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Mar 10, 2015

IOC ‘shocked’ by death of French athletes in helicopter crash

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday mourned the death of three French sports stars, including two Olympic medalists, in a helicopter accident during the filming of a reality show.

Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, bronze medal list boxer Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in Argentina on Monday.

Mar 10, 2015

Hamburg ahead of Berlin in local support for 2024

BERLIN (Reuters) – The northern port city of Hamburg has edged ahead of capital Berlin in their head-to-head race for the German candidacy for the 2024 Olympics, recording stronger local support in a poll, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) said on Tuesday.

Hamburg has 64 percent of local residents in favor of a Games candidacy while just over one in two Berliners (55 percent) showed support for an Olympic bid.

Mar 10, 2015

Olympics-Hamburg ahead of Berlin in local support for 2024

BERLIN, March 10 (Reuters) – The northern port city of Hamburg has edged ahead of capital Berlin in their head-to-head race for the German candidacy for the 2024 Olympics, recording stronger local support in a poll, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) said on Tuesday.

Hamburg has 64 percent of local residents in favour of a Games candidacy while just over one in two Berliners (55 percent) showed support for an Olympic bid.

Mar 10, 2015

Bayern ready for ‘final’ against Shakhtar

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich go into their Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday knowing the game will make or break their season.

Bayern are runaway Bundesliga leaders and also reached the German Cup quarter-finals last week, but anything short of lifting Europe’s biggest club crown will be considered a failure for Germany’s wealthiest team.

Mar 10, 2015

Soccer-Bayern ready for ‘final’ against Shakhtar

BERLIN, March 10 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich go into their Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday knowing the game will make or break their season.

Bayern are runaway Bundesliga leaders and also reached the German Cup quarter-finals last week, but anything short of lifting Europe’s biggest club crown will be considered a failure for Germany’s wealthiest team.

Mar 5, 2015

Stevens’ job on the line as Stuttgart host Hertha

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – VfB Stuttgart coach Huub Stevens’ job could be on the line when the former Bundesliga champions host Hertha Berlin on Friday with another defeat likely to see the Dutchman go.

Stevens, brought in last season to help them avoid relegation, returned again in November to take over from sacked Armin Veh with exactly the same aim.

Mar 5, 2015

Soccer-Stevens’ job on the line as Stuttgart host Hertha

March 5 (Reuters) – VfB Stuttgart coach Huub Stevens’ job could be on the line when the former Bundesliga champions host Hertha Berlin on Friday with another defeat likely to see the Dutchman go.

Stevens, brought in last season to help them avoid relegation, returned again in November to take over from sacked Armin Veh with exactly the same aim.

Mar 3, 2015

Immobile double puts Dortmund in Cup last eight

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory at third tier Dynamo Dresden and a place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Italian, criticised for a lack of Bundesliga goals this season, pounced on a cross-field pass from Dynamo’s Michael Hefele to snatch the lead five minutes after the break on a bumpy pitch that resembled a ploughed field in parts.

Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-Immobile double puts Dortmund in Cup last eight

BERLIN, March 3 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory at third tier Dynamo Dresden and a place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Italian, criticised for a lack of Bundesliga goals this season, pounced on a cross-field pass from Dynamo’s Michael Hefele to snatch the lead five minutes after the break on a bumpy pitch that resembled a ploughed field in parts.

Mar 3, 2015

Immobile double takes Dortmund past Dynamo in German Cup

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory at third tier Dynamo Dresden and a place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Italian, criticised for a lack of Bundesliga goals this season, pounced on a cross-field pass from Dynamo’s Michael Hefele to snatch the lead five minutes after the break on a bumpy pitch that resembled a ploughed field in parts.

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