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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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11/20/12
Tokyo 2020 Signs On New Partner

Tokyo 2020 announced Japan's largest security services group ALSOK, officially known as SOHGO Security Services, as its eighth bid partner. ALSOK already partners with Japanese Olympians Saori Yoshida, Kaori Icho and Riki Nakaya. ALSOK will play an active role in Tokyo 2020's campaign over the next ...

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11/19/12
IOA Elections To Be Postponed

The elections for the Indian Olympic Association, scheduled to be held on Sunday, looked "likely to be postponed" following the resignation of Election Committee Chair S. Y. Quraishi on Saturday, according to THE HINDU. On a day "when scrutiny of nominations was scheduled, Quraishi’s resignati ...

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11/16/12
Japan's National Stadium Plans Unveiled

Tokyo 2020 announced U.K. architect Zaha Hadid from Zaha Hadid Architects was selected as the winner of the design contest to update and remodel Tokyo's Kasumigaoka National Stadium. If Tokyo is selected as host of the 2020 Olympic Games, the new Kasumigaoka National Stadium would host the Opening a ...

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11/16/12
IOC Wants 'Fair' IOA Elections

The IOC urged that elections for the presidency of the Indian Olympic Association later this month must be "fair and transparent to allow the world's second-most populous nation to tap its sports potential," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The run-up to the IOA vote has been "mired in cont ...

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11/16/12
Qatar Releases Sports Venues Plan

The Qatar Olympic Committee revealed the Qatar Sports Venue Master Plan, wrapping up the ASPIRE4SPORT 2012 Congress and Expo, according to the GULF TIMES. Over the past two years, "the plan audited 62 existing sports venues for usability and proposed 11 new ones, in addition to eight venues original ...

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11/16/12
Olympic Notes

Seven of Singapore's athletes who competed at the 2012 London Olympics "enjoyed a windfall from corporate sponsors." Canoeing's Geraldine Lee, gymnastics' Lim Heem Wei, swimming's Joseph Schooling, shooting's Jasmine Ser, swimming's Tao Li, badminton's Derek Wong and athletics' Gary Yeo "received a ...

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11/15/12
Coe Frustration By School Sport Legacy

Newly appointed British Olympic Association Chair Sebastian Coe has admitted his "frustration" at the failure to plan for a better legacy for school sport from the Olympics, but defended London Games organizers against "persistent charges of a lack of transparency in its ticketing operation," accord ...

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11/15/12
London Bids For More Paralympics

London has placed a "bid to host the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in '17," according to the BBC. Mayor Boris Johnson submitted the bid that "would see the Olympic Stadium host the event just a month before the World Athletics Championships." If the bid is successful, it will be the first ...

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11/15/12
Sochi To Sell Tickets To Test Events

Sochi will sell more than 100,00 tickets for test events ahead of the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, according to XINHUA. Sochi is expected to hold "some 60 test events" ahead of the Olympics. In the '12-13 winter, a series of test competitions will be held in the Olympics venues. Major events, "inc ...

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11/15/12
Canada To Invest $100M In Sports

The Canadian Olympic Committee revealed Wednesday a funding boost of close to C$100M ($99.8M) to assist high performance sports, games preparation, best-in-class Nation Sports Federation development and a specific envelope for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games team. The funding will be part of the ...

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