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Dec 7, 2014

Change needed to secure Games’ relevance – IOC’s Bach

MONACO (Reuters) – A planned overhaul of the Olympic Games is crucial to ensure the world’s biggest multi-sports event’s relevance and continued growth in a rapidly changing world, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Sunday.

A day before the IOC session votes on the biggest changes for the Olympics in decades, Bach urged members to approve the 40 recommendations dubbed ‘Agenda 2020′, a project he initiated immediately after taking over in Sept. 2013.

Dec 7, 2014

Olympics-Change needed to secure Games’ relevance – IOC’s Bach

MONACO, Dec 7 (Reuters) – A planned overhaul of the Olympic Games is crucial to ensure the world’s biggest multi-sports event’s relevance and continued growth in a rapidly changing world, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Sunday.

A day before the IOC session votes on the biggest changes for the Olympics in decades, Bach urged members to approve the 40 recommendations dubbed ‘Agenda 2020′, a project he initiated immediately after taking over in Sept. 2013.

Dec 6, 2014

Exclusive: Pyeongchang Games could include events in Japan

MONACO (Reuters) – Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics organizers and two international federations are discussing the possibility of moving some sliding competitions from the South Korean city to Japan, sources within the Olympic movement said on Saturday.

Pyeongchang’s preparations for the first Asian winter Olympics outside Japan have been hit by budget problems and delays in some venues. A move to Japan’s sliding center would also be in line with planned IOC changes to make the Games cheaper and more sustainable.

Dec 6, 2014

Olympics-Pyeongchang Games could include events in Japan

MONACO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics organisers and two international federations are discussing the possibility of moving some sliding competitions from the South Korean city to Japan, sources within the Olympic movement said on Saturday.

Pyeongchang’s preparations for the first Asian winter Olympics outside Japan have been hit by budget problems and delays in some venues. A move to Japan’s sliding centre would also be in line with planned IOC changes to make the Games cheaper and more sustainable.

Dec 6, 2014

IOC outlines 2024 bid process, wants invitation phase

MONACO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee unveiled its timeline for candidates for the 2024 summer Games but President Thomas Bach said an invitation phase would precede it if changes to the bidding process are approved next week.

The IOC is eager to avoid a repeat of the 2022 winter Games bidding process in which four of the six candidates dropped out during the race over financial fears or lack of public support.

Dec 6, 2014

Olympics-IOC outlines 2024 bid process, wants invitation phase

MONACO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee unveiled its timeline for candidates for the 2024 summer Games but President Thomas Bach said an invitation phase would precede it if changes to the bidding process are approved next week.

The IOC is eager to avoid a repeat of the 2022 winter Games bidding process in which four of the six candidates dropped out during the race over financial fears or lack of public support.

Dec 6, 2014

IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved

MONACO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will instantly review the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 summer Games if changes are approved at the session next week, President Thomas Bach said on Saturday.

The IOC has drawn up 40 recommendations — called Agenda 2020 — which present the biggest changes to the Olympic movement for decades and its session will vote on each of them, starting on Monday in Monaco.

Dec 6, 2014

Olympics-IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved

MONACO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will instantly review the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 summer Games if changes are approved at the session next week, President Thomas Bach said on Saturday.

The IOC has drawn up 40 recommendations — called Agenda 2020 — which present the biggest changes to the Olympic movement for decades and its session will vote on each of them, starting on Monday in Monaco.

Dec 5, 2014

Rio 2016 Games’ late swimming times are no problem: IOC

MONACO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has defended Rio de Janeiro Olympics organizers’ plans to have late night swimming finals at the 2016 Games, saying on Friday the competition times had to suit a global audience.

Although the final schedule for the Rio Games has yet to be officially signed off by the IOC, Australian officials have said swimming finals late in the day, to fit mainly with American television, were unreasonable.

Dec 5, 2014

Olympics-Rio 2016 Games’ late swimming times are no problem- IOC

MONACO, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has defended Rio de Janeiro Olympics organisers’ plans to have late night swimming finals at the 2016 Games, saying on Friday the competition times had to suit a global audience.

Although the final schedule for the Rio Games has yet to be officially signed off by the IOC, Australian officials have said swimming finals late in the day, to fit mainly with American television, were unreasonable.

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