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Apr 2, 2015

Soccer-Injuries pile up for Bayern before Dortmund derby

BERLIN, April 2 (Reuters) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are struggling with a growing number of injuries but club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the squad is big enough to challenge Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s big league game.

Bayern top scorer Arjen Robben, nursing a stomach muscle injury and David Alaba, ruled out for seven weeks with a torn knee ligament, are the latest casualties as the champions prepare to travel to Dortmund.

Apr 2, 2015

Olympics-IOC publishes compensation policy, seeks transparency

BERLIN, April 2 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee published its indemnity policy for the first time on Thursday following a proposal from its ethics commission to increase transparency within the organisation.

In an unprecedented move for an international sports organisation, the IOC said it had approved the IOC Ethics Commission’s proposal and demand to make it public as part of its Agenda 2020 reforms process.

Mar 30, 2015

Germany will hit top form in crucial qualifiers, says Loew

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – World Cup winners Germany will be at their best when they take on Euro 2016 qualifying rivals Poland, Scotland and Ireland later this year after their current period of experimentation, coach Joachim Loew has said.

The Germans drew 2-2 in a friendly against Asian champions Australia on Wednesday before a 2-0 victory at Georgia in a Euro qualifier on Sunday.

Mar 30, 2015

Soccer-Germany will hit top form in crucial qualifiers, says Loew

March 30 (Reuters) – World Cup winners Germany will be at their best when they take on Euro 2016 qualifying rivals Poland, Scotland and Ireland later this year after their current period of experimentation, coach Joachim Loew has said.

The Germans drew 2-2 in a friendly against Asian champions Australia on Wednesday before a 2-0 victory at Georgia in a Euro qualifier on Sunday.

Mar 27, 2015

Beijing pledges free internet, optimum use of 2008 venues

BERLIN (Reuters) – Beijing’s Olympic experience and infrastructure are key in delivering a successful 2022 winter Games, senior bid official Wu Jingmi said on Friday, pledging also free internet during the event.

The bid’s Deputy Secretary General told Reuters that the use of the venues from the 2008 summer Games fit with the International Olympic Committee’s Agenda 2020 reforms of keeping costs low and using more existing or temporary venues.

Mar 27, 2015

Olympics-Beijing pledges free internet, optimum use of 2008 venues

BERLIN, March 27 (Reuters) – Beijing’s Olympic experience and infrastructure are key in delivering a successful 2022 winter Games, senior bid official Wu Jingmi said on Friday, pledging also free internet during the event.

The bid’s Deputy Secretary General told Reuters that the use of the venues from the 2008 summer Games fit with the International Olympic Committee’s Agenda 2020 reforms of keeping costs low and using more existing or temporary venues.

Mar 26, 2015

New kid on the block as European sports championships launched for 2018

BERLIN, March 26 (Reuters) – The European sports championships, a new multi-sports event planned for 2018, will aim to establish itself as an attractive continent concept, officials said on Thursday, as a clash with the European Games looks inevitable.

The European sports championships will combine the continental competitions for rowing, triathlon, swimming athletics and cycling into a 12-day event held in Scotland and Berlin.

Mar 26, 2015

Germany will improve against Georgia, promises Loew

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will be more focussed when the World Cup winners take on Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday for their Euro 2016 qualifier after a lacklustre performance in their 2-2 friendly draw against Australia on Wednesday.

Coach Joachim Loew rested half a dozen key players, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng against Australia and the lack of quality on the pitch showed at times as the bold Asian champions narrowly missed out on a shock win.

Mar 26, 2015

Soccer-Germany will improve against Georgia, promises Loew

BERLIN, March 26 (Reuters) – Germany will be more focused when the World Cup winners take on Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday for their Euro 2016 qualifier after a lacklustre performance in their 2-2 friendly draw against Australia on Wednesday.

Coach Joachim Loew rested half a dozen key players, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng against Australia and the lack of quality on the pitch showed at times as the bold Asian champions narrowly missed out on a shock win.

Mar 22, 2015

Gladbach stage sensation with 2-0 win at Bayern

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Raffael scored twice to secure a shock 2-0 win at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich, who suffered their first home league loss in almost a year.

The Brazilian beat keeper Manuel Neuer with a half-volley against the run of play and added a second in the 77th on the break as the Bavarians were caught searching for an equaliser as Gladbach stay on track for a Champions League spot.

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