Posts Tagged Olympic games

Vizer says ‘sorry’ for manner of IOC attack, defends content

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Marius Vizer apologized Wednesday for the manner of his attack on the IOC but stood by the harsh criticism that prompted Olympic sports federations to suspend ties with his umbrella body.

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No place for world’s top marathon in 2024 Boston Olympics

Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, leads the pack through Hopkinton, Mass., en route to a win in the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — No sport is more connected to Olympic history than the marathon, and no marathon is more iconic than the Boston race that has been testing and torturing distance runners for 119 years.

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IAAF leader Diack says federations don’t need SportAccord

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Summer Olympic sports suspended their membership in the umbrella body for international federations on Tuesday after its leader launched a blistering attack on the IOC.

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IIHF says won’t be easy to get NHL players to 2018 Olympics

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) is checked off the puck by New York Rangers' Keith Yandle (93) during the first period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game in Pittsburgh Monday, April 20, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel says it will “not be easy” to reach a deal for NHL players to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Ugly Olympic conflict breaks into open at Sochi conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Never in recent memory has the Olympic movement seen anything quite like this.

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