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Olympic Broadcasting Services Switzerland board elects Gerardo Werthein as new chair

Lausanne, August 18, 2018 - An International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member since 2011 and President of both the Argentine National Olympic Committee and the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee for the Youth Olympic Games, Werthein has been a member of the board of directors of OBS SA for four years and featured in a number of IOC Commissions, including Radio and Television, Digital and Technology, TV Rights and New Media, Marketing, and Press.Yiannis Exarchos heads the OBS administration as Chief Executive Officer. Gerardo Werthein replaces Richard Pound in the position of Chair of Swiss operations ...

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Olympic flame illuminates Argentine streets - Part One

By Constanza Mora Pedraza
BUENOS AIRES, August 16, 2018 - After it was lit at the Panatinaikó Stadium, the Olympic flame has been illuminating Argentinian streets ahead of the III Youth Olympic Games, which will take place in Buenos Aires from October 6th to 18th 2018. The Torch journey, has become a fundamental part of the events of the Olympic cycle and Buenos Aires could not be the exception. In this opportunity, the flame will travel across 17 cities in two months accumulating 14,000 kilometers, while carrying the Olympic values of Respect, Friendship and Excellence.La Plata, Paraná, Santa Fe, Puerto Iguazú, Corrientes, ...
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Atletico Madrid turn tables on city rivals Real in extra time to win the European Super Cup

By Satish Sekar
Tallinn, August 16, 2018 - Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid after losing two Champions League finals, 2014 and 2016, plus a semi-final in 2017, with a 4-2 extra-time win to claim the European Super Cup. The art of antagonism - Both Diego Costa and Sergio Ramos revelled in their hero and anti-hero status rolled into one. Both scored, and both were lucky to see out the match. Costa’s brace earned him the Man of the Match award, but he was fortunate that referee Szymon Marciak viewed his kick in the head on Ramos as an accident. However, Ramos was also fortunate to be on the ...

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Madrid derby opens European trophy-hunt

By Satish Sekar
Tallinn, August 15, 2018 - With the curtain raiser of European football’s new season, the UEFA Super Cup, the 220th Madrid derby will take place in Tallinn’s Lilleküla stadium. Real Madrid commence a new era without coach Zidane and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.Goalkeeping carrousel - Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois forced through a move from Chelsea to European champions, Real Madrid, by going AWOL, after the Blues broke the transfer record for a goalkeeper by meeting the buy-out clause of Ł71.6m for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Ironically, Real Madrid could have had the former Athletic Bilbao keeper for just ...
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