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  • S. Korean musical producer to direct Pyeongchang ceremonies

    The producer of South Korea's longest-running theater show has been selected as executive creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Olympic organizers said Thursday they've hired former theater and television actor Song Seung-whan to produce the…

    The Associated Press
  • Bergeroo extends contract as French women's coach

    Philippe Bergeroo's reward for taking the French women's football team to the World Cup quarter-finals is a two-year extension to his present contract which will see him in charge for next year's Olympics and Euro 2017 if they qualify. The 61-year-old -- who as a player was a member of the squad…

    AFP
  • Lausanne favored for 2020 Youth Olympics in IOC evaluation

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Lausanne appears favored to win 2020 Youth Winter Games hosting rights after an International Olympic Committee evaluation of the two candidates.

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  • IOC praises Tokyo 2020 plans amid main stadium concerns

    IOC Vice President John Coates tried to calm concerns over the rising cost of Tokyo's new National Stadium while praising preparations for the 2020 Games on Wednesday. The city has been arguing with the central government over how costs of the new stadium will be shared. Coates said the stadium…

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  • IOC says Tokyo's preparation 'outstanding', costs need watching

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - The cost of venues for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will have to be carefully watched and managed despite previous cuts, but otherwise the Japanese capital's preparations are "outstanding," IOC Vice President John Coates said on Wednesday. Japan said on Monday…

    Reuters
  • USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston's troubled bid

    Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are sticking with Boston as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, knowing full well that getting the city to the starting line in this contest could be as tough as actually landing the games. The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been…

    The Associated Press
  • Simon Shnapir, 2-time US pairs champion, retires

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Two-time U.S. pairs champion Simon Shnapir is retiring from figure skating.

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  • Oh, baby: Hockey star checks Twitter for son's name

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- No doubt someone will suggest they call him Ice. Or maybe Stick. Or Zamboni.

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  • American Page to fulfill Serbian Olympic dream

    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE, (Reuters) - A journey woman in European club basketball for most of her career, American-born Danielle Page will fulfill a childhood dream by playing in the 2016 Olympics for Serbia. The 28-year old from Colorado Springs, granted Serbian citizenship in March, will…

    Reuters
  • Beijing says sports minister probe won't affect 2022 bid

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - A corruption investigation into a deputy Chinese sports minister who had sat on the country's Olympic committee will not impact Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog the Central…

    Reuters
  • IOC wants Tokyo organizers to finalize plans for new stadium

    Tokyo organizers of the 2020 Olympics have been asked to finalize plans for the main stadium by the International Olympic Committee after it was confirmed that building costs have almost doubled. IOC President Thomas Bach told the head of the organizing committee to finalize the plan before an IOC…

    The Associated Press
  • Boston 2024 Olympics organizers update $4.6B bid

    The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's tax base and leave behind a vastly-improved regional transit…

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  • France's Agnel pulls out of world championships

    Olympic and world 200m freestyle champion Yannick Agnel has pulled out of swimming's world championships in Russia with a lung infection, his agent announced on Monday. The 23-year-old French swimming star is suffering from pleurisy which has interrupted his build-up to the August 2-9…

    AFP
  • Dara Torres back in Omaha, where her long swim career ended

    Dara Torres showed up at the CenturyLink Center on Monday to promote the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. ''It's a little different to be here as someone talking about the Olympic trials and not actually being in the Olympic trials,'' Torres said. The 2016 trials - set for June 26 to July 3 - will…

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  • Boston tries to win support for 2024 bid

    Boston 2024 Olympic bid officials unveiled a revamped proposal on Monday, trying to rally support from skeptical taxpayers fearful of being stuck for the costs of the global sports festival. With polls suggesting more opposition than backing for the idea of hosting the Olympics, the organizing…

    AFP
  • Backers of Boston Olympics forecast operating surplus

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Backers of Boston's controversial bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games unveiled a revised plan for the Games on Monday that they said would run a $210 million operating surplus, addressing concerns the event would leave city taxpayers on the hook. "This could be…

    Reuters
  • Eurosport lands Olympic broadcast rights in Europe

    The International Olympic Committee announced Monday that it had handed all broadcast rights in most of Europe to Eurosport, owned by Discovery Communications, for the four Olympic Games between 2018 and 2024. "Discovery acquired the exclusive rights, valued at 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion),…

    AFP