Posts Tagged Olympic games

KHL looks to expand into China

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League wants to expand into China, hoping to use a successful Chinese Winter Olympic bid to conquer the vast market.

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Five Olympic rings light up a northern Rio de Janeiro Park

Fireworks explode behind the Olympic rings during their inauguration at the Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The rings are a gift from the city of London. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — This is a sure sign the 2016 Olympics are getting close.

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Cyclist stabbed to death near Rio Olympic venue

In this Oct. 30, 2007 file photo, people wave flags at the foot of the statue Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, after Brazil was officially chosen by FIFA as the host country for the 2014 World Cup. Mayor Eduardo Paes expressed confidence in the security arrangements for Rio's Olympics on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, one day after a cyclist was stabbed to death near the main venue for rowing and canoeing at South America’s first games. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mayor Eduardo Paes said Wednesday he was confident in security arrangements for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a day after a cyclist was stabbed to death near the main venue for rowing and canoeing at South America’s first games.

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Thomas Bach to Marius Vizer: I’ll get back to you later

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. A month after launching a scathing attack on the IOC, the head of SportAccord, Marius Vizer, says Tuesday May 19, 2015, he has proposed a meeting with Thomas Bach to repair the damage that has led multiple sports to cut ties with the umbrella body for international federations. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach is keeping Marius Vizer waiting on his invitation for a clear-the-air meeting.

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Japan, US paired in 1st round of Premier12 baseball event

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Co-host and top-ranked Japan has been grouped with the United States in the inaugural Premier12 baseball tournament, which features the top 12 countries in the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s rankings.

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