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Sep 12, 2014

Hamburg plans consecutive bids for compact Games

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s port city of Hamburg, bidding to become the nation’s choice for a 2024 Olympic Games candidacy, is hoping its concept of “pedestrian and bicycle” Games will help win the nod, the city’s sports chief Michael Neumann said.

The Hamburg Senator in charge of domestic affairs and sports who is one of the leaders of the northern German city’s bid, told Reuters in an interview on Friday there would be two consecutive bids should the first for 2024 fail.

Sep 12, 2014

Olympics-Hamburg plans consecutive bids for compact Games

BERLIN, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Germany’s port city of Hamburg, bidding to become the nation’s choice for a 2024 Olympic Games candidacy, is hoping its concept of “pedestrian and bicycle” Games will help win the nod, the city’s sports chief Michael Neumann said.

The Hamburg Senator in charge of domestic affairs and sports who is one of the leaders of the northern German city’s bid, told Reuters in an interview on Friday there would be two consecutive bids should the first for 2024 fail.

Sep 11, 2014

Bayern’s Ribery fit for his first game of the season

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich are set to benefit from the return of winger Franck Ribery, who is ready to make his season debut against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday after overcoming a nagging knee injury.

The German champions have had a less explosive start to the season than last year, drawing 1-1 at Schalke 04 on Aug 30 in their second league game after winning their opening match at Borussia Dortmund.

Sep 11, 2014

Soccer-Bayern’s Ribery fit for his first game of the season

BERLIN, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich are set to benefit from the return of winger Franck Ribery, who is ready to make his season debut against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday after overcoming a nagging knee injury.

The German champions have had a less explosive start to the season than last year, drawing 1-1 at Schalke 04 on Aug 30 in their second league game after winning their opening match at Borussia Dortmund.

Sep 9, 2014

Olympics-IOC meets Saudi Olympic chief, discuss women in Games

BERLIN, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has met with the new Saudi Arabian Olympic chief to discuss women’s participation in the Games among other issues, amid the country’s failure to send any female athletes to the Asian Games.

IOC President Thomas Bach said new Saudi Olympic chief Prince Abdullah bin Musaed bin Abdulaziz had made his first visit to the IOC last week and among issues of “mutual interest” that were discussed was women’s participation, Bach said.

Sep 9, 2014

IOC to respect Scotland vote, athletes protected – Bach

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee promised Scottish athletes’ interests would be “safeguarded” ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics should Scotland vote in favour of independence on Sept. 18.

If Scotland votes to break away from the United Kingdom, Scottish athletes who competed for Britain at the 2012 summer Olympics in London would not be eligible to do so with that country in Rio.

Sep 9, 2014

Olympics: IOC to respect Scotland vote, athletes protected – Bach

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee promised Scottish athletes’ interests would be “safeguarded” ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics should Scotland vote in favor of independence on Sept. 18.

If Scotland votes to break away from the United Kingdom, Scottish athletes who competed for Britain at the 2012 summer Olympics in London would not be eligible to do so with that country in Rio.

Sep 9, 2014

Rio showing dynamism, World Cup a confidence boost

BERLIN (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic preparations are in full swing with organizers having rediscovered their dynamism after years of delays and the soccer World Cup boosting their confidence, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday.

Branded as the ‘worst preparations ever by’ International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates in April, work for the Rio Games was now much more coordinated, said Bach, adding his colleague has since revised his statements.

Sep 9, 2014

Olympics-Rio showing dynamism, World Cup a confidence boost

BERLIN, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic preparations are in full swing with organisers having rediscovered their dynamism after years of delays and the soccer World Cup boosting their confidence, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday.

Branded as the ‘worst preparations ever by’ International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates in April, work for the Rio Games was now much more coordinated, said Bach, adding his colleague has since revised his statements.

Sep 1, 2014

Modest, inner-city Games concept for Berlin, Hamburg

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Berlin and Hamburg, eager to launch a summer Olympics candidacy, have proposed modest, inner-city concepts for the Olympics with the country to decide in the coming months if and which city will bid for the 2024 Games.

The two cities are slugging it out for the national nod to bid, with Germany’s Olympic sports confederation (DOSB) to decide on the better candidacy in the coming months.

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