WHO assures IOC president that Zika virus is no threat to Rio Olympics

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on WHO assures IOC president that Zika virus is no threat to Rio Olympics 

LILLEHAMMER, Feb. 22 — Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan believes that the organizers of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will not experience major problems due to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said Sunday.

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Roundup: Pan Am Games ends

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Pan Am Games ends 

By Yan Zhonghua

TORONTO, July 27 (PNA/Xinhua) — With a star-studded closing ceremony on Sunday evening, Toronto 2015 Pan American Games came to a fine end. The host country set an all-time new national record after taking 217 medals, sitting comfortably second in the medal standing only to the United States.

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10-team World Cup is a retrograde step: MCC

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on 10-team World Cup is a retrograde step: MCC 

LONDON, July 15 — The MCC World Cricket Committee, which includes former India captain Sourav Ganguly among others, feels the ICC's decision to limit the ODI World Cup to 10 teams is a "retrograde step" and detrimental to the sport's chances of finding a place in the Olympics.

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Shooter Boza wins first gold medal for Peru

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Shooter Boza wins first gold medal for Peru 

LIMA, July 14 — Peruvian shooter Francisco Boza on Tuesday won gold medal in trap shooting in Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and qualified for Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, local media reported.

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Paris fourth entering race for 2024 Olympic Games

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Paris fourth entering race for 2024 Olympic Games 

PARIS, June 23 (Xinhua) — Paris became the fourth city having confirmed to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games after an official announcement here on Tuesday.

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Nigeria football to resume camp for 2016 Olympic qualifiers

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nigeria football to resume camp for 2016 Olympic qualifiers 

LAGOS, May 12 — Nigeria's under-23 men's football team would resume camp on May 25 for the 2016 Olympic Games, the team spokesperson said on Monday.

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Russian bill on 2 consecutive Olympics cap on athletes incomprehensible — Plushenko

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russian bill on 2 consecutive Olympics cap on athletes incomprehensible — Plushenko 

MOSCOW, April 8 — A draft law banning Russian athletes from competing in two consecutive Olympic Games and submitted with lawmakers earlier in the day is inappropriate and incomprehensible, Russia’s dual Olympic Champion in figure skating Evgeni Plushenko told TASS on Tuesday.

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Games opponent committee calls for referendum on Boston 2024 Olympic games

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Games opponent committee calls for referendum on Boston 2024 Olympic games 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 — People of Boston should vote on hosting the Olympic Games in 2024, otherwise the government should not push the agenda, a spokesperson for No Boston Olympics, a committee formed by the opponents of the event, Aaron Leibowitz told Sputnik on Monday.

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China's former IOC member He Zhenliang dies

January 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on China's former IOC member He Zhenliang dies 

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

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Italy to bid for 2024 Olympic Games: PM

December 16, 2014 by · Comments Off on Italy to bid for 2024 Olympic Games: PM 

ROME, Dec. 15 — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday announced that Italy within next September will formally present its candidacy to host 2024 Olympic Games.

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