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  • Chicago adman Kevin Lynch may be in China, but his stunts haven't stopped

    Chicago adman Kevin Lynch may be in China, but his stunts haven't stopped
    For about 54 weeks, Chicago adman Kevin Lynch has used Airbnb to find a place to sleep in Hong Kong. By Lynch's tally, he has stayed in 53 neighborhoods, spending 150 nights in locales ranging from a cow shed to a tepee to a storefront art gallery while...
  • L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off

    L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off
    Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government...
  • Rio Olympic officials finally begin long-delayed construction

    Rio Olympic officials finally begin long-delayed construction
    In the midst of a highly entertaining World Cup, officials in Brazil have offered some more good news. Construction has finally begun on Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest site planned for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Olympic preparations...
  • Vancouver officials say they broke even on 2010 Winter Olympics

    Vancouver officials say they broke even on 2010 Winter Olympics
    Vancouver officials have released their final financial and operating report on the 2010 Winter Olympics, claiming to have broken even on the Games. The organizing committee said that revenues and expenses matched up at about $1.8 billion. The Games...
  • 2022 Winter Olympics finalists: Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan

    2022 Winter Olympics finalists: Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan
    The International Olympic Committee has named three cities -- the only cities still interested -- to its official list of candidates for the 2022 Winter Games. The bids of Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan, were approved by the IOC's executive board....
  • iO Chicago's move is more than a new address

    iO Chicago's move is more than a new address
    This weekend, Charna Halpern's iO Chicago, once known as ImprovOlympic before the pesky International Olympic Committee decided to enforce its trademark, makes its final exit from the scruffy strip of Clark Street bars just south of Wrigley Field. The...
  • Troubled organizing committee for 2018 Winter Olympics gets new leader

    South Korean Olympic officials pulled an about-face over the weekend and named businessman Cho Yang-ho as the new leader of their troubled organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Games. Cho heads the Hanjin Group, a transportation conglomerate that ...
  • Oslo, Almaty, Beijing named 2022 Winter Games candidates

    Oslo, Almaty, Beijing named 2022 Winter Games candidates
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Oslo, Almaty and Beijing were confirmed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the official candidates to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Monday. “The IOC Executive board has selected the cities of Oslo,...
  • NCAA awaits possible verdict hit, shifts stance

    NCAA awaits possible verdict hit, shifts stance
    It's easy to forget that there is also some good news in the world. For one thing, the overlords of big-time college sports seem resigned to getting their comeuppance. Predicting the outcome of court cases is as fruitless as trying to fill out a...
  • Olympic organizers considering cheaper venues for 2020 Tokyo Games

    As Olympic officials finished their first on-site review of preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there remained questions about a potential change in the overall plan for building venues. The International Olympic Committee's coordination...
  • Lviv, Ukraine withdraws bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

    Lviv, Ukraine withdraws bid for 2022 Winter Olympics
    Lviv, Ukraine withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Monday because of the continuing political and security crisis in Ukraine. "The preliminary evaluation by the IOC’s working group found that the Lviv bid offered huge potential for...
  • After successful World Cup, spotlight turns to Rio's Olympic woes

    RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14 (Reuters) — After a month of scintillating soccer and few of the logistical nightmares that many feared would mar the World Cup, Brazil is touting its success and promising the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be just...