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Nov 27, 2014

Australia’s maverick batsman Phil Hughes

By Julian Linden

(Reuters) – Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will forever be remembered as one of Australian cricket’s free spirits.

A pugnacious left-hander brimming with self-confidence, his life was tragically cut short when he was hit on the head by a ball and never regained consciousness.

Nov 25, 2014

Cricket-Australia’s maverick batsman Phil Hughes

Nov 25 (Reuters) – Phil Hughes has always been something of a maverick in Australian cricketing circles.

A pugnacious left-hander brimming with self-confidence, he has been in an out of the Australian national team for the past five years.

Nov 8, 2014

2024 is ‘right time’ for U.S. Olympic bid, says ANOC chief

BANGKOK (Reuters) – One of the most powerful men in the Olympic movement has urged the United States to push ahead with its plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying it is the “right time”.

The U.S. has not hosted the Summer Olympics since 1996, partly because of a long-running feud over television rights and sponsorship, but the president of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), believes the U.S. now has a great chance.

Nov 8, 2014

Olympics-2024 is “right time” for U.S. Olympic bid, says ANOC chief

BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – One of the most powerful men in the Olympic movement has urged the United States to push ahead with its plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying it is the “right time”.

The U.S. has not hosted the Summer Olympics since 1996, partly because of a long-running feud over television rights and sponsorship, but the president of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), believes the U.S. now has a great chance.

Nov 8, 2014

Baku confident of being ready for European Games

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Baku is facing a race against time to be ready to host next year’s inaugural European Games with thousands of construction workers scrambling around the clock to get all the facilities finished.

Just a quarter of the 16 venues have been completed but organizers are confident everything will be ready before the opening ceremony on June 12, 2015.

Nov 8, 2014

Olympics-Baku confident of being ready for European Games

BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Baku is facing a race against time to be ready to host next year’s inaugural European Games with thousands of construction workers scrambling around the clock to get all the facilities finished.

Just a quarter of the 16 venues have been completed but organisers are confident everything will be ready before the opening ceremony on June 12, 2015.

Nov 7, 2014

NHL participation at 2018 Winter Games still uncertain

BANGKOK (Reuters) – The participation of National Hockey League players at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics remains on ice but officials hope to reach an agreement in time to avoid a repeat of the standoff before Sochi.

National Hockey League players have competed at the last five Winter Olympics but were in doubt for this year’s Sochi Winter Olympics until a deal was struck seven months before the opening faceoff.

Nov 7, 2014

Olympics-NHL participation at 2018 Winter Games still uncertain

BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – The participation of National Hockey League players at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics remains on ice but officials hope to reach an agreement in time to avoid a repeat of the standoff before Sochi.

National Hockey League players have competed at the last five Winter Olympics but were in doubt for this year’s Sochi Winter Olympics until a deal was struck seven months before the opening faceoff.

Nov 7, 2014

Athletics-Rudisha confident of returning to best

BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Kenyan middle distance runner David Rudisha is confident of getting back to his best for the 2016 Rio Olympics after overcoming a knee injury.

Rudisha provided one of the unforgettable moments of the 2012 London Olympics when he broke the 800 metres world record to win gold.

Nov 7, 2014

Bjoerndalen upset Oslo withdrew 2022 Winter Games bid

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, who won a record 13th Winter Olympics medal in Sochi this year, has urged the IOC to push ahead with plans to change the bidding process after Oslo dropped out of the running to host the 2022 Games.

Bjoerndalen, named as the outstanding male athlete in Sochi at Friday’s inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) awards in Thailand, said he was still upset that Oslo withdrew, leaving Beijing and Kazakhstan as the only candidates.

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