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Jan 27, 2014

Olympics-Protest in press room not podium, says IOC

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Athletes at next month’s Sochi Winter Olympics may be punished for making statements on the podium against Russia’s anti-gay law or human rights record but can do so at news conferences without fear of sanction, the IOC said.

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), explained that under the Games charter political protests and demonstrations at venues are not allowed.

Jan 27, 2014

Protest in press room not podium, IOC tells athletes

BERLIN (Reuters) – Athletes at the Winter Olympics may be punished for making statements on the podium against Russia’s anti-gay laws or human rights record but can do so at news conferences without fear of sanction, the IOC said.

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, explained ahead of next month’s Sochi Games that under the Olympic Charter political protests and demonstrations within venues are not allowed.

Jan 27, 2014

Olympics-Protest in press room not podium, IOC tells athletes

BERLIN, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Athletes at the Winter Olympics may be punished for making statements on the podium against Russia’s anti-gay laws or human rights record but can do so at news conferences without fear of sanction, the IOC said.

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, explained ahead of next month’s Sochi Games that under the Olympic Charter political protests and demonstrations within venues are not allowed.

Jan 25, 2014

Ji Whiz! Korean helps Augsburg hold parent club Dortmund

BERLIN (Reuters) – South Korea striker Ji Dong-Won, last week’s loan signing from Borussia Dortmund, scored in the 72nd minute of his Bundesliga return for Augsburg as they drew 2-2 at his parent club on Saturday.

The result means third-placed Dortmund have failed to win at home in their last four games.

Jan 25, 2014

Soccer-Ji Whiz! Korean helps Augsburg hold parent club Dortmund

BERLIN, Jan 25 (Reuters) – South Korea striker Ji Dong-Won, last week’s loan signing from Borussia Dortmund, scored in the 72nd minute of his Bundesliga return for Augsburg as they drew 2-2 at his parent club on Saturday.

The result means third-placed Dortmund have failed to win at home in their last four games.

Jan 24, 2014

Leaders Bayern kick off year with Gladbach win

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Thomas Mueller set up one goal and netted a penalty to help the Bundesliga leaders beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 and go 10 points clear as the league resumed on Friday after the winter break.

Despite the absence of key players, including the injured Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger, treble winners Bayern picked up where they left off in December to stretch their unbeaten run to 42 consecutive league games.

Jan 24, 2014

Soccer-Leaders Bayern kick off year with Gladbach win

BERLIN, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Thomas Mueller set up one goal and netted a penalty to help the Bundesliga leaders beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 and go 10 points clear as the league resumed on Friday after the winter break.

Despite the absence of key players, including the injured Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger, treble winners Bayern picked up where they left off in December to stretch their unbeaten run to 42 consecutive league games.

Jan 23, 2014

Olympics-Winter Olympics must reduce cost-IOC marketing chief

Jan 23 (Reuters) – The Winter Olympics brand has to become financially more attractive because the cost of next month’s Sochi Olympics may scare away future bidders, International Olympic Committee marketing chief Gerhard Heiberg said on Thursday.

Heiberg, who will step down following the Feb 7-23 Games after 10 years of leading the IOC’s marketing commission, said the winter event had to go “back to basics.”

Jan 23, 2014

Bayern must shed holiday spirit as league resumes

BERLIN (Reuters) – Leaders Bayern Munich must quickly ditch any lingering holiday spirit or risk a bumpy Bundesliga restart at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday, midfielder Thomas Mueller warned.

The Bavarians suffered a surprise 3-0 defeat to Austria’s Salzburg in a friendly last week and Mueller said the result was proof that the runaway leaders needed to up the tempo against Gladbach.

Jan 23, 2014

Soccer-Bayern must shed holiday spirit as league resumes

BERLIN, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Leaders Bayern Munich must quickly ditch any lingering holiday spirit or risk a bumpy Bundesliga restart at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday, midfielder Thomas Mueller warned.

The Bavarians suffered a surprise 3-0 defeat to Austria’s Salzburg in a friendly last week and Mueller said the result was proof that the runaway leaders needed to up the tempo against Gladbach.

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