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Dec 9, 2014

Kosovo set for Rio Olympic Games after gaining IOC membership

MONACO (Reuters) – Kosovo won full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, paving the way for the Balkan region’s first Olympic Games appearance at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games.

The IOC said it had started reviewing the Kosovo file five years ago, a year after the region declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

Dec 9, 2014

Olympics-Kosovo set for Rio Games after gaining IOC membership

MONACO, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Kosovo won full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, paving the way for the Balkan region’s first Olympic Games appearance at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games.

The IOC said it had started reviewing the Kosovo file five years ago, a year after the region declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

Dec 8, 2014

IOC toughens stance against all discrimination

MONACO (Reuters) – A move by the International Olympic Committee to toughen its stance against discrimination was hailed as a victory for the rights of homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals, rights groups said on Monday.

A strengthened Principle 6 against any form of discrimination was approved at the IOC’s session on Monday.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-IOC toughens stance against all discrimination

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – A move by the International Olympic Committee to toughen its stance against discrimination was hailed as a victory for the rights of homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals, rights groups said on Monday.

A strengthened Principle 6 against any form of discrimination was approved at the IOC’s session on Monday.

Dec 8, 2014

IOC goes ahead with creation of Olympic broadcaster

MONACO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee approved on Monday plans to set up its own dedicated digital channel, aimed at providing continuing exposure of the Games throughout the four-year Olympic cycle.

The Olympic channel is expected to cost nearly half a billion euros for the period 2015-2021 with Finance Commission chief Ser Miang Ng predicting it to break even within seven to 10 years.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-IOC goes ahead with creation of Olympic broadcaster

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee approved on Monday plans to set up its own dedicated digital channel, aimed at providing continuing exposure of the Games throughout the four-year Olympic cycle.

The Olympic channel is expected to cost nearly half a billion euros for the period 2015-2021 with Finance Commission chief Ser Miang Ng predicting it to break even within seven to 10 years.

Dec 8, 2014

IOC opens way for return of baseball, softball

MONACO (Reuters) – Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world’s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved program changes.

The two sports can now consider themselves to have one foot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee gave the green light for sports to be added without requiring the seven-year rule.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-IOC opens way for return of baseball, softball

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world’s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved programme changes.

The two sports can now consider themselves to have one foot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee gave the green light for sports to be added without requiring the seven-year rule.

Dec 8, 2014

Factbox on the major changes to the Olympics

MONACO (Reuters) – Following are some of the major changes the International Olympic Committee approved for future Games at its session in Monaco on Monday:

Sports programme: becomes event-based rather than sports-based, meaning more than the existing 28 Olympic sports can be included in future editions as long as the overall number of athletes (10,500) and events (around 310) does not grow.

Dec 8, 2014

Factbox: Factbox on the major changes to the Olympics

MONACO (Reuters) – Following are some of the major changes the International Olympic Committee approved for future Games at its session in Monaco on Monday:

Sports program: becomes event-based rather than sports-based, meaning more than the existing 28 Olympic sports can be included in future editions as long as the overall number of athletes (10,500) and events (around 310) does not grow.

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