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  • Tokyo 2020 creates Young Athletes’ project

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    23 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi said after the Commission meeting: “Tokyo 2020’s plans to put the athletes first and ensure athlete-oriented Games are very much on track. Among the items on today’s agenda was a particular focus on young Japanese athletes. We have decided to create a new 2020 Young Athletes project, which I will have the honour of leading.”“Our aim is to encourage young athletes to set the Tokyo 2020 Games as their goal, and in so doing we hope this will enable them to perform to the best of their abilities and broaden their minds. One of the…
  • Exclusive: Winter Olympics may be back on agenda for Québec joint bid with ... - Insidethegames.biz

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    1 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Exclusive: Winter Olympics may be back on agenda for Québec joint bid with Insidethegames.bizGian Franco Kasper, FIS President ©AFP/Getty Images Québec looks ready to seek a Winter Olympics, perhaps in partnership with Lake Placid, following the changes to the bidding procedure agreed at International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 ...and more »
  • Special Olympics New Jersey Winter Games to open in Vernon - New Jersey Herald

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    31 Jan 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Special Olympics New Jersey Winter Games to open in VernonNew Jersey HeraldMountain Creek Resort President Bill Benneyan was optimistic, noting that the resort has hosted the Winter Games for three decades and that it routinely coincides with rough weather. He added that many athletes likely will begin checking in before the
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  • Tokyo 2020 creates Young Athletes’ project

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi said after the Commission meeting: “Tokyo 2020’s plans to put the athletes first and ensure athlete-oriented Games are very much on track. Among the items on today’s agenda was a particular focus on young Japanese athletes. We have decided to create a new 2020 Young Athletes project, which I will have the honour of leading.”“Our aim is to encourage young athletes to set the Tokyo 2020 Games as their goal, and in so doing we hope this will enable them to perform to the best of their abilities and broaden their minds. One of the…
  • Manuela Di Centa recalls her incredible five medal haul at Lillehammer 1994

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    At the age of four, Manuela Di Centa was given a pair of red wooden skis made for her by her grandfather. She soon exhibited a natural flair on the piste, and by the time she was 17 was already competing for Italy’s national cross country team, making her first appearance at the Winter Games in Sarajevo 1984. Eight years later, at Albertville 1992, she won her first Olympic medal, helping the Italian quartet take bronze in the women’s 4x5km relay. Five star Lillehammer Between 13 and 24 February 1994 at the Winter Games in Lillehammer, Di Centa achieved something quite incredible, as…
  • Pursuing an Olympic dream: From fighting fires and lawsuits to sliding on ice

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Today, Morgan is a fully-fledged member of Team USA’s bobsleigh and skeleton team as well as a legal assistant at IOC TOP sponsor General Electric (GE). Her ultimate “end goal” – a ticket to the next Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018 – requires her to juggle work life with training, something she manages with the help of the Athlete Career Programme (ACP). “An athlete had told me that there’s this programme that allows athletes to train and work and fund their careers, with their training being the most important thing,” explains Morgan. “I was looking then for the…
  • Olympic Highlights

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:57 am
    IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT IOC President Thomas Bach was in Doha this last weekend for the 24th Men’s World Handball Championships upon the invitation of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, an IOC member and President of the Qatari NOC. The IOC President was welcomed by the President of the International Handball Federation (IHF), Hassan Moustafa, at a match between Qatar and Chile. The next day he had also a meeting with the Emir of Qatar. President Bach met Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, an IOC member and President of the Association of the National Olympic Committees…
  • Lindsey Vonn surges to the summit of women’s skiing

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    Monday 19 January 2015 will henceforth and forever be regarded as one of the most important dates in the remarkable career of Lindsey Vonn. By registering her 21st super-G triumph on the Olympia delle Tofane course in Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA), just one day after achieving her 32nd downhill win, the American skier broke Austrian legend Annemarie Moser-Pröll’s record of 62 FIS World Cup victories, set back in the 1970s. She had already equalled that record the previous day, but her latest win meant she could now claim to be the most successful women’s skier of all time, and she was…
 
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  • Exclusive: Winter Olympics may be back on agenda for Québec joint bid with ... - Insidethegames.biz

    1 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Exclusive: Winter Olympics may be back on agenda for Québec joint bid with Insidethegames.bizGian Franco Kasper, FIS President ©AFP/Getty Images Québec looks ready to seek a Winter Olympics, perhaps in partnership with Lake Placid, following the changes to the bidding procedure agreed at International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 ...and more »
  • Special Olympics New Jersey Winter Games to open in Vernon - New Jersey Herald

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Special Olympics New Jersey Winter Games to open in VernonNew Jersey HeraldVERNON — The 2015 Special Olympics New Jersey Winter Games are scheduled to begin Monday night, as in past years, with an opening ceremony at Mountain Creek. It remains to be seen whether an impending snowstorm, expected to drop a foot or more ...
  • China running against light competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics - Los Angeles Times

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    Los Angeles TimesChina running against light competition for the 2022 Winter OlympicsLos Angeles TimesAt first glance, Beijing's quest to host the 2022 Winter Olympics may sound, well, a bit quixotic. After all, the city's skies are notoriously smoggy, its main proposed ski venue is a five-hour drive northwest of the city center, and the mountains Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growthNewsOK.comall 61 news articles »
  • Oops: How a Navy ship ran aground during the 2014 Winter Olympics - Washington Post

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Washington PostOops: How a Navy ship ran aground during the 2014 Winter OlympicsWashington PostWith the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, looming last year, the U.S. Navy deployed two ships nearby in the Black Sea that could respond if catastrophe struck. Terrorism threats were percolating: Two recent bombings in the Russian city of Volgograd
  • Preschool hosts 12th annual 'Winter Olympics' - News 12 Bronx (registration)

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    Preschool hosts 12th annual 'Winter Olympics'News 12 Bronx (registration)One-hundred preschool students at the New York Institute for Special Education's "readiness program" competed in winter-themed contests. The activities ranged from hockey to snowball fights with crumpled paper, and all were aimed at improving different ...and more »
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  • Special Olympics New Jersey Winter Games to open in Vernon - New Jersey Herald

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Special Olympics New Jersey Winter Games to open in VernonNew Jersey HeraldMountain Creek Resort President Bill Benneyan was optimistic, noting that the resort has hosted the Winter Games for three decades and that it routinely coincides with rough weather. He added that many athletes likely will begin checking in before the
  • Over 200 athletes head to Jackson to Winter Games - Casper Journal

    31 Jan 2015 | 11:19 am
    Oil CityOver 200 athletes head to Jackson to Winter GamesCasper JournalOver 200 Special Olympics athletes, 19 Unified Sports Partners and 140 coaches from throughout Wyoming will travel to Jackson for the 2015 Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games starting on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Athletes will compete in alpine skiing, ...Over two hundred athletes head to Jackson for Wyoming Winter GamesOil CitySpecial Olympics Athletes Find Joy, Confidence on the SlopesSchool News NetworkSpecial Olympics Ontario Winter Games go out with a bang (PHOTOS)Bay Todayall 6 news articles »
  • Hottest Winter X Games Athletes [SLIDESHOW] - Daily Caller

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    Daily CallerHottest Winter X Games Athletes [SLIDESHOW]Daily CallerKnock yourselves out. Especially #10, Silje Norendal who just won women's slopestyle for the second time in Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado this month. Even more impressive than their looks is watching them in the games. I would break every bone in ...
  • Special Olympics Kentucky holds Winter Games at Perfect North Slopes - WCPO

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:23 pm
    WCPOSpecial Olympics Kentucky holds Winter Games at Perfect North SlopesWCPO"Persons with intellectual disabilities are just like me," says Trish Mazzoni, CEO of Special Olympics Kentucky. "We're all the same and we all want the same things." With ski poles in hand, athletes learn how to finish – whether they win, lose, stand
  • 500 athletes compete at winter Special Olympics - Daily Bulldog

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Daily Bulldog500 athletes compete at winter Special OlympicsDaily BulldogLighting the Flame of Hope at Monday's winter Special Olympics at Sugarloaf are the youngest Special Olympian competing, Deshawna Averill, 9, of Boothbay, and the oldest athlete to compete, James Reed, 72, of Corinth, with Lt. Tom Harriman of the Heart, Spirit and Energy at Special Olympics Maine Winter GamesWABIall 39 news articles »
 
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