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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.

Jan 14, 2014

Olympics-Luge-Dominant Geisenberger hunts elusive gold

BERLIN, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Few athletes have dominated their sport in recent seasons as much as German luger Natalie Geisenberger but she still longs to capture the elusive Olympic gold medal missing from her collection.

Geisenberger, the world and European champion, who leads the standings in the current season after winning the first four events in commanding style, has one bronze medal from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Jan 13, 2014

Peerless Loch to lead German medal charge

BERLIN (Reuters) – Defending Olympic champion Felix Loch could not have hoped for a better Sochi 2014 Olympic preparation than leading the world standings and claiming the German title days before the end of last year.

With Germany eager to be among the top nations on the medals table, the ever-smiling Loch is aware of the pressure resting on him, given his country’s dominance in the sport.

Jan 13, 2014

Olympics-Luge-Peerless Loch to lead German medal charge

BERLIN, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Defending Olympic champion Felix Loch could not have hoped for a better Sochi 2014 Olympic preparation than leading the world standings and claiming the German title days before the end of last year.

With Germany eager to be among the top nations on the medals table, the ever-smiling Loch is aware of the pressure resting on him, given his country’s dominance in the sport.

Jan 10, 2014

Sochi 2014 price tag is bad example but Games are safe

BERLIN (Reuters) – The $50-billion price tag for the Sochi Olympics is a “bad example” for future candidate cities but Russia’s first Winter Games will be secure despite mounting safety concerns, international skiing chief Gian-Franco Kasper said on Friday.

The Swiss sports administrator, who has been critical of the Sochi Games in the past, said such investment in the two-week event and in related infrastructure projects would scare off traditional winter sports nations and damage the brand.

Jan 10, 2014

Olympics-Sochi 2014 price tag is bad example but Games are safe

BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) – The $50-billion price tag for the Sochi Olympics is a “bad example” for future candidate cities but Russia’s first Winter Games will be secure despite mounting safety concerns, international skiing chief Gian-Franco Kasper said on Friday.

The Swiss sports administrator, who has been critical of the Sochi Games in the past, said such investment in the two-week event and in related infrastructure projects would scare off traditional winter sports nations and damage the brand.

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