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Disturbing doping report will shake sport: WADA

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 2 (IANS) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief Craig Reedie has said new accusations of mass doping in athletics will shake the foundation of clean sport. Reedie said at an International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting here on Sunday that the numbers involved in new allegations had shocked him, reports news.com.au. WADA said in a statement that it was very alarm...

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IOC elects members of Ethics Commission

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 2 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected the members of its Ethics Commission during the 128th session, a media report said. The election during the session on Saturday finalises the successful implementation of recommendations 30 to 32 of Olympic Agenda 2020, just less than eight months since its unanimous approval last December, Xinhua news agenc...

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Beijing displays the trust needed by IOC: Rio organisers

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 1 (IANS) The organisers for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games has said Beijing displays the trust needed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) so as to be awarded the 2022 Winter Games, and Rio is willing to share experience with the Chinese capital in the future. Beijing beat Kazakhsatan city Almaty, the only other contender, in the IOC vote held in Kuala ...

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid team hosts reception

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 1 (IANS) The Beijing 2022 Olympics bid team hosted a reception at the Shangri-La hotel here just after the Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Games. Beijing beat Almaty, Kazakstan by 44 votes to 40 on Friday at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session to become the first city to host both summer and winter Olympics, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

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Rio readies festivities for one-year Olympic countdown

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 1 (IANS) Rio 2016 organisers have outlined plans for nine days of intense activity as the city steps up preparations for the first Olympics in South America. From August 1 to 9, the city will host three Olympic test events, a glitzy celebration to mark the one-year-out milestone and a cultural fair organised by the city government, according to Rio2016.com, Xinhua rep...

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Beijing displays trust needed by IOC: Rio organisers

Rio de Janerio, Aug 1 (IANS) The organisers of Rio 2016 Olympic Games said Beijing displays the trust needed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) so as to be awarded the 2022 Winter Games. The games' organisers also said that Rio is willing to share experience with Beijing in the future, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Beijing beaten Kazakhsatan city Almaty, the ...

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Rights violations in China ignored by IOC: Tibet NGO

Dharamsala, July 31 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ignored human rights violations in China by selecting Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, a Tibet NGO said on Friday. The IOC has sent the wrong message... China wants the world to ignore its deteriorating human rights situation and be impressed by Chinese can-do pragmatism instead. That's exactly what th...

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Beijing chosen to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Kuala Lumpur, July 31 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing which hosted an exceptional Summer Games in 2008 and promises to do even better this time. Beijing won 44 nods against Almaty's 40 in the IOC voting with one abstention, becoming the first ever city to host both summer and winter Olympics, reports Xinhua. I...

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Beijing chosen to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Kuala Lumpur, July 31 (IANS) Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games ahead of Almaty at the 28th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session here on Friday. Beijing, which beat Almaty by 44 votes to 40 with one abstention, will become the first city to host both a summer and winter Games. The Chinese capital hosted the 2008 Olympics, BBC reported. The secret ...

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Brasov, Lausanne compete for 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

Kuala Lumpur, July 31 (IANS) Brasov in Romania and Lausanne in Switzerland are competing for the right to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) by pitching their strengths in their presentations at the 128th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here on Friday. In Brasov's presentation, Alin Petrache, president of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee, said th...

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Almaty, Beijing deliver 2022 Winter Games presentations

Kuala Lumpur, July 31 (IANS) The delegations from Almaty and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games held their scheduled presentation at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session here on Friday. Almaty 2022 started its presentation with a video showing the beautiful and snowing scene of Almaty, which means the place where the apples grow, reports Xinhua. Kazakhstan is wh...

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Japan accused of stealing emblem for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) A Belgian designer has accused Japanese organisers of the 2020 Summer Olympics of plagiarism, a media report said on Friday. The designer said the emblem of the Tokyo Games was similar to the one he designed for a theatre in the east of Belgium, TASS quoted Kyodo as saying. Olivier Debie, a Belgium-based designer, expressed surprise on social media that the ...

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Beijing-Zhangjiakou aim for top presentation for 2022 Olympics

Kuala Lumpur, July 30 (IANS) Zhangjiakou, which is bidding jointly with Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics, is developing fast in skiing industry. Mayor Hou Liang said on Thursday that the Hebei city had been training coaches to meet the need of the rapid development, reports Xinhua. There are currently about 20,000 people engaged in skiing industry, including 400 coaches. We h...

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China's Yao Ming, Song Andong weigh in for Olympics 2022 bid

Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) With two days to go before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decides on the 2022 Winter Olympics host city, Yao Ming and Song Andong, the two best known Chinese sportsmen, said they can't wait for the result. I was very excited. It's a dream of any athlete to compete in Olympics and it's a special honour doing that in your home country and the city yo...

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Rio 2016 Olympics face pollution challenges: IOC

Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where sailing competitions will be held, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said here on Wednesday. In recent months many concerns have been voiced over the safety of sailors competing on Guanabara Bay due to the high pollution level, especially after...

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IOC not worried about USOC decision to change 2024 bid city

Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said here on Wednesday that he is not worried that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) withdrew Boston from the 2024 Olympic bid in order to pursue another potential American city. We're not concerned at all because for us the situation has not changed, Bach said following the second day of th...

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Kazakhstan banks on Olympics for development

Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) A successful bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics will help develop Kazakhstan, said Denis Ten, ambassador of the Olympic Bidding Committee of Almaty 2022, here on Wednesday. The Olympics has a global mission. It is one of the greatest inventions of the people. As our country is still very young, still very progressive, the Olympics is the key for our future deve...

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Innovation, increased gender balance at 2018 Youth Olympics

Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has approved the event programme for the third Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) set to take place in Buenos Aires in 2018. The programme sees even more of the popular innovations that have become synonymous with the event and an increased gender balance. Joining the programme for the first time in 2018...

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Chinese people wish Beijing success in Olympics bid

Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Ordinary Chinese people expect Beijing to be the front-runner in the two-city race for the 2022 Winter Olympics ahead of the final vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Li Maocuo, 22, a Tibetan walker from Duoba plateau training base in northwest China's Qinghai Province, predicted that the Chinese capital would defeat Almaty in Friday's vote in Kuala...

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2020 Tokyo Olympics emblem unveiled

Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Five years to the day before the opening ceremony, organisers unveiled the emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games here. Designed by Japanese artist Kenjiro Sato, the emblem is based on 'T', standing for Tokyo, tomorrow, and team. It symbolises the power of unity as the world comes together for the Games in 2020 to experience the joy of uniting, repor...

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