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  • Cycling ace Gray swaps sickbed for podium

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    19 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    The Australian cyclist had fallen ill on the eve of the Los Angeles Games and, as he fought to recover, it appeared doubtful that he would be in a fit state to participate at all, let alone mount a credible medal challenge. Four years earlier at the Amsterdam Games, despite never having competed in the event previously, Gray won bronze in the track time trial to become Australia's first ever Olympic cycling medallist. In Los Angeles, as the only cyclist chosen in Australia's 12-person team, he was selected to compete in the same event once again, and, prior to his illness, harboured high…
  • IOC satisfied with Beijing's plans for Winter Olympics 2022 - India.com

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    30 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    India.comIOC satisfied with Beijing's plans for Winter Olympics 2022India.com“It was clear that you embraced the spirit and goals of Olympic Agenda 2020. Our visit confirms that Beijing is capable of hosting a successful 2022 Olympic Winter Games,” Alexander Zhukov, the chief of the evaluation commission, was quoted as saying Beijing passes Winter Olympics testXinhuaWinter Olympics inspectors positive following Beijing visitChina PostWhy Kazakhstan capital Almaty is perfect venue for 2022 Winter OlympicsYahoo News UKall 23 news articles »
  • In Boston Olympic Bid Vote, More at Stake Than Games - New York Times

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
    New York TimesIn Boston Olympic Bid Vote, More at Stake Than GamesNew York TimesOn top of that, more snow fell on Boston this winter than ever before, causing the collapse of the public transportation system, a key component of the Olympic bid. Technically, the U.S.O.C. could nominate another American candidate by a ... “No one and more »
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  • Cycling ace Gray swaps sickbed for podium

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    The Australian cyclist had fallen ill on the eve of the Los Angeles Games and, as he fought to recover, it appeared doubtful that he would be in a fit state to participate at all, let alone mount a credible medal challenge. Four years earlier at the Amsterdam Games, despite never having competed in the event previously, Gray won bronze in the track time trial to become Australia's first ever Olympic cycling medallist. In Los Angeles, as the only cyclist chosen in Australia's 12-person team, he was selected to compete in the same event once again, and, prior to his illness, harboured high…
  • Sport up your life!

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    The IOC has several resources available including the IOC Athlete Career Programme, focusing on education, life skills and employment options which you can find out more about here.  To find a career that suits you, take Sport Up Your Life quiz which gives you information on a whole range of careers in sport from nutritionist to coaching and much more. So, what are you waiting for? Where will your skills, interests and talents take you? Whether you are an athlete or a sports fan, still in school or looking for a career change, there are plenty of routes to keep you engaged in sport.
  • Nambu leaps into the record books

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    According to the Official Report, the exceptionally high standard of performance was attributable to numerous factors, ranging from “the fine mental and physical condition of the athletes due to pleasant surroundings in the Olympic Village, the adequate training facilities, favourable weather conditions, excellent Track and Field facilities, and to the enthusias-tic and sportsmanlike attitude of the spectators.” Among the most notable new records established in Los Angeles was the one set in the triple jump jump by Japan’s Chūhei Nambu. Nambu was entered for three events in in 1932,…
  • Los Angeles leaves a legacy

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    “All eyes turned again to the huge tunnel from which, two short weeks previously, had emerged the flower of the youth of forty nations come to celebrate the Gamesof the Xth Olympiad on the shores of the Pacific,” the Official Report recalls. “And, as the first martial notes sounded on the late afternoon air, there marched from the tunnel the same white-clad figure that had appeared on the Opening Day, proudly bearing the banner of Greece, Mother of the Olympic Games.” Then, in the same order as the Opening Ceremony, came the flags and banners of the participating countries. But…
  • IOC Coordination Commission satisfied after fourth visit to PyeongChang

    19 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Staying for the first time in Gangneung – site of the venues for three of the seven Olympic winter sports in 2018 – the Commission’s trip coincided with the signing of PyeongChang 2018’s latest official Tier 1 partner and the first meeting of the Integration Working Group, following its creation last month at the IOC’s Executive Board meeting in Rio de Janeiro. Speaking after the meeting, IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg said, “The PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG), led by President Yang-ho Cho, and its partners have taken a solid step forward this…
 
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  • IOC satisfied with Beijing's plans for Winter Olympics 2022 - India.com

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    India.comIOC satisfied with Beijing's plans for Winter Olympics 2022India.com“It was clear that you embraced the spirit and goals of Olympic Agenda 2020. Our visit confirms that Beijing is capable of hosting a successful 2022 Olympic Winter Games,” Alexander Zhukov, the chief of the evaluation commission, was quoted as saying Beijing passes Winter Olympics testXinhuaWinter Olympics inspectors positive following Beijing visitChina PostWhy Kazakhstan capital Almaty is perfect venue for 2022 Winter OlympicsYahoo News UKall 23 news articles »
  • Thai trio accept Hokkaido town's invite to train for Winter Olympics - The Japan Times

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    The Japan TimesThai trio accept Hokkaido town's invite to train for Winter OlympicsThe Japan TimesSAPPORO – Three young athletes from Thailand are practicing cross-country skiing in the Hokkaido town of Higashikawa and hope they will be picked to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. The Thais, all in their 20s, arrived in ...
  • Can China Promise Blue Skies for 2022 Winter Olympics? - TIME

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    TIMECan China Promise Blue Skies for 2022 Winter Olympics?TIMEWith the 2022 Winter Olympics looming, there are only two significant impediments to China's efforts to host the Games in Beijing: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the notorious smog that chokes the Chinese capital. This isn't the first time China has had to Winter Olympics Inspectors Positive After Beijing VisitABC NewsBeijing's Winter Olympics bid praised by IOC inspectorsSouth China Morning Post (subscription)China holds green energy tests in bid for 2022 Winter OlympicsCCTV-Americaall 192 news articles »
  • IOC urged to back synchronised skating in Winter Olympics - Zee News

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    IOC urged to back synchronised skating in Winter OlympicsZee NewsBut Cinquanta played down fears, saying the ISU was open-minded on how the sport would be implemented at an Olympics. "If the IOC says it is too expensive, then this will be taken away by us, and we will see what is possible to be done by us in order and more »
  • Beijing renews 2022 Winter Olympics air quality assurances - Yahoo News

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    Yahoo NewsBeijing renews 2022 Winter Olympics air quality assurancesYahoo NewsBEIJING (AP) — Leaders of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics said Wednesday the capital's notorious air pollution will be much improved by the time of the games. Related Stories. IOC panel visits bid sites; China fires back on human rights and more »
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  • In Boston Olympic Bid Vote, More at Stake Than Games - New York Times

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
    New York TimesIn Boston Olympic Bid Vote, More at Stake Than GamesNew York TimesOn top of that, more snow fell on Boston this winter than ever before, causing the collapse of the public transportation system, a key component of the Olympic bid. Technically, the U.S.O.C. could nominate another American candidate by a ... “No one and more »
  • Why Kazakhstan capital Almaty is perfect venue for 2022 Winter Olympics - Yahoo News UK

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Yahoo News UKWhy Kazakhstan capital Almaty is perfect venue for 2022 Winter OlympicsYahoo News UKThree more venues are already are under construction for the 2017 Winter Universiade which will see over 2,000 student athletes from more than 50 countries compete. It is precisely because most of our infrastructure is already built that the 2022 Beijing passes Winter Olympics testShanghai Daily (subscription)all 23 news articles »
  • For disabled vets, playing team sports boosts quality of life - Fox News

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    Fox NewsFor disabled vets, playing team sports boosts quality of lifeFox NewsTo test the effect of adaptive sports, 220 disabled veterans were recruited in 2009 and 2010 from the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, U.S. Olympic Committee Warrior Games and National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. Activities ... at and more »
  • ETSU students get a glimpse into the life of an elite athlete - Johnson City Press (subscription)

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Johnson City Press (subscription)ETSU students get a glimpse into the life of an elite athleteJohnson City Press (subscription)The two weighed in on what it takes to reach the level where Clark resides — an athlete who's competed in three world championships and was on the cusp of representing his country at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. When he began his ...
  • 2022 Winter Olympics bid: Plans for paralympic games unveiled - CCTV

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:33 am
    ecns2022 Winter Olympics bid: Plans for paralympic games unveiledCCTVChina only had 10 athletes in last year's Paralympic Games in Sochi, but right now with Beijing bidding, it could greatly boost the winter sports in the country and the officials believe that there definitely will be more athletes in the 2022 Winter Venues introduction in Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bidGlobal TimesAdvantage Almaty: Why Beijing's Olympic Legacy May Not Be a PlusThe Beijinger (blog)Beijing capable of hosting 2022 Winter OlympicsecnsYahoo Sportsall 173 news articles »
 
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