Posts Tagged Winter Olympic games

Olympic winter sports body suspends ties with SportAccord

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. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The association of Olympic winter sports has joined the exodus from umbrella organization SportAccord following Marius Vizer’s attacks on the IOC.

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Olympic speedskater Morrison eyes return after accident

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Denny Morrison came back from a broken left leg to win Olympic speedskating medals. He’ll need all that resilience and more as he aims for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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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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