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Tanzania: Rock City Marathon 2014 to Feature Short Races

All-Africa News - October 9, 2014 - 10:21
[Daily News]A NEW chapter has been opened in this year's Rock City Marathon whereby for the first time since the tournament started five years ago, short races will feature.
Categories: Africa News

Exclusive: Olympic Movement urgently needs to change policy on ticket sales, says London 2012 ticket director

Inside the Games - October 9, 2014 - 08:59
By Mike Rowbottom at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus

The Olympic Movement is out of date in terms of its attitude to selling tickets for the Games and needs to move into the digital age sooner rather than later, according to Paul Williamson, director of ticketing for London 2012, who is now fulfilling the same function for next year's Rugby World Cup.
Categories: Olympics News

Kenya: Wario Accused of Scuttling 2017 World Youth Bid

All-Africa News - October 9, 2014 - 08:30
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Kenya risks losing the hosting rights for 2017 World Youth Championships due to the Government's failure to offer requisite financial guarantees after world body IAAF officially confirmed the country was in the running to stage the biennial age global showpiece.
Categories: Africa News

Arup appointed lead advisor to Tokyo 2020

Inside the Games - October 9, 2014 - 07:04
By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Arup, the international design engineering consultancy, will provide advice for Tokyo's Metropolitan Government and Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to develop venues and infrastructure, it has been announced.
Categories: Olympics News

Nigeria: Athletes Management Bane of AFN, Says Josiah

All-Africa News - October 9, 2014 - 04:26
[Daily Independent]Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has failed in its athletes' management efforts that result in the country losing some of its best legs to countries like Qatar and Bahrain.
Categories: Africa News

Vega becomes vice-president of Dow's Olympic Operations as veteran Hamilton steps down

Inside the Games - October 8, 2014 - 17:32
By Mike Rowbottom

Louis Vega, the Dow Chemical Company's chief of staff, global director and chief executive, has widened his responsibilities to include the role of vice-president of Olympic Operations, the role which George Hamilton has filled for the last four years.
Categories: Olympics News

Gambia: Gambia's Long Distance Runner Set for 21km July 22nd Marathon

All-Africa News - October 8, 2014 - 17:20
[Daily Observer]Gambia's long distance runner, Lamin Sanneh of the Gambia Police Force, will be taking part in the 21km race in this year's 22nd July Anniversary celebration marathon slated to take place on the 16th of October.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Kilel to Race in the Wild

All-Africa News - October 8, 2014 - 13:52
[The Star]Former Boston marathon winner and 2009 World Championships gold medallist Caroline Kilel will be defending her title when the Masai Mara Marathon go down at Lemek Conservancy on October 18.
Categories: Africa News

Tanzania: Uhuru Marathon Set for Dec 7

All-Africa News - October 8, 2014 - 10:05
[Daily News]THE second edition of Uhuru Marathon is set for December 7, this year, in Dar es Salaam.
Categories: Africa News

Tanzania: 10,000 Enter Rotary Dar Marathon 2014

All-Africa News - October 8, 2014 - 10:05
[Daily News]THE Rotary Dar Marathon 2014 will take place in Dar es Salaam next week with about 10,000 runners expected to take part. The marathon, hosted by the six clubs in Dar es Salaam in partnership with Bank M, will take place on Tuesday at the Green on Kenyatta Drive, Oysterbay.
Categories: Africa News

Transport holds key to perception of Olympics, claims IOC expert Bovy ahead of Tokyo 2020

Inside the Games - October 7, 2014 - 17:05
By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Sorting out transport issues can significantly improve the media perception of how an Olympic Games is being run, Professor Philippe Bovy, of the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Committee, claimed here today.
Categories: Olympics News

"Basic mistakes" on bidding delay demolition of Tokyo's old Olympic Stadium

Inside the Games - October 7, 2014 - 14:58
By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

As preparations get underway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Olympic Games here, there has been a further delay to preparations for Tokyo 2020 with the news demolition of Japan's National Stadium will need to wait until another round of bidding for the project has taken place.
Categories: Olympics News

Rio 2016 language training company appoints marketing firm

Inside the Games - October 7, 2014 - 10:01
By Zjan Shirinian

An international education company which will help teach more than one million Brazilians a second language ahead of Rio 2016 has named the organisation that will handle the marketing and communications around its Olympic work.
Categories: Olympics News

Hellenic Olympic Committee celebrates 10 years since Athens 2004

Inside the Games - October 6, 2014 - 22:40
By Emily Goddard

A special celebration marking 10 years since the Athens 2004 Olympics and Paralympics has been held by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC). 
Categories: Olympics News

Murofushi aims to widen Olympic legacy of Tokyo 2020 to older generations and disaster-hit communities

Inside the Games - October 6, 2014 - 12:30
By Mike Rowbottom

Koji Murofushi, Japan's Olympic and world gold medallist in the hammer, has today thrown out some new ideas about the possible key aspects of the Tokyo 2020, for whom he was named sports director in June.
Categories: Olympics News

Rio 2016 volunteer registrations pass 100,000 mark with Russia leading foreign applications

Inside the Games - October 6, 2014 - 09:00
By Daniel Etchells

More than 100,000 people from 180 countries have applied for Rio 2016's volunteer programme, designed to select 70,000 people to participate in South America's first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Categories: Olympics News

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