 6 (Tatsuya Shimada) The Canoe Slalom Course for the 2020 Olympics is under construction in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward on Feb. 6. (Tatsuya Shimada) Up to 20 percent of construction work has been completed as scheduled on four venues--with a total price tag of 130.5 billion yen ($1.2 billion)--for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, officials said. The four sites are: the Olympic Aqua
  2. Czech NOC President Jiří Kejval elected as new IOC Member The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected Jiří Kejval as a new Member, while Nenad Lalovic was elected to the Executive Board (EB) and Zaiqing Yu was re-elected as EB Vice-President during the IOC Session today. President of the Czech National Olympic Committee (NOC) since 2012 and a member of the IOC’s Marketing Commission, Jiří Kejval was elected as an Independent Individual for an eight-year term of office. ... https://www.olympic.org/news/czech-noc-president-jiri-kejval-elected-as-new-ioc-member
  3. Paris 2024 to start week earlier than planned after IOC approve date change https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1061155/paris-2024-to-start-week-earlier-than-planned-after-ioc-approve-date-change
  4. Formula 1 announces new schedule for 2018 races Formula 1 chiefs have confirmed that there will be a shake-up of the weekend schedule this year, as predicted by Motorsport.com last week, with many European races now starting at 3.10pm. As Liberty sets about its overhaul of grand prix racing, it has announced the biggest shake-up in the F1 schedule for years. As reported last week, the entire weekend's timetable for European races is being shifted back in a bid to help attract a larger television audience. Furthermore, the races will now start 10 minutes past the hour t
  5. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Monday (29 January) that it is maintaining the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC). However, in recognition of the progress made by the RPC in improving its anti-doping activities, it will allow eligible Russian Para athletes who meet strict conditions to compete in five sports under the name Neutral Paralympic Athlete (NPA) at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. The IPC Governing Board decided to maintain the suspension after receiving an update on Saturday (27 January) from the IPC Taskforce responsible
  6. Morocco 2026 unveil bid team and logo with just over four months until FIFA select World Cup host https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1060510/morocco-2026-unveil-bid-team-and-logo-with-just-over-four-months-until-fifa-select-world-cup-host
  7. Sapporo 'ready now' for 2026 Winter Games: Japan Olympic chief TOKYO: The Japanese city of Sapporo would not need to construct a single competition venue in a potential bid to host the 2026 Winter Games, Japan's top Olympic official said Friday (Jan 19). Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) president Tsunekazu Takeda said the snow-swept northern city could make use of existing venues from the 1972 Winter Olympics it staged, and the 1998 Games in Nagano - about 1,000km southwest of Sapporo - if it formally joins the bid race. "It's ready to go," Taked
  8. Williams signs Sergey Sirotkin for 2018 season to partner Lance Stroll, Robert Kubica named the reserve and development drive http://www.williamsf1.com/racing/news/2018/01/williamsmartiniracingannouncesrobertkubicaas2018reserveanddevelopmentdriver
  9. Tokyo 2020 JAPAN HOUSE https://tokyo2020.jp/en/special/pyeongchang-to-tokyo/japanhouse/
  10. Pyeongchang 2018: Russia remains banned from Winter Paralympics A final decision on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics will be taken in January after the International Paralympic Committee upheld the ban on Tuesday. Russia was banned from all Paralympic competition by the IPC in August 2016 after revelations of systematic doping. The IPC governing board said on Tuesday there were still five key measures to be met before Russia's reinstatement. The Winter Paralympics begin in South Korea on 9 March, 2018. In December 2016, the IPC created an
  11. Filmmaker Yamazaki likely to direct 2020 Tokyo Olympic ceremonies TOKYO The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is planning to appoint film director Takashi Yamazaki among others to direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 sports events, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. Yamazaki, 53, best known for his film series "Always -- Sunset on Third Street," is expected to play a key role in creating the format and stories for the ceremonies, the sources said. Yamasaki's "Always" depicts life in a close-knit Tokyo neighbo
  12. Medals to be awarded at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Parlympics were unveiled Monday, with a nod to the Korean culture and traditions. The competition's organizing committee said the Paralympics medals are based on the same design principles of the medals for the Winter Olympics, in that both have been inspired by the Korean culture and its alphabet, hangeul. Lee Suk-woo, a South Korean industrial designer who designed the Olympic medals, also produced the Paralympic medals. The Paralympics will take place from March 9 to 18. This photo provided by the organizing commi
  13. IOC MEDIA‏ IOC suspends Russian NOC and creates a path for clean individual athletes to compete in @PyeongChang2018 under the Olympic Flag https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-suspends-russian-noc-and-creates-a-path-for-clean-individual-athletes-to-compete-in-pyeongchang-2018-under-the-olympic-flag
  14. FIFA World Cup‏ Introducing the official #WorldCup poster for Russia 2018!
  15. Final GP of the Season Final Driver's champ Standing
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