8:00 am December 16, 2014 | No Comment
Rio de Janeiro. Vinicius will be the name of the Rio Olympic Games mascot after a three-week Internet vote and the Paralympic Games mascot will be called Tom. The names are in honor of two greats of Brazilian music, Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim, organizers said Sunday, after 323,327 public votes were cast to […]
10:00 am December 10, 2014 | No Comment
Monaco. The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday gave official recognition to Kosovo allowing its athletes to take part in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The IOC executive recognized the former Serbian province, which declared its independence in 2008, in October. “This is one big day,” Besim Hasani, president of the Kosovo Olympic Committee, told the IOC […]
9:30 am December 9, 2014 | No Comment
Monaco. Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world’s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved program changes. The two sports now have one foot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee gave the green light for sports […]
9:00 am December 9, 2014 | No Comment
London. Plans to hold late night swimming finals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics are “outrageous”, says England swimming’s head coach Jon Rudd, joining a growing campaign opposing the plan. A final competition schedule has yet to be officially approved by the International Olympic Committee but they said on Friday that a proposal to […]
8:30 am December 9, 2014 | No Comment
Monaco. The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted sweeping reforms to allow Olympic Games to be staged in two countries, to add new sports and create a new television channel. The measures are part of a push by IOC president Thomas Bach to make the Summer and Winter Olympics cheaper to stage and more attractive […]
7:30 am December 9, 2014 | No Comment
Monaco. Olympic leaders on Monday gave overwhelming backing to the launch of a worldwide television channel next year in a bid to keep the powerful sports movement in the public eye during the long months between the summer and winter Games. Estimated to cost about 450 million euros ($550 million) over seven years, the 24-hour […]
4:12 pm December 4, 2014 | No Comment
    Monaco. IOC president Thomas Bach on Friday enters the final straight in his campaign to pass some of the most revolutionary reforms in the history of the 120-year-old Olympic movement and set his stamp on the IOC just over a year after taking office. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board and its […]
4:20 pm November 20, 2014 | No Comment
Tokyo. Tokyo is looking to slash the price tag for the 2020 Summer Olympics by $1.7 billion through scrapping or scaling back plans to build new facilities amid fears over spiraling costs. Recent estimates put the bill for the venues, including the construction of 10 new facilities, at 450 billion yen ($3.8 billion)- three times […]
3:41 pm November 20, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. Siblings Aero Sutan Aswar and Aqsa Aswar brought their rivalry to a whole new level as they competed against each other for Asian Beach Games title wins this week. Clashing in the runabout stock class of the Jet Ski competition at the 2014 Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand, younger brother Aqsa crossed the […]
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