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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Japan slashes 2020 Olympic stadium price tagTOKYO - Japan said Friday it would slash the cost of Tokyo's new 2020 Olympic s
Japan slashes 2020 Olympic stadium price tag
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
TOKYO - Japan said Friday it would slash the cost of Tokyo's new 2020 Olympic stadium by more than 40 percent, after ditching its original plan due to the eye-watering $2 billion price tag. An artist's impression of the now-cancelled design by... Read more
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iol.co.za
Let the Games begin.Durban will spend an estimated R6.4-billion on hosting the Commonwealth Games.
Let the Games begin
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
.Durban will spend an estimated R6.4-billion on hosting the Commonwealth Games. In September, South Africa will know whether they will be hosting two grand sporting events. The announcement of the host city for the Commonwealth Games will be made on... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Japan slashes stadium costs, aims to meet IOC deadlineJapan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) speaks during a meeting of Cabinet minist
Japan slashes stadium costs, aims to meet IOC deadline
Reuters Sports News / Posted yesterday
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) speaks during a meeting of Cabinet ministers on a new National Stadium construction plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on August 28, 2015 while Olympics Minister Toshiaki Endo... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Japan slashes stadium costs, aims to meet IOC deadlineTOKYO: Japan has agreed to slash the costs for a new national stadium by 42 per
Japan slashes stadium costs, aims to meet IOC deadline
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
TOKYO: Japan has agreed to slash the costs for a new national stadium by 42 percent with construction for the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics aimed to be completed by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) deadline of January 2020. The budget for... Read more
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Perth Now
ARU to strike if Japan drops 2019 World CupBILL Pulver said Australia would likely pass on a golden opportunity to run the
ARU to strike if Japan drops 2019 World Cup
Perth Now / Posted 2 days ago
BILL Pulver said Australia would likely pass on a golden opportunity to run the 2019 Rugby World Cup if Japan was stripped of its hosting status by World Rugby. On the eve of the 2015 World Cup, the location of the next tournament was thrown into... Read more
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walesonline
Decision to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan to be reviewedRugby chiefs are to review the decision to host the 2019 World Cup in Japan fol
Decision to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan to be reviewed
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
Rugby chiefs are to review the decision to host the 2019 World Cup in Japan following the decision to alter plans for a new National Stadium. World Rugby (formerly the International Rugby Board) revealed today it has given the hosts a deadline of... Read more
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SportsFan
Japan vows new Rugby World Cup venue listWorld Rugby demands new Japan venue Photo Source: AP Japan has promised a new
Japan vows new Rugby World Cup venue list
SportsFan / Posted 2 days ago
World Rugby demands new Japan venue Photo Source: AP Japan has promised a new list of venues for the 2019 World Cup after rugby's governing body's demand for fresh plans in the wake of the proposed national stadium being scrapped. Thursday's... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Host the World Cup? No thanks, we’ll passBILL Pulver said Australia would likely pass on a golden opportunity to run the
Host the World Cup? No thanks, we’ll pass
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
BILL Pulver said Australia would likely pass on a golden opportunity to run the 2019 Rugby World Cup if Japan was stripped of its hosting status by World Rugby. On the eve of the 2015 World Cup, the location of the next tournament was thrown into... Read more
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SportsFan
2019 World Cup concerns, ARU interested Photo Source: AAP Australian rugby boss Bill Pulver has indicated the ARU co
2019 World Cup concerns, ARU interested
SportsFan / Posted 2 days ago
Photo Source: AAP Australian rugby boss Bill Pulver has indicated the ARU could bid if cost-cutting Japan should lose the hosting rights for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Pulver admits cash-strapped Australia is... Read more
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Digi Times
Innolux to begin mass producing 8K TV panels in 2Q16 Rebecca Kuo, Taipei; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Thursday 27 August 2015] Inno
Innolux to begin mass producing 8K TV panels in 2Q16
Digi Times / Posted 2 days ago
Rebecca Kuo, Taipei; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Thursday 27 August 2015] Innolux will begin mass producing 8K TV panels by the second quarter of 2016, according to company remarks at Touch Taiwan... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
World Rugby demands new Japan venue list after stadium fiascoTOKYO - Rugby's world body on Thursday called on Japan to supply a list of conf
World Rugby demands new Japan venue list after stadium fiasco
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
TOKYO - Rugby's world body on Thursday called on Japan to supply a list of confirmed venues for the 2019 World Cup after Tokyo's "disappointing" decision to remove a new national stadium from the line-up amid huge cost overruns. A traditional sake... Read more
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SportsFan
World Rugby demands new Japan venueRugby's world body has called on Japan to supply a list of confirmed venues for
World Rugby demands new Japan venue
SportsFan / Posted 2 days ago
Rugby's world body has called on Japan to supply a list of confirmed venues for the 2019 World Cup after Tokyo's "disappointing" decision to remove a new national stadium from the line-up amid huge cost overruns. World Rugby said it was giving the... Read more
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Japan Today
World Rugby demands new World Cup venue list after stadium fiasco ‹ Japan TodayRugby’s world body on Thursday called on Japan to supply a list of confirmed ve
World Rugby demands new World Cup venue list after stadium fiasco ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 2 days ago
Rugby’s world body on Thursday called on Japan to supply a list of confirmed venues for the 2019 World Cup after Tokyo’s “disappointing” decision to remove a new national stadium from the line-up amid huge cost overruns. World Rugby said it was... Read more
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WTOC 11 Savannah
Rockdale County High School teen aims for 2016 Summer OlympicsDuring her first two years at Rockdale County High School, sprinter Candace Hil
Rockdale County High School teen aims for 2016 Summer Olympics
WTOC 11 Savannah / Posted 6 days ago
During her first two years at Rockdale County High School, sprinter Candace Hill set, then broke her own state track records. Now, the 16-year-old junior has her eyes set on a new goal- race in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janiero. It's a goal... Read more
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WALB Albany
Rockdale County High School teen aims for 2016 Summer OlympicsDuring her first two years at Rockdale County High School, sprinter Candace Hil
Rockdale County High School teen aims for 2016 Summer Olympics
WALB Albany / Posted 6 days ago
During her first two years at Rockdale County High School, sprinter Candace Hill set, then broke her own state track records. Now, the 16-year-old junior has her eyes set on a new goal- race in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janiero. It's a goal... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Rockdale County High School teen aims for 2016 Summer OlympicsDuring her first two years at Rockdale County High School, sprinter Candace Hil
Rockdale County High School teen aims for 2016 Summer Olympics
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 6 days ago
During her first two years at Rockdale County High School, sprinter Candace Hill set, then broke her own state track records. Now, the 16-year-old junior has her eyes set on a new goal- race in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janiero. It's a goal... Read more
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Salon.com
Swimming phenom Michael Andrew takes different path at poolSAN ANTONIO (AP) — They’ll be the first to concede they are “kind of a weird fa
Swimming phenom Michael Andrew takes different path at pool
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — They’ll be the first to concede they are “kind of a weird family.” They don’t mind the label at all. For Michael Andrew & Co., conformity just isn’t their style. Andrew turned pro when he was 14. He’s home-schooled and trains... Read more
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Simcoe Reformer
Worldly experience for GilbertAttending Delhi District Secondary School, Courtney Gilbert became accustomed t
Worldly experience for Gilbert
Simcoe Reformer / Posted 9 days ago
Attending Delhi District Secondary School, Courtney Gilbert became accustomed to wearing blue and gold. This summer though, she was happy to change things up. After being named to Softball Canada's Junior Women's National Team earlier this summer, a... Read more
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Quartz
Tokyo’s iconic Hotel Okura is about to be knocked down, and that will be a tragedy - Quartz too good to lose Plenty of old buildings get torn down in Tokyo (an
Tokyo’s iconic Hotel Okura is about to be knocked down, and that will be a tragedy
Quartz / Posted 9 days ago
- Quartz too good to lose Plenty of old buildings get torn down in Tokyo (and other... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Cameron wants T20s for OlympicsPresident of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dave Cameron says that he wou
Cameron wants T20s for Olympics
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 11 days ago
President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dave Cameron says that he would love to see cricket in the T20 format make an appearance at the Olympic games. Speaking to the T&T Guardian, the Jamaican said: “I do support T20s in the Olympics, I... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Triathlon hat trickBrantford's Ben Sayles completed a rare feat Sunday at the 28th annual Orillia
Triathlon hat trick
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 11 days ago
Brantford's Ben Sayles completed a rare feat Sunday at the 28th annual Orillia Triathlon, winning for the third time at the summer-long Subaru Triathlon Series. "It’s always nice to get to the banner first and it feels good to have a hat trick in... Read more
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Sun Star
Olympic boostA LEADING karatedo practitioner is hoping the inclusion of the sport in the Oly
Olympic boost
Sun Star / Posted 11 days ago
A LEADING karatedo practitioner is hoping the inclusion of the sport in the Olympics will have a positive impact in Cebu and in the Palarong Pambansa. Japan is planning to include karatedo in the 2020 Olympics and for Shihan Jess Paredes, it’s about... Read more
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Marietta Daily Journal
Kelly Barnhill pitches Team USA to world title - OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as the United States’ players were being awarded gold medals their minds were elsewhere. Softball and baseball are trying to get back into the Olympics. They were removed for 20...OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as the United States’ players were being awarded gold meda
Kelly Barnhill pitches Team USA to world title - OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as the United States’ players were being awarded gold medals their minds were elsewhere. Softball and baseball are trying to get back into the Olympics. They were removed for 20...
Marietta Daily Journal / Posted 12 days ago
OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as the United States’ players were being awarded gold medals, their minds were elsewhere. Softball and baseball are trying to get back into the Olympics. They were removed for 2012 and won’t be on the program in 2016. Japan,... Read more
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Japan Today
U.S. beats Japan 8-1 to win junior softball world title ‹ Japan TodayEven as the United States’ players were being awarded gold medals, their minds
U.S. beats Japan 8-1 to win junior softball world title ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 13 days ago
Even as the United States’ players were being awarded gold medals, their minds were elsewhere. Softball and baseball are trying to get back into the Olympics. They were removed for 2012 and won’t be on the program in 2016. Japan, which will host the... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Japan adopts new plan for main stadium for 2020 OlympicsTOKYO (AP) — Japan has adopted a new basic plan for its main stadium for the 20
Japan adopts new plan for main stadium for 2020 Olympics
Asian Correspondent / Posted 15 days ago
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has adopted a new basic plan for its main stadium for the 2020 Olympics that would replace the costly original design that had to be scrapped. The plan, adopted Friday by a government panel, says the main stadium will have a roof... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Japan adopts new plan for main stadium for 2020 OlympicsTOKYO (AP) — Japan has adopted a new basic plan for its main stadium for the 20
Japan adopts new plan for main stadium for 2020 Olympics
Manila Bulletin / Posted 15 days ago
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has adopted a new basic plan for its main stadium for the 2020 Olympics that would replace the costly original design that had to be scrapped. The plan, adopted Friday by a government panel, says the main stadium will have a roof... Read more
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Denver Post
Japan adopts new plan for main stadium for 2020 OlympicsTOKYO — Japan has adopted a new basic plan for its main stadium for the 2020 Ol
Japan adopts new plan for main stadium for 2020 Olympics
Denver Post / Posted 15 days ago
TOKYO — Japan has adopted a new basic plan for its main stadium for the 2020 Olympics that would replace the costly original design that had to be scrapped. The plan, adopted Friday by a government panel, says the main stadium will have a roof over... Read more
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Orange County Register
Part 3: Baseball remains far from taking root in BrazilSAO PAULO, Brazil – In 2010, the Brazilian brothers who hope to boost the sport
Part 3: Baseball remains far from taking root in Brazil
Orange County Register / Posted 15 days ago
SAO PAULO, Brazil – In 2010, the Brazilian brothers who hope to boost the sport of baseball in their native country began to watch young ballplayers in their hometown of Marilia, the site where the Tampa Bay Rays’ academy was then set to be... Read more
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Northern Star
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next weekOSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next week
Northern Star / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of his five year sentence for killing his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. While the former athlete did not apply for early release himself, the parole board at Kgosi... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next weekOSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next week
The Daily Mercury / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of his five year sentence for killing his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. While the former athlete did not apply for early release himself, the parole board at Kgosi... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next weekOSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next week
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of his five year sentence for killing his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. While the former athlete did not apply for early release himself, the parole board at Kgosi... Read more
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Queensland Times
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next weekOSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next week
Queensland Times / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of his five year sentence for killing his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. While the former athlete did not apply for early release himself, the parole board at Kgosi... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next weekOSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next week
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of his five year sentence for killing his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. While the former athlete did not apply for early release himself, the parole board at Kgosi... Read more
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News Mail
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next weekOSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next week
News Mail / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of his five year sentence for killing his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. While the former athlete did not apply for early release himself, the parole board at Kgosi... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next weekOSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of
Oscar Pistorius will be out of jail next week
Daily Examiner / Posted 16 days ago
OSCAR Pistorius will be released from jail next week after serving 10 months of his five year sentence for killing his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. While the former athlete did not apply for early release himself, the parole board at Kgosi... Read more
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Independent
Oscar Pistorius is about to be released from prison 10 months into his five-year sentenceWhile the former athlete did not apply for early release himself, the parole bo
Oscar Pistorius is about to be released from prison 10 months into his five-year sentence
Independent / Posted 17 days ago
While the former athlete did not apply for early release himself, the parole board at Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria where he is being held has recommended he be released into the community at the first opportunity. After a trial which gripped... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Meet the Pioneers Trying to Maximize Haiti's Hoops PotentialAmid the rubble still left from the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010 si
Meet the Pioneers Trying to Maximize Haiti's Hoops Potential
Bleacher Report / Posted 17 days ago
Amid the rubble still left from the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010 sits a collection of athletes beaming with potential. The talent is raw and requires several coats of polish, but an effort is being made to develop it all by building a... Read more
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Fort McMurray Today
Hernandez a triple jump forceTalk about a leap of faith. For Lethbridge’s Aaron Hernandez, track and field
Hernandez a triple jump force
Fort McMurray Today / Posted 18 days ago
Talk about a leap of faith. For Lethbridge’s Aaron Hernandez, track and field had always been on the radar for him, but it was never the first choice, nor the plan for the future. As the third option for athletic involvement behind being his high... Read more
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SportsFan
Belmonte push for Oly ten-pin recognitionYou might dislike a sport, you might think a sport is boring, and you might str
Belmonte push for Oly ten-pin recognition
SportsFan / Posted 18 days ago
You might dislike a sport, you might think a sport is boring, and you might struggle to understand a sport. But if it's in the Olympic Games, you'd better give it respect. That's the thinking behind ten-pin bowling's bid for recognition at the... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Is the US ready – or even willing – to host the 2026 World Cup?The United States is always a frontrunner when it comes to hosting major sporti
Is the US ready – or even willing – to host the 2026 World Cup?
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 18 days ago
The United States is always a frontrunner when it comes to hosting major sporting events, and the biggest reasons are the most obvious ones: modern stadiums and good infrastructure make for a small leap from planning to reality. And when it comes to... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Swimming: Two Boyle medals, and experience all roundNew Zealand completed its campaign yesterday with two medals and four finalists
Swimming: Two Boyle medals, and experience all round
Otago Daily Times / Posted 19 days ago
New Zealand completed its campaign yesterday with two medals and four finalists at the world championships in Kazan, Russia. On the last day of competition, Nathan Capp (400m medley) and the men's medley relay missed out on qualifying for the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Japan experts play down Olympic logo row, as Belgian designer flags legal action against IOCAugust 8, 2015 11:50 pm BRUSSELS: Although the controversy over the official e
Japan experts play down Olympic logo row, as Belgian designer flags legal action against IOC
The Manila Times / Posted 21 days ago
August 8, 2015 11:50 pm BRUSSELS: Although the controversy over the official emblem for 2020 Tokyo Olympics is heating up, experts say it won’t turn out to... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Young Swimmer Makes HistoryAt age 10, Alzain Tareq of Bahrain became the youngest swimmer to compete at th
Young Swimmer Makes History
Hartford Courant / Posted 21 days ago
At age 10, Alzain Tareq of Bahrain became the youngest swimmer to compete at the world championships Friday in Russia, and those who have been her idols in swimming now count among her fans. Tareq, whose father Tareq Salem is a former swimmer, even... Read more
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EuroNews
Ten-year-old girl from Bahrain becomes youngest ever swimmer at a world championshipsAlzain Tareq, who was born in 2005, took part in the 50m butterfly and freestyl
Ten-year-old girl from Bahrain becomes youngest ever swimmer at a world championships
EuroNews / Posted 22 days ago
Alzain Tareq, who was born in 2005, took part in the 50m butterfly and freestyle heats hosted by the city of Kazan in eastern Russia. Her time of 41.12 in the butterfly was the slowest and 38.2 in the freestyle also put her at the back of the pack... Read more
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Irish Examiner
10-old becomes the youngest swimmer to compete at World Championships10-year-old becomes the youngest swimmer to compete at World Championships | Ir
10-old becomes the youngest swimmer to compete at World Championships
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
10-year-old becomes the youngest swimmer to compete at World Championships | Irish Examiner 10-year-old becomes the youngest swimmer to compete at World Championships Friday, August 07, 2015 - 08:20 PM How was your swimming at the age of 10? We... Read more
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NBC Sports: ProBasketballTalk
With help of Yao Ming, China wins bid to host 2019 FIBA World CupIt came down to Manny Pacquiao vs. Yao Ming. Both men were in Tokyo for a FIBA
With help of Yao Ming, China wins bid to host 2019 FIBA World Cup
NBC Sports: ProBasketballTalk / Posted 22 days ago
It came down to Manny Pacquiao vs. Yao Ming. Both men were in Tokyo for a FIBA vote on where to host the 2019 basketball World Cup, and the finalists were China — led by Yao — and the basketball-crazed Philippines with a bid led by Pacquiao. “I... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ten-old girl competes at World ChampionshipsTen-year-old girl competes at World Championships | Irish Examiner Ten-year-ol
Ten-old girl competes at World Championships
Irish Examiner / Posted 22 days ago
Ten-year-old girl competes at World Championships | Irish Examiner Ten-year-old girl competes at World Championships Friday, August 07, 2015 - 02:32 PM A 10-year-old has set a new record as the youngest swimmer to compete at a World Championships... Read more
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SportingNews
FIBA awards 2019 World Cup to ChinaChina won out over the Philippines in the final bidding process, with FIBA's Ce
FIBA awards 2019 World Cup to China
SportingNews / Posted 22 days ago
China won out over the Philippines in the final bidding process, with FIBA's Central Board voting 14-7 in favor of the winners. Former NBA star Yao Ming, the ambassador for the China 2019 bid, said: “It’s such an exciting moment to bring the 2019... Read more
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ESPN
Dirty water in Rio de Janeiro not a big problem, says FINA president Julio MaglioneKAZAN, Russia -- Water quality at next year's Olympic venues is "not a big prob
Dirty water in Rio de Janeiro not a big problem, says FINA president Julio Maglione
ESPN / Posted 23 days ago
KAZAN, Russia -- Water quality at next year's Olympic venues is "not a big problem," according to the head of swimming's governing body. An Associated Press investigation last week showed a serious health risk to the 1,400 Olympic athletes who will... Read more
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SportingNews
Team USA mini-camp brings reflection for Jerry Colangelo and his dynastyIt was 2005, not long after he had been given a new role in the basketball worl
Team USA mini-camp brings reflection for Jerry Colangelo and his dynasty
SportingNews / Posted 23 days ago
It was 2005, not long after he had been given a new role in the basketball world as executive director of USA Basketball, when Jerry Colangelo convened one of the most high-powered hoops meetings in history. He was tasked with reconstructing Team USA... Read more
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