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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 Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut. A report just released by the national government’s Board of Audit shows Japan is likely to spend …

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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 years to go until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo Tower and the Yoyogi Building shone in the Japanese capital, while other …

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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 and seven bronze medals in athletics, swimming, football, basketball, and bocce competitions. With this, the total number of medals won by Kuwait reached 19 (8 …

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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 Winter Olympics after claims of state-run doping threatens to wipe out any successes. Observers say it was the Kremlin’s desire for victory that fuelled 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 taking the International Olympic Committee to the Swiss courts for damages amounting to one billion as US dollars a result of the IOC unjustifiable decision …

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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 opening ceremony. “Brazil is waiting for the flame with excitement and passion,” said Rio 2016 organising committee chairman Carlos Nuzman, adding that the Games would …

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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 with Kuwait that would lift the ban on the country competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, it said on Thursday. Kuwait has rejected the …

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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 head of the Kuwaiti government negotiation delegation with the IOC Dr Mohammad Alfili said. Similar sports laws similar to the Kuwaiti ones exist in many …

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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 for reconsidering the current way of negotiations between Kuwait and the IOC over the “unfair” Olympic suspension of Kuwaiti sports. Speaking to KUNA, Dr. Mohammad …

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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 the autonomy of sport is unfair, Kuwait’s chief negotiator said on Saturday. The two sides had talks in January that included the United Nations, to …

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