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2011-10-07 19:30:00

The 5th International Athletesâ Forum gets under way on 8 October in Colorado Springs, with some 100 athletes from five continents taking part in three days of discussions on topics ranging from the International Olympic Committee (IOC)âs Athlete Career Programme to athletesâ entourage, betting and gambling and anti-doping. (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 The 5th International Athletesâ Forum gets under way on 8 October in Colorado Springs, with...

2009-10-01 20:53:53

The International Olympic Committee will select the host city for the 2016 Games Friday. Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid are the candidate cities and a final appeal will be made by representatives for each of them prior to the voting by IOC members. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak to the IOC on behalf of Chicago's bid. The winner will be entrusted to deliver one of only a handful of truly global events that has the ability to bring together the vast majority of humanity...

2009-09-28 08:00:00

COPENHAGEN, September 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Oprah is going. Brazilian football legend Pele and the Spanish Royal family are going. And rumor has it, that Barack Obama is going too. They are all going to Copenhagen to take part in the Olympic Congress where the 2016 Olympic host will be announced. The final countdown has begun. This week, Copenhagen will be the center of a large scale Olympic gathering of world famous athletes, IOC-members, top politicians and celebrities from all over...

2008-12-19 12:34:23

The International Olympic Committee officially launched the bidding process Friday to host the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014. The IOC sent a letter to all national Olympic committees, informing them of the procedures. The winner will be announced in February 2010. The age group is 14 to 18 and is expected to attract about 3,500 athletes, the IOC said.

2005-07-06 05:39:28

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - New York were eliminated in thesecond round of voting for the host city of the 2012 Olympicsat an International Olympic Committee (IOC) session onWednesday. IOC president Jacques Rogge announced that New York wereeliminated in the vote among IOC members without disclosing thenumber of votes. Three cities remain in contention in the second round ofvoting -- London, Madrid, and Paris. Moscow were eliminated inthe first round. Voting continues until one candidate...

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