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'This ship has sailed', Budapest 2024 bid chief tells radio

20 Feb 2017 | 2:22 PM

BUDAPEST, Feb 20 (Reuters) The Hungarian capital has likely lost its chance to organise Summer Olympic Games in 2024, the bid's chief told local radio late on Sunday after a nascent political movement collected a quarter million signatures to force a referendum on the bid.

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North Korea will be at Pyeongchang Games says IOC member

North Korea will be at Pyeongchang Games says IOC member

18 Feb 2017 | 12:58 PM

TOKYO, Feb 18 (REUTERS) North Korea will send a team to next year's Winter Olympics in neighbouring South Korea, the country's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member has said.

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Hungary movement collects 266,000 signatures for Olympic bid referendum

17 Feb 2017 | 6:51 PM

BUDAPEST, Feb 17 (Reuters)Hungarian political movement Momentum has collected over 266,000 signatures to force a referendum on Budapest's 2024 Olympic bid, its chairman said today, well above the minimum number of signatures required to put the matter to a vote.

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Budapest's 2024 bid could face referendum: newspaper

Budapest's 2024 bid could face referendum: newspaper

17 Feb 2017 | 2:48 PM

BUDAPEST, Feb 17 (Reuters) Hungarian political movement Momentum has collected over 200,000 signatures in its campaign against Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, which could be sufficient to force a referendum, daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet reported today.

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Tokyo launches mobiles-to-medals recycling campaign

Tokyo launches mobiles-to-medals recycling campaign

16 Feb 2017 | 5:46 PM

TOKYO, Feb 16 (REUTERS) Members of the Japanese public lined up to donate unwanted mobile phones that will be recycled into medals for the 2020 Olympic Games, as a project aimed at promoting sustainability was launched today.

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Semenya not thrilled about golden upgrade

Semenya not thrilled about golden upgrade

12 Feb 2017 | 2:35 PM

CAPE TOWN, Feb 12 (Reuters) Caster Semenya is not excited about the prospect of having her 2012 Olympic and 2011 world championships silver medals upgraded to gold in the wake of Mariya Savinova-Farnosova doping ban, the coach of the South African 800 metres athlete said on Sunday.

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Data firm expects Norway to top 2018 Winter Games table

Data firm expects Norway to top 2018 Winter Games table

11 Feb 2017 | 2:29 PM

SEOUL, Feb 11 (Reuters)Norway is expected to return to the top of the medals table for the first time in 16 years at the 2018 Winter Olympics, while host country South Korea is set to tie its record gold medal haul with six titles, sports data firm Gracenote has projected.

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Japan chief questioned over Tokyo bid payment - report

Japan chief questioned over Tokyo bid payment - report

08 Feb 2017 | 3:06 PM

TOKYO, Feb 8 (Reuters) Tokyo prosecutors have questioned the president of the Japan Olympic Committee over controversial payments made to a Singaporean consulting firm during the bidding for the 2020 Summer Games, Kyodo News agency reported today.

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Life goes on for 'disappointed' Bolt after losing medal

Life goes on for 'disappointed' Bolt after losing medal

01 Feb 2017 | 12:42 PM

MELBOURNE, Feb 1 (Reuters) Sprinting great Usain Bolt is refusing to dwell on the disappointment of losing his Beijing Olympics 4x100 metres gold medal after his Jamaican team mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned stimulant.

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South Korea launches support team for 2018 athletes

South Korea launches support team for 2018 athletes

01 Feb 2017 | 11:26 AM

 

SEOUL, Feb 1 (Reuters) South Korea launched a support team aimed at helping the home nation finish in the top four at the 2018 Winter Olympics today and announced it had increased a special grant to help athletes prepare for the Games to almost 30 million dollars.

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Anurag Thakur re-elected as HPOA president

Anurag Thakur re-elected as HPOA president

21 Jan 2017 | 9:33 PM

Shimla, Jan 21(UNI) Annual General Meeting Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association(HPOA) re-elected Anurag Thakur as its president, and EC members for a 4 year term.

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Japan says mention of disputed islands on Korean Olympics site 'unacceptable'

Japan says mention of disputed islands on Korean Olympics site 'unacceptable'

20 Jan 2017 | 2:27 PM

TOKYO, Jan 20 (REUTERS) Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida today objected to mention on the Pyeongchang Olympics website of islands disputed by his country and South Korea, saying it was "unacceptable" and went against the spirit of the international competition.

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China's Xi pledges clean, green Winter Games in 2022

China's Xi pledges clean, green Winter Games in 2022

19 Jan 2017 | 1:08 PM

BEIJING, Jan 19 (Reuters) China will hold a clean and green Winter Olympics when it hosts the games in 2022, an event that will also help regional peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told the head of the International Olympic Committee.

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Archery another feather in Eurosport's bow

17 Jan 2017 | 7:40 PM

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) Eurosport has signed a deal to help promote archery, and broadcast all the governing body's major international competitions until 2020.

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Olympics-Seven sports to challenge cut from UK's Olympic funding

17 Jan 2017 | 7:39 PM

Undated, Jan 17 (REUTERS) Seven sports, including badminton, are looking to challenge UK Sport's decision to stop funding their programmes for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Weightlifting-China faces one-year ban after trio stripped of Beijing golds

13 Jan 2017 | 1:20 PM

* China faces weightlifting ban * IOC sanctions a total of eight athletes BERLIN, Jan 13 (REUTERS) China faces a one-year ban from international weightlifting competitions after three of its athletes were stripped of their 2008 Olympic gold medals following re-tests of samples from the Beijing Games.

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IOC strips Chinese trio of Beijing Games gold medals

13 Jan 2017 | 9:28 AM

BERLIN, Jan 12 (REUTERS) Three Chinese weightlifters were stripped of their 2008 Olympic gold medals today as the International Olympic Committee sanctioned eight athletes for doping offences in re-tests of the Beijing and London 2012 Games samples.

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IOA revokes appointment of Kalmadi, Chautala as Life Presidents

IOA revokes appointment of Kalmadi, Chautala as Life Presidents

10 Jan 2017 | 7:49 PM

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has revoked its earlier decision of appointing CWG scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as honorary Life Presidents of the association.

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I am happy that IOA has reversed its decision: Sports Minister

I am happy that IOA has reversed its decision: Sports Minister

10 Jan 2017 | 6:13 PM

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel today expressed happiness over the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decision to revoke the appointing CWG scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as honorary Life Presidents of the association.

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Telangana govt allots land to Sindhu

03 Jan 2017 | 5:26 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 3 (UNI) Telangana Government has allotted 1000 sq yards of land to ace shuttler P V Sindhu at Shaikpet village near here as a gift for winning a Silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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