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  • If USOC finds a new city, Boston debacle could be forgotten

    Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the 2024 Olympics finally rolls around. Odds are that city would be Los Angeles, where Mayor Eric Garcetti has already expressed a willingness to listen if the USOC does…

    The Associated Press25 mins ago
  • A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba

    Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues. The Rio Olympics that start Aug. 5, 2016, follow…

    The Associated Press33 mins ago
  • We deal in reality not dreams - Almaty Olympic bid vice-chairman

    The Almaty bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics is about reality and facts, not dreams and fantasies, their bid vice-chairman Andrey Kryukov told AFP on Tuesday. Indeed the slogan has been widely seen as a sideways dig at Beijing. For while Almaty has made much of the fact they have venues…

    AFP
  • Boston activist group credited for defeating Olympics pitch

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - As recently as late Monday morning, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh had dismissed the group opposing the city's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games as "10 people on Twitter." But hours later, the three thirtysomethings behind the No Boston Olympics organization emerged…

    Reuters
  • Olympic Committee signs $14 bn of deals in 17 months

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has signed $14 billion in deals since the Sochi Winter Olympics last year, a spokesman said Tuesday highlighting the sports body's financial strength. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the deals "represent a significant contribution to the long-term financial…

    AFP
  • Beijing bid faces same old questions ahead of 2022 IOC vote

    Two of China's most storied winter Olympic athletes faced tough questions about Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Games - namely about air pollution and a lack of snow. Gold medalist figure skaters Shen Zue and Zhao Hongbo came out of retirement to win the pairs title in Vancouver in 2010, then…

    The Associated Press
  • Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics

    The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium blamed the bidding process and rocketing building costs for the spiraling price tag, striking back at claims that it was because of the design. Zaha Hadid Architects said the contractors were chosen before they submitted cost…

    The Associated Press
  • Warnings on cost rises were ignored: Japan stadium designers

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - The firm of architects whose design for Japan's new Olympic stadium was scrapped said the ballooning costs that doomed their plan were due partly to an uncompetitive selection of contractors and that warnings about this were ignored. U.K.-based Zaha Hadid…

    Reuters
  • '10 people on Twitter' exult in demise of Boston Olympics

    ''The opposition for the most part is about 10 people on Twitter and a couple people out there who are constantly beating the drumbeat,'' Walsh said Monday before Boston and the U.S. Olympic Committee agreed amid feeble public support and boisterous resistance to spike the city's candidacy.

    The Associated Press
  • IOC executive board recommends South Sudan gain recognition

    The IOC executive board recommended Tuesday that South Sudan be granted Olympic recognition, a step that would allow the world's newest nation to send a team to next year's games in Rio de Janeiro. The full International Olympic Committee will vote on the recommendation on Sunday, IOC spokesman…

    The Associated Press
  • Tibetan groups campaign against 2022 Olympics going to China

    Tibetan activists and others are calling on the International Olympic Committee not to award the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, saying China's human rights record after the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital worsened rather than showing a hoped-for improvement. The IOC will choose Friday between…

    The Associated Press
  • A look at Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics

    The Central Asian city of Almaty is vying with Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The winner will be selected Friday in a vote of the International Olympic Committee in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Previous Olympics: Almaty applied to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, but did not make the final…

    The Associated Press
  • Almaty offers traditional winter setting in 2022 Olympic bid

    Instead of grand talk about how the Olympics will break new ground by going to a majority-Muslim country for the first time, or by making their first visit to Central Asia, Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Games is about tradition. After a backlash against Sochi's $50 billion Winter Olympic…

    The Associated Press
  • IOC 'confident' of strong new US bid after Boston quits

    The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was "confident" the US would find a "strong candidate" to host the 2024 Summer Games, despite Boston pulling out of the contest shortly before a mid-September nomination deadline. "We are confident that the US will make the right choice and that…

    AFP
  • For No Boston Olympics, time to celebrate, then 'go away'

    On Boston's last day as a potential Olympic host, Chris Dempsey ate lunch at an Irish pub across from City Hall and waited for the bid for the 2024 Summer Games to crumble. A waitress recognized Dempsey, the co-chair of the opposition group No Boston Olympics, from last week's televised debate. …

    The Associated Press
  • IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee remains confident the United States will deliver a bid to host the 2024 Summer Games despite Boston's withdrawal from the race on Monday. "For the IOC this was always about an American bid put forward by the United…

    Reuters
  • IOC urges US to come up with another bid city for 2024 Games

    With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick ''the most appropriate city'' as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members. The U.S.…

    The Associated Press
  • With Boston out, can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?

    Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint. Next, it might be time to see if there is more Olympic love in Los Angeles. After the USOC and…

    The Associated Press
  • After Olympic dreams fizzle, Bostonians wonder: Now what?

    Opponents are cheering the unceremonious demise of Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but some are wistfully wondering what might have been. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston on Monday, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and…

    The Associated Press