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We should open doors: Bach

AUCKLAND: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says there’s no reason a small nation such as New Zealand shouldn’t aspire to host the Olympics. Bach, who is on a tour through the South Pacific, received a powhiri — or ... Himalayan times, 2 months ago

Should T20 cricket be part of the Olympics?

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has urged the sport's ruling body to try to get the game's Twenty20 international format into the Olympics. Cricket has been played only once at a Summer Games, in Paris in 1900, but there have been growing calls to return the sport to the programme. The MCC, founded in 1787 and the owner of the Lord's ground where it is based, was formerly the governing body of world cricket and is the guardian of the laws of the game. "The (MCC) committee is unanimous in its ...
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PHOTOS: European Games has won over doubters

‘The first Games are on the way to being extremely successful’ Competitors clear the water jump during the women's 3000 metres steeplechase at the Baku 2015 European Games. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images The inaugural European Games has won over the doubters, even with low profile athletics and swimming events, and its concept will pave the way for future successful editions, European Olympic Committees president Patrick Hickey said. Check out the surprise guest at European ...
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Surfing is closer to an art form than a sport. Do you agree?

‘I think surfing in itself is more of an art form and an expression so I think the Olympic banner doesn't really suit the sport of surfing’ Australia's Owen Wright exits the water during the Surf Pro-Am. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Australian world championship contender Owen Wright believes surfing is closer to an art form than a sport and would not be a good fit at the Olympics. Surfing was one of eight sports shortlisted for possible inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo ...
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Now, Prince William dabbles into FIFA scandal

‘There seems to be a huge disconnect between the sense of fair play and the allegations of corruption’ ‘FIFA must now show that it can represent the interests of fair play and put the sport first’ Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and FA Chairman Greg Dyke in discussion after the FA Cup final. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images English FA president Prince William called on FIFA to reform and show that "it can represent the interests of fair play" in a speech at the FA ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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'These are sad and difficult days for FIFA'

‘Football and young people need role models and FIFA is not fulfilling that role at the present’ FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter embraces a FIFA delegate after the 65th FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony in Zurich. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images FIFA needs to learn from the Olympic movement's experience and become more transparent if it is to regain its credibility, the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach told delegates at the opening of the FIFA ...
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Sri Lanka stripped of 2017 Asian Youth Games over autonomy

The Olympic Council of Asia are looking for new hosts for the 2017 Asian Youth Games after stripping Sri Lanka of the event because of an ongoing row over autonomy that has plagued sports in the island nation. Hambantota had said they would spend $300 million on the Games after being selected in 2012 following their failure to land the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which went to Australia's Gold Coast. But the OCA, headed by influential sports power broker Sheikh Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Japan should conduct thorough review to control costs of new Olympic stadium

US Olympic bosses reaffirm Boston 2024 bid The Malaysian Insider (Today) - US Olympic officials reaffirmed Boston as America's 2024 Summer Olympics bid candidate despite more opposition than support from area citizens, hopeful a revamped plan from ...
 DangoteNews.com1 month ago

Olympics face Kotoko in Accra

Hard truth: Kotoko management member Maradona: We cant win league ModernGhana (Today) - The Asante Kotoko communications management committee member believes his team would fail to win the 2014-15 Ghana Premier League, following their abysmal ...
 DangoteNews.com1 month ago
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Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations

WADA to probe massive drug use in world athletics Participants talk before the start of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) symposium. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters Global sporting bodies have called for a thorough probe of the latest doping allegations that have plunged athletics into crisis just weeks before track and field's showpiece event, another black eye for sport after the FIFA corruption scandal. The US anti-doping agency said an ‘aggressive review’ was needed to ...
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