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  • Over 240,000 volunteer applications for Rio 2016

    International Olympic Committee : News
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    “The online exercise is a way to engage the candidates and help them understand what it would be like to work at the Rio 2016 Games,” said Flavia Fontes, manager of the Rio 2016 volunteer programme. “It’s a fun way for them to learn about the Games, as well as allowing us to get to know them better.” People from all over the world applied to become a volunteer at Rio 2016, the first Olympic Games to be hosted in South America. Brazilians accounted for 60 per cent of the 242,757 applicants, with the remainder coming from a further 191 countries. The USA, Russia, China and Great…
  • A Familiar Ring - Grantland

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    22 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    GrantlandA Familiar RingGrantlandThe temperature during the Winter Olympics hit 68 degrees? LOL. Hiccups are charming when they're happening to someone else. Before long, everything started to intermingle. Social media became the filter for watching the Games — and the games ...and more »
  • COCHRANE: Mark De Jonge stands tallest among N.S. amateur athletes - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

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    22 Dec 2014 | 4:56 pm
    TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)COCHRANE: Mark De Jonge stands tallest among N.S. amateur athletesTheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)It was an impressive year for individual and team accomplishments from Nova Scotia amateur athletes. Snowboarder Alex Duckworth and bobsledder Luke Demetre competed at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Ellie Black won gold, silver and bronze medals at the ...and more »
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  • Over 240,000 volunteer applications for Rio 2016

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    “The online exercise is a way to engage the candidates and help them understand what it would be like to work at the Rio 2016 Games,” said Flavia Fontes, manager of the Rio 2016 volunteer programme. “It’s a fun way for them to learn about the Games, as well as allowing us to get to know them better.” People from all over the world applied to become a volunteer at Rio 2016, the first Olympic Games to be hosted in South America. Brazilians accounted for 60 per cent of the 242,757 applicants, with the remainder coming from a further 191 countries. The USA, Russia, China and Great…
  • IOC awards Rio 2016 broadcast rights in Cuba

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Rio 2016 will be the first time the Olympic Games have been held in South America, and ICRT will work with us once again to bring the sporting action to fans in Cuba. This agreement also means that the IOC has now completed all its broadcast agreements for Rio 2016.” Rafael Yaech, from ICRT, said: "The broadcast of the Olympic Games in Cuba is a celebration for our hard working people and our quality of life. We are pleased with this agreement with the International Olympic Commitee, with the assurance that we will continue to work together in favour…
  • Injury prevention with Tiana Penitani

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:09 pm
    In the second in our Learn & Share film series, we look at how one YOG athlete, Australian Rugby 7s captain Tiana Penitani, overcame a devastating injury to her acute crucial ligament to help her team to victory during this summer’s Nanjing 2014 YOG. Hear Tiana’s inspiring story of how she overcame her injury and discover just how the IOC is helping athletes reduce their risk of injury by 50 per cent with the aid of a scientifically-developed injury-prevention app offering bespoke exercises built for the individual’s needs.  Download the Get Set app free for Android and iOS and…
  • Lillehammer test-drives the Monobob

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:43 pm
    With almost one year to go to the second Winter YOG, young athletes from around the world will showcase this brand new event at the OMEGA FIBT Youth Monobob & Skeleton Series, while getting the chance to scope out the YOG track – which was also the ice track at the ’94 Olympic Winter Games. ©FIBT Thirty-two young athletes aged 14 to 16 from nine countries will be competing at the tournament, and there will be six days of training and coaching before race day on Sunday 21 December. The monobob, which will make a first appearance on the YOG programme next year, is pushed, steered and…
  • Olympic Highlights

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The IOC members at the 127th IOC Session in Monaco © IOC / Ian Jones IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT Following the unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020 by the 127th IOC Session in Monaco the focus has now turned from decision to implementation. On Thursday 11 December, IOC President Thomas Bach chaired meetings at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne to begin the implementation of a number of the recommendations, including on the bid process for the Olympic Games (Recommendation 1) and on the launch of an Olympic Channel (Recommendation 19).  The IOC…
 
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  • A Familiar Ring - Grantland

    22 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    GrantlandA Familiar RingGrantlandThe temperature during the Winter Olympics hit 68 degrees? LOL. Hiccups are charming when they're happening to someone else. Before long, everything started to intermingle. Social media became the filter for watching the Games — and the games ...and more »
  • Olympic Year in Review: Winter Sports - NBCSports.com

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    NBCSports.comOlympic Year in Review: Winter SportsNBCSports.comNo Winter Olympic sport sees more drama than figure skating, and it began well before the Olympics in 2014. Ashley Wagner, the most accomplished U.S. women's skater since the 2010 Olympics, finished fourth at the U.S. Championships in January and was ...Canada's winter athletes kept up the 2010 pace at Winter Games in SochiYahoo Canada SportsOn second thought: Curling got short shrift at Sochi OlympicsCanada.comEurope Says 'No Thanks' to the 2022 Winter OlympicsMacro Insiderall 52 news articles »
  • Nazarbayev on Almaty's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics - Tengrinews

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    Astana TimesNazarbayev on Almaty's bid for 2022 Winter OlympicsTengrinewsKazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has discussed the feasibility of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Almaty during an half-an-hour Q&A session with media representatives, Tengrinews reports citing the live broadcast of the STV channel.Creating an Image of the Country through SportsAstana TimesKazakh President Addresses Concerns About The Feasibility Of Almaty 2022GamesBids.comall 3 news articles »
  • Sion rumoured to bid for 2026 Winter Olympic Games - Insidethegames.biz

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    Sion rumoured to bid for 2026 Winter Olympic GamesInsidethegames.bizIt is not clear, however, how the Swiss public will react to the move as a proposed bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in St Moritz and Davos was rejected by a state referendum in March last year. Christian Constantin is said to be
  • Beijing increases visibility of 2022 Winter Olympics bid - The Japan Times

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:54 am
    Beijing increases visibility of 2022 Winter Olympics bidThe Japan TimesBeijing, which hosted the 2008 Olympics, is seeking to become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games. Indoor events will be held within the city, while skiing and other outdoor sports will be based in suburban Yanqing and in Zhangjikou
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  • COCHRANE: Mark De Jonge stands tallest among N.S. amateur athletes - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:56 pm
    TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)COCHRANE: Mark De Jonge stands tallest among N.S. amateur athletesTheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)It was an impressive year for individual and team accomplishments from Nova Scotia amateur athletes. Snowboarder Alex Duckworth and bobsledder Luke Demetre competed at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Ellie Black won gold, silver and bronze medals at the ...and more »
  • NZ snow sports 2014: Winter of content despite Sochi setbacks - Stuff.co.nz

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Stuff.co.nzNZ snow sports 2014: Winter of content despite Sochi setbacksStuff.co.nzIn Russia for the Winter Olympics at Sochi, it was close but not quite for Wanaka athletes Jossi Wells and Janina Kuzma. Fourth and fifth in the halfpipe skiing respectively, they both can be world beaters (and have taken World Cup golds in 2014), but Tudhope a babe in the woods when it comes to X-GamesThe Australianall 2 news articles »
  • Top 20 Action Sports Moments of 2014 - ESPN

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    ESPNTop 20 Action Sports Moments of 2014ESPN... athlete in X Games history by winning her 12th career X Games gold and her fourth in a row in Aspen's superpipe in January. But the next generation isn't far behind: 13-year-old Chloe Kim took silver in Aspen, becoming the youngest medalist in
  • Photos: Top 10 hottest female athletes - 3News NZ

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    3News NZPhotos: Top 10 hottest female athletes3News NZThe 27-year-old suffered heartbreak at the Commonwealth Games, and picked up an injury in September that has ruled her out until next year. But we're backing her for a big comeback. Entire Russian curling team – The Sochi Winter Olympics may have ...
  • A Familiar Ring - Grantland

    22 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    GrantlandA Familiar RingGrantlandEighty-eight nations competed at Sochi, a record for a Winter Olympics; at the London Summer Games two years ago, a combined 204 countries and territories sent 10,000 athletes. In May, NBC agreed to pay $7.65 billion for the rights to broadcast the ...and more »
 
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