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  • Winter Olympics will not move for Qatar World Cup, says OCA boss

    Asia's Olympic chief ruled out rescheduling the 2022 Winter Olympics to avoid the Qatar World Cup on Thursday as moves gather pace to shift football's showpiece to a cooler time of year. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, head of Asia's Olympic body and the worldwide Association of National Olympic…

    AFP
  • Give Middle East a chance, says Asian Olympic chief

    By Julian Linden BANGKOK (Reuters) - The skeptics who have criticized the selection of Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup are missing the bigger picture, and should wait and see before casting their judgment, Asia's top Olympic official said on Thursday. Just as the Beijing Olympics helped changed…

    Reuters
  • Olympic official: Winter Games won't move for WCup

    BANGKOK (AP) -- The 2022 Winter Olympics will remain in the traditional February time slot and will not be moved to make way for a rescheduled World Cup in Qatar, the head of the world's national Olympic committees said Thursday.

    The Associated Press
  • No quick fix on reducing Olympic costs, says Asian chief

    By Julian Linden BANGKOK (Reuters) - While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is looking at ways to significantly reduce the costs of staging the Games, Asia's top Olympic official has warned there is unlikely to ever be a dirt-cheap solution. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti…

    Reuters
  • Winter Games will not move for World Cup: OCA boss

    By Julian Linden BANGKOK (Reuters) - Asia's top Olympic official has ruled out the possibility of the 2022 Winter Olympics being shifted from its traditional February time-slot to avoid clashing with the World Cup, saying FIFA needed to sort out its own problems. Soccer's world governing body is…

    Reuters
  • Beach games to have own world event, says Asian Olympic chief

    The inaugural world beach games could go ahead in 2017 featuring sports like beach track and field and beach American football, a senior Olympic official said on Wednesday. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said the move followed the success of the Asian Beach Games, whose fourth edition starts next…

    AFP
  • 'Slow' Brazil on track for 2016 Olympics, says ANOC boss

    Rio de Janeiro is on track to host a successful 2016 Olympics despite warnings over its preparations and problems during this year's World Cup build-up, a senior Olympic official said Wednesday. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, president of the Association of National Olympic Committees, said…

    AFP
  • Asian Olympic chief asks for report on jailed Iranian protestor

    By Julian Linden BANGKOK (Reuters) - Asia's most powerful sports official has asked Iran for a report on the imprisonment of an Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration in Tehran against a ban on females attending some men's sporting events. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was jailed for a year…

    Reuters
  • Nadia Comaneci donates gymnastics bib to museum

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- It's a perfect choice for the Olympic Museum - as in a perfect 10.0.

    The Associated Press