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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics boss quits, ex-minister steps in

CBC.ca - ‎May 4, 2016‎
South Korean organizers have officially selected former government minister Lee Hee-beom as the new head of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The former minister of industry and energy was nominated Wednesday, a day after the sudden ...
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Quebec City mayor says no 2026 Winter Olympic bid

NBCSports.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Quebec City's mayor said the city will not pursue a 2026 Winter Olympic bid because it doesn't have a strong enough chance of winning an International Olympic Committee vote in 2019 to host the Games, according to Canadian reports. Mayor Régis ...
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NHL players may not compete in next Winter Olympics

San Jose Mercury News - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The head of ice hockey's international body says there is a strong possibility that NHL players won't be competing at the next Winter Olympics. International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel puts the chances at 60 percent that the NHL will ...

Winchester skier Julia Marino preps for 2018 Winter Olympics

Wicked Local - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Julia Marino's experience in the 2014 Winter Olympics left her hungry for more. Marino, who grew up in Winchester, became the first athlete to represent Paraguay in the Winter Olympics. Competing in slopestyle skiing, she finished 17th. Now, with the ...

Mascot for PyeongChang Winter Olympics still unaccounted for

Korea Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
There are 615 days left until the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics begin, but it seems that one thing is conspicuously missing from Korea's first-ever Winter Games -- the official mascot.
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Winter Olympics in S Korea 'Great Opportunity for Russian Hockey Team'

Sputnik International - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
"In the modern history, Russian hockey players have never won the Olympic gold and the upcoming 2018 Games in [South] Korea are an excellent opportunity to achieve such a result, such a victory," Putin said at a meeting of the Sports Council.

2018 Winter Games chief quits; ex minister set to step in

Guelph Mercury - ‎May 3, 2016‎
3, 2016, file photo, Cho Yang-ho, president of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, speaks during a press conference about the alpine skiing test event for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics in Jeongseon, at the Press Center in ...
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Canadian Olympic ad campaign shows We Are Winter, even when it comes to summer sports

Toronto Star - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Not this summer, apparently. And instead of finding a novel way to energize the country's sports fans ahead of the Rio Games, the COC appears to have defaulted to tired clichés about Canada - winter, wilderness and hardy people who survive them both.

Olympics-China eyes consolidation at Rio, excellence at Tokyo

Yahoo Canada Sports - ‎18 hours ago‎
China is gearing up for another place in the Olympic spotlight after Beijing, along with the neighbouring city of Zhangjiakou, last year won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Only one other city wanted it, Almaty in Kazakhstan. Though China ...
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COC unveils 'Ice in our Veins' campaign for 2016 Rio Olympics

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
After a strong performance at the Winter Olympics, the Canadian Olympic Committee is sticking with a wintry theme for its Rio 2016 brand campaign.
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Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player concerned about stars skipping Rio Olympics (video)

NBCSports.com - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Quebec City's mayor said the city will not pursue a 2026 Winter Olympic bid because it doesn't have a strong enough chance of winning an International Olympic Committee vote in 2019 to host the Games, according to Canadian reports. Mayor Régis ...
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Quebec City abandons 2026 Olympic bid

CBC.ca - ‎7 hours ago‎
Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume will not be putting the city's name forward for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. "Our conclusion was that we didn't have great chances of getting the games," Labeaume said in a news conference Thursday afternoon.
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Pictures: Olympic Games torches through the ages

BBC News - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The London 2012 Games were not the first time the city has hosted the Summer Olympics. Here's what the torch looked like at the 1948 Olympics. Taking place just after World War Two, these games were a symbol of a brighter future for the world.

Lee Sang-hwa to Promote Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The Chosun Ilbo - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa has been appointed as a promotional ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Lee is a two-time Olympic gold medalists, winning the women's 500-m competition in 2010 and 2014 consecutively.

Olympics: South Korean head of 2018 Winter Games resigns

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎May 2, 2016‎
[SEOUL] The chief organiser of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea resigned Tuesday less than two years before the Games begin, citing urgent problems with his troubled shipping business.
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Shirley Babashoff bows to Katie Ledecky

NBCSports.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
Quebec City's mayor said the city will not pursue a 2026 Winter Olympic bid because it doesn't have a strong enough chance of winning an International Olympic Committee vote in 2019 to host the Games, according to Canadian reports. Mayor Régis ...

USOC shoots down joint Lake Placid-Quebec Winter Games

North Country Public Radio - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Do Lake Placid's ski jumps need to look more like this in order to attract another Olympic Winter games? A photo of the Holmenkollen ski jump tower near Oslo, Norway.

Agenda 2020 Key Enabler Behind Swiss 2026 Olympic Winter Games Bid

GamesBids.com - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
A package of Olympic Games reforms approved in 2014 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been described as the main reason why Switzerland has jumped back into the race to host the Winter Games in 2026. “People ask us why we are ...
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Lindy Ruff a finalist for the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year

Dallas Morning News (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
... Ruff coached Canada's Men's National Team to a silver medal at the IIHF World Championship in 2009 and served as an associate coach for the gold medal-winning Canadian teams at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter ...
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