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In Olympic spirit, Madrid buries the fish...

February 20, 2009

Madrid, 20 February 2009 - In honour of its current Olympic & Paralympic bid, the Madrid Carnival will kick off this Friday with a sporting parade. Founder of the modern Olymp...

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Olympic Briefs -- Nordic Combined Postponed by Weather; Triathlon Prize Increase

February 19, 2009

The ski jumping part of the Nordic combined was postponed until Friday due to strong winds and heavy snow. (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images) FIS World Nordic Skiing Championship...

Vancouver 2010 sport venues completed on time and within $580-million budget

February 19, 2009

 One of the biggest milestones in preparing to host the top athletes from countries around the world has been reached by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympi...

Olympic Briefs -- Park Elected NOC Boss; Toronto 2015 Reveals Venue Plans

February 19, 2009

Y.S. Park was elected Wednesday as the new president of the Korean Olympic Committee. (International Chamber of Commerce) Y.S. Park, the former president of the International ...

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 ‘...

Vancouver View -- Olympic Village Financing Secured; Co-Chefs Named

February 19, 2009

Developers will need to work quickly to complete the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village before VANOC's Oct. 31 deadline. (ATR)Officials can focus on getting the Vancouver 2010 Oly...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...