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WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved over Zika

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil. Responding to a call from more than 100 leadin

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NBC to air 6,000 hours of Olympics content

Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal unit will air live over 6,000 hours of competition on TVs and mobile devices from the Rio Olympic Games and offer viewers up-to-the-minute technology to search and personalize content, chief executive officer Bria

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IOC ‘ready to sign draft Kuwait deals to lift ban’

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is ready to sign either of two draft deals it said it had agreed in principle with Kuwait that would lift the ban on the country competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, it said.  

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IOC bans Kuwait over govt interference

The International Olympic Committee has suspended Kuwait for the second time in five years over government interference in the country's Games committee. The IOC said on Tuesday it met the government and the Kuwait Olympic Com

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Centro Capital Centre hosts first Housekeeping Olympics

Centro Capital Centre by Rotana, a leading lifestyle business hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, recently held its first Housekeeping Olympics; a unique competition which covers various disciplines related to the art of hospitality. Through the c

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LA committee backs bid to host 2024 Olympics

A committee of the Los Angeles City Council voted on Friday to support an effort to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, ahead of a deadline next month for US Olympic organisers to decide on an American city to bid for the games.

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Doha Goals forum to feature US swimming champion

Doha Goals, a leading platform focusing on sports as a driver of social change, said that Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps will be one of several world-class athletes participating in the forum. The forum will run from July

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Top British athlete joins judging panel of Daman awards

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes (DBE) has been confirmed to join the judging panel of the 2015 Daman Corporate Health Awards. Holmes will help select UAE companies with outstanding achievements in improving  e

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Coca-Cola invites to ‘Reach up’ and back Special Olympics

The Coca-Cola Company, a founding partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, has assembled a star-student team to record a unified song for the games titled ‘Reach Up.’ More than 7,000 inspirational athle

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FIFA crisis 'worse than Olympics scandal'

Canadian lawyer Dick Pound, who headed the investigation to clean up the International Olympic Committee after the 2002 Salt Lake City winter games corruption scandal, said on Friday that the FIFA crisis was worse than anything the IOC faced.

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