Posts tagged as: OLYMPICS

Boxing champ Taylor may forgo Rio after ‘terrible year’ (Reuters)

Boxing champ Taylor may forgo Rio after ‘terrible year’ (Reuters)

By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor may abandon a planned defense of her title in 2016 to turn professional after enduring a “terrible year” which she said saw women’s boxing take a step backwards. Taylor, a sporting icon in her country, became one of the faces of the London […]

USOC head Larry Probst becomes 4th US IOC member (Yahoo! Sports)

USOC head Larry Probst becomes 4th US IOC member (Yahoo! Sports)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee was elected to the IOC on Tuesday, a big boost for American efforts to regain influence in the international Olympic world after years of strained relations.

Asian Olympic double to unlock continent’s potential (Reuters)

Asian Olympic double to unlock continent’s potential (Reuters)

By Karolos Grohmann BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Asia’s success in landing the Olympic double with the 2020 summer Games in Tokyo and South Korea’s Pyeongchang hosting the 2018 winter Olympics will unlock the continent’s potential, Pyeongchang Games chief said on Monday. The South Korean mountain resort, which was awarded the Games in 2011, will become […]

IOC still to get back Armstrong’s Sydney Olympic medal (Reuters)

IOC still to get back Armstrong’s Sydney Olympic medal (Reuters)

By Karolos Grohmann BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Disgraced retired cyclist Lance Armstrong has yet to hand back his Sydney 2000 Olympic medal to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) nine months after he was stripped of it, officials said on Monday. The American lost his seven Tour de France titles last year and in January admitted […]

Wrestling wins IOC vote for place in 2020 Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

Wrestling wins IOC vote for place in 2020 Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Seven months after losing its Olympic place, wrestling was reinstated for the 2020 Games on Sunday when the IOC overturned a decision many members thought was a mistake.

Wrestling wins IOC vote for place in 2020 Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

Wrestling wins IOC vote for place in 2020 Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Wrestling has been reinstated for the 2020 Olympics, seven months after losing its spot.

Madrid eliminated as host for 2020 Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

Madrid eliminated as host for 2020 Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The 2020 Olympics will be held in either Tokyo or Istanbul after Madrid was eliminated in the first round of Saturday’s voting by the IOC.

Cities make final pitches ahead of 2020 vote (Yahoo! Sports)

Cities make final pitches ahead of 2020 vote (Yahoo! Sports)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — With major risks surrounding each bid, the three cities vying for the 2020 Olympics are making their final pitches in a tight race that could be decided by just a few votes.

Argentine boxing champion weighs in for Madrid bid (Reuters)

Argentine boxing champion weighs in for Madrid bid (Reuters)

By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Cities looking to add glamour and sporting weight in support of their bids to hold the Olympic Games have turned in the past to the likes of Pele and David Beckham. Former England soccer captain Beckham helped London win the right to organize the 2012 Games and Brazilian […]

Pyeongchang rejects North Korea proposal to co-host 2018 Games (Reuters)

Pyeongchang rejects North Korea proposal to co-host 2018 Games (Reuters)

SEOUL (Reuters) – The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea’s Pyeongchang (POCOG) has poured cold water on North Korea’s suggestion that it could co-host some of the Olympic skiing events at its Masik resort. North Korea’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Chang Ung hinted on Tuesday that the North was willing […]

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