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Sep 9, 2013

Thomas Bach calm as IOC presidential vote looms

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – In the dwindling hours before a vote to decide who lands the most powerful job in world sport, the man heavily tipped to become the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee, Germany’s Thomas Bach, exudes an easy confidence.

Having served the retiring Jacques Rogge for 10 years as a vice-president, the former fencer believes he has the experience, the connections and the know-how to lead the band of some 100 custodians of the Olympic Games.

Sep 9, 2013

Bach calm as presidential vote looms

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – In the dwindling hours before a vote to decide who lands the most powerful job in world sport, the man heavily tipped to become the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee, Germany’s Thomas Bach, exudes an easy confidence.

Having served the retiring Jacques Rogge for 10 years as a vice-president, the former fencer believes he has the experience, the connections and the know-how to lead the band of some 100 custodians of the Olympic Games.

Sep 9, 2013

Olympics-Bach calm as presidential vote looms

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 9 (Reuters) – In the dwindling hours before a vote to decide who lands the most powerful job in world sport, the man heavily tipped to become the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee, Germany’s Thomas Bach, exudes an easy confidence.

Having served the retiring Jacques Rogge for 10 years as a vice-president, the former fencer believes he has the experience, the connections and the know-how to lead the band of some 100 custodians of the Olympic Games.

Sep 8, 2013

Tokyo 2020 an endorsement of Asian dynamism

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The decision to award Tokyo the 2020 Olympic Games was a triumph of business sense as much as common sense, and a unequivocal endorsement of Asia’s dynamic economies and its place in the future of the sporting world.

The custodians of the world’s greatest multi-sports extravaganza could have selected a well-prepared Madrid option, or go to Istanbul which had pitched itself as a new region for the Games, and a vehicle for fostering peace in the Middle East.

Sep 8, 2013

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 an endorsement of Asian dynamism

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The decision to award Tokyo the 2020 Olympic Games was a triumph of business sense as much as common sense, and a unequivocal endorsement of Asia’s dynamic economies and its place in the future of the sporting world.

The custodians of the world’s greatest multi-sports extravaganza could have selected a well-prepared Madrid option, or go to Istanbul which had pitched itself as a new region for the Games, and a vehicle for fostering peace in the Middle East.

Sep 8, 2013

Heartbroken squash suffers rejection

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – A decade of lobbying and dreams ended in heartache for the world of squash on Sunday when the International Olympic Committee rejected their bid for inclusion in the 2020 Games.

Squash had been pitted against wrestling and a joint baseball and softball bid, at a vote in the Argentine capital.

Sep 8, 2013

Olympics-Heartbroken squash suffers rejection

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 8 (Reuters) – A decade of lobbying and dreams ended in heartache for the world of squash on Sunday when the International Olympic Committee rejected their bid for inclusion in the 2020 Games.

Squash had been pitted against wrestling and a joint baseball and softball bid, at a vote in the Argentine capital.

Sep 8, 2013

Tokyo gets 2020 Games with help from prime minister

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Tokyo was awarded the 2020 summer Olympic Games on Saturday, beating Istanbul in a head-to-head vote after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a charismatic plea to the International Olympic Committee and promised Japan’s crippled nuclear plant was “under control.”

The Japanese capital won what one insider had called a “least-ugly” contest by most effectively covering its blemishes. Rival Madrid has been laid low by the economy and Istanbul has been beset by anti-government protests.

Sep 8, 2013

Olympics-Tokyo gets 2020 Games with help from prime minister

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Tokyo was awarded the 2020 summer Olympic Games on Saturday, beating Istanbul in a head-to-head vote after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a charismatic plea to the International Olympic Committee and promised Japan’s crippled nuclear plant was “under control.”

The Japanese capital won what one insider had called a “least-ugly” contest by most effectively covering its blemishes. Rival Madrid has been laid low by the economy and Istanbul has been beset by anti-government protests.

Sep 8, 2013

Abe helps secure 2020 Games for Tokyo

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games on Saturday, beating Istanbul in a head-to-head vote after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a charismatic plea to the IOC, saying Japan’s crippled nuclear plant was ‘under control’.

The Japanese won by a landslide, 60 votes to Istanbul’s 36. Abe, who left early from a Group of 20 summit in Russia to make his pitch at the meeting in Buenos Aires, promised the International Olympic Committee that concerns about the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant 230 km (140 miles) from Tokyo were unfounded.

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