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  • IOC President announces ground-breaking educational service for elite athletes

    International Olympic Committee : News
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:45 pm
    The new service, called “The IOC Athlete Learning Gateway”, will go live on 28 May during the 7th IOC Athlete Career Programme Forum in Lima, Peru. For over a year, more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from around the world have been helping the IOC test and develop the pilot version of the experimental “MOOC” (massive open online courses). Leading academics, sports institutes, sports leaders and Olympians have contributed content for the programme, including courses and live online seminars. President Bach said: “The long-term interests of athletes are a priority for the IOC.
  • Krakow referendum against 2022 Winter Olympics - New Europe (blog)

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    24 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    New Europe (blog)Krakow referendum against 2022 Winter OlympicsNew Europe (blog)In Sunday's referendum in Krakow, almost 70 percent of residents decided that they did not want their city to bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski said on Monday. The referendum is valid and binding for the city authorities
  • Indian Sports – Affected By Politics and Governance Issues - Sports Rediscovered

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    24 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Sports RediscoveredIndian Sports – Affected By Politics and Governance IssuesSports RediscoveredShiva Keshavan, Nadeem Iqbal and Himanshu Thakur participate under Olympic flag at Sochi. The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was a sad moment for Indian Sports as Indian athletes were forced to participate under the Olympic flag. Talking to the media, ...
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  • IOC President announces ground-breaking educational service for elite athletes

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:45 pm
    The new service, called “The IOC Athlete Learning Gateway”, will go live on 28 May during the 7th IOC Athlete Career Programme Forum in Lima, Peru. For over a year, more than 4,000 athletes and coaches from around the world have been helping the IOC test and develop the pilot version of the experimental “MOOC” (massive open online courses). Leading academics, sports institutes, sports leaders and Olympians have contributed content for the programme, including courses and live online seminars. President Bach said: “The long-term interests of athletes are a priority for the IOC.
  • IOC President discusses sport’s role in society with Prime Minister of Hungary

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    During a tour of The Olympic Museum, President Bach also updated Prime Minister Orbán about the progress being made on implementing Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. They discussed the changes to the bidding process for the Olympic Games. These include cost reductions, an emphasis on sustainability and the new Invitation Phase. During the Invitation Phase, the IOC welcomes potential candidate cities to present a project that fits their sporting, economic, social and environmental long-term planning needs. It also gives the cities an…
  • Words of Olympians: Birgit Fischer - Class of her own in a kayak

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    When she began her brilliant Olympic career at Moscow 1980, Birgit Fischer raced in the colours of the German Democratic Republic. By the time she took her final bow at Athens 2004, she had been representing a reunited Germany for 14 years. Between her debut and her swansong, she became the most successful kayaker the Olympic Games have ever seen and her total of 12 medals (eight golds and four silvers) amassed across six editions makes her the second most prolific female Olympian of all time; her medal haul has only been bettered by Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina, who won 18. In all…
  • Olympic Highlights

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © IOC / Ian Jones On 10 April, IOC President Thomas Bach launched festivities marking the IOC’s 100 years in Lausanne in the presence of the IOC Honorary President, Jacques Rogge, Swiss Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Ueli Maurer, Lausanne Mayor Daniel Brélaz, State Councillors Philippe Leuba and Anne-Catherine Lyon, as well as IOC Members Lambis V. Nikolaou and Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), Francesco Ricci Bitti,…
  • Olympic Movement celebrated #sport4betterworld on 6 April

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sporting bodies and organisations join global celebrations on 6 April The second edition of the IDSDP, which recognises sport as an instrument for social change, saw exceptional support from local communities, national and international sports bodies and organisations across the globe. Countries from Albania to Ecuador, Guatemala to Somalia, and Japan to Jordan took part either in the lead-up to 6 April or on the day itself. Using sports demonstrations, educational, developmental and peace-building projects, they showcased the positive social impact of sport at all levels – from grassroots…
 
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  • Krakow referendum against 2022 Winter Olympics - New Europe (blog)

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    New Europe (blog)Krakow referendum against 2022 Winter OlympicsNew Europe (blog)In Sunday's referendum in Krakow, almost 70 percent of residents decided that they did not want their city to bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski said on Monday. The referendum is valid and binding for the city authorities
  • King Twp. athlete has sights set on 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang ... - YorkRegion.com

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    YorkRegion.comKing Twp. athlete has sights set on 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang YorkRegion.comIf Emma Pellegrini reaches her goal she'll be snocrossing down the mountain at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. That's still more than two-and-half-years away, and the King City athlete, who turned 15 this past weekend, has a ways ...and more »
  • Will Drought and Climate Change Kill the Winter Olympics? - VICE

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    VICEWill Drought and Climate Change Kill the Winter Olympics?VICEPotential host cities are starting to take note, and Oslo, Norway, widely considered to be the frontrunner for the 2022 Winter Olympics, pulled out of its bid last fall citing funding concerns. Money will likely be a worry for the two remaining cities Sweden mulls 2026 Winter Olympic bidNBCSports.comWater Woes May Hamper Beijing's Winter Olympics BidSourceableBeijing's Winter Olympics bidTelegraph.co.ukTransparency International (press release) (blog) -The Beijinger (blog)all 12 news articles »
  • Sweden mulls 2026 Winter Games bid after aborted '22 effort - Washington Times

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    Sweden mulls 2026 Winter Games bid after aborted '22 effortWashington TimesCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Stockholm is mulling a run for the 2026 Winter Olympics based on the concept of its aborted bid for the 2022 Games. Swedish Olympic Committee spokesman Bjorn Folin said Thursday there were “no concrete plans” yet but ...and more »
  • NHL Players Might Not Participate In 2018 Winter Olympics - CBS Local

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    CBS LocalNHL Players Might Not Participate In 2018 Winter OlympicsCBS LocalSOCHI, Russia (AP) – International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel says it will “not be easy” to reach a deal for NHL players to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Fasel tells The Associated Press that the IIHF has started the process of ...IIHF says won't be easy to get NHL players to 2018 OlympicsBoston Heraldall 60 news articles »
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  • Indian Sports – Affected By Politics and Governance Issues - Sports Rediscovered

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Sports RediscoveredIndian Sports – Affected By Politics and Governance IssuesSports RediscoveredShiva Keshavan, Nadeem Iqbal and Himanshu Thakur participate under Olympic flag at Sochi. The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was a sad moment for Indian Sports as Indian athletes were forced to participate under the Olympic flag. Talking to the media, ...
  • Graves eyes Olympic marathon dream - TriCities.com

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    TriCities.comGraves eyes Olympic marathon dreamTriCities.com“I had a good feeling that I had a good shot to qualify,” said Graves, who in a poignant moment completed his run in Houston hand-in-hand with former Syracuse University teammate and Fellowship of Christian Athletes buddy Robert Molke. “I didn't know
  • Virginia Tech diving alum earns spot on Pan Ams team - SwimSwam

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    SwimSwamVirginia Tech diving alum earns spot on Pan Ams teamSwimSwamRyan Hawkins, who finished his eligibility last year as one of the most decorated student-athletes in Virginia Tech history, has qualified for the Pan American Games in both the individual and synchronized 10-meter platform event. ... He represented
  • Hay River biathlete leads tributes to hall-of-fame Firths - My Yellowknife Now

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    My Yellowknife NowHay River biathlete leads tributes to hall-of-fame FirthsMy Yellowknife NowGreen says the Firths' admission to the hall of fame is the perfect message for young, northern athletes to hear. “I remember, when I was ... The Firths, born in Aklavik, each competed at four Winter Olympics in cross-country skiing. Green has
  • Dexter Special Olympics basketball team basks in glow of gold medal; Chelsea ... - Heritage Newspapers

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    Heritage NewspapersDexter Special Olympics basketball team basks in glow of gold medal; Chelsea Heritage NewspapersWashtenaw County is annually represented at Special Olympics state competitions, but now Dexter can be added to the list after its basketball team won its tournament. Not bad for a team who was finishing its first year of existence. The team was joined
 
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