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Aug 16, 2014

Youth Olympics open in China amid Ebola worries

(AP) -- Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday's opening of the second Youth Olympics in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, after three athletes were barred from competition because of the risk of infection. The entire delegations from... #West Africa #China #Sierra Leone #International Olympic Committee #Liberia #Ban Ki-moon #Xi Jinping #Republic of Guinea

Aug 04, 2014

Seven secures Olympic broadcast rights to Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020

Agreement, which is reportedly worth less than $200m, will also include rights to 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang The Olympics will return to the Seven Network after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Monday that it had awarded t... #Tokyo #International Olympic Committee #Rio de Janeiro

Jul 31, 2014

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

(AP) -- Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village. Tokyo won the right to h... #Tokyo #International Olympic Committee #Thomas Bach

Jul 31, 2014

Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

(AP) -- Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president. The Hanjin Gro... #South Korea #International Olympic Committee #Thomas Bach

Aug 22, 2014

Medal received after six years

Canadian Dylan Armstrong will be awarded the shot-put bronze from the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a result of a lifetime doping ban handed to Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said. Almost six years after finishing ... #Canada #Beijing #Helsinki #International Olympic Committee #Belarus

Aug 22, 2014

Medal received after six years

Canadian Dylan Armstrong will be awarded the shot-put bronze from the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a result of a lifetime doping ban handed to Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said. Almost six years after finishing ... #Canada #Beijing #Helsinki #International Olympic Committee #Belarus

Aug 21, 2014

6 years later, Canadian shot putter gets Olympic bronze

Canadian Dylan Armstrong will be awarded the shot put bronze from the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a result of a lifetime doping ban handed to Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursda... #Beijing #International Olympic Committee #Belarus

Aug 20, 2014

Canada’s Dylan Armstrong finally gets 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal after doping DQ

Dylan Armstrong will finally get the Olympic bronze medal he earned in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Canadian shot put champion finished fourth by a single centimetre at those Games but the Belarusian athlete on the podium ahead of him was later cau... #Canada #Beijing #International Olympic Committee #London #Rio de Janeiro

Aug 16, 2014

Youth Games take-off amid Ebola fears

Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday's opening of the second Youth Olympics in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, after three athletes were barred from competition because of the risk of infection. The entire delegations from three n... #West Africa #Sierra Leone #International Olympic Committee #Liberia #Ban Ki-moon #Xi Jinping #Republic of Guinea

Aug 15, 2014

Woman tested for Ebola after falling ill in Scotland

A woman is being tested for the Ebola virus in Scotland after falling ill at an immigration removal centre. Health authorities have confirmed they are investigating a "possible" case of the deadly virus but have said it so far appears "highly unlikel... #Europe #West Africa #China #National Health Service #Sierra Leone #International Olympic Committee #World Health Organisation