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FINAL CALL for Rio Olympic Journalists on the Podium, colleagues with 10 or more Olympic Games

LAUSANNE, July 26, 2016 - With just 10 days to go until the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, AIPS is announcing the final call for journalists who have covered 10 or more Olympic Games in their career.AIPS is proud to be continuing the Olympic tradition of honoring journalists who have covered 10 or more Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.With the collaboration and support of Tokyo 2020 Japan House, AIPS will organize a special ceremony celebrating Olympic journalism, where journalists with more than 10 Olympic Games will be presented with a limited edition Rio 2016 Olympic Torch replica ...

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Canoeing removes five Russian athletes from Rio 2016

LAUSANNE, July 27, 2016 - The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has taken swift action to remove five Russian Canoe Sprint athletes from the Rio Olympic Games following the release of additional information naming those implicated by the McLaren Report.In each case the ICF will impose an immediate suspension pending further investigation making the offending athletes ineligible to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.There are 27 cases from the 25 Canoe Sprint athletes named in report, 11 have already been sanctioned.Simon Toulson, ICF Secretary General Said:“This is a bitter blow for ...
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International swimmers join Turkish Olympic Committee in peacefully linking Asia with Europe by crossing The Bosphorus

ISTANBUL, 27 July,  2016 - The Turkish Olympic Committee successfully organized the 28th edition of the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on July 24th, with the participation of 1541 swimmers from 49 countries around the world. The swimmers, along with thousands of spectators and families, shared in the joyful atmosphere of this TOC ‘Sport for All’ event across the beautiful Bosphorus straits of Istanbul.Upon completion of the Race, TOC President Prof. Dr. Uğur Erdener said: “We are delighted with the high number of international participation and interest shown from ...

RIO 2016

Rio Games special for local girl De Souza

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CAMPINAS, July 27, 2016 - As they set out to face Japan in preparation for the Rio Games, Brazil are excited to have Erika De Souza available for the first time in three months. The two-game warm-up series against the 2015 FIBA Asia champions tips off on Wednesday in Campinas and finishes on Friday."All I really want is to give Brazil a medal. This is the reason I have been working all these years." - De Souza As one of the two Rio de Janeiro natives - alongside Clarissa Dos Santos - in Brazil's final roster, De Souza admits this is a special moment in her basketball career. The 1.97m ...
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