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San Francisco weightlifting club aims for Olympic Gold Special

San Francisco - As the recent excitement surrounding this year's Winter Olympics went into a fever pitch, Abraham Lincoln High School coach and teacher Kevin Doherty was among the many cheering on the American teams.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

IOC tells Brazil to speed up pace of 2016 planning

Olympic officials wrapped up a three-day visit on Friday by warning that more haste was needed in deciding which branches of government must plan and pay for the 2016 event...
In the Media by Pedro Fonseca and Rodrigo Viga Gaier (Reuters)

South Korea to file complaint to skating body over Sochi judges

The South Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) will file an official complaint to the International Skating Union about the figure skating judging panel used at the Sochi Games which deemed Kim Yuna's routine only worthy of a silver medal.
In the Media by Reuters

Hockey becomes a game of four quarters

Hockey will no longer be a game of two halves at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, with the sport announcing on Thursday a change to a four-quarter format to broaden its appeal to broadcasters and fans.
In the Media by Reuters

Exclusive: More South Koreans set to follow Ahn abroad, says dad

More Olympic athletes are set to ditch their South Korean passports and compete for rival nations unless the country's skating union (KSU) reforms, the father of Korea's greatest sporting...
In the Media by Peter Rutherford and Narae Kim (Reuters)

Leading Korea skating official resigns after Sochi flop

The powerful vice chairman of the Korean Skating Union (KSU), Jeon Myung-gyu, resigned on Monday as South Korea moved to put a disappointing Sochi Olympics behind it and start building for the 2018 Pyeongchan...
In the Media by Narae Kim (Reuters)

Swede Backstrom to get ice hockey silver medal - IOC

Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Backstrom will receive an Olympic silver medal despite being forced to miss last month's final in Sochi due to a doping offence, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.
In the Media by Reuters

Beleaguered Greek sports surviving on 'crumbs'

Greece's beleaguered Olympic sports federations are struggling for their very existence following a new round of cuts in state funding despite several new emergency measures announced on Friday.
In the Media by Graham Wood (Reuters)

Biathletes Iourieva and Starykh test positive for EPO

Russian biathletes Irina Starykh and Ekaterina Iourieva tested positive for the banned substance EPO, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said in a statement on Saturday.
In the Media by Reuters

Russian medal winners rewarded with luxury cars

Russia rewarded the athletes who helped the Winter Olympics hosts top the medals table in Sochi by presenting the 13 gold medal winners and 20 other podium finishers with luxury SUVs on Thursday.
In the Media by Reuters
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There’s little doubt social media will continue to grow in 2013. Last year saw Facebook pass the billion user...
Feb 6, 2013 in  Writers Group by Christian Arno - 1 comment

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For a while there, we Brits were so happy we almost knew what it was like to be American. From the Jubilee through the...
Sep 29, 2012 by Greer Nicholson - 2 comments

Low pollution at the London Olympics

The London Olympics may have been one of the least polluted games in history. Scientists measured key markers of...
Aug 16, 2012 in  Environmental Issues by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Do the British police have anything better to do than investigate Twitter comments?

When a series of nasty tweets were aimed at disappointed Olympic diver Tom Daley there was outrage among the UK's media...
Aug 2, 2012 by Barry G Wood

"COME TOGETHER." LONDON OLYMPICS

The Olympic torch was lit. Hundreds of smaller torches were ignited by a group of young athletes, and by being raised,...
Jul 28, 2012 by Silvio Trentini
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