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Tokyo organizers promise cost-cutting for 2020 Olympics

November 30th, 2016

TOKYO (AP) – Hoping to avoid last-minute financial pressures, Japanese officials said Wednesday they are determined to keep total costs of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games below 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) after a three-day debriefing from organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Rio was forced to make cuts …

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Cost-cutting dominates debriefing for Tokyo from Rio Games

November 30th, 2016

TOKYO (AP) – Discussions of Olympic cost-cutting have dominated a three-day debriefing from organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

More than 500 officials took part in meetings Wednesday that are aimed at drawing lessons from the Rio Games for organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo is hoping to …

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Ennis-Hill to get 3rd world title after Russian loses gold

November 29th, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – British heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill is in line to receive a third world championship gold medal after Russia’s Tatyana Chernova was stripped of the 2011 title on Tuesday for a doping violation.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport also stripped Chernova of her bronze medal from the …

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Report shows level of chaos in Kenya Olympic team

November 29th, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Kenya had its most successful Olympics ever in Rio de Janeiro despite chaotic preparations that included missing shoes, ill-fitting uniforms, a brawl among teammates over prize money and completely inadequate training facilities, according to a report reviewed Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Among the many revelations …

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City referendum on Budapest 2024 Olympic bid abandoned

November 29th, 2016

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Petitioners say they have abandoned an attempt to hold a citywide referendum on Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Investigative journalist Katalin Erdelyi says late notice from authorities left little time to gather the 140,000 signatures needed to force a vote.

She adds, however, that …

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Anti-Doping Norway proposes 14-month doping ban for Johaug

November 29th, 2016

OSLO, Norway (AP) – Norway’s anti-doping agency called for a 14-month ban on Tuesday for cross-country star Therese Johaug after she tested positive for a steroid she said she took unknowingly.

The agency’s prosecution committee filed charges to the Norwegian sports federation’s disciplinary committee, which will make a ruling.

Johaug, …

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Rowing, canoe sprint, swimming to remain at Tokyo venues

November 29th, 2016

TOKYO (AP) – Olympic organizers agreed Tuesday to keep the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at their planned sites in Tokyo for the 2020 Games, while postponing a decision until Christmas on a possible switch for volleyball.

Representatives of the International Olympic Committee, Tokyo organizers and Japan’s central and …

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US Sailing hires Aussie Malcolm Page to lead Olympic team

November 28th, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) – U.S. Sailing is turning to two-time gold medalist Malcolm Page of Australia to try to turn around the American Olympic team’s sagging fortunes.

The national governing body hired Page as chief of Olympic sailing on Monday.

Page won gold medals in the 470 class at the …

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Sochi stadium rebuild completed for World Cup in 2018

November 28th, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) – Officials overseeing World Cup preparations in the southern Russian city of Sochi say construction work on the city’s stadium has finished on time.

The stadium held the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics, but has yet to host a soccer game because it needed …

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Eurosport to hold exclusive German rights for next 4 games

November 28th, 2016

LONDON (AP) – Eurosport will hold exclusive television rights in Germany for the next four Olympics, shutting out public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

Eurosport will provide coverage in Germany on its free-to-air channels and other outlets for the games from 2018-2024, the company said Monday.

The announcement came after no …

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