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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.

Dec 22, 2013

South American flair on show as Gladbach go third

BERLIN (Reuters) – South American skills were on full show as Borussia Moenchengladbach drew 2-2 with VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday to jump into third place in the Bundesliga at the start of the mid-season break.

It was a fitting 2013 finale for Gladbach, who have won over plenty of fans this season with their exciting attacking game.

Dec 22, 2013

Soccer-South American flair on show as Gladbach go third

BERLIN, Dec 22 (Reuters) – South American skills were on full show as Borussia Moenchengladbach drew 2-2 with VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday to jump into third place in the Bundesliga at the start of the mid-season break.

It was a fitting 2013 finale for Gladbach, who have won over plenty of fans this season with their exciting attacking game.

Dec 21, 2013

No winter wonderland for unhappy Dortmund coach Klopp

BERLIN (Reuters) – Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund will spend much of the five-week winter break trying to restore their mojo, said coach Juergen Klopp after a 2-1 defeat by promoted Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

It was their third straight Bundesliga home defeat and a fourth reverse in six league matches.

Dec 21, 2013

Soccer-No winter wonderland for unhappy Dortmund coach Klopp

BERLIN, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund will spend much of the five-week winter break trying to restore their mojo, said coach Juergen Klopp after a 2-1 defeat by promoted Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

It was their third straight Bundesliga home defeat and a fourth reverse in six league matches.

Dec 21, 2013

Agony for title-chasing Leverkusen and Dortmund

BERLIN (Reuters) – Club World Cup finalists Bayern Munich stayed seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday after title rivals Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund lost their final matches before the winter break.

Leverkusen, in second spot with 37 points from 17 games, went down to a 74th-minute goal on the break from Santiago Garcia as Werder Bremen won in the league for the first time since November.

Dec 21, 2013

Soccer-Agony for title-chasing Leverkusen and Dortmund

BERLIN, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Club World Cup finalists Bayern Munich stayed seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday after title rivals Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund lost their final matches before the winter break.

Leverkusen, in second spot with 37 points from 17 games, went down to a 74th-minute goal on the break from Santiago Garcia as Werder Bremen won in the league for the first time since November.

Dec 21, 2013

Soccer-Bundesliga agony for title-chasing Dortmund and Leverkusen

BERLIN, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Club World Cup finalists Bayern Munich stayed seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday after title rivals Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen lost their final matches before the winter break.

Second-placed Leverkusen (37 points) went down to a 74th-minute goal on the break from Santiago Garcia as hosts Werder Bremen won in the league for the first time since November.

Dec 19, 2013

Leverkusen primed to close on absent Bayern

BERLIN (Reuters) – As Bayern Munich take a break from domestic action to pursue more silverware overseas, Bayer Leverkusen will be hoping to close within four points of the all-conquering Bavarians with a win over Werder Bremen ahead of the German winter break.

Bayern will be aiming to claim a fifth trophy of 2013 when they face surprise package Raja Casablanca in the Club World Cup final in Morocco on Saturday and with their 17th league game put back to January, Leverkusen have a chance to cut their lead.

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