Senegal named first African country to host Olympic competition

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), stands next to a Dakar Youth Olympic Games logo after signing the contract for the candidacy with Senegal at the rd IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 8,

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Almaty had hoped to bring the games to Central Asia for the first time, but was a lesser-known quantity and viewed as a riskier choice by IOC members. We are a golden opportunity to prove that smaller, advancing nations can successfully host the Winter Games.

I think that's why it got close. But the size of China, the number of people that are going to be introduced to winter sport now, those were all factors. Friday's results means the Olympics will be held three times in a row in east Asia: The IOC decision was met with sharp criticism from human rights groups, who said the situation in China hasn't improved since the Olympics. Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch, called it a "a slap in the face to China's besieged human rights activists.

Beijing and Almaty had both been considered longshots when the bid race opened two years ago. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

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Cowboys survive Seahawks to advance to divisional round. Luck, Mack lead Colts past Texans in wild card. Cowboys' Hurns appears to sustain severe leg injury Dallas Cowboys receiver Allen Hurns appeared to sustain a severe left leg injury in the first quarter of a wild-card playoff game against Seattle. Seahawks' Janikowski leaves game after hurting thigh on missed field goal Seattle kicker Sebastian Janikowski is out of a wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys after injuring his thigh while missing a yard field-goal try on the final play of the first half.

Texans struggle to protect Watson in loss to Colts Houston's struggles to protect Deshaun Watson continued in the wild-card game on Saturday and it contributed to a loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Steelers to consider trading Brown Following the most-recent saga involving Antonio Brown, the Steelers are reportedly expected to consider trading the star wide receiver.

Colts can pull off the upset against Chiefs. Steelers expected to restructure Roethlisberger's deal The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to restructure and extend quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's current deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, in a move that could provide the team with the financial space needed to trade star wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Uber driver trash-talks Chargers to unrecognized Melvin Gordon Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, who is unrecognized, captures a funny interaction with his trash-talking Uber driver about the Chargers' chances against the Ravens in Sunday's Wild Card game.

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