Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Russia suggests Kazan as future Olympic host

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Russia says its central city of Kazan could be a future Olympic host, with less than two months before the application deadline for the 2024 summer games.

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Haley Anderson of US wins 5k open water at world swim

South Africa's Chad Ho celebrates winning the gold medal after finishing the men's 5km open water swim competition at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Fighting off wind and choppy conditions, Haley Anderson of the U.S. defended her title in the 5-kilometer open water race to claim the first medal of the FINA world swimming championships Saturday.

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The Latest: Africa first, Europe last in World Cup draw

A general view of the Konstantin Palace in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 24, 2015, on the eve of the Preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The latest on Saturday’s World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):

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World Cup at center of Gazprom’s sponsorship empire

A plane flies past an emblem of the 2018 World Cup near the Konstantin Palace in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 24, 2015, on the eve of the Preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — As FIFA descends on St. Petersburg for the World Cup preliminary draw Saturday, it is entering the capital of a sponsorship empire.

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US defeats Russia in 4 sets at the World Grand Prix Finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The United States is the only undefeated team left in the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals after a four-set victory over Russia on Friday night.

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