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The Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing could have the unusual honour of hosting the opening ceremony at both the summer and winter Olympics

Chinese capital beats Almaty in Kazakhstan to host Games

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The Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing could have the unusual honour of hosting the opening ceremony at both the summer and winter Olympics

It will either be Almaty in Kazakhstan or Beijing

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England's players celebrate Fara Williams' goal during extra time of their bronze medal match against Germany at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Edmonton, Alberta

Questions in Lords over home nations row that will exclude Team GB football from 2016 Games

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The Games will in all probability continue to be shown on the terrestrial channel

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris

Three unsuccessful bids to host the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games has not but Paris off from bidding for the 2024 event

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There are hopes that 'Tug of War' will be revived as an Olympic sport

Forget fat, beery blokes competing after liquid lunches at the village fête, this sport may soon see the lights of the Olympics

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Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa.

10 months after the athlete was sentenced for killing Reeva Steenkamp

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Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, won the title competing as a man

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Rio officials remain confident the venue will be ready in time for games next year

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Florence Arthaud, Alexis Vastine and Camille Muffat have been killed in a helicopter crash

The three French sporting stars were tragically killed when two helicopters reportedly collided in Argentina

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The IOC is looking at a dedicated year-round Olympic TV channel, at a cost of some £400m

IOC is looking quite seriously at a dedicated year-round TV channel

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July 30, 2012: A view of the Olympic rings at the gymnastics

COMMENT: A proposal of having women competing in one country and men in another was put forward

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July 30, 2012: A view of the Olympic rings at the gymnastics

Such an idea would go against Olympic rules barring discrimination

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The US Olympic committee has chosen Boston for the 2024 Games bid

Mayor thanks US Olympic Committee for its decision to put the city forward as a bidder

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The young men were in training for the skiing world cup when they died

They were two 'outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport'

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These were the events the UK was discussing this year

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Thokozile Masipa says prosecution will be allowed to take case to supreme court

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Future Olympics may be less costly to host and more inclusive

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Sepp Blatter will have to stand down as football’s representative on the IOC when he reaches 80 in 2016

The Fifa president will be forced to step down when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 80 after the Rio Olympics in 2016

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Jade Etherington and guide Caroline Powell celebrates winning bronze in the Women's Super-G - Visually Impaired

Etherington won three silvers and a bronze at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics but the skier with five per cent vision in both eyes has announced her retirement

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Vanessa-Mae finished last in the giant slalom at the Sochi Games after her qualifying results were manipulated to get her into the Thai team

The virtuoso violinist has been banned by the International Ski Federation for race-rigging

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This year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi were estimated to cost over $50bn

The IOC issued a statement calling the decision 'a missed opportunity' but many in Norway do not feel the same way

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Krakow, Lviv and Stockholm had already pulled out the running

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The regatta will be starting on Saturday but there are still concerns over the water quality

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Four ski officials in Slovenia have been suspended following allegations of results rigging

The Slovenian Ski Association says that the musician's pre-Olympics results were "fixed" at the behest of Thai ski officials

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James Anderson will miss the Fourth Test and could be out of action for up to six weeks
the ashesPREVIEW Plunkett and the uncapped Footitt named in 14-man squad for this week's Fourth Test
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Steven Finn successfully appeals for a wicket on day two
EXCLUSIVE The bowler once branded 'unselectable' was Man of the Match as England beat Australia in the third Test
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Jos Buttler is keeping wicket superbly in this series but he has to rediscover his batting form by sticking to his guns and playing his natural game
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COMMENTMichael Calvin: A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's campaign
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The Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing could have the unusual honour of hosting the opening ceremony at both the summer and winter Olympics
winter olympicsThe Chinese capital beat Almaty, the financial capital of Kazakhstan, to the honour
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Richie Myler and his wife, television presenter Helen Skelton, are heading to France, where he will play for Catalan Dragons
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