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  • OCA secretary says Bach visit is boost for Indian sports

    Olympic Council of Asia secretary-general Randhir Singh says International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country irrespective of whether it bids for the Olympic Games. Bach was due to arrive late on Sunday with a meeting…

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  • US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender

    US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner won praise Saturday from celebrities and activists for revealing he is transitioning from male to female, ending long-running speculation he identifies as a woman. "I've always been confused about my gender identity since I was this big," he…

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  • US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender

    In a highly anticipated, two-hour TV interview -- hailed by transgender rights' campaigners and his own Kardashian-linked family -- the 65-year-old said he had wrestled with his sexual identity since he was a kid. "I've always been confused about my gender identity since I was this big," he told…

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  • Olympic sailing events may be moved from Rio's polluted bay

    The world governing body of sailing threatened Friday to move all of its events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of the city's Guanabara Bay if action isn't taken quickly to clean the heavily polluted body of water that many sailors have described as an ''open sewer.'' Alastair Fox, the…

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  • Michael Phelps all in with cross-country move with Bob Bowman

    The legendary coach took the job as head swimming coach at Arizona State, and is bringing the Olympic legend along with him.

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  • Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in Rio

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brazilian Minister of Sports George Hilton says everything is on track for the 2016 Rio Games, including the host country's goal of a top-10 finish in the medals table for Brazil's best ever Olympics haul. After navigating questions about hiccups that had raised…

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  • AP Interview: Rio 2016 CEO on corruption, legacy budget

    Sidney Levy placed his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart to illustrate the size of a book he'd just been reading. Levy, the chief executive officer of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, doesn't have time for that. His daily page-turner is known around Rio's headquarters as the ''Issue…

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  • IOC launches consultants register for 2024 Olympic bidding

    Any consultants seeking to work for cities bidding to host the 2024 Summer Games must register with the IOC and pledge to abide by ethics rules, signaling a new drive by Olympic leaders to control costs and make the process more transparent. The International Olympic Committee launched the…

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  • Olympic TV to be launched 'in April or May' - channel chief

    The new 24-hour Olympic television channel will be up and running "by April or May 2016", Yiannis Exarchos, chief executive of the Olympic Broadcasting Services, announced on Wednesday. The channel will be launched before the Rio Games, in April or May 2016," Exarchos told AFP. The station will…

    AFP
  • Sports feud reopens as Marius Vizer attacks IAAF head Diack

    Marius Vizer reopened his feud with world sports leaders on Thursday by launching a personal attack on the president of track and field's governing body. Vizer, whose SportAccord organization represents Olympic and non-Olympics federations, suggested IAAF President Lamine Diack's family had…

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  • Pacquiao's Olympic dream dashed

    Superstar Manny Pacquiao's wanted to fight at the Rio Games next year but does not qualify to be among the first professionals to compete at an Olympics, the head of boxing's governing body said. Wu Ching-Kuo, president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said the Filipino, who takes on…

    AFP
  • Sweden mulls 2026 Winter Games bid after aborted '22 effort

    Stockholm is mulling a run for the 2026 Winter Olympics based on the concept of its aborted bid for the 2022 Games. Swedish Olympic Committee spokesman Bjorn Folin said Thursday there were ''no concrete plans'' yet but the issue had been discussed at the committee's annual meeting earlier this…

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  • Silva confirms he will try to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics

    Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva will fight for a spot in the Brazilian taekwondo team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, Silva said he is ''trying to give back to the sport'' in which he began…

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  • Bird, Papi on board of Boston Olympic bid committee

    BOSTON (AP) -- Larry Bird and David Ortiz are members of the board that will try to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston.

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  • Vizer says 'sorry' for manner of IOC attack, defends content

    Marius Vizer says he is ''sorry'' for the manner of his attack against the IOC but stands by the harsh criticism that prompted Olympic sports federations to suspend ties with his umbrella body. With IOC President Thomas Bach in attendance as a guest, Vizer demanded more power for sports…

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  • AP Interview: WADA exec disappointed by no Armstrong apology

    The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency is disappointed Lance Armstrong has not apologized for costly and time-consuming lawsuits before the former cycling champion admitted using performance-enhancing drugs. In an interview at The Associated Press on Tuesday, David Howman said NFL…

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  • Backlash: Olympic groups break with umbrella body in protest

    A day after his blistering attack on Olympic leaders, Marius Vizer faced isolation and a growing backlash Tuesday as international sports bodies suspended or broke off ties with his umbrella organization and rallied behind IOC President Thomas Bach. We don't need popes.'' The council of the…

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  • ASOIF suspends SportAccord links over Vizer controversy

    (Reuters) - The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) has suspended links with SportAccord following the organization's scathing criticism of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). SportAccord president Marius Vizer said on Monday the IOC was not transparent enough…

    Reuters