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Rogge notes the low profile of the 2010 Games

August 18, 2009

There was no six-month countdown party, public events are few and far between, and the streets of Vancouver remain virtually bare of Olympic paraphernalia.Now, with just 178 d...

Rogge ready to stand down after London 2012

August 18, 2009

Jacques Rogge said he is ready to stand down as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the 2012 London Olympics.“If re-elected, my term would last un...

China's Harbin awaits approval for 2018 Winter bid

August 18, 2009

By Liu Zhen and Nick MulvenneyReutersMonday, August 17, 2009; 5:48 AMBEIJING (Reuters) - Harbin is awaiting approval from China's cabinet before launching a bid to host the 20...

What makes a good Olympic sport?

August 13, 2009

Golf and rugby sevens have moved a step closer to becoming competitive Summer Olympics sports. With synchronised swimming already there, and lifesaving recognised as a sport b...

O'Hara teen pumps up Pittsburgh for 2020 Olympics

August 05, 2009

By Tom FontaineTRIBUNE-REVIEWSaturday, August 1, 2009 If you're a global event with 20 in your name, Pittsburgh wants you.Local officials are working to get Pittsburgh ready f...

London marks three years until Olympics

August 05, 2009

By Melissa GrayCNNLONDON, England (CNN) -- Three years from Monday, the eyes of the world will be on London for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. The city is cel...

Olympics Betting: Very close but Chicago yet to play their trump card

June 29, 2009

Madrid, Tokyo, Chicago and Rio De Janeiro are all in genuine contention to host the 2016 Olympics. But the last few days have seen all four candidates present their bids to mo...

Olympic Day celebrations staged worldwide

June 29, 2009

With the International Olympic Committee expected to announce the selections of the host city for the 2016 Summer Games in October, Olympic Day celebrations took on heightened...

Spaniards Support Olympic Bid

June 29, 2009

Increasing numbers of Spaniards are voting in favour of Madrid’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics, stating that it would be a positive move for the country.Madrid has been shortl...

Spaniards' support for Madrid Olympic bid grows

June 17, 2009

Madrid – A growing number of Spaniards back Madrid's bid to host the 2016 Olympics, and some three-quarters believe it will be successful, an opinion poll said on Wednesday.Ma...

Where We Stand on the 2016 Summer Games

June 17, 2009

At an international sports convention in Denver in late March, Pat Ryan billed Chicago as an underdog to get the 2016 Games.(Denver March 26, 2009) "People are not being very ...

Chicago 2016 candidacy

June 17, 2009

Representatives from the four cities bidding for the 2016 Olympic Games will make presentations today and Thursday to the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerl...

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