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May 27, 2015

Olympics-Winter sports federations drop out of SportAccord

BERLIN, May 27 (Reuters) – Winter Olympics sports federations (AIOWF) on Wednesday left SportAccord, suspending any collaboration with the umbrella organisation in the latest fallout following a row with the International Olympic Committee, AIOWF said.

In a letter to SportAccord President Marius Vizer, seen by Reuters, AIOWF President Gian Franco Kasper said the decision had been taken with a “great majority.”

May 26, 2015

Germany give Mueller, Kroos a rest after long year

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s World Cup winners Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos have been rested for matches against the United States and Gibraltar next month, coach Joachim Loew said on Tuesday.

The pair had played a combined total of 131 matches for club and country, including the 2014 World Cup, Loew said.

May 26, 2015

Soccer-Germany give Mueller, Kroos a rest after long year

BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) – Germany’s World Cup winners Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos have been rested for matches against the United States and Gibraltar next month, coach Joachim Loew said on Tuesday.

The pair had played a combined total of 131 matches for club and country, including the 2014 World Cup, Loew said,

May 26, 2015

IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organization SportAccord has been left in tatters.

A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord President Marius Vizer on the IOC has essentially ended with the complete isolation of SportAccord, an umbrella organization for some 100 sports federations.

May 26, 2015

Analysis – IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organisation SportAccord has been left in tatters.

A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord President Marius Vizer on the IOC has essentially ended with the complete isolation of SportAccord, an umbrella organisation for some 100 sports federations.

May 26, 2015

Olympics-IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organisation SportAccord has been left in tatters.

A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord President Marius Vizer on the IOC has essentially ended with the complete isolation of SportAccord, an umbrella organisation for some 100 sports federations.

May 23, 2015

Hamburg face relegation playoff, Paderborn, Freiburg go down

BERLIN (Reuters) – Former European champions Hamburg SV beat Schalke 04 2-0 on Saturday to avoid direct relegation from the Bundesliga and snatch a playoff spot for the second consecutive year as Paderborn and Freiburg went down.

Surprise package Augsburg secured fifth place and will play in the Europa League after coming from a goal down to crush 10-man Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-1.

May 23, 2015

Soccer-Hamburg face relegation playoff, Paderborn, Freiburg go down

BERLIN, May 23 (Reuters) – Former European champions Hamburg SV beat Schalke 04 2-0 on Saturday to avoid direct relegation from the Bundesliga and snatch a playoff spot for the second consecutive year as Paderborn and Freiburg went down.

Surprise package Augsburg secured fifth place and will play in the Europa League after coming from a goal down to crush 10-man Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-1.

May 22, 2015

Summer Games federations chastise SportAccord chief

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF) on Friday told the president of SportAccord he could no longer represent them following his attack on the International Olympic Committee.

In a sharply-worded letter, seen by Reuters, ASOIF president Francesco Ricci Bitti informed SportAccord chief Marius Vizer, who heads the umbrella organization that represents some 100 Olympic and non-Olympic federations, his attack on the IOC last month was incompatible with his position.

May 22, 2015

Olympics-Summer Games federations chastise SportAccord chief

May 22 (Reuters) – The Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF) on Friday told the president of SportAccord he could no longer represent them following his attack on the International Olympic Committee.

In a sharply-worded letter, seen by Reuters, ASOIF president Francesco Ricci Bitti informed SportAccord chief Marius Vizer, who heads the umbrella organisation that represents some 100 Olympic and non-Olympic federations, his attack on the IOC last month was incompatible with his position.

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