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Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

October 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. more »»

 
 
 
IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

October 20, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to hi... more »»

2018 Olympic ceremonies to be held in Pyeongchang

October 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pyeongchang organizers have scrapped plans to stage the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympic outside of the host city. more »»

Former Olympic gold medalist on drug charges

October 15, 2014

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former Olympic champion diver Chantelle Newbery was sentenced for drug offenses Wednesday for the second time in three month. more »»

Luge great Armin Zoeggeler retires

October 14, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Luge standout Armin Zoeggeler, the first athlete to medal in the same individual event at six consecutive Olympics, has announced his retirement. more »»

France still considering Paris bid for 2024 Games

October 14, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French authorities are still considering a possible Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics, even though Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced his backing for the city's candidacy to hos... more »»

German confederation delays Olympic bid decision

October 13, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) will not decide until next year whether to present either Hamburg or Berlin as candidate cities for the 2024 or 2028... more »»

Report: Kayak gold medalist faces doping inquiry

October 12, 2014

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian Canoeing says London Olympics kayak gold medalist Tate Smith has been provisionally suspended pending an investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping... more »»

Norwegian officials, IOC to assess failed Oslo bid

October 10, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Norwegian Olympic officials will meet with IOC leaders in Switzerland this month to analyze the demise of Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Games and explore ways of improving the... more »»

Fraser reflects on Tokyo Olympics 50 years later

October 10, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — While in Tokyo to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Olympics, Dawn Fraser recalled how the first games in Asia helped her overcome a personal tragedy. more »»

IOC reiterates FIFA assurances on 2022 dates

October 9, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has reiterated that it has been assured by FIFA President Sepp Blatter that the 2022 World Cup will not clash with the Winter Olympics. more »»

Northug gets 50 days in prison for drunk driving

October 9, 2014

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Petter Northug has been given a 50-day prison sentence and fined 185,000 kroner ($30,000) for drunk driving. more »»

Bidding reopened for Olympic stadium construction

October 8, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — A new round of bidding for the demolition of Tokyo's old Olympic stadium to make way for a new main stadium for the 2020 Games will delay the start of the problematic project. more »»

Bubka wins 3rd term as Ukraine's Olympic chief

October 7, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pole vault great Sergei Bubka has been re-elected president of Ukraine's national Olympic committee.

Bubka, the only candidate, secured a third four-year term. more »»

Sochi organizer takes job in business

October 7, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The chief organizer of the Winter Olympics in Sochi has taken a job managing the assets of a pro-Kremlin billionaire. more »»

Bidding reopened for Olympic stadium construction

October 7, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — A new round of bidding for construction of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will delay the start of the problematic project. more »»

Dawn again: Fraser returns for Tokyo Olympic party

October 7, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian swimming great Dawn Fraser will return to Japan this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Tokyo Olympics, where she won fame in the pool and notoriety outside th... more »»

Boston 2024 Olympics group honors past Olympians

October 6, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A group working to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston has honored dozens of other current and former Massachusetts Olympians and Paralympians at a special event at a sports ba... more »»

Boston 2024 Olympics group to honor past Olympians

October 6, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Martin Walsh are taking part in an event to help bring the 2024 summer Olympics to Boston. more »»

Argentina suggests Winter Games bid from Patagonia

October 6, 2014

Argentina is considering bidding for future Olympics, including offering the Patagonia region as a potential host of the Winter Game. more »»

Oslo 2022 bid hurt by IOC demands, arrogance

October 5, 2014

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway's ruling conservative party didn't reject a government financial guarantee for the Oslo 2022 Winter Olympics bid lightly. more »»

 
 
 

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