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Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-Bach landslide as Games innovations ushered in

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Radical changes to how cities will bid to host Olympic Games, and rules allowing more sports to feature, were among 40 innovations ushered in on Monday as International Olympic Committee members took bold steps to revamp their movement.

On a day which will define the modern IOC for decades, sweeping alterations to the bidding process were unanimously approved, making it easier and cheaper for host city hopefuls.

Dec 8, 2014

Athletics in ‘difficult times’ says Coe

MONACO (Reuters) – Athletics is in “very, very difficult times” as it investigates allegations of widespread doping and cover ups in Russia, Sebastian Coe said on Monday.

“You have to say that the scope and scale of these allegations takes it beyond simply a competitor deciding to step beyond the moral boundary,” said Coe, who last week launched his campaign to become next president of the sport’s governing body the IAAF.

Dec 8, 2014

Doping-Athletics in “difficult times” says Coe

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Athletics is in “very, very difficult times” as it investigates allegations of widespread doping and cover ups in Russia, Sebastian Coe said on Monday.

“You have to say that the scope and scale of these allegations takes it beyond simply a competitor deciding to step beyond the moral boundary,” said Coe, who last week launched his campaign to become next president of the sport’s governing body the IAAF.

Dec 8, 2014

Sporting kingpins draw lines in the sand

MONACO (Reuters) – The most powerful figures in world sport were frantically drawing lines in the sand in Monaco on Monday, seeking to protect their sports from an Olympic axe set to be swung to make room for new spectacles.

No sooner had the proposal to scrap a limit of 28 sports at a Summer Games been accepted, than IOC members and sports chiefs were jockeying for position, with Tokyo known to be eager to feature baseball, hugely popular in Japan, to the 2020 Games.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-Sporting kingpins draw lines in the sand

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The most powerful figures in world sport were frantically drawing lines in the sand in Monaco on Monday, seeking to protect their sports from an Olympic axe set to be swung to make room for new spectacles.

No sooner had the proposal to scrap a limit of 28 sports at a Summer Games been accepted, than IOC members and sports chiefs were jockeying for position, with Tokyo known to be eager to feature baseball, hugely popular in Japan, to the 2020 Games.

Dec 8, 2014

IOC votes to open up Games to additional sports

MONACO (Reuters) – Sports fighting to win a coveted spot on the Summer Games program received a boost on Monday when Olympic chiefs opened the door for them.

Existing sports will have to axe some events, though, to make room for the newcomers.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-IOC votes to open up Games to additional sports

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Sports fighting to win a coveted spot on the Summer Games programme received a boost on Monday when Olympic chiefs opened the door for them.

Existing sports will have to axe some events, though, to make room for the newcomers.

Dec 8, 2014

IOC makes bidding easier, cheaper for Games city hopefuls

MONACO (Reuters) – Radical changes to how cities will bid to host the Olympic Games were ushered in on Monday as International Olympic Committee members took bold steps to revamp their movement.

Sweeping changes to the bidding process were unanimously approved, making it easier and cheaper for host city hopefuls.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-IOC makes bidding easier, cheaper for Games city hopefuls

MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Radical changes to how cities will bid to host the Olympic Games were ushered in on Monday as International Olympic Committee members took bold steps to revamp their movement.

Sweeping changes to the bidding process were unanimously approved, making it easier and cheaper for host city hopefuls.

Dec 5, 2014

Forget points, just play, Koeman says ahead of United visit

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Beyond personal scores to be settled or Premier League points to be won, Ronald Koeman simply wants his Southampton players to produce the sizzling football he knows they have within them when Manchester United come visiting on Monday night.

But the Dutch bulwark also knows a win is just what his team needs to draw a line under a blip which is threatening to mushroom into something capable of derailing what has been a breathtaking start to the season.

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