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  • Copacabana takes centre stage as cycling, sailing and marathon swimming are put through their paces for Rio 2016

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    26 Aug 2015 | 4:55 pm
    On the road, French rider Alexis Vuillermoz who made his name a month early by winning stage 8 of the 2015 Tour de France, showed that was no fluke as he won the Aquece Rio International Road Cycling Challenge. The 27-year old claimed victory in the 165km dress rehearsal for Rio 2016 ahead of Belgium’s Serge Pauwels, and fellow Frenchman Romain Bardet. It was a successful day for the French, who had three other riders in the top 10. Vuillermoz was delighted with his victory, which boosts his hopes of making the French team for Rio, though he knows he faces stiff competition. "It is always a…
  • IOC president visits 2022 Winter Olympics venues - Xinhua

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    28 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    Baltimore SunIOC president visits 2022 Winter Olympics venuesXinhuaBach, who is attending the world athletics championships in Beijing, will have an inspection tour on Saturday of the county that will host the biathlon, Nordic combined, ski jumping, snowboard and freestyle skiing events in the 2022 Winter Olympics.Are the Olympics anti-democracy?Baltimore Sunall 3 news articles »
  • Why it's time to legalise doping in athletics - The Conversation UK

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    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Why it's time to legalise doping in athleticsThe Conversation UKOthers argue that this system would be unfair to the naturally gifted athlete: the athlete who, for example is an outlier in his hematocrit, such as Finnish cross country skier Eero Mäntyranta, who competed in four Winter Olympics (1960–1972) winning
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  • Copacabana takes centre stage as cycling, sailing and marathon swimming are put through their paces for Rio 2016

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:55 pm
    On the road, French rider Alexis Vuillermoz who made his name a month early by winning stage 8 of the 2015 Tour de France, showed that was no fluke as he won the Aquece Rio International Road Cycling Challenge. The 27-year old claimed victory in the 165km dress rehearsal for Rio 2016 ahead of Belgium’s Serge Pauwels, and fellow Frenchman Romain Bardet. It was a successful day for the French, who had three other riders in the top 10. Vuillermoz was delighted with his victory, which boosts his hopes of making the French team for Rio, though he knows he faces stiff competition. "It is always a…
  • Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway – Information for the media

    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    1) GENERAL INFORMATIONThe 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be held from 12 to 21 February 2016 in Lillehammer, Norway.   The Winter Youth Olympic Games are an elite multi-sport international event for the world’s best young athletes between the ages of 15-18 who will compete in 70 medal events. Integrated into the event is a unique programme of cultural and educational activities (Learn & Share) that gives the young athletes the necessary skills to inspire and empower them in their future careers both on and off the field of play. The Winter Youth Olympic Games…
  • IOC President congratulates Bolt on 100-metre gold

    23 Aug 2015 | 4:57 pm
    “Congratulations to Usain Bolt for a historic victory,” the IOC President said. “It was great to see him winning in the Bird’s Nest Stadium again.” It was a triumphant return for Bolt to the Bird’s Nest Stadium, where he won three gold medals at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. His victory – a season best run of 9.79 seconds -- is the clearest signal so far that he is ready to defend his Olympic titles from Beijing and London next summer at the Olympic Games Rio de Janerio. ©IOC/Greg Martin After three days of meetings, President Bach got a chance to take in the Opening Ceremony…
  • Chinese President promises ‘spectacular and outstanding’ Olympic Winter Games in 2022

    22 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    President Xi added that the Olympic Winter Games would contribute to the social and economic development of China and its people. He said it would “promote snow and ice sports not just to China’s 1.3 billion people but to the whole world.” And he praised sports ability “to improve health and lifestyles, especially amongst young people.” President Bach congratulated President Xi for winning the right to stage the Games in 2022 and thanked him for his commitment to the Olympic Movement and Olympic Values. He added: “The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 are a great opportunity for…
  • IOC President Thomas Bach and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang discuss upcoming Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022

    22 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    President Bach said that the Olympic Movement was looking forward to working together with the city for the next seven years, and “to make the Games a success for China, for the world, and for the Olympic Movement.” Noting the contribution that sport can make to society, Premier Li said that “increasingly people in China were spending more time on sport and really wanted healthy lifestyles.”  He highlighted the positive role for sport in society in improving the health of the whole nation. “It  also helps our young people strive hard for the goals they set for…
 
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  • IOC president visits 2022 Winter Olympics venues - Xinhua

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    Baltimore SunIOC president visits 2022 Winter Olympics venuesXinhuaBach, who is attending the world athletics championships in Beijing, will have an inspection tour on Saturday of the county that will host the biathlon, Nordic combined, ski jumping, snowboard and freestyle skiing events in the 2022 Winter Olympics.Are the Olympics anti-democracy?Baltimore Sunall 3 news articles »
  • Air and Snow Won't be Problems for Beijing Hosting Winter Olympics: Expert - CRIENGLISH.com

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:19 pm
    CRIENGLISH.comAir and Snow Won't be Problems for Beijing Hosting Winter Olympics: ExpertCRIENGLISH.comProfessor Gilbert Van Kerchhove talks about the challenges and opportunities that Beijing is facing ahead to hold the Winter Olympics in 2022 during a seminar organized by the Beijing-based English website Sino-US.com on August 27, 2015. [Photo: ...
  • Will 'Hearthstone' be Part of the 2030 Winter Olympics? You Can (Literally ... - Touch Arcade

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    Will 'Hearthstone' be Part of the 2030 Winter Olympics? You Can (Literally Touch ArcadeWhat is even more interesting than just betting on specific eSports events is that Betway offers bets on whether various video games will be part of the Winter Olympics 2030. Currently, Hearthstone [Free]is 99/1, DOTA 2 is 79/1, and CS:GO is 49/1. As
  • Hearthstone 99/1 to be a part of the Winter Olympics 2030 - Eurogamer.net

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:36 am
    EngadgetHearthstone 99/1 to be a part of the Winter Olympics 2030Eurogamer.netIt's not a question we've asked ourselves. But now you can bet on it happening. Betway claims to be the first major bookmaker to launch a dedicated eSports betting portal. We've heard of Betway - its bread and butter is football, tennis, cricket and Betting site lays odds on whether Hearthstone, other eSports will be part of VG247all 7 news articles »
  • How the Winter Olympics can have a snowball effect on China's economy - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    20 Aug 2015 | 8:42 pm
    South China Morning Post (subscription)How the Winter Olympics can have a snowball effect on China's economySouth China Morning Post (subscription)While the clouds of turmoil from the stock market have yet to clear, and China's economy faces the challenge of maintaining its target of 7 per cent growth in the second half of the year, the news that Beijing has landed the 24th Winter Olympics in Winter Olympics without snow?Buenos Aires HeraldChinese President pledges fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Winter GamesCCTVChina Market Meltdown: Hosting 2022 Olympics Unlikely To Spur…
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  • Why it's time to legalise doping in athletics - The Conversation UK

    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Why it's time to legalise doping in athleticsThe Conversation UKOthers argue that this system would be unfair to the naturally gifted athlete: the athlete who, for example is an outlier in his hematocrit, such as Finnish cross country skier Eero Mäntyranta, who competed in four Winter Olympics (1960–1972) winning
  • Are the Olympics anti-democracy? - Baltimore Sun

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:02 am
    Baltimore SunAre the Olympics anti-democracy?Baltimore SunResidents celebrate as Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli where the Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and other outdoor Olympic events will be held in northern China's Hebei province Friday and more »
  • Athletes face financial hurdles on road to Rio - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Rochester Democrat and ChronicleAthletes face financial hurdles on road to RioRochester Democrat and ChronicleThe group currently is sponsoring six athletes, and has among its alumni former Olympic hopeful figure skater and current WROC-TV meteorologist Stacey Pensgen and short-track speed skater Cathy Turner, who won gold at the 1992 and 1994 Winter ...
  • Israel's Religious Olympic Contender Seeking to “Inspire” Next Generation of ... - Breaking Israel News

    16 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    Breaking Israel NewsIsrael's Religious Olympic Contender Seeking to “Inspire” Next Generation of Breaking Israel NewsAJ Edelman putting on his tefillin (phylacteries) prior to a competition. (Photo: Courtesy). Meet AJ Edelman. Raised in Boston, Massachusetts in an Orthodox Jewish household, the athlete is currently qualifying to represent Israel in the next winter and more »
  • Will the 'Hebrew Hammer' achieve his 2018 Winter Olympics dream? - The Times of Israel

    13 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    The Times of IsraelWill the 'Hebrew Hammer' achieve his 2018 Winter Olympics dream?The Times of IsraelWe're less than three years from the 2018 Winter Olympics. What do you need to accomplish to qualify for PyeongChang? Everything hinges on 2017-2018 season. Thirty male athletes are chosen from the top 60 in the world ranking. I'm currently ranked 91st ...and more »
 
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