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Austrian president announces opening of Special Olympics World Winter Games

AUSTRIAN President Alexander Van der Bellen declared the opening of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 here on Saturday. Against the rain, the opening ceremony became a spectacular show at the ...

March 19, 2017, Sunday


Fredericks leaves 2024 Games bid role

IOC member Frank Fredericks has stepped down from his role overseeing the 2024 Olympic bidding process after a US$300,000 payment from a banned track official was revealed. “Paris and Los Angeles are ...

March 8, 2017, Wednesday


Budapest okays withdrawal of bid for 2024 Games

THE Budapest City Council approved a motion yesterday to abandon its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after a referendum push last month forced the government to withdraw its support. A vote in the ...

March 2, 2017, Thursday


Pyeongchang begins countdown

THE one-year countdown to the Pyeongchang Games began yesterday with Kim Yu-na revealing the Olympic torch and organizers opening online ticket reservations. South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn ...

February 10, 2017, Friday


JOC president questioned over Tokyo bid payment

Tokyo prosecutors have questioned the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee over allegations that dubious payments were made by the bid team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tsunekazu Takeda said that ...

February 9, 2017, Thursday


Medals for 2020 Games to be made of recycled metal

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say metal from discarded electronic devices will be used in the production of the medals that will be awarded to athletes....

February 2, 2017, Thursday


Russia stripped of London relay silver over doping

RUSSIA’S 4x400-meter women’s relay team was stripped of its London 2012 silver medal yesterday after the IOC named one of its athletes as a doping cheat. Using new technology the International Olympic ...

February 2, 2017, Thursday


Looking forward to 2022 Games

China’s President Xi Jinping (left) and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach examine the Beijing 2022 original announcement paper during a visit to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, yesterday. Xi pledged to make the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games a “remarkable, extraordinary and excellent event.” China will prepare and host the Games in a green, sharing, open and clean-fingered manner, Xi said, adding China will take the 2022 Olympics as an opportunity to facilitate the nation’s competitive sports and mass sports....

January 19, 2017, Thursday


Drugs shame of Beijing athletes who won gold

THREE Chinese female weightlifters who won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have been disqualified following a re-analysis of their drug tests, the International Olympic Committee said. Cao Lei, the ...

January 14, 2017, Saturday


Russia hits out at NYT doping ‘conspiracy’ report

RUSSIA yesterday blasted a report in The New York Times that officials have acknowledged a massive sports doping conspiracy, reiterating claims there was no government involvement. The New York Times ...

December 29, 2016, Thursday


 

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