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Karolos Grohmann

Greece hopes top league overhaul will boost crowds, revenue

Jul 05 2019

ATHENS A new-look 14-team Super League with a title playoff format at the end of the season will be carrying the hopes of Greek soccer with the sport's image tarnished by years of crowd violence, financial problems and continuous allegations of corruption.

IOC appoints 10 new members, Greece back in the fold

Jun 26 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Greece, host of the first modern games in 1896, regained International Olympic Committee representation after four years on Wednesday when the head of its Olympic body Spyros Capralos was elected as one of 10 new members to the global organization.

Olympics - Sponsorship rule change will not apply to everyone: Canadian official

Jun 26 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Changes in Germany to the Olympic rule that restricted sponsorship opportunities for athletes during a Games are not a "one-size-fits-all" decision for all countries, Canadian Olympic Committee President Tricia Smith said on Wednesday.

IOC overhauls bidding process for Games to stop dropouts

Jun 26 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland The International Olympic Committee outlined plans to overhaul the bidding process for future Games, stating that cities interested in hosting the Games should hold referendums before submitting official tenders to avoid having to withdraw their candidacy at a later date.

IOC approves exclusion of boxing body from Tokyo 2020 Games

Jun 26 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday officially took over the boxing qualification and competition for next year's Tokyo 2020 Olympics and suspended international boxing federation AIBA following a vote at its session.

Tokyo 2020 Games domestic sponsorship tops $3 billion as companies pile in

Jun 25 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have generated record domestic sponsorship revenues of more than $3 billion, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday - three times more than any previous summer Games.

Breakdancing takes next step toward Paris 2024 Games

Jun 25 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Breakdancing and three other sports took another step toward appearing at the Paris 2024 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted in favor of their inclusion.

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 Games domestic sponsorship tops $3 bln as companies pile in

Jun 25 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25 The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have generated record domestic sponsorship revenues of more than $3.0 billion, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday - three times more than any previous summer Games.

Tsitsipas faces steep learning curve at Wimbledon

Jun 25 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland The rise of Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the feel-good stories of tennis this year but the Greek world number six with the infectious smile and aggressive game will be out of his comfort zone as the grass-court season builds up to Wimbledon.

Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo to host 2026 Winter Games

Jun 24 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo are promising an Italian Olympics packed with style and elan after winning the right to stage the 2026 Winter Games on Monday.

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