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  • Olympic officials rush to save 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games

    Olympic officials rush to save 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games
    Amid growing concerns that Brazil might not be ready to host the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, Olympic officials have launched a series of emergency measures to jump-start the much-delayed preparations. This latest effort follows months of sluggish...
  • Olympic inspectors give initial approval of 2020 Tokyo Games

    Olympic inspectors give initial approval of 2020 Tokyo Games
    Concluding a three-day visit to Japan, Olympic inspectors expressed satisfaction Friday with early preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. The four-man contingent visited a number of existing and potential venues and held discussions with the host...
  • Olympic return for baseball, softball could get boost

    Olympic return for baseball, softball could get boost
    SOCHI, Russia – The International Olympic Committee could take another step this week toward getting baseball and women’s softball back into the Olympics as well as adding squash for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. New IOC president Thomas...
  • Sochi Games about transformation, lasting or not

    Sochi Games about transformation, lasting or not
    SOCHI, Russia — Thomas Bach, the German who now is International Olympic Committee president, was chairman of the IOC bid city evaluation commission two decades ago when Sochi first became interested in hosting the Winter Olympics. "I came here...
  • Anita L. DeFrantz, America's powerful Olympic presence

     Anita L. DeFrantz, America's powerful Olympic presence
    Anita L. DeFrantz has her bags packed for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — but heck, she's had her bags packed for athletic events around the world for the last 40 years, as a competitor and as a member of the International Olympic Committee...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics' all-out effort to keep Games secure

    Sochi Winter Olympics' all-out effort to keep Games secure
    In a few days, Dan Richards will hit the ground in Sochi to begin final preparations for the Winter Olympics. As head of a Boston-based crisis management and response company, Richards has been hired to help protect the U.S. ski and snowboard teams...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics seeks sizzle with new events

     Sochi Winter Olympics seeks sizzle with new events
    The luge seemed tough enough already. Racing down an icy track at 80-plus mph. Flying through twists and turns on your back. Now the Olympics have added one more challenge. In the new mixed relay — each country racing a man, woman and...
  • Canadians have Sarah Burke in mind after women's ski slopestyle final

    SOCHI, Russia — Canadian freestyle skiers Dara Howell and Kim Lamarre went gold and bronze on the podium Tuesday in women's slopestyle. But it was the Canadian skier who wasn't there that was on everyone's mind. Sarah Burke, one of the leading...
  • Relief and a bit of revelry at Sochi Olympics' end

    Relief and a bit of revelry at Sochi Olympics' end
    SOCHI, Russia — The closing ceremony here was meant to celebrate the new face of Russia. And after a month of intense scrutiny over human rights violations, stray dogs, unfinished hotels and terrorism threats, that face looked largely relieved...
  • Toews goal helps win gold medal for Canada

    Toews goal helps win gold medal for Canada
    SOCHI, Russia — Team Canada's journey to its second straight Olympic hockey title began six months ago not with intense strategizing, but with a game of ball hockey. Seeking a way to get players to bond when insurance costs prevented them from...
  • Host city warmed to the task, and quickly, for Sochi Olympics

    Host city warmed to the task, and quickly, for Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — Thomas Bach, the German who now is International Olympic Committee president, was chairman of the IOC bid city evaluation commission two decades ago when Sochi first became interested in hosting the Winter Olympics. "I came here...
  • Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games

     Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games
    SOCHI, Russia — After taking a few practice runs down the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics earlier this week, Hannah Teter had some concerns. To say the least. "I couldn't do any of my tricks," the American snowboarder said. "It was just the worst...