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Athletes Raising Concerns About Rio 2016 Preparations

June 17, 2014

Construction at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park. (Getty Images) (ATR) Claudia Bokel said in an interview she is starting to hear some concerns about the pace of preparation, bu...

Media Watch -- U.S. 2024 Olympic Bid Race Narrows

June 16, 2014

The USOC, along with its CEO Scott Blackmun, have narrowed the list of potential 2024 bidders. (Getty Images) Boston gets to "dream its Olympic dreams for a while longer," sa...

USOC Confirms Shortlist, Will Decide Bid Fate in 2015

June 13, 2014

Scott Blackmun says the IOC extraordinary session in December will dictate if the U.S. bids (Getty Images) (ATR) The United States Olympic Committee announced it will wait un...

Four U.S. Cities Remain for 2024 Olympic Bid

June 11, 2014

U.S. fans would welcome a Summer Olympics on home soil. (Getty Images) (ATR) A source tells Around the Rings the USOC has narrowed its list of candidates to bid for the 2024 ...

U.S. Pares List of Possible 2024 Olympic Bidders

June 10, 2014

USOC executives Larry Probst (left) and Scott Blackmun (Getty Images) The United States Olympic Committee has shortened its list of potential bidders for the 2024 Summer Olym...

Rome Warms Up for 2024 Olympic Bid

June 10, 2014

Shade is in short supply amid the Rome heat. (ATR) (ATR) Italy is taking advantage of a chance to highlight Rome as a possible host of the 2024 Summer Olympics. The race f...

On the Scene -- Italy Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

June 09, 2014

Giovanni Malago speaks alongside Alberto Tomba and Sarah Simeoni. (ATR) (ATR) The Italian national Olympic committee marks its centennial as the center of Olympic sport for I...

NYC Mayor: Olympics Not Necessary for Growth

June 03, 2014

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a Memorial Day ceremony. (Getty Images) (ATR) New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the current level of tourism in his city makes an Oly...

Paris Mayor Prioritizing Public Services Over 2024 Bid

June 02, 2014

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (Getty Images) (ATR) The new mayor of Paris says the city’s funds would be better put toward public services than an Olympic bid. Anne Hidalgo was...

USOC Shortlist for 2024 Coming in June

May 30, 2014

Larry Probst (Getty Images) (ATR) A short list of U.S. cities to bid for the 2024 Olympics will be kept secret, says the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee. USOC chair Lar...

Media Watch -- 2024 Olympic Bidders; World Cup Anticipation

May 30, 2014

Philadelphia has "pulled its hat" out of the 2024 Olympic bid race. (Getty Images) The Associated Press, and local ABC News affiliate WJLA, explore why finding cities willing...

Timing, Cost Not Right for Philadelphia Bid

May 29, 2014

Franklin Field, home of the Penn Relays, was mentioned as a potential Olympic Stadium in Philadelphia. (Getty Images) (ATR) Leaders of Philadelphia's Olympic bid said a numbe...