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Danish Wrestlers Visit the Middle East

February 19, 2009

 The Danish National Wrestling team visit Iran and Egypt in order to compete, train – and make friends with the Iranian wrestling elite. The trip have been given the heading ‘...

The city of Madrid will become One Olympic Village' in 2016

February 19, 2009

Madrid, 19 February 2009 - Last week, the Madrid 2016 team submitted its bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, revealing one of the most compact Olympic designs ever. ...

Chicago 2016 and Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes Promote Youth Participation in Sport

February 19, 2009

CHICAGO (February 19, 2009) – Dominique Dawes, Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the 1996 “Magnificent Seven” U.S. Gymnastics Team , has partnered with Chicago 2016 and Worl...

Sochi 2014 unites sport and education in China

February 19, 2009

19 February 2009, Harbin, China – As the 2009 Harbin Winter Universiade began, Sochi 2014 was boosted by the announcement of the Russian women’s curling team competing a...

BackSoftball campaign reaches White House

February 19, 2009

Plant City, Florida (USA): BackSoftball took its campaign for Olympic reinstatement right to the top when Task Force Co-Chair Donna de Varona met with U.S. Vice Presiden...

Construction of Asian Games Facilities in Full Swing

February 19, 2009

GUANGZHOU, China - February 18, 2009 - The 16th Asian Games (www.gz2010.cn/en), part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of As...

Public joins Tokyo Governor in expressing enthusiasm for Tokyo 2016

February 18, 2009

 Tokyo, 18 February 2009 – Japan’s passion for the Olympic and Paralympic Games was showcased once again yesterday as Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara led a panel in discussin...

IOC agrees European broadcast rights contract for 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games

February 18, 2009

Lausanne, 18 February 2009 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced its agreement with SPORTFIVE International Sàrl (SPORTFIVE) for the Olympic br...

MP & Silva hits the bull's-eye after striking long-term partnership with FITA

February 18, 2009

Lausanne (SUI) – MP & Silva, a leading international sports media company, announced today that they have agreed a six-year, worldwide partnership with ...

Universal Sports expands to over 45 million households

February 18, 2009

LOS ANGELES – Universal Sports, the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic-related sports programming, announced today the addition of 20 new television marke...

Competition and business opportunities excite Sochi 2014 at Val d'Isere 2009

February 18, 2009

Dmitry Chernyshenko – President and CEO of Sochi 2014 – joined world leaders in Val D’Isere, France, for the FIS (International Ski Federation) World Ski Championships 2...

IGF Submits Detailed Questionnaire to International Olympic Committee, Constituting Golf's Formal Olympic Bid

February 17, 2009

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA (February 17, 2009) - The International Golf Federation announced today that a 76-page detailed questionnaire was submitted on Sunday to the In...