Posts Tagged Olympic games

Bach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race

In this Monday May 19, 2014 fie photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. left, smiles  as he sits with Norwegian IOC-member Gerhard Heiberg  during a meeting Norway's Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey in Oslo. Oslo said it is dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals. (AP Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix, File) NORWAY OUT

LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games after Oslo’s withdrawal left just two cities in the race.

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IOC on Rio: ‘Lot of progress’ but schedule ‘tight’

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, 3rd left with blue shirt, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, center, Rio Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao, 2nd right, and President of Rio 2016, Carlos Nuzman, right whith jacket, visit the works of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Chaired by Nawal El Moutawakel, the IOC Coordination Commission makes its seventh visit to Rio de Janeiro to monitor the preparation of the city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made “a lot of progress” in the last six months but the schedule “remains tight,” the head of the IOC’s inspection team said Wednesday.

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Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

In this Monday May 19, 2014 fie photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. left, smiles  as he sits with Norwegian IOC-member Gerhard Heiberg  during a meeting Norway's Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey in Oslo. Oslo said it is dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals. (AP Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix, File) NORWAY OUT

The Olympics that no one seems to want is down to just two candidates.

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US women rout Angola 119-44 finish pool play 3-0

ISTANBUL (AP) — After winning the most lopsided game in U.S. women’s basketball history at the world championship, the players posed for photo after photo with the Angola players.

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Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), gestures to journalists prior to a televised presidential debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.

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