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  • Bach welcomes US decision to bid for 2024 Olympics

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a "very strong" contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global race. The International Olympic Committee is eager to...

  • 'Super bacteria' found in Rio's Olympic waters

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A drug-resistant "super bacteria" that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday. The Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil's...

  • Meyers Taylor leads US women's bobsled sweep

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — After winning two medals at the Sochi Olympics, internal expectations around the U.S. women's bobsled program as they enter a new four-year cycle are loftier than ever. With good reason, apparently. Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherrelle Garrett set both the track...

  • Labor laws broken at Rio Olympic venues

    Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Labor Ministry says labor laws have been broken and health and safety standards not met in construction of the Olympic Park and athletes village for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The ministry announced the irregularities on its website. It says...

  • Los Angeles making quiet bid for 2024 Olympics

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glamour, celebrities, perfect weather. A revitalized and growing downtown. Iconic venues and political support. Los Angeles looks like an ideal fit to host the 2024 Olympics. And then, there is history. Whether the city's long past with the Olympics will help or...

  • US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have all submitted spending plans under that mark for their bids to host the Olympics. Keeping the price tag down is a key goal of...