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Tag Archives: Olympics

Tokyo Olympics costs hit almost $25 billion – may go higher

Organizers reviewing all operational costs TOKYO, Oct 9, (AP): The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International …

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Landmarks illuminated as Tokyo celebrates 2 yrs until Olympics

Organisers feel the heat two years out from Games TOKYO, July 24, (RTRS): Famous landmarks across Japan were illuminated simultaneously on Tuesday to mark two …

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Kuwait wins medals at Special Olympics IX MENA

Kuwait won 15 more medals in the competitions of Special Olympics IX MENA being held in Abu Dhabi. The team won six gold, two silver …

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Putin’s thirst for Oly victory backfires with possible ban – ‘Huge blow to Russian sport’

MOSCOW, Dec 4, (AFP): Vladimir Putin has staked Russia’s prestige — and his own reputation — on sporting achievements but a possible ban from the …

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‘Kuwait to sue IOC for $1 billion’ – Rio unlikely

KUWAIT CITY, June 23, (Agencies): Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said the State of Kuwait is …

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Brazil takes Rio flame on 100-day countdown

ATHENS, April 27, (AFP): Greece on Wednesday handed the Olympic flame over to Rio Games officials setting off the 100-day countdown to the Aug 5 …

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IOC says ready to sign draft Kuwait deals to lift ban

BERLIN, March 24, (RTRS): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is ready to sign either of two draft deals it says it had agreed in principle …

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Sports laws not real reason for Kuwait’s IOC suspension

KUWAIT CITY, March 23, (KUNA): Kuwait’s sports laws are not the real reason that led the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend the country, the …

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‘Reconsidered’ IOC talks sought

KUWAIT CITY, March 21, (KUNA): The head of the Kuwaiti government negotiation delegation for roadmap meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday called …

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Kuwait negotiator calls Olympic ban unfair – ‘Amendments to law rest with Parliament’

BERLIN, March 20, (RTRS): A ban imposed on Kuwait by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year over what it says is government interference in …

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