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  • Launch of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme 2015/2016

    International Olympic Committee : News
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Main objective To promote advanced research with a humanities or social sciences perspective by established researchers in priority fields of research, which are identified annually by the IOC. For the 2015/2016 edition, a list of eighteen priority fields of research has been identified dealing with key IOC activity areas. Who is eligible to apply? All university professors, lecturers and research fellows who have completed their doctorate, and who currently hold an academic or research appointment covering the period of the grant. Selection Committee The Grant Programme Selection Committee…
  • Beijing will land 2022 Winter Games, but Borat as torchbearer makes Almaty my ... - Real Aspen

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    31 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Real AspenBeijing will land 2022 Winter Games, but Borat as torchbearer makes Almaty my Real AspenColorado voters loudly sent that message to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) more than 40 years ago when voters rejected public financing for the 1976 Denver Winter Olympics, which had already been awarded. Colorado remains the only place to ...Debate Continues over Benefits of Hosting 2022 Winter OlympicsAstana TimesSky-high costs scaring off future Olympic biddersBuenos Aires Herald2022 Olympic Bidding a "Crisis" for Journalists, IOCAround the Rings (subscription)all 5…
  • Adriana Cohen: Apple CEO's courage should inspire youth - Boston Herald

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    31 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Boston HeraldAdriana Cohen: Apple CEO's courage should inspire youthBoston HeraldIt reminded me of the controversy during the Winter Olympics when gay athletes were told to hide their sexuality in Russia or risk being arrested. Again, insane. Despite any backlash Apple may face on the business side dealing with intolerant foreign ...Politician: Ban Gay Apple Boss From Russia: He'll Bring 'Ebola Virus, Aids or Breitbart Newsall 2,273 news articles »
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    International Olympic Committee : News

  • Launch of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme 2015/2016

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Main objective To promote advanced research with a humanities or social sciences perspective by established researchers in priority fields of research, which are identified annually by the IOC. For the 2015/2016 edition, a list of eighteen priority fields of research has been identified dealing with key IOC activity areas. Who is eligible to apply? All university professors, lecturers and research fellows who have completed their doctorate, and who currently hold an academic or research appointment covering the period of the grant. Selection Committee The Grant Programme Selection Committee…
  • Nanjing 2014: Champions of the future right on target in the men’s shooting

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Sharpshooting Korostylov bags gold Ukraine’s Pavlo Korostylov was a picture of concentration as he won the men’s 10m air pistol final. Shrugging off the many distractions around him, which included music, cheering from the stands and the presence of IOC President Thomas Bach, he maintained his focus to shoot his way to gold with a score of 203.4. Finishing more than three points behind him in second was Republic of Korea’s Kim Cheongyong, with France’s Edouard Dortomb coming in 24.8 points adrift of the winner. “Today I shot just like I do in training, like I did at the European…
  • Learning and sharing in Nanjing

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    Located in the heart of the Youth Olympic Village, the Athlete Role Models were on hand to share their experiences and help guide the young athletes. Equestrian show jumper Samantha Lam from Hong Kong, China explained: “I’m here so that the young athletes can come and talk to me, ask any question they want about our experience, and to offer tips to help them in their careers. I think it’s really helpful for them.” A huge range of topics were covered, ranging from injury prevention and career management to the risks of doping and illegal betting. According to Philippe Furrer, head of…
  • IOC statement on the death of South African Olympian Mbulaeni Mulaudzi

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    "Our sympathies go to his family and friends, and to the whole sports family of the rainbow nation of South Africa. Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was a true Olympian and a fine athlete. A World Champion, he always showed huge commitment to his craft," said the President of the IOC, Thomas Bach. "He proudly represented his new nation around the world, and at home his successes inspired a new generation of young people to take up sport. He will be missed by the Olympic family." Mulaudzi, who was killed in a car crash on his way to a Johannesburg athletics meeting, was South Africa's flag bearer at the…
  • Swift response from NOC of Sierra Leone aids fight against Ebola

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    An official from the UK Joint Ebola Task Force said hundreds of lives could potentially be saved as a result of the swift approval by the NOC, coordinated by the IOC, to allow work to begin on the site at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET). Earlier this year, the Sierra Leone NOC started work at the college on its Olympic Africa project to develop sporting infrastructure in the country. The project includes a 400-metre athletics track, football pitch and facilities for other Olympic sports such as tennis, volleyball, basketball and aquatics. The UK Government has…
 
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  • Beijing will land 2022 Winter Games, but Borat as torchbearer makes Almaty my ... - Real Aspen

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Real AspenBeijing will land 2022 Winter Games, but Borat as torchbearer makes Almaty my Real AspenColorado voters loudly sent that message to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) more than 40 years ago when voters rejected public financing for the 1976 Denver Winter Olympics, which had already been awarded. Colorado remains the only place to ...Debate Continues over Benefits of Hosting 2022 Winter OlympicsAstana TimesSky-high costs scaring off future Olympic biddersBuenos Aires Herald2022 Olympic Bidding a "Crisis" for Journalists, IOCAround the Rings (subscription)all 5…
  • Winter Olympic gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold gears up for winter season - ITV News

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    ITV NewsWinter Olympic gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold gears up for winter seasonITV NewsLizzy Yarnold shot to fame when she became the only British athlete to win gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The skeleton bob slider took time a bit of time out to enjoy her success, but is now back in Bath and training for further glory. The 25-year
  • Plot for shared Scandi Winter Olympic bid - The Local.se

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    The Local.sePlot for shared Scandi Winter Olympic bidThe Local.seNorwegian sports officials have said they want to co-host the winter Olympics with Sweden in 2026. But there has so far been no official response from Sweden. Tromdheim in Norway could pair up with Åre in western Sweden to bring the Winter Olympic ...Norway, Sweden may co-host 2026 OlympicsThe Local.noJoint Norway-Sweden 2026 Olympic Bid SuggestedGamesBids.comall 4 news articles »
  • Is Queenstown poised to bid for Winter Olympics? - TVNZ

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Is Queenstown poised to bid for Winter Olympics?TVNZMr McGechan has completed a preliminary study, and says the costs come down to seven facilities: five ice rink venues, one sliding venue and a ski jump facility. He proposes the two required games villages, one in a major city, and one mountain village ...Call for Queenstown to bid for 2026 Winter OlympicsScene Queenstownall 2 news articles »
  • Pyeongchang says it will be ready for 2018 Winter Olympics - Los Angeles Times

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    NBCSports.comPyeongchang says it will be ready for 2018 Winter OlympicsLos Angeles TimesOrganizers for the 2018 Winter Olympics have broken ground on a $125-million speed-skating rink and say they are on track to complete all six of their new venues by early 2017. In addition to the facilities under construction, South Korea will make use Pyeongchang organizers: 2018 Winter Olympics venues on trackSI.comYuna Kim named Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic honorary ambassadorNBCSports.comWork on final 2018 Olympic venue underway in PyeongchangReutersFresno Beeall 57 news articles »
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  • Adriana Cohen: Apple CEO's courage should inspire youth - Boston Herald

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Boston HeraldAdriana Cohen: Apple CEO's courage should inspire youthBoston HeraldIt reminded me of the controversy during the Winter Olympics when gay athletes were told to hide their sexuality in Russia or risk being arrested. Again, insane. Despite any backlash Apple may face on the business side dealing with intolerant foreign ...Politician: Ban Gay Apple Boss From Russia: He'll Bring 'Ebola Virus, Aids or Breitbart Newsall 2,273 news articles »
  • Utah hosts two speed skating events - The Park Record

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Utah hosts two speed skating eventsThe Park RecordRace officials anticipate a field of 175 international short track speed skating athletes representing up to 24 countries. Friday will be a day of qualifiers doors ... The Apolo Ohno Invitational marks the return of Ohno and short track speed skating and more »
  • Ski Affair to honor Olympians, Deer Valley exec - The Park Record

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Ski Affair to honor Olympians, Deer Valley execThe Park Record"Every four years, we honor the Olympians and Paralympians in the Intermountain area (Utah, Idaho and Wyoming) that are awarded medals in the Winter Olympics," said Barbara Yamada, the chair of the 40-member advisory board for the Ski Affair. This year
  • Microsoft and Special Olympics: Scoring a 'game-changing' partnership ... - Redmond Reporter

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Microsoft and Special Olympics: Scoring a 'game-changing' partnership Redmond ReporterBig upcoming events are the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles and the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. Lisa Brummel, Microsoft's vice president of human resources, said this relationship ties in with the company's ... Monday's match featured and more »
  • Film Fest Showcases Mountain Culture - Flathead Beacon

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Film Fest Showcases Mountain CultureFlathead BeaconIn its sixth year, the upcoming Whitefish Mountain Films features a full night of films, with different titles premiering at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, where a slate of filmmakers and professional athletes, including emcee Braden “Pep” Fujas
 
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