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Qatar eyes Summer Olympics

Independent Online - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Qatar, which has come under huge international criticism for alleged corruption and its record on workers rights since being awarded the football World Cup, previously unsuccessfully bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be hosted in Japan.
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Rio's Olympic legacy largely falls short of bid promises

USA TODAY - ‎10 hours ago‎
RIO DE JANEIRO - In one cheery promise in the 2009 bid that won Rio de Janeiro the rights to host the Summer Olympics, there's a promise that “more than 200 young low-income cultural mediators will be trained in foreign languages, Olympism and ...

Juri Iwata, Japan's 2020 Olympic Ambassador, has... - ‎14 hours ago‎
The International Olympic Committee is set to rule in the summer if karate will be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games. But even if the sport is included, Iwata said she plans to participate not as a competitor, but as a tending physician ...
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BOA remain committed to sending two football teams to 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The British Olympic Association has vowed to continue its efforts to send two Great Britain football teams to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Hopes of reaching an agreement to form men's and women's sides for Rio this summer were dashed following ...

Taekwondo: Amy Truesdale ready to lay down a marker for European Championships

Stoke Sentinel - ‎11 hours ago‎
PARA-taekwondo superstar Amy Truesdale is heading across the Atlantic hoping to lay down a marker in the first seeded world event of the year.

Thousands head outdoors to enjoy Qatar National Sport Day 2016

Doha News - ‎19 hours ago‎
Thousands of people thronged to the Aspire Zone and other hotspots around Qatar to mark the fifth annual National Sport Day. Windy weather aside, many said they enjoyed the wide range of activities set up at Katara Cultural Village, the Pearl-Qatar ...

For Tokyo, Olympic pride – but at what cost to Japan's economy?

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Now, like others in Japan, she is watching skeptically as Tokyo attempts to boost the country's faltering economic growth, while simultaneously paying the enormous price tag of hosting the 2020 Summer Games. “I'm for the Olympics, but it's costing a ...

Texoma softball significance

KAUZ-TV - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Franklin also hopes interest will continue growing since girls softball is expected to be added to the 2020 Summer Olympics. For more information or to sign up your child to play you can register online at They will also ...

Chemistry student preparing to compete in Olympic Trials on Saturday

Indiana Daily Student - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
In the 2015 summer, Coach Bumber said Weber called and asked if he would coach her again after she failed to achieve an Olympic Trials qualifying time at the Pittsburgh Marathon. Bumber was Weber's high school coach at Michigan City High School.
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BBC win rights to broadcast the next FIVE Olympic games up until 2024 - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
The corporation had already agreed a deal to show the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio, the 2018 winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo. A partnership with Discovery Communications, which last year secured rights to the ...

No quick fix to crisis, says IAAF chief Coe

Japan Today - ‎18 hours ago‎
“We have to move the debate back to one of trust and integrity,” said the former British member of parliament after signing an agreement for British athletes to use training facilities in Yokohama and Kawasaki at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “One where the ...
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Morris, US youth gain valuable experience before busy year

WFTV Orlando - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
With the senior men focused on this summer's Centennial Copa America and World Cup qualifying before the 2018 tournament in Russia, the Olympics provide an invaluable chance for the younger American players to compete together in meaningful games over ...
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British and Japanese officials say Zika virus will not dampen Rio Olympics

AfricaNews - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The Zika virus outbreak in the Americas will not dampen the Rio Olympics in Brazil, according to British and Japanese Olympic officials. Despite growing concerns from a number of nations, the British Olympics Association and the Japan Olympics ...

Nova Scotia teen boxer heads to Brampton Cup, eyes Olympics - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Women's boxing continues to grow ever since its debut on the Olympic menu at the 2012 games in London. Stepping up to the senior class is a learning curve for Paquin, but an inevitable one for her ultimate goal: the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Qatar keen to host Summer Olympics

Gulf Times - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Doha first bid for the 2016 Games which was won by Rio de Janeiro and then the 2020 Games, which went to Tokyo. Qatar let the deadline to bid for the 2024 event pass last September, which means Doha can now only hope to host the quadrennial sporting ...

GE's new Current division warms up to Boston's clean-tech community

The Boston Globe - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
To many in Boston's clean-tech community, General Electric's launch of its new energy division, Current, here is just as important as the decision to move its corporate headquarters to the city.
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Shuttlers Hunting in Pairs

The New Indian Express - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
For long, India didn't have a specialist doubles coach. Malaysian Tan Kim Her was roped in last summer. In a short span, ... that it will be unrealistic to have high hopes at the Rio Olympics. “My dream is help India win a medal in 2020 Olympics,” he ...

Starchitect Kengo Kuma's Ambitious Plans For The Portland Japanese Garden

OPB News - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Kuma recently won the right to design the stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Cultural Crossing, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon (2017) The Cultural Crossing village will deploy a gunkol plan, which translates into “the flying ...

Tokyo's governor acts more like diplomat

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
TOKYO -- During the two years since he became Tokyo's governor, Yoichi Masuzoe has been acting more like a diplomat than a local government chief.

LANSCA Kicks Off an Eventful 2016

The Rafu Shimpo - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The Los Angeles-Nagoya Sister City Affiliation (LANSCA) celebrated the new year with a luncheon on Jan. 23 at the Miyako Hotel in Little Tokyo.