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Jul 25, 2015

Olympics-Underdog Almaty out to upset mighty Beijing for 2022 Games

BERLIN, July 25 (Reuters) – Global metropolis Beijing will go head-to-head with the little-known Kazakh city of Almaty for the right to host the 2022 winter Olympics when the International Olympic Committee elects the winner at its session in Malaysia next week.

Beijing, which hosted the 2008 summer Games, is looking to become the first city to be awarded both summer and winter editions of the world’s biggest multi-sports event.

Jul 23, 2015

Activists urge IOC not to award 2022 Games to Beijing

BERLIN (Reuters) – A group of rights activists have called on the International Olympic Committee not to award the 2022 winter Games to Beijing saying China’s human rights record had worsened since the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital.

Chinese, Uighur, Mongolian and Tibetan activists said in an open letter to the IOC it should not “make the same mistake” by awarding the Olympics to Beijing as there was no improvement of human rights in the country since.

Jul 23, 2015

Activists urge IOC not to award 2022 Olympic Games to Beijing

BERLIN (Reuters) – A group of rights activists have called on the International Olympic Committee not to award the 2022 winter Games to Beijing saying China’s human rights record had worsened since the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital.

Chinese, Uighur, Mongolian and Tibetan activists said in an open letter to the IOC it should not “make the same mistake” by awarding the Olympics to Beijing as there was no improvement of human rights in the country since.

Jul 23, 2015

Olympics-Activists urge IOC not to award 2022 Games to Beijing

BERLIN, July 23 (Reuters) – A group of rights activists have called on the International Olympic Committee not to award the 2022 winter Games to Beijing saying China’s human rights record had worsened since the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital.

Chinese, Uighur, Mongolian and Tibetan activists said in an open letter to the IOC it should not “make the same mistake” by awarding the Olympics to Beijing as there was no improvement of human rights in the country since.

Jul 2, 2015

Walsh Jennings sets sight on fourth straight gold

BERLIN (Reuters) – Kerri Walsh Jennings is eyeing her fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro next year but the American beach volleyball champion will have to complete this remarkable feat with a new partner.

The 36-year-old mother of three won gold at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics alongside Misty Mae-Treanor in a partnership hailed as “the best beach volleyball team of all time.”

Jul 2, 2015

Olympics-Walsh Jennings sets sight on fourth straight gold

BERLIN, July 2 (Reuters) – Kerri Walsh Jennings is eyeing her fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro next year but the American beach volleyball champion will have to complete this remarkable feat with a new partner.

The 36-year-old mother of three won gold at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics alongside Misty Mae-Treanor in a partnership hailed as “the best beach volleyball team of all time.”

Jun 18, 2015

Pleas for help to FIFA going unanswered, Nepal official says

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Repeated pleas to embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter and other senior officials asking for help to end “chaos and lawlessness” in Nepal’s soccer federation (ANFA) have gone unanswered, the Asian body’s vice-president told Reuters on Thursday.

Soccer in the South Asian republic has been in turmoil since soccer’s world governing body FIFA last year launched an investigation into financial irregularities during president Ganesh Thapa’s reign at ANFA.

Jun 18, 2015

Soccer-Pleas for help to FIFA going unanswered, Nepal official says

June 18 (Reuters) – Repeated pleas to embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter and other senior officials asking for help to end “chaos and lawlessness” in Nepal’s football federation (ANFA) have gone unanswered, the Asian body’s vice-president told Reuters on Thursday.

Football in the South Asian republic has been in turmoil since soccer’s world governing body FIFA last year launched an investigation into financial irregularities during president Ganesh Thapa’s reign at ANFA.

Jun 13, 2015

Baku pays nearly $100 million for Games opening ceremony

BAKU (Reuters) – Friday’s opening ceremony for the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, cost a staggering $95 million (61 million pounds), officials said on Saturday, making it more expensive than most Olympic Games curtain-raisers.

The two-hour long ceremony at Baku’s Olympic stadium deployed about 2,000 volunteer cast members and 350 production staff but was far smaller in size, personnel and duration than the gigantic Olympic productions at summer Games.

Jun 13, 2015

European-Baku pays nearly $100 million for Games opening ceremony

BAKU, June 13 (Reuters) – Friday’s opening ceremony for the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, cost a staggering $95 million, officials said on Saturday, making it more expensive than most Olympic Games curtain-raisers.

The two-hour long ceremony at Baku’s Olympic stadium deployed about 2,000 volunteer cast members and 350 production staff but was far smaller in size, personnel and duration than the gigantic Olympic productions at summer Games.

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