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  • Dumb idea to host a major sporting event

    Dumb idea to host a major sporting event
    Could it be? Are the voices of reason and fiscal prudence at last winning out over greedy special interests, mathematically illiterate pundits and corrupt politicians? In other words, has the world finally realized what a superbly dumb idea it is to...
  • After World Cup, Rio de Janeiro shifts focus to Olympics

    Brazil’s World Cup was supposed to be a disaster. Stadiums were not finished, many infrastructure projects never got off the ground, costs, allegedly inflated by corruption, soared for taxpayers and at least 10 workers died during construction...
  • Canadian snowboarder seeks to cash in on Olympic marijuana controversy

    Marijuana got Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati into trouble at the 1988 Nagano Olympics. Now the 42-year-old wants to turn the cannabis plant into a different sort of gold. Rebagliati has started a business called "Ross' Gold," which hopes to be...
  • Leaders Support Year-Round Olympic TV Channel

    Olympic leaders converged for a summit in Switzerland on Saturday to discuss reforming the Games, which would include the creation of a year-round Olympic TV channel. The new network would use the National Geographic Channel as a model to promote Olympic...
  • Olympic officials meeting in Switzerland support major changes

    Olympic officials meeting in Switzerland support major changes
    Top Olympic leaders have given their support to a range of potential changes, including the creation of a year-round television channel to broadcast sports that aren't normally in the spotlight. The group met Saturday to discuss the Olympic Agenda...
  • Boston mayor likes his city's 2024 Olympic chances

    Boston mayor likes his city's 2024 Olympic chances
    The mayor of Boston likes his city's chances at being selected as the American candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee is considering four finalists -- including Los Angeles -- and could make a decision early next year. ...
  • USOC chairman Probst makes quick U-turn

    USOC chairman Probst makes quick U-turn
    After two weeks out of the country, in a place where it was easier to escape because Internet access was (delightfully) spotty, it’s time to weigh in about a couple things that happened during the time away. For the first, about figure skating,...
  • Cho to head Pyeongchang 2018 organising panel

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean businessman Cho Yang-ho, who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics, has been named as the new president of the organising committee for the 2018 Games. "I have decided to take up this position to keep the...
  • Japanese official wants Olympic torch relay near site of nuclear leaks

    When the International Olympic Committee chose Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games, critics wondered about lingering radiation from the 2011 nuclear accident in nearby Fukushima. Officials from that area have a different perspective.  On Tuesday,...
  • IOC late to kick butts - including its own - on Rio Olympics mess

    IOC late to kick butts - including its own - on Rio Olympics mess
    If the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics turn out to be the organizational disaster they look like today, the International Olympic Committee will have only itself to blame. Thursday, when IOC President Thomas Bach announced a near-emergency series of measures...
  • U.N. boss declares World Cup neutrality, won't watch South Korea game

    U.N. boss declares World Cup neutrality, won't watch South Korea game
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that he is a fan of his native South Korea's soccer team, which open its World Cup campaign against Russia later in the day, but that out of a sense of neutrality he would not tune into the match. Ban,...
  • London never was asked about 2016 Summer Games, Olympic officials say

    London never was asked about 2016 Summer Games, Olympic officials say
    Olympic officials have quickly stepped forward to slam a British newspaper report that London was secretly asked about taking over the 2016 Summer Games for struggling Rio de Janeiro. The London Evening Standard wrote Friday that, with construction...