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Special report - Mitt Romney's thrill of victory at the Olympics

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (Reuters) - By the late 1990s, Mitt Romney had succeeded in business, failed in politics, and reached a crossroads. The path he took was to the Olympics.

Business

Comcast's US$4.4bil Olympics bid a bold online bet

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NBC lost more than US$200 million the last time it showed the Winter Olympics, and it's bracing for similar losses in London next year.

World

British economy struggles to secure golden Olympics boost

LONDON: 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.

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Shu Wai out to be first national male gymnast to make Olympics

B>KUALA LUMPUR: /B>No Malaysian male gymnast has ever qualified for the Olympics. And 18-year-old Ng Shu Wai hopes to be the first to accomplish the feat come next year#039;s Olympics in Athens.

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Asada, with two triple axels, not going to Olympics

TOKYO: Mao Asada's Olympics are not coming up in February. They are four years away.It hardly seems fair for the most.

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Elaine, Chew Chan create history by qualifying for Olympics

Taekwondo exponents Che Chew Chan and Elaine Teo made it a historic day for Malaysia when both made the cut for the Beijing Olympics in the Asian qualifying tournament in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.

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Ken Nee out to win first ticket to Beijing Olympics

Diver Yeoh Ken Nee will be out to become the first Malaysian athlete to qualify for the Beijing Olympics next year when he competes in the World Championships in Melbourne in March.

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Olympics - Argentina considers potential late run for 2026 Winter Games

BERLIN (Reuters) - Argentina could be a late candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, the country's Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, as the three current bidders face major obstacles ahead of next year's decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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Olympics - Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of suspensions for the country's athletes in recent months.

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Asia would welcome third straight Winter Olympics - OCA chief

(Reuters) - Asia is ready, willing and able to host a third straight Winter Olympics if the Japanese city of Sapporo wins the bid for the 2026 Games, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has said.