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Marius Vizer's latest foray into IOC politics earned a blunt rebuke from a senior Olympic leader Friday, as more sports suspended ties with his umbrella body.
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US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  posted May 22nd - 10:01am
Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.
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Rome mayor wants Olympic medal ceremonies at Colosseum

The Associated Press  |  posted May 22nd - 8:41am
Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino proposed Friday that medal ceremonies be held at the Colosseum if the Italian capital wins the bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
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John Coates re-elected as head of sports arbitration court

The Associated Press  |  posted May 22nd - 3:13am
Australian Olympic official John Coates has been re-elected president of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.
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Taekwondo venue for Tokyo Games under review

The Associated Press  |  posted May 22nd - 3:01am
Taekwondo could become the latest sport to have its venue moved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as part of a widening review into plans for the games.
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SportAccord's Vizer issues 20-point plan for talks with IOC

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  posted May 21st - 12:10pm
As more sports cut ties with his umbrella association, SportAccord chief Marius Vizer issued a 20-point plan Thursday for discussions with the IOC — including prize money for Olympic athletes and a 50 percent stake for federations in the new Olympic television channel.
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Five Olympic rings light up a northern Rio de Janeiro Park

The Associated Press  |  posted May 20th - 6:41pm
This is a sure sign the 2016 Olympics are getting close.
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Cyclist stabbed to death near Rio Olympic venue

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  posted May 20th - 3:21pm
Mayor Eduardo Paes said Wednesday he was confident in security arrangements for next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a day after a cyclist was stabbed to death near the main venue for rowing and canoeing at South America's first games.
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Thomas Bach to Marius Vizer: I'll get back to you later

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  posted May 20th - 11:30am
IOC President Thomas Bach is keeping Marius Vizer waiting on his invitation for a clear-the-air meeting.
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SportAccord chief Vizer seeks talks with IOC to repair ties

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  posted May 19th - 10:50am
A month after launching a scathing attack on the IOC, the head of SportAccord said Tuesday he wants to meet with Thomas Bach to repair the damage that has led multiple sports to cut ties with the umbrella body for international federations.
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Weightlifting latest sport to suspend ties with SportAccord

The Associated Press  |  posted May 19th - 6:00am
Weightlifting has become the 10th sport to break with SportAccord, the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic federations.
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Ennis-Hill set for 1st heptathlon since 2012 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  posted May 19th - 4:30am
Jessica Ennis-Hill will take part in her first heptathlon since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics when she competes in the biggest multi-discipline meeting of the year in Austria on May 30-31.
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Triathlon latest to break with SportAccord over Vizer attack

The Associated Press  |  posted May 18th - 8:40am
Triathlon has joined the exodus from umbrella body SportAccord following Marius Vizer's attack on the International Olympic Committee.
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Japan plans to scale back stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Associated Press  |  posted May 18th - 6:10am
Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country's sports minister said Monday.
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Ex-world champion Asada to attempt a figure skating comeback

The Associated Press  |  posted May 18th - 4:30am
Mao Asada is back into serious practice in a bid to return to figure skating at the elite level after taking a year off competition.
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Oliver wins hurdles in Shanghai; Liu Xiang takes victory lap

Justin Bergman, Associated Press  |  posted May 17th - 10:40am
Retired Chinese star Liu Xiang watched from the crowd as his American rival David Oliver won the men's 110-meter hurdles in 13.17 seconds at the Shanghai Diamond League meet on Sunday.
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Stuttgart, Germany awarded 2019 world gymnastics titles

The Associated Press  |  posted May 16th - 8:11pm
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has awarded the 2019 world championships to Stuttgart, Germany.
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Longtime IOC member Peter Tallberg of Finland dies at 77

The Associated Press  |  posted May 16th - 9:20am
Longtime IOC member Peter Tallberg of Finland has died after a battle against cancer, the International Olympic Committee said Saturday. He was 77.
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South Korea marks 1,000 days to 2018 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  posted May 15th - 7:51pm
South Korea started its 1,000-day countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday with a variety of celebrations planned in the capital Seoul and around the host city of Pyeongchang.
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Gymnastics federation reduces Olympic team sizes to 4 from 5

The Associated Press  |  posted May 15th - 7:51pm
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) said Saturday it had approved "with an overwhelming majority" a new format that will see the number of gymnasts in the team competition be reduced from five gymnasts to four for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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