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USOC in Talks with "About" 10 Cities; IOC Nixes One

April 29, 2013

The Los Angeles Coliseum, a legacy of the 1932 Olympics, is still in use today. (Getty Images) (ATR) At least one of the United States cities contemplating a bid for the 202...

Olympics Link to Boston Bombing; Massive Payday for Foreigners to London; 2012 Auction

April 19, 2013

Boston Bombing Suspect an Olympic Aspirant Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspect shot and killed by law enforcement agents on Friday over his suspected role in Monday’s bombings ...

USOC Pleased With 2024 Interest

March 08, 2013

(ATR) The U.S. Olympic Committee is "pleased with the level of interest" shown by cities approached about a potential 2024 Summer Games bid, CEO Scott Blackmun said Friday a...

L.A. In for 2024; Oslo Outlines 2022 Bid; More 2016 Golf Course Concerns

March 07, 2013

Los Angeles could become the second city to host the Olympics three times. (Getty Images) Los Angeles "Enthusiastic" About Bid  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says...

Zhukov Cites Sochi Advantage; ITTF Chief Seeks Reelection; Twenty20 Cricket for 2024?

February 28, 2013

Zhukov Cites Home Advantage for Sochi Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov insisted Thursday that home athletes will have a training advantage at the Sochi ...

Smooth Sliding in Sochi; Japan Launches Wrestling Petition; San Diego, Tijuana Talk Bid

February 25, 2013

Smooth Sliding in Sochi German lugers are the big winners from last week’s FIL World Cup. Germany is undefeated in the team relay this season. (FIL) Sunday’s men's sing...

Minneapolis, San Jose Say No; Ukraine/Poland/Slovakia 2022

February 22, 2013

Ukraine Considers Joining Poland, Slovakia The prime minister of the Ukraine says he may scrap the country’s 2022 Olympic bid and instead join with the joint Poland/Slovak...

Chicago Passes on 2024; Robertson Praises Istanbul; Tokyo Marks 200 Days to Go

February 20, 2013

Chicago Passes on 2024; Atlanta Icon Urges No; SFO Possible Chicago said Tuesday the Windy City and 2016 bidder would not try again for the 2024 Olympics. Chicago will n...

U.S. Cities Invited to Talk Olympics

February 19, 2013

(ATR) Letters sent to the mayors of 35 U.S. cities ask whether there’s an interest in making a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. (ATR/Panasonic Lumix...

Bidding - Ramsamy Talks Up SA 2024; Bach on German Olympic Ambitions

February 18, 2013

Ramsamy Talks Up SA 2024 IOC member Sam Ramsamy tells Around the Rings that South Africa continues to weigh possible bids for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and 2024 Olympics....

IOC Explains Decision to Axe Wrestling; FILA, Modern Pentathlon React

February 12, 2013

Wrestling has a 109-year history in the Olympics. (Getty Images) (ATR) IOC sources tell Around the Rings that five sports were part of discussions to cut the Olympic program...

Sochi Readies for Year-to-Go; WADA Blasts UCI

January 29, 2013

Sochi Unveils Year-to-Go Plans Countdown clocks for the 2014 Winter Olympics will be unveiled Feb. 7 in eight major Russian cities – as well as host city Sochi. Omega's c...