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  • Beijing ramping up bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

    BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics by holding a series of international athletic competitions and promotional events.

    The Associated Press31 mins ago
  • Liverpool advances in League Cup; Brooks scores in Germany

    Liverpool will play Chelsea in the League Cup semifinals after Raheem Sterling scored twice in a 3-1 victory over second-tier Bournemouth on Wednesday night, and Tottenham advanced with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle.

    The Associated Press
  • David tempers her Olympic dream with a warning

    Nicol David believes her dream of competing at an Olympic Games may have come closer after the changes which were passed at last week's extraordinary meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Monte Carlo. If the highest profile squash player of all time were able to retire after competing…

  • Rio Olympics end recruitment of volunteers

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Organizers of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro have closed recruitment for volunteers, registering 242,757 applicants for 70,000 unpaid positions - 45,000 for the Olympics and 25,000 for the Paralympics.

    The Associated Press
  • Meyers Taylor, Humphries set to race men for real

    Katharin Dewey showed Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries the possibilities, decades before either was born.

    The Associated Press
  • Rio organizers create 'super bacteria' task force

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian organizers of the 2016 Olympics are creating a task force to deal with a so-called ''super bacteria'' discovered in Olympic sailing waters.

    The Associated Press
  • Bach welcomes US decision to bid for 2024 Olympics

    LONDON (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a ''very strong'' contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global race.

    The Associated Press
  • Biathlon investigating vice president over doping

    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) -- Biathlon's governing body is stepping up its investigation into alleged doping infringements by one its vice presidents.

    The Associated Press
  • US skier Nyman leads Val Gardena downhill training

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) -- American skier Steven Nyman led the opening training session Wednesday for a World Cup downhill on the Saslong course, the site of his only two career wins.

    The Associated Press
  • Can You Name These NHL Mascots?

    We are all familiar with the NHL mascots, but do you know their names? See if you can name these hilarious hockey heroes!

  • US will bid for 2024 Olympics

    The United States Olympic Committee announced it will bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, but the candidate city won't be selected until early next year. Los Angeles, Washington, Boston and San Francisco all made their final pitches for staging the four-yearly showpiece to the USOC board of…

  • USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

    The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games.

    The Associated Press
  • Timing right for U.S. bid to host Games, say experts

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - So often in sport, timing is everything and there is a groundswell of belief by pundits that the moment is finally right for the United States to make another pitch to host the Summer Olympics -- in 2024. The general feeling is Asia and Europe will…

  • Factbox: Previous U.S. cities to host Olympic Games

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Olympic Committee decided on Tuesday to bid for the 2024 Olympics after hearing presentations from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington. Here is a list of previous U.S. cities to host the Olympics: 2002 - Salt Lake City (Winter Games) 1996 - Atlanta (Summer Games)…

  • U.S. bid seen as 'clear favorite' to land 2024 Games

    By Larry Fine (Reuters) - Prospects of the Summer Olympics returning to U.S. soil look good, according to domestic sports business experts who rate the United States as the early favorite to host the 2024 Games. The United States on Tuesday became the third country after Germany and Italy to launch…

  • Dick Pound to lead WADA probe into Russia doping

    LONDON (AP) -- Former World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Dick Pound vowed Tuesday to get to the bottom of allegations of systematic doping in Russia as he leads an investigation into a case that has shaken the sport of track and field.

    The Associated Press
  • Super-bacteria found in Rio bay ahead of 2016 Olympic sailing

    Brazilian scientists have discovered antibiotic-resistant super-bacteria thought to emanate from hospital waste in the latest bad news for the polluted bay that will host sailing events at the 2016 Olympics. Contact with the bacteria, which was found at three locations in a river feeding Guanabara…

  • 'Super-bacteria' in Rio sailing waters causes concern

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Scientists at a Rio de Janeiro research institute have found what they call a new "super-bacteria" that is resistant to antibiotics in the waters where sailors will compete in the Olympic sailing events in 2016. The bacteria is normally found in hospital waste…

  • 'Super bacteria' found in Rio's Olympic waters

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A drug-resistant ''super bacteria'' that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.

    The Associated Press