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  • #ICYMI: German Olympic Bid; Youth Served at Lausanne 2020


    12/15/19

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    German Olympic Bid Dilemma

    The German team at Rio 2016. (Getty Images)
    (ATR) The German Interior Minister calls for a new Olympic bid. Where is another question.

    "I think we should have an Olympic bid from Germany in mind," said Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer Saturday at the general assembly of German Olympic Sports Federation DOSB in Frankfurt.

    "Therefore we have to not slow down,” he said, calling for Germany to bid for major sporting events to bring the Olympic bid to Germany. He says a national strategy will be necessary.

    Seehofer also called for a change in the image of the Olympics, away from the commercialization towards putting athletes in the spotlight.

    "Then we have a chance to bring something like this back to Germany," he said. "We want and we can do it."

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    Youth Served at Lausanne 2020

    (ATR) Empowering, inspiring and engaging youth remains the predominant mission of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, now less than one month away.
    Virginie Faivre with IOC president Thomas Bach & YOG mascot Yodli (Lausanne 2020)

    Final preparations appear on track as the Olympic Capital, and nearby resorts in the Vaud Mountains, across the border in France and in St. Moritz, make final preparations to host some of the best teen-aged skiers, snowboarders, skaters and sliders from more than 70 countries.

    “These Games have been more than three years in the making and now with only one month to go until the Opening Ceremony, we can feel the excitement around us,” Lausanne 2020 president Virginie Faivre tells Around the Rings.

    “Most of the work has now been done but, of course, some details still need to be fine-tuned. Everything is going according to plan and we are confident that everything will be ready to welcome the athletes, their delegations and the public in January,” said Faivre.

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    World Games Esperan Mas Detalles de Sanciones a Rusia
    Jose Perurena (ATR)

    (ATR) Los organizadores de los Juegos Mundiales están a la expectativa de los “detalles” del alcance de las sanciones contra Rusia.

    La ciudad estadounidense de Birmingham organizará dentro 19 meses los Juegos Mundiales pero en 2020 ya pondrá en práctica sus competencias clasificatorias en deportes no olØ™ímpicos.

    El español José Perurena, miembro del COI y presidente de la Asociación Internacional de los Juegos Mundiales, está a la espera de lo que él llama “la letra pequeña” de estas cruciales decisiones en torno a la mayor sanción recibida por un país en la historia del deporte.

    Es lógico que la primera pregunta de Perurena sea sobre la exclusion de Rusia de las competiciones internacionales durante cuatro años más allá del ámbito de las federaciones deportivas olímpicas que fue el caldo cultivo donde nació el escándalo ruso y que ha conllevado al castigo contundente anunciado hoy por la Agencia Mundial Antidopaje

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