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IOC Set to Vote on 2018 Winter Olympics Host

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The International Olympic Committee will take a vote on Wednesday in Durban, South Africa to decide the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The three cities in the running are Munich, Germany; Annecy, France; and Pyeongchang, South Korea. This is the Korean resort city’s third successive bid after close defeats for the 2010 Games to […]

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More Than 3.5 Million Tickets to 2012 Olympics Sold

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the 2012 Olympics say more than 3.5 million tickets have already been sold. Another 850,000 successful applications have been made for additional tickets. The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games said in a statement Monday that another round of ticket applications will take place from July 8-17. Only soccer, volleyball […]

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Libyan Olympic Committee Receives Tickets to 2012 Games

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London have given hundreds of tickets to the Libyan National Olympic Committee, despite Britain’s involvement in a NATO military operation against Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi. Olympic officials say they are required to give tickets to every member state recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and that the Libyan […]

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2012 London Olympics Torch Design Revealed

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The 2012 London Olympics organizers have unveiled the design of their Olympic torch, which Reuters describes as looking like a huge cheesegrater. The gold-colored aluminium frame features a lace-like mesh with 8,000 holes which are supposed to represent each person who will carry it on the 70-day torch relay. The triangular shape symbolizes the three […]

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