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Dec 11, 2014

In-form Augsburg out to break Bayern unbeaten run again

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Surprise package Augsburg are out to snap leaders Bayern Munich’s unbeaten Bundesliga run this season, hoping to repeat last season’s feat.

Augsburg, far less illustrious than their fellow Bavarian opponents, have quietly crept up the table with a winning run of their own, having claimed three points in their last four games.

Dec 11, 2014

Soccer-In-form Augsburg out to break Bayern unbeaten run again

Dec 11 (Reuters) – Surprise package Augsburg are out to snap leaders Bayern Munich’s unbeaten Bundesliga run this season, hoping to repeat last season’s feat.

Augsburg, far less illustrious than their fellow Bavarian opponents, have quietly crept up the table with a winning run of their own, having claimed three points in their last four games.

Dec 9, 2014

Kosovo earns Olympic recognition, Serbia furious

MONACO (Reuters) – Kosovo was granted full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, rubber-stamping the Balkan region’s first Games appearance at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 but angering Serbia, who accused the IOC of political bias.

The region, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a decade after NATO went to war to halt the massacre and expulsion of Albanians by Serbian forces waging a two-year counter-insurgency under late strongman Slobodan Milosevic, became the 205th member of the IOC

Dec 9, 2014

IOC to hold 2024 Games invitation phase next month

MONACO (Reuters) – Potential bidders for the 2024 Summer Olympics will be invited for a consultation with the International Olympic Committee as early as next month, with the IOC looking to enforce new bidding rules quickly.

So far only Germany has officially announced it would submit a bid with either Berlin or Hamburg.

Dec 9, 2014

Olympics-IOC to hold 2024 Games invitation phase next month

MONACO, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Potential bidders for the 2024 Summer Olympics will be invited for a consultation with the International Olympic Committee as early as next month, with the IOC looking to enforce new bidding rules quickly.

So far only Germany has officially announced it would submit a bid with either Berlin or Hamburg.

Dec 9, 2014

Kosovo set for Rio Games after gaining IOC membership

MONACO (Reuters) – Kosovo was granted full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, paving the way for the Balkan region’s first Games appearance at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

The IOC said it had started reviewing the Kosovo file five years ago, a year after the region declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

Dec 9, 2014

Kosovo set for Rio Olympic Games after gaining IOC membership

MONACO (Reuters) – Kosovo won full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, paving the way for the Balkan region’s first Olympic Games appearance at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games.

The IOC said it had started reviewing the Kosovo file five years ago, a year after the region declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

Dec 9, 2014

Olympics-Kosovo set for Rio Games after gaining IOC membership

MONACO, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Kosovo won full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, paving the way for the Balkan region’s first Olympic Games appearance at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games.

The IOC said it had started reviewing the Kosovo file five years ago, a year after the region declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

Dec 8, 2014

IOC toughens stance against all discrimination

MONACO (Reuters) – A move by the International Olympic Committee to toughen its stance against discrimination was hailed as a victory for the rights of homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals, rights groups said on Monday.

A strengthened Principle 6 against any form of discrimination was approved at the IOC’s session on Monday.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-IOC toughens stance against all discrimination

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – A move by the International Olympic Committee to toughen its stance against discrimination was hailed as a victory for the rights of homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals, rights groups said on Monday.

A strengthened Principle 6 against any form of discrimination was approved at the IOC’s session on Monday.

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