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  • 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 Press21 mins ago
  • USOC won't seek $25 million bailout penalty from Boston

    BOSTON (AP) -- Oh, about that $25 million. Don't worry about it, Boston.

    The Associated Press
  • Boston ends 2024 Olympic bid, Los Angeles interested

    Boston withdrew as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics on Monday, citing a lack of public support as the US Olympic Committee pondered a replacement bid ahead of a looming deadline. A quest that began six months ago when Boston defeated Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington to become the US…

    AFP
  • After Boston bust, which US city could host 2024?

    The Southern California city that hosted the Summer Games in 1932 and 1984 was one of the cities beaten when Boston got the nod from the US Olympic Committee in January. "I would be happy to engage in discussions with the USOC about how to present the strongest and most fiscally responsible bid on…

    AFP
  • Showjumping Olympic champion Guerdat has ban lifted

    Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, the individual show jumping gold medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, is free to compete again after the international equestrian federation (FEI) announced on Monday they would lift a provisional ban. The 33-year-old was suspended last week after his horses Nino des…

    AFP
  • US Olympic Committee will look elsewhere for 2024 host city

    Now that Boston is out of the picture, the U.S. Olympic Committee wants to explore other opportunities to host the 2024 Games.

    The Associated Press
  • Boston mayor: 'Cannot commit' to Olympic bid if taxpayers at risk

    By Jacqueline Tempera BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday said he would not "commit" to a deal to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games if doing so would leave city taxpayers vulnerable to the costs of hosting such a large-scale event. The idea of hosting the Summer Games in the city…

    Reuters
  • Olympic skicross racer banned in doping rule case

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- Two-time Olympic skicross racer Sanna Luedi of Switzerland has been banned from competing for one year after breaking anti-doping rules.

    The Associated Press
  • Bach: Facilities and sustainability key to winning 2022 bid

    The vote to determine which city will host the 2022 Winter Olympics will come down to the quality of sports facilities for athletes and sustainability, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Monday. Bach is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where the IOC will vote Friday to choose…

    The Associated Press
  • IOC awards Olympic broadcast rights to Qatar's beIN Media

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa from 2018-2024 to Qatar's beIN Media Group.

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  • Beijing touts experience, facilities in 2022 Olympic bid

    Beijing has marketed its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics as the reliable choice, despite concerns about a lack of natural snow, notoriously bad air pollution and warnings about the government's treatment of political dissidents and minority groups. As the IOC prepares to choose between the…

    The Associated Press
  • Almaty narrows gap on Beijing in 2022 Olympics race

    High level delegations from China and Kazakhstan are in Kuala Lumpur where the International Olympic Committee will hold a secret ballot on Friday to decide between the two rivals. Beijing has thrown its heavyweight lobbying power into securing the Games, highlighting its successful staging of the…

    AFP
  • Beijing launches final pitch for 2022 Winter Games

    Beijing Olympic officials on Monday shrugged off questions over snow levels and spread-out venues in their 2022 Winter Games bid as they launched their final pitch in Malaysia ahead of an IOC vote this week. The hosting of the 2022 Games is a two-horse race between Beijing and Almaty in…

    AFP
  • Canadian Olympic head to back Toronto to make 2024 bid

    The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee said Sunday he would push Toronto to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Marcel Aubut, head of the COC, told a press conference he wants to see Canada's largest city be an official candidate by Sept. 15, the deadline set by the International Olympic Committee. …

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  • Toronto says goodbye to Pan Ams, eyes Olympic bid

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - As Toronto prepared to say goodbye to the Pan American Games on Sunday, the Canadian Olympic chief officially kicked off a campaign to convince the city to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Basking in the glow of a hugely successful Pan Am Games, a bullish…

    Reuters
  • Beijing faces Almaty in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

    A global capital that hosted an Olympics just a few years ago against a city which many people may not be able to find on a map. Such is the study in contrasts between the two contenders for the 2022 Winter Games: Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The International Olympic Committee will be faced…

    The Associated Press
  • Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a glance

    The International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

    The Associated Press