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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.

Dec 5, 2014

Rio 2016 Games progress being made despite delays

MONACO (Reuters) – Preparations for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics are progressing well, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday, with organizers making up for lost time 20 months ahead of the Games.

The city has been running behind schedule since being awarded the event in 2009 as the first-ever South American hosts.

Dec 5, 2014

Olympics-Rio 2016 Games progress being made despite delays

MONACO, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Preparations for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics are progressing well, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday, with organisers making up for lost time 20 months ahead of the Games.

The city has been running behind schedule since being awarded the event in 2009 as the first-ever South American hosts.

Dec 5, 2014

Preview – IOC hopes sweeping Olympic changes to mark Games revival

MONACO (Reuters) – When the International Olympic Committee members vote on 40 recommendations next week to change the way the Games are awarded and run they will be saying ‘yes’ to the biggest single overhaul of the Olympics in decades.

The idea behind the recommendations IOC President Thomas Bach has been frantically pushing since taking over in September 2013 is to breath new life into the world’s biggest multi-sports event that has lost some of its lustre in recent years.

Dec 5, 2014

IOC hopes sweeping Olympic changes to mark Games revival

MONACO, Dec 5 (Reuters) – When the International Olympic Committee members vote on 40 recommendations next week to change the way the Games are awarded and run they will be saying ‘yes’ to the biggest single overhaul of the Olympics in decades.

The idea behind the recommendations IOC President Thomas Bach has been frantically pushing since taking over in September 2013 is to breath new life into the world’s biggest multi-sports event that has lost some of its lustre in recent years.

Dec 4, 2014

Slumping Dortmund brace for Hoffenheim high noon

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp wants his team to wake from their slumber against Hoffenheim on Friday after a shocking start to the season reached its lowest point last weekend when they slipped to the bottom of the standings.

Back-to-back German champions from 2011 and Champions League finalists last year, Dortmund have lost eight of their 13 league games to date and prop up the Bundesliga table on 11 points.

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