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Sochi's 2014 Bid Comes Down to the Wire

July 02, 2007

As he leaned forward to pluck a purple grape from a futuristic, steel bowl, Chernyshenko broke the office's holy law. "If ... I mean when Sochi is victorious, there may be a p...

Swiss weigh up Olympic future

July 07, 2007

[Jorg] Schild remains optimistic however that money was not the only issue at stake in Guatemala. "I cannot imagine that it was only about politics and economic power. I say t...

Brazil Tries to Polish Sports Resume

July 07, 2007

Rio is idyllic, with its striking emerald hills and white sand beaches. But the city of six million is struggling to contain brutal gang violence in its teeming slums, and the...

Brazil is home for Pan Ams, but not likely to contend

July 10, 2007

The United States is expected to bring only a few of its top athletes, but not even that is likely to boost the host nation's chances to surge to the top. "Brazil will be able...

Low wattage

July 10, 2007

[Carlos Roberto] Osorio noted that another bonus for the athletes is the possibility of securing berths for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Twelve of the 44 sports will award sp...

Chicago Goes To Rio For 2016 Olympic Bid

July 10, 2007

(CBS) CHICAGO Mayor Daley is about to take the city’s Olympic committee on a trip to Rio, but will international competition mean trouble in paradise when they get there? It’s...

Daley to size up Rio for 2016

July 13, 2007

Since May, at least 45 people have died and 80 have been injured in the crackdowns. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has warned if violence spills over into the P...

Chicago scouting Pan Am Games

July 19, 2007

Ed Hula, editor of aroundthe rings.com, which closely monitors the business side of the Olympics, praised Brazil's "high quality" venues -- venues "which Chicago will have to ...