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Rower Tait dies of cancer at 33

Mar 3, 2016

Rower Tait dies of cancer at 33

The Australian Olympic Committee said Thursday that Sarah Tait, who won a silver medal in rowing at the London Olympics, has died of cancer at the age of 33. Tait, a mother of two, won her silver medal with Kate Hornsey in the women’s ...

Feb 24, 2016

Badminton duo decide against competing for spot in Rio

Badminton doubles players Noriyasu Hirata and Hirokatsu Hashimoto have ruled themselves out of contention for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics due to personal reasons of one of the athletes, Kyodo News learned Wednesday from various sources. The Nippon Badminton Association accepted their withdrawal ...

Bach praises all four bids submitted to host 2024 Olympics

Feb 18, 2016

Bach praises all four bids submitted to host 2024 Olympics

The IOC praised the four cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday for relying heavily on existing and temporary facilities to cut costs and avoid white elephants. Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and Budapest, Hungary, delivered their first detailed bid files to the IOC ...

Feb 17, 2016

Candidates set to present 2024 plans

The race to host the 2024 Olympic Games gets under way in earnest Wednesday, with the four bid cities — Budapest, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome — presenting their initial candidature files to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The first step in an 18-month ...

Feb 9, 2016

Yokohama Stadium option as 2020 Olympic venue: source

Yokohama Stadium has become a top candidate to host baseball in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an official source said Monday. Baseball and softball, which have not been played at the Olympics since 2008, are among the sports that local organizers have nominated for the ...

Feb 5, 2016

Japan will shine in Rio: analysts

With a stated goal for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics of third place on the medal table, Japan will need to make significant strides at this summer’s Rio Games, and as the six-month-to-go milestone passed on Friday one group of analysts is predicting bright spots ...