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Oct 10, 2014

Olympics-Costs and bidding process scare off European hopefuls

BERLIN, Oct 10 (Reuters) – What do European cities Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Lviv, St Moritz and Munich have in common?

They have all turned down or pulled out of bidding for the Winter Olympics in 2022 and triggered alarm bells at the International Olympic Committee.

Oct 9, 2014

Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

BERLIN (Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday.

Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just two candidates, Kazakhstan’s Almaty and Beijing.

Oct 9, 2014

Interview: Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

BERLIN (Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday.

Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just two candidates, Kazakhstan’s Almaty and Beijing.

Oct 9, 2014

Olympics-Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

BERLIN, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday.

Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just two candidates, Kazakhstan’s Almaty and Beijing.

Oct 9, 2014

Fresh legs to carry German attack against Poland

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany coach Joachim Loew knew he would have to inject fresh legs into his squad to replace veterans after the World Cup, but a raft of injuries means he has had to delve deep into his playing stocks for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

With former captain Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker and Miroslav Klose ending their international careers after the tournament in Brazil in July, Loew was already forced to replace several first choice players.

Oct 9, 2014

Soccer-Fresh legs to carry German attack against Poland

BERLIN, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Germany coach Joachim Loew knew he would have to inject fresh legs into his squad to replace veterans after the World Cup, but a raft of injuries means he has had to delve deep into his playing stocks for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

With former captain Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker and Miroslav Klose ending their international careers after the tournament in Brazil in July, Loew was already forced to replace several first choice players.

Oct 4, 2014

Lewandowski, Robben strike twice as Bayern crush Hanover

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben scored twice each as the champions crushed Hanover 96 4-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to go four points clear at the top of the table as rivals Borussia Dortmund lost to Hamburg SV.

The Bavarians, who have now kept a clean sheet in the last seven consecutive games in all competitions, needed only 13 minutes to tighten their grip on the game, scoring first through Poland’s Lewandowski, who controlled a superb Rafinha pass, before pounced on a Hanover mistake.

Oct 4, 2014

Soccer-Lewandowski, Robben strike twice as Bayern crush Hanover

BERLIN, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben scored twice each as the champions crushed Hanover 96 4-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to go four points clear at the top of the table as rivals Borussia Dortmund lost to Hamburg SV.

The Bavarians, who have now kept a clean sheet in the last seven consecutive games in all competitions, needed only 13 minutes to tighten their grip on the game, scoring first through Poland’s Lewandowski, who controlled a superb Rafinha pass, before pounced on a Hanover mistake.

Oct 2, 2014

Oslo 2022 Winter Olympics pullout no blow but changes needed – IOC

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday.

IOC head Bach said that Norway’s decision to pull out was mainly “a political one” given the country’s current minority coalition government.

Oct 2, 2014

Oslo 2022 Games pullout no blow but changes needed – IOC

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday.

IOC head Bach said that Norway’s decision to pull out was mainly “a political one” given the country’s current minority coalition government.

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