Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted Oct 1st - 1:40pm
Brazil's lower house voted Thursday to grant a 90-day waiver to foreigners who normally need a visa so they can come to the country next year for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Dilma Rousseff.
The Vatican is beefing up its contacts with the International Olympic Committee but isn't taking sides in Rome's bid for the 2024 Games, which organizers hope will include the marathon winding through St. Peter's Square.
Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | Posted Sep 28th - 8:10am
Baseball and softball were joined by youth-oriented sports such as surfing and skateboarding as Japanese organizers on Monday recommended five additional sports with 18 events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Andrew Dampf, Associated Press | Posted Sep 24th - 6:40am
The marathon route winding through St. Peter's Square and finishing under the Arch of Constantine in front of the Colosseum. A medals plaza set up inside the Baths of Caracalla. Beach volleyball played at the Circus Maximus.