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It's all about the legacy

It's all about the legacy

6 July 2007

Vladimir Putin was sky high when he heard the news.He was already winging his way home…. mission accomplished…when the IOC members awarded him the prize of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.Putin called from his plane to thank President Jacques Rogge and the IOC members for awarding Russia their first-ever Winter Olympics.

Olympic bid cities make final pitch for votes

Olympic bid cities make final pitch for votes

5 July 2007

The three cities bidding to host the 2014 Winter Olympics have made their final presentations to the IOC members in Guatemala. Pyeongchang, Sochi and Salzburg will know their fate later today when the IOC members select the successful candidate.Russia is vying to host their first ever Winter Olympic Games at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

2014 winter host to be announced soon

2014 winter host to be announced soon

5 July 2007

The host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics will be announced shortly with the race now between Sochi and Pyeongchang. Voting concluded in Guatemala a short time ago with the IOC members eliminating Salzburg in the first round of voting.

IOC Awards Games to Russia

IOC Awards Games to Russia

5 July 2007

Sochi, a resort on the shores of Russia’s Black Sea will host the Winter Olympics in 2014. Members of the International Olympic Committee awarded Russia their first-ever Winter Games after the final votes were cast in Guatemala. Sochi edged out South Korea’s Pyeongchang. The third finalist Austria’s Salzburg was eliminated in the first round of voting.

Putin socks it to opposition

Putin socks it to opposition

4 July 2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin is wooing IOC members in Guatemala with the vote looming to pick the host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics.Putin is leading Russia’s bid for the Black Sea resort of Sochi much in the same way as British PM Tony Blair did for London prior to the vote in Singapore in 2005.

Backing for athlete blogging

Backing for athlete blogging

4 July 2007

Support is growing within the Olympic movement to allow athletes to write internet diaries or blogs. The issue will be discussed at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala this week, if it gets the go ahead athletes will be blogging in Beijing.A committee set up by the IOC Press Commission Chairman, Kevan Gosper, has recommended blogging be permitted.

Olympics must move with the times to beat obesity - Rogge

Olympics must move with the times to beat obesity - Rogge

4 July 2007

The President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, has declared the Olympic movement must move with the times to overcome a global obesity problem.Speaking at the opening of the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala. Rogge said, “for our Movement to remain relevant into the next

GlaxoSmithKline supplies travel vaccinations for Olympic Team

GlaxoSmithKline supplies travel vaccinations for Olympic Team

3 July 2007

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced a new health initiative today to help ensure our athletes are fighting fit for competition

Rawlinson stakes Osaka claims

Rawlinson stakes Osaka claims

3 July 2007

In her most serious encounter since returning to competition after giving birth to son Cornelus last December, Jana Rawlinson (nee Pittman) has defeated a star-studded line up to take victory at the IAAF World Athletics Tour meeting in Athens.Rawlinson (54.25) and pole vaulter Steve Hooker (5.85m) both scored stunning victories

USA outplay Stingers

USA outplay Stingers

2 July 2007

The Aussie Stingers lost a second women’s water polo match to world champion United States of America over night, going down 13-7. Despite the margin, head coach Greg McFadden was pleased with the effort, saying: “We created good opportunities in the first quarter and we only allowed the USA to score one field goal compared to

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

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Did you know?

Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.