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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.

Sep 1, 2014

Olympics-Modest, inner-city Games concept for Berlin, Hamburg

BERLIN, Sept 1 (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.

Aug 28, 2014

Dortmund desperate to recover from early setback

BERLIN (Reuters) – When Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz was ordered off during training after scuffling with team mate Jonas Hofmann this week, it was clear last season’s runners-up had some serious issues with the new campaign barely under way.

An opening day shock 2-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen last week highlighted some of those problems with coach Juergen Klopp racing against time to turn things around ahead of their next league game at Augsburg on Friday.

Aug 23, 2014

Leverkusen stun Dortmund 2-0 as Schalke lose again

BERLIN (Reuters) – Last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at the start of their Bundesliga season on Saturday after the league’s fastest ever goal and another deep in stoppage time.

Winger Karim Bellarabi took nine seconds to score the opener for the visitors with Dortmund below par despite the return of Marco Reus after an injury that saw him miss the World Cup.

Aug 23, 2014

Soccer-Leverkusen stun Dortmund 2-0 as Schalke lose again

BERLIN, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at the start of their Bundesliga season on Saturday after the league’s fastest ever goal and another deep in stoppage time.

Winger Karim Bellarabi took nine seconds to score the opener for the visitors with Dortmund below par despite the return of Marco Reus after an injury that saw him miss the World Cup.

Aug 21, 2014

Wolfsburg ready to pounce on weakened Bayern in opener

BERLIN (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg are ready to take full advantage of an injury-weakened Bayern Munich when they face last season’s domestic double winners in the Bundesliga kickoff on Friday.

Bayern have had a difficult pre-season, losing a string of players to injury and forcing club bosses to review their transfer options and Wolfsburg are eyeing an opportuinty.

Aug 21, 2014

Soccer-Wolfsburg ready to pounce on weakened Bayern in opener

BERLIN, Aug 21 (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg are ready to take full advantage of an injury-weakened Bayern Munich when they face last season’s domestic double winners in the Bundesliga kickoff on Friday.

Bayern have had a difficult pre-season, losing a string of players to injury and forcing club bosses to review their transfer options and Wolfsburg are eyeing an opportuinty.

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