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Nov 20, 2014

Soccer-Former champs Hamburg, Bremen battle for top flight survival

BERLIN, Nov 20 (Reuters) – It was only five years ago that Hamburg SV and Werder Bremen were locked in battle in three competitions in Germany and Europe with scintillating football on display in a fierce northern rivalry.

Fast forward to 2014 and both teams are non-factors in the Bundesliga, instead battling just to avoid relegation and their clash in Hamburg on Sunday could have major implications for their top-flight survival.

Nov 19, 2014

Bayern sports director Sammer to stay on until 2018

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich sports director Matthias Sammer has extended his contract by three years to 2018 after being rewarded for a successful stint so far, the German champions said on Wednesday.

Sammer, a former Germany international and club coach, joined Bayern in 2012 from the German FA where he was sports director.

Nov 19, 2014

Soccer-Bayern sports director Sammer to stay on until 2018

BERLIN, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich sports director Matthias Sammer has extended his contract by three years to 2018 after being rewarded for a successful stint so far, the German champions said on Wednesday.

Sammer, a former Germany international and club coach, joined Bayern in 2012 from the German FA where he was sports director.

Nov 18, 2014

IOC opens door for joint Olympics organizers

LAUSANNE Switzerland (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday cracked open the door for more than one city or country to host the same Olympics as it looks for ways of cutting costs and making its prime product more appealing.

The IOC has long resisted attempts by countries and cities to co-host the world’s biggest multi-sports event, saying it would water down the experience for athletes and fans, but IOC president Thomas Bach said it now made sense.

Nov 18, 2014

Olympics-IOC opens door for joint Olympics organisers

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday cracked open the door for more than one city or country to host the same Olympics as it looks for ways of cutting costs and making its prime product more appealing.

The IOC has long resisted attempts by countries and cities to co-host the world’s biggest multi-sports event, saying it would water down the experience for athletes and fans, but IOC president Thomas Bach said it now made sense.

Nov 18, 2014

IOC changes Olympic bidding, Games sports pogramme

LAUSANNE Switzerland (Reuters) – Bidding for the Olympics is set to become cheaper, easier and more attractive for cities while sports will enter the Games quicker, the IOC said on Tuesday, presenting 40 recommendations for changes in the way the Games are run.

“We have to look into the future and try to address the challenges which may arise in the future and the challenges we have already now,” International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach told a small group of reporters.

Nov 18, 2014

Olympics-IOC changes Olympic bidding, Games sports pogramme

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Bidding for the Olympics is set to become cheaper, easier and more attractive for cities while sports will enter the Games quicker, the IOC said on Tuesday, presenting 40 recommendations for changes in the way the Games are run.

“We have to look into the future and try to address the challenges which may arise in the future and the challenges we have already now,” International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach told a small group of reporters.

Nov 18, 2014

IOC to bring in cheaper, easier bidding for Games

LAUSANNE Switzerland (Reuters) – Bidding for the Olympics is set to become cheaper, easier and more attractive for cities while sports will enter the Games quicker, the IOC said on Tuesday, presenting 40 recommendations for changes in the way the Games are run.

Bid cities will no longer need to abide by extensive IOC prerequisites, or carry alone the considerable financial burden of the bid if the recommendations are approved, as expected, at the IOC session in Monaco in December.

Nov 18, 2014

Olympics-IOC to bring in cheaper, easier bidding for Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Bidding for the Olympics is set to become cheaper, easier and more attractive for cities while sports will enter the Games quicker, the IOC said on Tuesday, presenting 40 recommendations for changes in the way the Games are run.

Bid cities will no longer need to abide by extensive IOC prerequisites, or carry alone the considerable financial burden of the bid if the recommendations are approved, as expected, at the IOC session in Monaco in December.

Nov 15, 2014

Get your mind off World Cup ceremonies, Loew tells Germans

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany have seen a dip in form since winning the World Cup in July and a 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Gibraltar on Friday was proof the players need to get their mind off the awards and start playing again, coach Joachim Loew said.

The Germans had pledged a goal bonanza against the European minnows after losing to Poland and drawing with Ireland in October.

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