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Rio Games Sees Budget Increase By 25% In Wake Of Project Delays, New Transit Plans

04 / 18 / 14

Brazilian authorities "unveiled an infrastructure budget" of $10.76B for the 2016 Rio Olymipcs, which is 25% "more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. The budget "covers 27 projects in urban development and publ...

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01/18/13
IOC Strips Armstrong Of Bronze Medal

Lance Armstrong "was stripped of his 2000 Olympic Games cycling time trial Bronze Medal" by the IOC on Thursday, "continuing the once dominant American rider's spectacular fall from grace after a doping storm," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The 2000 Bronze Medal was the only Olympic meda ...

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01/18/13
IOC Calls Meeting With POA, PSB

The IOC has summoned a meeting of representatives of the Pakistan Olympic Association and Pakistan Sports Board on Feb. 15 in Switzerland to discuss the "ongoing tussle between the two institutions and the present scenario of sports in Pakistan," according to PAKISTAN TODAY. POA President Syed Arif ...

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01/18/13
Olympics Notes

Coca-Cola has opened an exhibit in Moscow called History & Future of Olympic Torch Relay with Coke dedicated to the start of the Nomination Campaign of Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay. The exhibition opened Thursday and will close Jan. 24. The featured exhibits are the symbols of past Olympic Tor ...

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01/17/13
Olympics Could Drop Cycling

Cycling could be dropped from the Olympics if Lance Armstrong reveals the sport's governing body covered up widespread doping, according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. Dick Pound, former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency and current member of the IOC, said that "drastic action would have ...

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01/17/13
Sochi 2014 Tickets As Cheap As $6

Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee President Dmitry Chernyshenko revealed that sports fans will be able to buy tickets for the Olympic Park for 200 rubles ($6.60), "a fraction of the price charged at London 2012," according to R-Sport. In London, adult Olympic Park tickets cost £10 ($16). Tickets ...

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01/17/13
Winter Olympic Venues Near Completion

As the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games approach, the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana "is getting ready to host international competitions at its brand new facilities," according to Galina Stolyarova of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. The biathlon and ski complex, which "boasts arguably the world&rsquo ...

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01/16/13
IOA Continues Exec Council Meeting

The Indian Olympic Association has decided to go ahead with its Exec Council meeting on Saturday, undeterred by the IOC's "refusal to recognise it," according to the PTI. The move "could put National Sports Federations in a spot in the wake of the world body’s warning not to deal with the IOA. ...

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01/16/13
Sochi Considers Post-Olympics Venue Use

The fate of Sochi's Olympic venues after the 2014 Winter Olympics "must come in the scrutiny of Russian government," according to XINHUA. Russia Head of the Audit Chamber Sergei Stepashin said, "Sochi Olympics is a unique project but we are worrying about the post-Olympics heritage." Stepashin added ...

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01/16/13
Olympics Notes

Poland President Bronislaw Komorowski said that the organization of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Poland's Krakow and Zakopane is "possible only in cooperation with Slovakia in Bialka Tatrzanska, southern Poland,." Komorowski said that he would meet the presidents of the Czech Republic and Slovakia in ...

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01/15/13
Sochi 2014 Winter Games Torch Unveiled

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organizers "unveiled a futuristic torch" on Monday based on the "contrasts of the world's largest country and combining Russian folklore, including a mythical Firebird, with space-age technology," according to Gennady Fyodorov of REUTERS. The torch relay, which starts in t ...

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