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Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-IOC goes ahead with creation of Olympic broadcaster

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee approved on Monday plans to set up its own dedicated digital channel, aimed at providing continuing exposure of the Games throughout the four-year Olympic cycle.

The Olympic channel is expected to cost nearly half a billion euros for the period 2015-2021 with Finance Commission chief Ser Miang Ng predicting it to break even within seven to 10 years.

Dec 8, 2014

IOC opens way for return of baseball, softball

MONACO (Reuters) – Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world’s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved program changes.

The two sports can now consider themselves to have one foot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee gave the green light for sports to be added without requiring the seven-year rule.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-IOC opens way for return of baseball, softball

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world’s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved programme changes.

The two sports can now consider themselves to have one foot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee gave the green light for sports to be added without requiring the seven-year rule.

Dec 8, 2014

Factbox on the major changes to the Olympics

MONACO (Reuters) – Following are some of the major changes the International Olympic Committee approved for future Games at its session in Monaco on Monday:

Sports programme: becomes event-based rather than sports-based, meaning more than the existing 28 Olympic sports can be included in future editions as long as the overall number of athletes (10,500) and events (around 310) does not grow.

Dec 8, 2014

Factbox: Factbox on the major changes to the Olympics

MONACO (Reuters) – Following are some of the major changes the International Olympic Committee approved for future Games at its session in Monaco on Monday:

Sports program: becomes event-based rather than sports-based, meaning more than the existing 28 Olympic sports can be included in future editions as long as the overall number of athletes (10,500) and events (around 310) does not grow.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-Factbox on the major changes to the Olympics

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Following are some of the major changes the International Olympic Committee approved for future Games at its session in Monaco on Monday:

Sports programme: becomes event-based rather than sports-based, meaning more than the existing 28 Olympic sports can be included in future editions as long as the overall number of athletes (10,500) and events (around 310) does not grow.

Dec 8, 2014

Bayern’s Schweinsteiger eyes first start this term versus CSKA

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger could make his first start of the season against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday as the Bavarians struggle with a long injury list having already secured top spot in Champions League Group E.

The 30-year-old playmaker only recently made a comeback after a four-month break due to a knee injury and has played less than 45 minutes in four substitute appearances so far.

Dec 8, 2014

IOC clears way for Olympic return of baseball, softball

MONACO (Reuters) – Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world’s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved sports programme changes.

The two sports can rightfully now consider themselves to have one foot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee gave the green light for additions of sports without requiring the seven-year rule.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-IOC clears way for Olympic return of baseball, softball

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world’s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved sports programme changes.

The two sports can rightfully now consider themselves to have one foot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee gave the green light for additions of sports without requiring the seven-year rule.

Dec 8, 2014

Soccer-Bayern’s Schweinsteiger eyes first start this term v CSKA

Dec 8 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger could make his first start of the season against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday as the Bavarians struggle with a long injury list having already secured top spot in Champions League Group E.

The 30-year-old playmaker only recently made a comeback after a four-month break due to a knee injury and has played less than 45 minutes in four substitute appearances so far.

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