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Nov 14, 2014

IOC to unveil major Olympic changes next week

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike.

IOC President Thomas Bach will present 40 recommendations at the renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne on Nov. 18 and while specific details of his proposals have yet to be revealed, they will affect the way cities campaign to land the Olympics and how sports will be included in the future.

Nov 14, 2014

Olympics-IOC to unveil major Olympic changes next week

Nov 14 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike.

IOC President Thomas Bach will present 40 recommendations at the renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne on Nov. 18 and while specific details of his proposals have yet to be revealed, they will affect the way cities campaign to land the Olympics and how sports will be included in the future.

Nov 12, 2014

Germany to field strongest team against Gibraltar

BERLIN (Reuters) – World champinos Germany will field their strongest team against European minnows Gibraltar in Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Nuremberg, looking for a big score to boost confidence after a rocky start to the campaign.

Germany have been nursing a World Cup hangover since their triumph in Brazil in July and are third in Group D with four points from three games after a less than stellar start.

Nov 12, 2014

Preview – Germany to field strongest team against Gibraltar

BERLIN (Reuters) – World champinos Germany will field their strongest team against European minnows Gibraltar in Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Nuremberg, looking for a big score to boost confidence after a rocky start to the campaign.

Germany have been nursing a World Cup hangover since their triumph in Brazil in July and are third in Group D with four points from three games after a less than stellar start.

Nov 12, 2014

Soccer-Germany to field strongest team against Gibraltar

BERLIN, Nov 12 (Reuters) – World champinos Germany will field their strongest team against European minnows Gibraltar in Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Nuremberg, looking for a big score to boost confidence after a rocky start to the campaign.

Germany have been nursing a World Cup hangover since their triumph in Brazil in July and are third in Group D with four points from three games after a less than stellar start.

Nov 6, 2014

Gladbach revive ’70s memories with unbeaten run

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Moenchengladbach’s unbeaten run that has seen them emerge as the toughest challengers to leaders Bayern Munich has revived memories of the all-conquering team of the 1970s ahead of Sunday’s clash with Borussia Dortmund.

Gladbach, five-time champions from 1970 to 1977, have this season equalled the 17-game unbeaten run of the great 1970/71 team coached by Hennes Weisweiler to stay four points off the Bavarians along with VfL Wolfsburg, who are second on goal difference.

Nov 6, 2014

Soccer-Gladbach revive ’70s memories with unbeaten run

BERLIN, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Borussia Moenchengladbach’s unbeaten run that has seen them emerge as the toughest challengers to leaders Bayern Munich has revived memories of the all-conquering team of the 1970s ahead of Sunday’s clash with Borussia Dortmund.

Gladbach, five-time champions from 1970 to 1977, have this season equalled the 17-game unbeaten run of the great 1970/71 team coached by Hennes Weisweiler to stay four points off the Bavarians along with VfL Wolfsburg, who are second on goal difference.

Nov 6, 2014

All-conquering Bayern suffer Alaba injury blow

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s smooth passage into the Champions League knockout stage hit a speed bump on Wednesday after it emerged that versatile Austrian international David Alaba could be out for the rest of the year.

All appeared well for Pep Guardiola’s fast and flexible team when they beat Roma 2-0 at the Allianz Arena to maintain their perfect record after four games and advance to the Round of 16 with two games to spare, the fastest ever by a German team.

Nov 6, 2014

Soccer-All-conquering Bayern suffer Alaba injury blow

Nov 6 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s smooth passage into the Champions League knockout stage hit a speed bump on Wednesday after it emerged that versatile Austrian international David Alaba could be out for the rest of the year.

All appeared well for Pep Guardiola’s fast and flexible team when they beat Roma 2-0 at the Allianz Arena to maintain their perfect record after four games and advance to the Round of 16 with two games to spare, the fastest ever by a German team.

Nov 5, 2014

Dortmund tank up on confidence as league battle looms

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The sight of smiling Borussia Dortmund players after a game has been a rare sight these days but their Champions League knockout qualification with a 4-1 win over Galatsaray on Tuesday provided much-needed confidence for a planned league comeback.

Dortmund made their best start to the Champions League with their fourth win in four Group D games.

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