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Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

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Qatar World Cup ‘must be held in November/December’

The 2022 World Cup must be held in November or December, the head of Fifa's task-force looking into dates for the Qatar tournament told British media. Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation head

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'Lose-lose' if 2022 World Cup, Games clash

It would be a lose-lose situation for the Olympics and soccer if Fifa moves the 2022 World Cup to January-February and overlaps with the Winter Games, IOC president Thomas Bach warned on Tuesday. Fifa, soccer's world governing

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Joint Bahrain-Saudi bid to host Olympics rejected

Plans for a joint Bahrain-Saudi Arabia bid to host a future Olympic Games have been rejected outright by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It comes after Saudi Arabian General Organisation for Youth and Sports presidentia

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Joint Bahrain-Saudi bid to host Olympics rejected

Plans for a joint Bahrain-Saudi Arabia bid to host a future Olympic Games have been rejected outright by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It comes after Saudi Arabian General Organisation for Youth and Sports presidentia

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Qatar unsure about 2024 Olympics bid

Qatar is undecided whether to bid to host the 2024 Olympics, a leading official has said, suggesting they may hold off for a later edition after two failed attempts to land sport's greatest spectacle. "We don't know i

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Olympics mulls rule change after Qatar hijab stand

Women's basketball teams at future Asian Games could be allowed to wear hijabs thanks to the stand taken by Qatar's players at the Incheon Asiad, the head of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said on Saturday. Qatar's

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Dow to help reduce carbon emissions at Rio 2016

The Dow Chemical Company, with its regional headquarters in Dubai, UAE, has been chosen as the ‘Official Carbon Partner’ of the next Olympic Games, Rio 2016. Through this partnership, Dow, which is already the official

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Dubai, Doha can host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East's first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told R

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Dubai eyes bid for Olympics

Dubai plans to expand its existing sports facilities across the emirate and eyes submitting a bid to host the Olympic Games, government officials were quoted as saying. Ali Omar, the director of Dubai Sports Council (DSC) sports d

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