Latest in Tag: Olympics Highlight

Latest in Tag: Olympics


Egyptian teams stand out at ATU Triathlon

Egyptian teams scored a number of victories at the 2016 ATU Triathlon African Cup & Pan Arab Championships, organised by Alameda Triathlons and the Arab Triathlon Confederation, which concluded its events in Sharm El-Sheikh on 2 April. A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving swimming, cycling and running. The sport is included as an Olympian sport. The sport is performed both individually …

Maya Nawar

NOlympia: Why did Hamburg vote no on 2024 Olympics?

First Munich, then Boston and now Hamburg: Put it to a vote, and residents seem to reject Olympic bids. Why? Reasons abound – from unpredictable costs and safety concerns through to world sport’s waning credibility. Selling the Olympic dream to the public is turning into such a challenge that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should …

Deutsche Welle

Hamburg votes on 2024 Olympics bid

People in Hamburg and Kiel are voting in a referendum on Hamburg’s bid to host the Olympics in 2024. Opinion polls point to a majority of ‘yes’ votes, but costs and security concerns have boosted the ‘no’ camp. Polling stations in both cities opened on Sunday morning and will be open until 6:00 p.m. local …

Deutsche Welle

Olympics chief says refugee athletes can compete in Rio

The president of the International Olympic Committee says highly qualified athletes who are refugees can compete in the Olympic Games. UN member states are urged to help the IOC identify talented refugee athletes. Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC, said that athletes who are refugees will be allowed to compete for the first time …

Deutsche Welle

Beijing – a winter wonderland?

The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Rights groups have urged China to fully respect its “human rights obligations in the preparation and hosting of the Games.” The Chinese capital beat Almaty in a secret ballot of 85 International Olympic Committee (IOC) members held in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. …

Deutsche Welle

Rio Olympics security force double that of London games

Organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro say they’ll have more than double the number of security personnel as London had at the previous games. Pollution in Brazil has also been under the microscope. At an event held Thursday to mark 53 weeks until South America’s first ever Olympic Games, Rio’s security secretary …

Deutsche Welle

Boston quits race for 2024 Olympic games

A bid for Boston to host the 2024 Olympics has been withdrawn, with officials citing a lack of support among residents. The US Olympic Committee must make a fast decision if it wants another city in the running. US Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun and the leader of Boston's 2024 bid, Steve Pagliuca, made the announcement in a joint…

Deutsche Welle

British economy struggles to secure golden Olympics boost

London (AFP) — With the London Olympics set to wrap up Sunday, analysts said Britain’s recession-hit economy was unlikely to have won a major boost from the Games that have been a triumph for the nation’s athletes. While Britain’s construction sector benefited hugely before the Olympics, experts have said the 17-day sporting spectacle had not …

Daily News Egypt