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  • Monday Memo - IOC EB Cuts Sport, Possibly YOG Field Too


    EB Cuts Sport, Possibly YOG Candidates Too

    Around the Rings will be on the scene in Lausanne this week as the IOC Executive Board cuts a sport from the Summer Olympics and shortlists candidates for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
    Lausanne Palace Hotel, venue for this week's EB. (ATR/Panasonic Lumix)

    The former decision is first up Tuesday morning with a noon press conference to follow at the Lausanne Palace Hotel.

    Whether to move Buenos Aires, Glasgow, Guadalajara, Medellin and Rotterdam on to the next stage of YOG bidding is the other major item on the agenda for the EB.

    President Jacques Rogge’s closing press conference is slated for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday local time.

    Stay tuned to ATR for complete coverage of the controversial votes.

    CoSport Launches Sochi Ticket Sales

    Following last week’s launch of sales for the Russian market, tickets to the Sochi 2014 Olympics go on offer Monday in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and the U.S. via authorized ticket reseller CoSport on a first-come, first-served basis.
    "Fisht" Olympic Stadium, home to the most expensive seats at the Games. (ATR)

    According to Sochi 2014, the lowest-priced tickets to mountain events will cost about $17 and about $33 for events in the coastal cluster. More than 40 percent of all tickets will cost under $99, more than half under $165 and more than 85 percent under $297.

    All seven sports feature tickets for less than $50, and the ceremonies start at $149 with an "A" seat at the opening ceremony running $1,651, the most expensive of the Games.

    WADA Media Symposium

    WADA President John Fahey. (Getty Images)
    The World Anti-Doping Agency stages its annual Media Symposium with President John Fahey and Director General David Howman on Tuesday at the Sofitel London Heathrow Airport.

    Click here for the agenda.
    Winter World Champs

    A trio of world championships for winter Olympic sports come to a close this week.

    Here’s the rundown:

    Feb. 5-17 – Alpine World Ski Championships – Schladming, Austria
    Feb. 6-17 – Biathlon World Championships – Nove Mesto, Czech Republic
    Feb. 16-17 – World Allround Speed Skating Championships – Hamar, Norway
    Written by Matthew Grayson

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