Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Fourcade wins overall biathlon World Cup title

KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia (AP) — Martin Fourcade of France secured the overall biathlon World Cup title for a record fourth season in a row Saturday, while Canada’s Nathan Smith earned his first career race win.

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German officials endorse Hamburg’s bid for 2024 Olympics

The mayor of Hamburg  Olaf Scholz, right, laughs with Berlin's  mayor Michael Mueller  during a meeting of the  German Olympic Sports Confederation DOSB   in Frankfurt, central Germany Saturday March 21, 2015. Hamburg’s bid for the 2024 Olympics has been officially endorsed by members of Germany’s national Olympic committee. The committee’s general assembly voted unanimously Saturday to back Hamburg’s bid, approving a recommendation by its board. The vote officially sends the northern  German port city into a race that already includes Boston and Rome and that Paris is expected to join. (AP Photo/dpa, Christoph Schmidt)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Hamburg’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was approved unanimously by members of Germany’s national Olympic body on Saturday.

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Titleholder Sevilla to face Zenit in Europa League quarters

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Defending champion Sevilla and Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg, the two strongest teams remaining in the Europa League, were matched up in the quarterfinals on Friday.

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