Posts Tagged Olympic games

Simeone signs contract extension with Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone arrives for a press conference at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The former Argentina and Atletico midfielder, who took over as coach in December 2011, has renewed his contract with the Spanish champions for another five seasons, keeping him at the club until 2020. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone renewed his contract with the Spanish champion on Tuesday for another five seasons until 2020.

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IOC commissioners begin inspections of Beijing’s 2022 bid

BEIJING (AP) — IOC evaluators began a five-day inspection tour of Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, in a key test of the city’s status as a front-runner in the competition for hosting rights.

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Sao Paulo decision to come after release of Olympic schedule

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo will not be able to guarantee its participation in the Olympic football tournament by the time the match schedule must be completed next week, local officials said Monday.

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Olympic bid group seeks to bolster public support

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic leaders of the state Legislature announced Monday they would jointly hire an outside consultant to advise them on the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston, saying they wanted to assure that hosting the games wouldn’t unfairly burden taxpayers.

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Former Olympic swimming champion Park banned 18 months

In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan adjusts his goggles after competing a men's 200-meter freestyle swimming heat at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea has been banned 18 months for doping. Swimming governing body FINA says Park tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test in September. The ban will begin retroactively the day of the positive test and expire March 2, 2016 — putting Park's participation in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in doubt. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea was banned 18 months Monday for doping after testing positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test, the latest in a series of high-profile doping cases in swimming.

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