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Olympics: Samsung extends Olympics sponsorship to 2028 – IOC

FILE PHOTO: Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, attends a countdown event to mark the two years until the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon BERLIN (Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung has extended its sponsorship contract with the …

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Olympics: 2020 organizers vow to guard against complacency

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 organizers vowed no let-up in their drive to host a successful Summer Games on Monday as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach once again heaped praise on the city’s preparations. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach poses for a group photo …

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Olympics: Billiards, snooker cue up for 2024 Games inclusion

PARIS (Reuters) – Billiards and snooker continued their bid to get included in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris with an exhibition to showcase their sports at the Eiffel Tower on Friday. Leading cue sports players traveled to Paris to press their case to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). “It’s …

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Olympics: Tokyo organizers lauded for 'diligent' Olympic example

TOKYO (Reuters) – The “diligent” preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are setting a fine example for future bids, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach poses for a group photo session with Yoshiro Mori, President …

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Olympics: Sheikh Ahmad steps aside as head of ANOC – IOC

FILE PHOTO: 2018 Asian Games – Closing Ceremony – GBK Main Stadium – Jakarta, Indonesia – September 2, 2018 – Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, speaks. REUTERS/Issei Kato ZURICH (Reuters) – The head of the umbrella organization of national Olympic committees (ANOC) …

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Sailing: Coutts hopes Olympics follows his lead to improve racing

TOKYO (Reuters) – Five-time America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts believes the format used in the New Zealander’s SailGP league could be adopted by the Olympics as the sport looks to modernize. FILE PHOTO: Sir Russell Coutts, skipper and Chief Executive Officer of the defending America’s Cup champion Oracle Racing, gestures …

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