Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Czech hockey great Jaroslav Holik dies at 72

PRAGUE (AP) — Jaroslav Holik, an offensive forward who helped Czechoslovakia win a hockey world title and an Olympic bronze medal in 1972, has died. He was 72.

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Hungary PM Orban ready to back 2024 Olympic bid by Budapest

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, and FINA President Julio C. Maglione smile as they sign an agreement on Budapest's hosting the World Aquatics Championships in 2017 in Hotel Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Budapest replaces Guadalajara as the host city after the Mexican site pulled out due to financial difficulties leaving the Hungarian capital with two years instead of the usual four to get prepared for the largest ever sports event in Hungary's history. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Hungarian government is prepared to support a bid by Budapest to host the 2024 Olympics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Hungary PM Orban ready to back 2024 Olympic bid by Budapest

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The prime minister of Hungary says his government would support a bid by Budapest to host the 2024 Olympics.

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British taekwondo fighter approved to compete for Moldova

This is a Saturday May 5, 2012 file photo of Britain's Aaron Cook, right, as he aims a kick on his way to controversially beating Ramin Azizov of Azerbaijan in the final of the Men's -80kg competition during the European Taekwondo Championships, at the Manchester Regional Arena, Manchester, England. British Olympic officials Thursday April 16, 2015  approved top-ranked taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook’s request to switch nationalities so he can compete for Moldova.  Cook announced last month he had obtained a Moldovan passport and hoped to represent the eastern European country at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He was overlooked for a spot on the British team for the 2012 London Olympics after leaving the national training academy despite being the No. 1 athlete in his 80-kilogram category. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)

LONDON (AP) — Top-ranked taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook can compete for Moldova in the Olympics and other international competitions after the British Olympic Association approved his request to switch nationalities.

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Review: Tom Hardy excels but ‘Child 44′ feels like 40 movies

In this image released by Lionsgate, Gary Oldman, left, and Tom Hardy appear in a scene from the film, "Child 44." (Larry Horricks/Lionsgate by AP)

The best-selling novel “Child 44″ by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that’s perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions.

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