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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.

Dec 8, 2014

IOC clear way for more than one Games host city

MONACO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow Games host cities to move competitions to other towns, cities or even countries, breaking with a long tradition of keeping the Games contained in one location.

The decision fuels speculation regarding the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics, with sources telling Reuters on Saturday talks were being held to move the sliding competitions to Japan.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-IOC clear way for more than one Games host city

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow Games host cities to move competitions to other towns, cities or even countries, breaking with a long tradition of keeping the Games contained in one location.

The decision fuels speculation regarding the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics, with sources telling Reuters on Saturday talks were being held to move the sliding competitions to Japan.

Dec 7, 2014

Change needed to secure Games’ relevance – IOC’s Bach

MONACO (Reuters) – A planned overhaul of the Olympic Games is crucial to ensure the world’s biggest multi-sports event’s relevance and continued growth in a rapidly changing world, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Sunday.

A day before the IOC session votes on the biggest changes for the Olympics in decades, Bach urged members to approve the 40 recommendations dubbed ‘Agenda 2020′, a project he initiated immediately after taking over in Sept. 2013.

Dec 7, 2014

Olympics-Change needed to secure Games’ relevance – IOC’s Bach

MONACO, Dec 7 (Reuters) – A planned overhaul of the Olympic Games is crucial to ensure the world’s biggest multi-sports event’s relevance and continued growth in a rapidly changing world, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Sunday.

A day before the IOC session votes on the biggest changes for the Olympics in decades, Bach urged members to approve the 40 recommendations dubbed ‘Agenda 2020′, a project he initiated immediately after taking over in Sept. 2013.

Dec 6, 2014

Exclusive: Pyeongchang Games could include events in Japan

MONACO (Reuters) – Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics organizers and two international federations are discussing the possibility of moving some sliding competitions from the South Korean city to Japan, sources within the Olympic movement said on Saturday.

Pyeongchang’s preparations for the first Asian winter Olympics outside Japan have been hit by budget problems and delays in some venues. A move to Japan’s sliding center would also be in line with planned IOC changes to make the Games cheaper and more sustainable.

Dec 6, 2014

Olympics-Pyeongchang Games could include events in Japan

MONACO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics organisers and two international federations are discussing the possibility of moving some sliding competitions from the South Korean city to Japan, sources within the Olympic movement said on Saturday.

Pyeongchang’s preparations for the first Asian winter Olympics outside Japan have been hit by budget problems and delays in some venues. A move to Japan’s sliding centre would also be in line with planned IOC changes to make the Games cheaper and more sustainable.

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