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Apr 17, 2014

Hamburg sniper Calhanoglu out to rescue Dinosaur

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Hamburg SV midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu returned to training this week and the northern side hope can play a key role in their relegation battle with Saturday’s match against VfL Wolfsburg the first of four fixtures that will decide their fate.

The 20-year-old Turkey international, who had been nursing a fever, has been the only real bright spot in Hamburg’s disappointing season to date, scoring 10 goals and setting up another three in a sensational debut Bundesliga season.

Apr 17, 2014

Soccer-Hamburg sniper Calhanoglu out to rescue Dinosaur

April 17 (Reuters) – Hamburg SV midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu returned to training this week and the northern side hope can play a key role in their relegation battle with Saturday’s match against VfL Wolfsburg the first of four fixtures that will decide their fate.

The 20-year-old Turkey international, who had been nursing a fever, has been the only real bright spot in Hamburg’s disappointing season to date, scoring 10 goals and setting up another three in a sensational debut Bundesliga season.

Apr 11, 2014

IOC tightens control over Rio 2016 preparations

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has announced a series of measures including a stronger presence in Rio de Janeiro to monitor progress and speed up lagging preparations for the 2016 Olympics, president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Preparations for the 2016 Games, the first on the South American continent, have been plagued by delays, rising costs and bad communication between different levels of the Brazilian government and organisers.

Apr 10, 2014

Olympics-IOC tightens control over Rio 2016 preparations

April 10 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has announced a series of measures including a stronger presence in Rio de Janeiro to monitor progress and speed up lagging preparations for the 2016 Olympics, president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Preparations for the 2016 Games, the first on the South American continent, have been plagued by delays, rising costs and bad communication between different levels of the Brazilian government and organisers.

Apr 10, 2014

IOC tightens control over Rio 2016 Games preparations

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee announced a series of measures including a stronger presence in Rio de Janeiro to monitor progress and speed up lagging preparations for the 2016 Olympics, president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Preparations for the 2016 Games, the first on the South American continent, have been plagued by delays, rising costs and bad communication between different levels of the Brazilian government and organizers.

Apr 10, 2014

Olympics-IOC tightens control over Rio 2016 Games preparations

April 10 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee announced a series of measures including a stronger presence in Rio de Janeiro to monitor progress and speed up lagging preparations for the 2016 Olympics, president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Preparations for the 2016 Games, the first on the South American continent, have been plagued by delays, rising costs and bad communication between different levels of the Brazilian government and organisers.

Apr 10, 2014

Lviv 2022 to meet IOC on Ukraine bid’s future

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The Lviv 2022 Winter Olympics bid team will meet the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “as soon as possible” to decide whether the troubled Ukrainian candidacy can meet its commitments as the country faces turmoil.

In a statement sent to Reuters, Lviv officials said the bid had essentially been put on hold ahead of the presidential elections in May as Russia moved to occupy parts of the country, including Crimea.

Apr 10, 2014

Olympics-Lviv 2022 to meet IOC on Ukraine bid’s future

April 10 (Reuters) – The Lviv 2022 Winter Olympics bid team will meet the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “as soon as possible” to decide whether the troubled Ukrainian candidacy can meet its commitments as the country faces turmoil.

In a statement sent to Reuters, Lviv officials said the bid had essentially been put on hold ahead of the presidential elections in May as Russia moved to occupy parts of the country, including Crimea.

Apr 10, 2014

Lviv 2022 officials to meet IOC on Ukraine bid’s future

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Officials for the Lviv 2022 Winter Olympics bid will meet with the International Olympic committee as soon as possible to decide whether the troubled Ukrainian bid still meets commitments as the country is in turmoil.

In a statement sent to Reuters, Lviv officials said the bid had been essentially put on hold ahead of the presidential elections in May as Russia moved in to occupy parts of the country, including Crimea.

Apr 10, 2014

Olympics-Lviv 2022 officials to meet IOC on Ukraine bid’s future

April 10 (Reuters) – Officials for the Lviv 2022 Winter Olympics bid will meet with the International Olympic committee as soon as possible to decide whether the troubled Ukrainian bid still meets commitments as the country is in turmoil.

In a statement sent to Reuters, Lviv officials said the bid had been essentially put on hold ahead of the presidential elections in May as Russia moved in to occupy parts of the country, including Crimea.

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