India oil imports from Iran jump in April

May 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on India oil imports from Iran jump in April 

TEHRAN, May 2 — India shipped in more than 17 percent more Iranian oil in April than a year before, buoyed by prospects of a diplomatic deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program by end-June, preliminary data from trade sources and compiled by Thomson Reuters Oil Analytics showed.

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Beijing passes Winter Olympics test

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Beijing passes Winter Olympics test 

By Lin Deren

BEIJING, March 30 (PNA/Xinhua) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission has just completed their visit to Beijing, which is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with Zhangjiakou, and is pleased with what they found.

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Water pollution a tricky issue for Rio Olympics

March 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Water pollution a tricky issue for Rio Olympics 

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 11 — With the Olympic Games just 17 months to go, Rio de Janeiro government is under pressure to clean the polluted Olympic sailing venue Guanabara Bay.

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2022 Winter Olympics bid inspires more Chinese to join in winter sports

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BEIJING, Feb. 16 — Beijing's bid for the Winter Olympics is a springboard for hundreds of millions of Chinese to join in ice and snow sports, Chinese vice premier Liu Yandong said on Sunday.

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IOC president: experience of 2014 Sochi Olympics crucial to Olympic movement

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GENEVA, Feb. 7 — The experience of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is important for the Olympic movement, the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, told TASS in an exclusive interview.

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New sports for 2020 Olympics to be decided prior to Rio Games

February 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on New sports for 2020 Olympics to be decided prior to Rio Games 

TOKYO, Feb. 5 — The new sports for the 2020 tokyo Olympics will be finally determined in August next year ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

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Beijing hands in Winter Games bid

January 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Beijing hands in Winter Games bid 

LAUSANNE, Jan. 6 — Beijing on Tuesday handed over its official bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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China's former IOC member He Zhenliang dies

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BEIJING, Jan. 4 — China's former IOC member He Zhenliang died at aged 85.

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US will bid for 2024 Olympics

December 17, 2014 by · Comments Off on US will bid for 2024 Olympics 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 — The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced on Tuesday it will bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics but decided not to choose a city until next month.

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IOC agrees less costly Olympics bidding

December 9, 2014 by · Comments Off on IOC agrees less costly Olympics bidding 

MONACO, Dec. 8 — The International Olympic Committee gave green light to a less costly and affordable Olympics bidding on Monday, which includes the option of holding events outside the host city or country.

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