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17 hours ago
Youth Olympics kick off in Norway

Lillehammer (Norway), Feb 13 (IANS) With a story about the spark of enthusiasm as a symbol for inspiration, passion and creativity, Norway kicked off the opening ceremony of the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in its central city here. About 15,000 spectators braved bone-chilling cold in the evening to participate in the ceremony at the Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena on Friday, the ...

17 hours ago
Zika not a threat to Olympics: Rio mayor

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 13 (IANS) Rio's mayor Eduardo Paes has insisted that the zika virus is not a threat to the 2016 Olympic Games, which will be held in the city in August. In the re-inauguration of the Maria Lenk Water Park, which got a facelift for the Olympics, Mayor Paes commented on the zika virus situation, which has raised some controversy over the actual risk of holding the Games...

18 hours ago
Experience will help China host successful Winter Olympics: IOC chief

Lillehammer, Norway, Feb 13 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said that China's experience in organizing the 2008 Olympics will make its 2022 Winter Olympics a great success. China has great experience in organizing Olympic Games. With the brilliant 2008 Games in Beijing, I think this experience will help China a lot and we'll see a great success, Bac...

5 days ago
Olympic movement shows support for Rio 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 8 (IANS) With Brazil currently in recession, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Monday said stakeholders will cooperate with each other to help the 2016 Rio Games achieve a balanced budget. The Olympic movement will show solidarity with the Brazilians in order to achieve a balanced budget, which will then serve as a solid foundation for the...

6 days ago
Disappointed, hurt that squash not part of Olympics: Dipika Pallikal

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) With squash failing in three consecutive bids since 2005 to become part of the Olympic programme, Indian star Dipika Pallikal expressed her disappointment on Sunday and said she and other top players are hurt the sport hasn't got deserving place in the quadrennial Games. Squash was kept among eight sports short-listed for possible inclusion at the 2020 Olympics in To...

11 days ago
Rio 2016 hope Zika decline in time, suggest to close window

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3 (IANS) One day after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an international emergency over the Zika virus, Rio 2016 organising committee believed the problem will clear up in time for the Games and suggested athletes and tourists to close window. The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus outbreak in some countries of the Americas, notably Brazil, has been linked to cas...

11 days ago
Rio 2016 hope Zika decline in time, suggest to close window

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3 (IANS) One day after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an international emergency over the Zika virus, Rio 2016 organising committee believed the problem will clear up in time for the Games and suggested athletes and tourists to close window. The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus outbreak in some countries of the Americas, notably Brazil, has been linked to cas...

11 days ago
Rio 2016 hope Zika decline in time, suggest to close window

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3 (IANS) One day after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an international emergency over the Zika virus, Rio 2016 organising committee believed the problem will clear up in time for the Games and suggested athletes and tourists to close window. The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus outbreak in some countries of the Americas, notably Brazil, has been linked to cas...

11 days ago
Rio 2016 hope Zika decline in time, suggest to close window

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3 (IANS) One day after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an international emergency over the Zika virus, Rio 2016 organising committee believed the problem will clear up in time for the Games and suggested athletes and tourists to close window. The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus outbreak in some countries of the Americas, notably Brazil, has been linked to cas...

11 days ago
Rio 2016 hope Zika decline in time, suggest to close window

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3 (IANS) One day after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an international emergency over the Zika virus, Rio 2016 organising committee believed the problem will clear up in time for the Games and suggested athletes and tourists to close window. The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus outbreak in some countries of the Americas, notably Brazil, has been linked to cas...

11 days ago
Rio 2016 hope Zika decline in time, suggest to close window

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3 (IANS) One day after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an international emergency over the Zika virus, Rio 2016 organising committee believed the problem will clear up in time for the Games and suggested athletes and tourists to close window. The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus outbreak in some countries of the Americas, notably Brazil, has been linked to cas...

11 days ago
Rio 2016 hope Zika decline in time, suggest to close window

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3 (IANS) One day after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an international emergency over the Zika virus, Rio 2016 organising committee believed the problem will clear up in time for the Games and suggested athletes and tourists to close window. The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus outbreak in some countries of the Americas, notably Brazil, has been linked to cas...

1 month ago
Leaders reveal feet of clay as convulsions hit top sports bodies

Neew Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The world of sport is in for a major upheaval in the New Year. The two universally popular events, football and athletics, and the most liked sport in the Commonwealth countries, cricket, are going through convulsions as the year is about to ring out. Had anyone thought at the beginning of the year that the two most powerful men of football, Sepp Blatter and Mic...

1 month ago
New Zealand, Spain hockey teams invited to 2016 Olympics

Lausanne, Dec 17 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday confirmed that Spain women's team and New Zealand men's team have been invited to participate in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games following the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee's (Sascoc) decision to reject invitations for South Africa's men's and women's hockey teams. This decision is in line...

2 months ago
Rome presents logo for 2024 Olympics bid

Rome, Dec 14 (IANS) Italian capital Rome on Monday officially presented the logo for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics. The logo features the Colosseum -- Rome's ancient stone amphitheatre -- in the red, white and green of the Italian flag which fades into a running track, reports Xinhua. The logo for the 2024 Olympics is red, white and green because this is not a bid of Rome but...

2 months ago
Rio Olympics president says venues are 80 percent ready

Rio de Janeior, Dec 11 (IANS) Carlos Nuzman, who heads the Organising Committee of the 2016 Rio Olympics, has stated that almost 80 percent of the the venues are complete. The venues will be delivered without any problems. They are now almost 80 percent ready, which few cities in the world have accomplished, Nuzman said on Thursday, reports Xinhua. Nuzman and Rio 2016 CEO, Sidney...

2 months ago
Rio 2016 president says venues 80 percent ready

Rio De Janeiro, Dec 11 (IANS) The president of the organising committee of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Carlos Nuzman, stated on Thursday that almost 80 percent of the construction of the venues were complete. The venues will be delivered without any problems. They are now almost 80 percent ready, which few cities in the world have accomplished, stated Nuzman in an interview Brazilian new...

2 months ago
Three refugees expected to qualify for 2016 Olympics

Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 10 (IANS) Three refugee athletes who have fled their homes are expected to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced. Three refugees identified are a swimmer from Syria now in Germany, a Congolese judoka in Brazil and an Iranian taekwando fighter in Belgium, said Pere Miro, the deputy director general for r...

2 months ago
Malaysia brushes off security fears over squash Worlds

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 4 (IANS) Malaysia has brushed off security concerns over an upcoming international squash tournament following reports that the event might be postponed or cancelled on safety grounds. Certain sections of the media reported on Friday that the Women's World Championships to be held here next week is currently subject to doubt following a warning from the tournament's mai...

2 months ago
Athletes endorse 2016 Olympics canoe slalom venue

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 1 (IANS) The Rio 2016 international canoe slalom course won widespread praise from athletes after the completion of the sport's official Olympic test event. It's already my favorite course. For me, it's the best in the world, Brazilian canoeist Ana Satila told Rio2016.com on on Monday. Satila, who finished sixth in the K1 women's final, said the test event all...

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