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2011-11-16 21:40:00

If you could do one thing to show your support for the Olympic Truce, what would it be? One man, Lord Michael Bates, is walking from Olympia in Greece to London – a journey of over 3,000 miles.

2009-10-09 08:55:00

TOKYO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan 2018/2022 Bid Committee, seeking to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018/2022, kicked off their activities on Oct.

2009-09-02 09:14:18

Polls conducted by international Olympics officials indicate strongest local support for the 2016 Summer Games in Madrid with Brazil's bid also popular. The International Olympic Committee ordered a poll seeking public support for having the 2016 Olympics in each of the four candidate cities.

2009-03-13 13:57:34

The head of the Russian Football Union says his country has officially submitted bids to host the event in either 2018 or 2022, Novosti reported. On Jan.

2009-02-13 21:05:00

Tokyo has promised to put on environmentally-friendly and reasonably priced Olympic Games if it is picked to host the 2016 Summer Games, officials said.

2006-08-30 03:25:52

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) on Wednesday named the country's capital Tokyo as its candidate to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. The International Olympic Committee will accept bids from 2008 with a final decision on who will host the 2016 Games to be made in 2009.

2006-03-08 06:52:22

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo formally joined the race to host the Olympics for a second time on Wednesday after the city's metropolitan assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution to bid for the 2016 Games.

2006-02-21 03:24:00

By Alastair Himmer TOKYO (Reuters) - Sapporo on Tuesday pulled out of the race to become Japan's bid city to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

2005-09-07 14:51:38

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles, which has twice hosted the Olympics, launched on Wednesday a bid to host the Summer Games in 2016. "We want the USOC (U.S.

2005-07-11 09:31:48

By Patrick Vignal PARIS (Reuters) - London's winning bid to stage the 2012 Olympics breached the rules, Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe said Monday.

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  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.