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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.

Jul 30, 2015

IOC faces tricky choice for 2022 Winter Olympic host

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The global economic crisis and the shifting power-base of world sport have left the International Olympic Committee (IOC) facing a difficult decision.

On Friday, in a convention center in downtown Kuala Lumpur, the IOC membership will cast their vote to decide the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Jul 30, 2015

Swimming-Schooling flying the flag for the small ponds

SINGAPORE, July 30 (Reuters) – As the biggest fish in one of world swimming’s smallest ponds, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling has set his sights on making a huge splash on the global stage for his tiny Southeast Asian nation.

Singapore has never won a swimming medal at the Olympics or world championships but the 20-year-old is the country’s best prospect to do so in years.

Jul 30, 2015

Almaty says not snowed under by issues facing Beijing

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Organizers of Almaty’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics fired a thinly veiled shot at Beijing’s proposed plans on Thursday, offering a sneak preview into their strategy to win selection ahead of the Chinese capital.

Although the Kazakhstan delegation was careful not to directly comment on their rival’s bid, which is strictly against International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules, the inference was clear.

Jul 30, 2015

Olympics-Almaty says not snowed under by issues facing Beijing

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 (Reuters) – Organisers of Almaty’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics fired a thinly veiled shot at Beijing’s proposed plans on Thursday, offering a sneak preview into their strategy to win selection ahead of the Chinese capital.

Although the Kazakhstan delegation was careful not to directly comment on their rival’s bid, which is strictly against International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules, the inference was clear.

Jul 29, 2015

Song says Beijing Winter Games will boost NHL in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Song Andong, the first Chinese-born player drafted to play in the National Hockey League, got a first-hand look on Wednesday at the giant shoes he is trying to fill.

Since being picked this year by the New York Islanders, the 18-year-old Song has been billed as the NHL’s answer to Yao Ming, the towering Chinese basketballer who made the NBA such a big hit in east Asia.

Jul 29, 2015

Olympics-Song says Beijing Winter Games will boost NHL in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Reuters) – Song Andong, the first Chinese-born player drafted to play in the National Hockey League, got a first-hand look on Wednesday at the giant shoes he is trying to fill.

Since being picked this year by the New York Islanders, the 18-year-old Song has been billed as the NHL’s answer to Yao Ming, the towering Chinese basketballer who made the NBA such a big hit in east Asia.

Jul 29, 2015

Yao holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Standing 2.29 meters (7ft 6in) tall, Yao Ming has never been able to hide in the background. And now, as one of the front men of Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the former NBA star is again the center of attention.

With the International Olympic Committee to vote in Kuala Lumpur on Friday whether to award the games to Beijing or Almaty, Yao has become the public face of China’s campaign and in high demand in the Malaysian capital.

Jul 29, 2015

Olympics-Yao holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Reuters) – Standing 2.29 metres (7ft 6in) tall, Yao Ming has never been able to hide in the background. And now, as one of the front men of Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the former NBA star is again the centre of attention.

With the International Olympic Committee to vote in Kuala Lumpur on Friday whether to award the games to Beijing or Almaty, Yao has become the public face of China’s campaign and in high demand in the Malaysian capital.

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