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USOC Sweetens Pot in Olympic Bid
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee made a $10 million payment to the International Olympic Committee last year, money designed in part to give the country a better chance of hosting an Olympics someday.
The money was part of the more than $257 million spent last year by the USOC, which is…
Los Angeles, Paris Await Olympic Inspectors in 2024 Race
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GENEVA (AP) — Los Angeles and Paris are awaiting their Olympic inspectors this week. Both cities are seen as winning options for the 2024 Games.
The cities will host three-day visits by an International Olympic Committee panel, whose chairman has no doubt ab…
Stockholm Drops Bid for 2026 Winter Games
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The city of Stockholm says it won't bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
The city official in charge of finances says the reason is because the International Olympic Committee will not be able to report how big the financial contribution to the host city will be...
LA2024 Tweaks Plans to Bid for Olympics in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In another change to the original plan, the press center for Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Olympics would be relocated to the University of Southern California campus near the proposed media village. The Secret Service would take the lead role in Games security...
Russia Loses Appeal Against Track and Field Ban
LONDON (AP) — Russia has lost its appeal of the ban against its track and field athletes competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport today rejected the appeal by 68 Russian track and field athletes seeking to overturn the ban imposed by the athletics' go…
Climbing Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Climbing is on the precipice of becoming an Olympic sport, raising the profile of a recreational activity that is seeing a surge in young participants.
The ascent to potential Olympic inclusion got a boost on June 1 after the International Olympic Committee executive board gave i…
USOC OK’s L.A. Bid for 2024 Games
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says his city is "the world's greatest stage" as it prepares to compete for the 2024 Summer Olympics, calling it "a quest that Los Angeles was made for." The U.S. Olympic Committee announced that L...