Posts Tagged Western Europe

IOC, UNESCO push for better phys ed in schools

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and other international organizations are urging governments to improve physical education in schools.

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Bubka troubled by Ukraine conflict as he seeks IAAF top job

In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, retired pole vaulter Sergei Bubka gestures to spectators before presenting the medals for the men's pole vault at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Bubka has made it official: He's running for president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The Ukrainian announced his candidacy Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 confirming what had been widely expected for months. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

LONDON (AP) — Sergei Bubka has more than just votes on his mind as he campaigns for the top job in track and field.

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German Olympic committee wants to reopen Pechstein case

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German Olympic Committee is seeking to reopen the doping case of five-time Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein, saying she was wrongly banned.

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Chelsea looks to restore 8-point lead over stumbling City

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois, left, Eden Hazard, 2nd left, Oscar, center, Diego Costa, 2nd right, and goal scorer Branislav Ivanovic celebrate winning the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea has had an eight-point lead in the English Premier League wiped out by title rival Manchester City once already this season.

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Naomi Campbell steals show at couture as Bruni is mobbed

French designer Jean Paul Gaultier and model Naomi Campbell are applauded at the end of his Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Wednesday Jan 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

PARIS (AP) — Singer Carla Bruni, actress Catherine Deneuve and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese were among regulars attending the spectacular displays at Paris’ haute couture week Wednesday.

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