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  • 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
  • Rio slum tests security with Olympics a year off

    Brazilian police assumed control over one of Rio's most dangerous neighborhoods Tuesday, replacing the army in a key test for how to suppress crime ahead of next year's Olympic Games. "We are leaving with the feeling of having contributed a bit more to the security of the region," said army Major…

    AFP
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • Sevens on up, XVs needs reforming, says Lapasset

    Rugby Sevens' growing popularity and competitiveness ahead of its return to the Olympic programme next year has led to a rethinking of XV's role in the game, World Rugby president Bernard Lapasset told AFP. "To bring the northern and southern hemisphere programmes closer together. At the moment…

    AFP
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • Discovery secures European Olympic TV rights through 2024

    U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion). The parent company of the Discovery Channel and Eurosport won the rights to the games of 2018, 2020, 2022…

    The Associated Press
  • Thousands of sites tout Brazil as sex-tourism destination

    More than 3,000 websites have emerged since 2013 touting Brazil as a sex-tourism destination, and the situation has worsened with major events such as the 2014 World Cup, a survey found. The tally by private firm Axur and published Sunday in the O Globo newspaper shows the number of sites linking…

    AFP
  • Robshaw wants England to learn from Olympic example

    London (AFP) - England captain Chris Robshaw hopes his side can follow the lead of top Olympic stars when the country hosts the Rugby World Cup starting in September.

    AFP
  • How the AP-GfK poll on the Olympics was conducted

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on the Olympics was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications June 19-21. It is based on online interviews of 1,005 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. GfK provides Internet access to participants who don't…

    The Associated Press