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Jul 31, 2015

Almaty upbeat despite losing Winter Olympics bid

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Organisers of Almaty’s unsuccessful bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics vowed to push ahead with their ambitious plan to turn their city into a winter wonderland despite losing out to Beijing.

The Kazakhstan bid team’s organisers had hoped that staging the Winter Olympics would put their city on the international sporting map but were adamant the former Soviet state had already achieved that just by throwing their hat in the ring.

Jul 31, 2015

Olympics-Almaty upbeat despite losing Winter Olympics bid

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Reuters) – Organisers of Almaty’s unsuccessful bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics vowed to push ahead with their ambitious plan to turn their city into a winter wonderland despite losing out to Beijing.

The Kazakhstan bid team’s organisers had hoped that staging the Winter Olympics would put their city on the international sporting map but were adamant the former Soviet state had already achieved that just by throwing their hat in the ring.

Jul 31, 2015

Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, becoming the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games.

The Chinese capital beat Almaty, Kazakhstan in a secret ballot of 85 IOC members, held at a convention centre in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

Jul 31, 2015

Olympics-Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Reuters) – Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, becoming the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games.

The Chinese capital beat Almaty, Kazakhstan in a secret ballot of 85 IOC members, held at a convention centre in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

Jul 31, 2015

Beijing and Almaty make last pitches to stage 2022 winter Games

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The bidding teams from Beijing and Almaty made their final pitches to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, pushing their cases to be chosen as the host for the 2022 winter Olympics.

Beijing, bidding to become the first city to host both the summer and winter Games, presented itself as the safe choice, emphasising that they have already proven themselves as an Olympic host and have the experience and financial muscle to do it again.

Jul 31, 2015

Olympics-Beijing and Almaty make last pitches to stage 2022 winter Games

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Reuters) – The bidding teams from Beijing and Almaty made their final pitches to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, pushing their cases to be chosen as the host for the 2022 winter Olympics.

Beijing, bidding to become the first city to host both the summer and winter Games, presented itself as the safe choice, emphasising that they have already proven themselves as an Olympic host and have the experience and financial muscle to do it again.

Jul 31, 2015

Almaty urges IOC to ‘show faith’ in developing nations

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Organizers of Almaty’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics made an impassioned plea to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, urging members to resist the temptation of choosing their bigger rival Beijing.

During their one-hour presentation in downtown Kuala Lumpur, the high-powered delegation from Kazakhstan asked the 85 IOC members who will decide the vote to send a positive message to all developing countries and award the Games to a Central Asian nation for the first time.

Jul 31, 2015

Olympics–Almaty urges IOC to ‘show faith’ in developing nations

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Reuters) – Organisers of Almaty’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics made an impassioned plea to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, urging members to resist the temptation of choosing their bigger rival Beijing.

During their one-hour presentation in downtown Kuala Lumpur, the high-powered delegation from Kazakhstan asked the 85 IOC members who will decide the vote to send a positive message to all developing countries and award the Games to a Central Asian nation for the first time.

Jul 30, 2015

IOC president reminds members about responsibilities

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – With world soccer’s governing body FIFA embroiled in a corruption scandal, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sent a sobering reminder to global sports leaders on Thursday about their responsibilities.

In a clear reference to the FIFA scandal, IOC President Thomas Bach devoted part of his opening speech at the 128th IOC Congress in Kuala Lumpur to the importance of transparency and credibility.

Jul 30, 2015

Olympics-IOC president reminds members about responsibilities

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 (Reuters) – With world soccer’s governing body FIFA embroiled in a corruption scandal, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sent a sobering reminder to global sports leaders on Thursday about their responsibilities.

In a clear reference to the FIFA scandal, IOC President Thomas Bach devoted part of his opening speech at the 128th IOC Congress in Kuala Lumpur to the importance of transparency and credibility.

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