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  • Net gains - the evolution of beach volleyball

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    21 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    A cumulative crowd of 425,000 fans gathered in London in 2012 to watch what was beach volleyball’s fifth appearance at an Olympic Games. The scenes in the British capital were a far cry from the sport’s modest beginnings at the early decades of the 20th century.  ©Getty Images Volleyball – from which the beach variation later derived – can be traced back to 1895, when American William G Morgan created a less physical version of basketball. It took a further 20 years for beach volleyball to evolve, the beaches of Waikiki in Hawaii providing the perfect platform. The sport quickly…
  • An 'Athlete-Centered' Winter Olympics Care of Beijing Can Be Expected Should ... - Yibada (English Edition)

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    26 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Yibada (English Edition)An 'Athlete-Centered' Winter Olympics Care of Beijing Can Be Expected Should Yibada (English Edition)Li has been part of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games development play since the very beginning, alongside other popular sports icons such as former NBA star Yao Ming, Olympic figure skating champions Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue, and Olympic gold ...Almaty, Astana Mark International Olympic Day as Bid Preparations IntensifyAstana Timesall 12 news articles »
  • Moving fast: Chattanooga a finalist to host Ironman 70.3 Worlds in 2017 - Chattanooga Times Free Press

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    26 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Chattanooga Times Free PressMoving fast: Chattanooga a finalist to host Ironman 70.3 Worlds in 2017Chattanooga Times Free PressLake Placid has hosted two Winter Olympic Games and will host its 17th Ironman in July, the longest-running Ironman event in the continental United States. St. George currently is the host city for the Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship and and more »
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  • Net gains - the evolution of beach volleyball

    21 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    A cumulative crowd of 425,000 fans gathered in London in 2012 to watch what was beach volleyball’s fifth appearance at an Olympic Games. The scenes in the British capital were a far cry from the sport’s modest beginnings at the early decades of the 20th century.  ©Getty Images Volleyball – from which the beach variation later derived – can be traced back to 1895, when American William G Morgan created a less physical version of basketball. It took a further 20 years for beach volleyball to evolve, the beaches of Waikiki in Hawaii providing the perfect platform. The sport quickly…
  • USA men’s 4 x 100m relay team disqualified from the 2012 London Olympic Games

    20 May 2015 | 3:52 pm
    The sanctions issued by the USATF were as follows: (i) A one-year period of ineligibility commencing on 23 June 2013, in accordance with IAAF Rule 40.2. (ii) Disqualification of all Tyson Gay’s results since and including 15 July 2012, in accordance with IAAF Rule 40.8. As this disqualification period covers the 2012 London Olympic Games, the IAAF has informed the IOC that, according to its rules, the team must automatically be disqualified. More specifically, according to IAAF Rule 41.3(a), “the results of any relay team in which the Athlete competed from the date the positive Sample was…
  • IOC President Thomas Bach tests new IOC online education platform for elite athletes

    19 May 2015 | 5:29 pm
    The Athlete Learning Gateway is one of the first tangible projects to come out of Olympic Agenda 2020 (recommendation 18). This interactive platform will provide elite athletes with courses and live online seminars aimed at helping them boost their performances and shape their future careers. Many Olympians and coaches as well as sports institutes, sports leaders and leading academics have contributed content for this programme, which will offer modules on a wide range of topics such as nutrition, psychology, leadership, sports technology and injury prevention. Today at the IOC headquarters…
  • Doha media workshop calls for commitment to lead the change in women’s sport

    19 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Qatar Olympic Committee on 15 and 16 May, the workshop brought together some 113 women and men from 68 countries, representing National Olympic Committees (NOCs), Continental Associations, international organisations as well as the sports media and business worlds.In her message, Lydia Nsekera, Chair of the IOC Women and Sport Commission, underlined:“It is a shame that, more often than not, the coverage, marketing and promotion of women’s sport is based on gender. It is unacceptable…
  • PyeongChang 2018 celebrates 1,000 days to go with new slogan

    16 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    POCOG hopes that these two simple words will help express the objectives and legacies of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. “The new slogan embodies POCOG’s vision to expand winter sports participation to a truly global audience and encourages people to create and share their once-in-a-lifetime experiences at PyeongChang,” said POCOG President Yang-ho Cho. “By hosting the 2018 Games we want to make a lasting effect on the youth and inspire the generations to come.” According to POCOG, “Passion” represents PyeongChang’s status as the stage for a global festival in 2018, where…
 
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  • An 'Athlete-Centered' Winter Olympics Care of Beijing Can Be Expected Should ... - Yibada (English Edition)

    26 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Yibada (English Edition)An 'Athlete-Centered' Winter Olympics Care of Beijing Can Be Expected Should Yibada (English Edition)Li has been part of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games development play since the very beginning, alongside other popular sports icons such as former NBA star Yao Ming, Olympic figure skating champions Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue, and Olympic gold ...Almaty, Astana Mark International Olympic Day as Bid Preparations IntensifyAstana Timesall 12 news articles »
  • China breathes easier in bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics - Minneapolis Star Tribune

    24 May 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Minneapolis Star TribuneChina breathes easier in bid to host 2022 Winter OlympicsMinneapolis Star TribuneBEIJING - As decision day looms for host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, officials in the Chinese capital are boasting that they are finally making progress in cleaning up their city's notoriously polluted air. Several months of slightly lower Two-time Olympic medallist Li: Beijing will provide "athlete-centered" Winter Shanghai Daily (subscription)all 12 news articles »
  • U.S. grouped with Russia in 2018 Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament - NBCSports.com

    17 May 2015 | 8:31 pm
    U.S. grouped with Russia in 2018 Winter Olympic men's hockey tournamentNBCSports.comThe U.S. men's hockey team will be in a group with Russia, Slovakia and a nation yet to qualify at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games. The top eight nations from the International Ice Hockey Federation world rankings after the 2015 World Championship ...S. Korea draws Canada in men's hockey at 2018 Winter GamesGlobalPostall 15 news articles »
  • South Korea marks 1000 days to 2018 Winter Olympics - Yahoo Sports

    15 May 2015 | 6:26 pm
    South Korea marks 1000 days to 2018 Winter OlympicsYahoo SportsSEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea started its 1,000-day countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday with a variety of celebrations planned in the capital Seoul and around the host city of Pyeongchang. Pop stars, classical artists and local and more »
  • USOC makes $270 million for Winter-Olympic-year record - TheNewsTribune.com

    15 May 2015 | 3:14 pm
    TheNewsTribune.comUSOC makes $270 million for Winter-Olympic-year recordTheNewsTribune.comDENVER — The U.S. Olympic Committee brought in $270 million in 2014, surpassing the previous high mark for a Winter Olympics year by $29 million thanks in part to an increase in licensing income. The federation released its 2014 tax forms Friday, ...and more »
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  • Moving fast: Chattanooga a finalist to host Ironman 70.3 Worlds in 2017 - Chattanooga Times Free Press

    26 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Chattanooga Times Free PressMoving fast: Chattanooga a finalist to host Ironman 70.3 Worlds in 2017Chattanooga Times Free PressLake Placid has hosted two Winter Olympic Games and will host its 17th Ironman in July, the longest-running Ironman event in the continental United States. St. George currently is the host city for the Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship and and more »
  • Sam signing a historic moment in pro sport - TheChronicleHerald.ca

    26 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    TheChronicleHerald.caSam signing a historic moment in pro sportTheChronicleHerald.caCanadian luger John Fennell came out after competing in last year's 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where the country's anti-gay legislation was a controversial issue internationally. Those Games were a turning point for Fennell. He came home and more »
  • Bradford chiropractor volunteers for Pan Am Games 0 - The Barrie Examiner

    26 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    The Barrie ExaminerBradford chiropractor volunteers for Pan Am Games 0The Barrie ExaminerBRADFORD - This summer's Pan American and Para-Pan American Games will be the largest sporting event held in Canada, bigger than even the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. More than 10,000 athletes, coaches and trainers from 41 countries in the ...and more »
  • Who are the world's richest female athletes? - The Denver Channel

    26 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    The Denver ChannelWho are the world's richest female athletes?The Denver Channel#4 - Kim Yuna – The top figure skater on the list, Korean star Yuna earned approximately $16.3 million on top of winning a silver medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. #5 - Danica Patrick – Auto racing's entry into the top ten, Patrick earned $15 and more »
  • An 'Athlete-Centered' Winter Olympics Care of Beijing Can Be Expected Should ... - Yibada (English Edition)

    26 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    Yibada (English Edition)An 'Athlete-Centered' Winter Olympics Care of Beijing Can Be Expected Should Yibada (English Edition)Li Na, two-time Olympic medalist, three-time world champion and ambassador for China's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, said that Beijing would host an athlete-centered Winter Olympics should it be handed the task of hosting the global sports event.Olympic Day Celebrated in All KazakhstanJakarta PostAlmaty, Astana Mark International Olympic Day as Bid Preparations IntensifyAstana Timesall 12 news articles »
 
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