Posts Tagged Olympic games

Badminton federation suspends membership of SportAccord

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Badminton World Federation has joined a long list of Olympic sports suspending its membership of SportAccord.

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Peru pulls out of hosting Marius Vizer’s World Combat Games

In this Monday, April 20, 2015 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Sochi, Russia.  The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city.  (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — The Olympic backlash against Marius Vizer widened, as Peruvian organizers pulled out of hosting one of his showcase multi-sports events and basketball became the latest federation to suspend ties with his umbrella body.

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Summer Olympic sports chief to Vizer: You don’t represent us

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — Marius Vizer’s latest foray into IOC politics earned a blunt rebuke from a senior Olympic leader Friday, as more sports suspended ties with his umbrella body.

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Rome mayor wants Olympic medal ceremonies at Colosseum

International Olympic Committee, IOC, president Thomas Bach delivers his speech as he visits the Italian Olympic Committee headquarters, in Rome, Friday, May 22, 2015. Bach said Rome has a good chance of securing the 2024 Olympics and bringing the games back to the Italian capital for the first time since 1960. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

ROME (AP) — Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino proposed Friday that medal ceremonies be held at the Colosseum if the Italian capital wins the bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

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US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, Steve Pagliuca, managing director of Bain Capital, speaks during a conference at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, May 21, 2015, making Boston Celtics co-owner Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games. Pagliuca takes over the effort to convince the IOC to send the Summer Olympics to the United States for the first time since 1996. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

LONDON (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.

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