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Turkey will file a bid in April 2014 to host the UEFA EURO 2020, Trend reports.Turkey filed a bid at the 125th session of the IOC in Buenos Aires on September 7 to organize the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2020 in Istanbul. Tokyo (Japan) won the bid.

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Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games

The Japanese capital of Tokyo is going to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Members of the International Olympic Committee elected the city by secret vote during their meeting in Buenos Aires.

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Pavel Bure: "Sport can reconcile us"

Exclusively to VK, legendary hockey player Pavel Bure spoke about the role of sport in the harmonization of interethnic relations. The "Russian Rocket" is planning, along with the leadership of Krasnodar Region, to develop hockey in the region.

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New sports complex to be built in Grozny

The ceremony of laying a capsule for the construction of the "Aqua" multi-purpose sports and health complex has been held in Grozny. The complex will be located on the banks of the Chernorechensk reservoir, which is called the "Grozny Sea." The ceremony was attended by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, and top officials of the republic."The project envisions a fitness section, swimming pool, restaurants, and all that is necessary for a healthy holiday. Construction of the complex will be funded by extra-budgetary funds," the press service of the Chechen leadership said.

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Turkey improves anti-doping control

Ugur Erdener, President of the Turkish National Olympic Committee, said that anti-doping control in Turkey had been improve and explained that the country had been carrying out few doping tests before, ITAR-TASS reports.He reminded that Turkey was the crossing of Asia and Europe and could become an opportunity to host the Olympic Games in two parts of the world at a time.Turkish tennis player Cagla Buyukakcay said that 90% of the population supported the idea of hosting the Olympuc Games.

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Sochi will be ready for Olympic Games – IOC president

Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee, said that everything needed for the Olympic Games was prepared in Sochi, R-Sport reports.Buenos Aires hosted the 125th session of the IOC on Saturday. The grand opening of the session will happen on Friday. Rogge will end his presidency in the organization and a new president will be elected on September 10. He reminded that 155 days had been left until the start of the Olympic Games (February 7-23, 2014).

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Sport to consolidate nationalities – world ice hockey champion

Pavel Bure, World Ice Hockey Champion and winner of a silver medal at the 1998 Olympic Games, said that sports was a force capable of consolidating nationalities. He believes that sports in the North Caucasus could harmonize interethnic relations and unite people.

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Azerbaijan to send four athletes for Sochi Olympic Games in 2014

Four figure skaters and four slalom athletes will rerpresent Azerbaijan at the Winter Olympic Games of Sochi in 2014, Trend cites Azerbaijani Minister for Youth and Sports Azad Ragimov today.He noted that there were negotiations with sports federations to recruit new coaches and staff. Ragimov added that Azerbaijan had excellent infrastructure for them.

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Turkish PM to attend IOC session in Buenos Aires

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the 125th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Buenos Aires to compete with Tokyo and Madrid in the bid to host the Summer Olympic Games of 2020, ITAR-TASS reports.Erdogan will arrive in Buenos Aires after the G20 meeting in Saint Petersburg.Head of the Istanbul-2020 Organization Committee Hasan Arat said that the bid to host the games had gained full support of the Turkish government.

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Russia wins World Free Calisthenics Championship

Russia won 6 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals at the 32nd World Free Calisthenics Championship that ended in Kiev yesterday. Ukraine took 1-2-2 respectively, Belarus 1-1-3. Yana Kudryavtseva won 3 gold medals, Margarita Mamun won 2.

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The Makhachkala Anzhi FC will play vs. Tottenham FC (UK), Sheriff FC vs. Tromso FC (Norway), Kuban FC vs. Valencia FC (Spain), Swansea FC (UK) vs. St. Gallen FC (Switzerland), Rubin FC vs. Wigan FC (UK), Maribor FC (Slovenia) vs. Zulte Waregem FC (Belgium) within the group stage of the UEFA League of Europe in Monaco.

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Kuban FC enters UEFA League of Europe group stage

The Kuban FC beat the Feyenoord FC (Denmark) 2:1 yesterday and entered the UEFA League of Europe.The Kazan Rubin beat the Molde FC (Norway) 5:0 and will accompany the Kuban FC and the Anzhi FC in the League of Europe. The Moscow Spartak FC may join them. It lost to the St. Gallen FC 2:4, but has chances to enter them by beating the Fenerbahce FC. Their prospects will be clear after the games in Monaco.

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Kiev World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships without Russian judges

A row has erupted at World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kiev: a few months before the Championships the International Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation suspended from duties the entire technical committee of the All-Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation and several dozen judges. 

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Eto’o officially leaves Anzhi Makhachkala

Today Samuel Eto’o has been officially transferred from Anzhi to Chelsea. “It was an easy decision. I have seen Chelsea’s level and I am glad to work with Jose Mourinho. So when an opportunity appeared I was glad to take it,” Eto’o said. “I am happy to be at the club, but I feel excited because I want to begin playing as soon as possible,” RIA Novosti cites him. The contract with the football player was signed for a year. The transfer cost 2 million euros. 

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Vanessa Mae prepares for Olympic Games

Vanessa Mae, a notable violin player, is training with the Russian national team in Australia to prepare for the Sochi Olympic Games of 2014, R-Sport reports.She will take part at the gian slalom competition of Aistralia and New Zealand at the Coronet Peak under the auspices of the FIS on Thursday. She will represent Thailand. Her number is 57.

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Former head of Georgian NOC can bail out

A Georgian Court has decided on bail of 200 thousand laris (about 4 million rubles) for the ex-chairman of the Georgian National Olympic Committee (NOC) and a former MP, Gia Natvlishvili, and the founder of "Artes" and the Avante Hospital Management Group, Zaza Kapanadze.The amount must be paid within 30 days, Gazeta.ru reports.As previously reported, according to the investigators Natvlishvili and Kapanadze appropriated budget funds, inflating the cost of works at a number of infrastructure projects in Tbilisi. The suspects deny all the charges against them.

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Climber from Germany dies while climbing Mount Elbrus

A German climber died on Monday in the alpine hotel "Shelter of Eleven" in Kabardino-Balkaria, while climbing the highest peak in Europe, Mount Elbrus, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in Kabardino-Balkaria reports."A team of four rescuers was sent for him at 14:53 MSK. The causes of death are still unknown," ITAR-TASS quotes the operative on duty of the Elbrus search and rescue team.

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