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IOC to test Rio's Olympic water venues for viruses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:10pm

The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will begin testing for disease causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games.

Emotional scenes as South Sudan gains Olympic status

Dennis Passa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 7:20am

With an Olympic flag draped around his neck, the official from South Sudan couldn't contain his emotion.

More online, more on mobile: advertising executive to IOC

Dennis Passa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 3:31am

A leading advertising executive told the IOC on Sunday that the Olympic body needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content on the Internet and via mobile devices.

WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:00pm

The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.

USOC: 3 cities being contacted to replace Boston in 2024 bid

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 6:40am

U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games and believe the demise of Boston's candidacy will be "ancient history" by the time the host city is selected in 2017.

Governing body of world sailing says it will start testing for viruses in Rio Olympic waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 6:40am

Governing body of world sailing says it will start testing for viruses in Rio Olympic waters.

Triathletes shrug off water warnings, swim in Rio

Tales Azzoni and Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 2:51pm

Triathletes swam in waters off Copacabana Beach Friday ahead of weekend Olympic test events, despite published warnings that water in the area was "unfit" for swimming.

Russia's Sochi suggested as host for 2024 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:40am

The man who organized last year's Winter Olympics in Sochi is pushing for the Russian city to host the 2024 Summer Games.

Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:45am

Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years.

Belgian designer to insist Tokyo changes Olympic logo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:00am

A Belgian designer will approach the IOC and the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics to change the logo of the 2020 Games because it bears too much resemblance to his emblem for the Theatre de Liege.

Muted reaction in Almaty as Kazakh city's Olympic bid fails

Leila Saralayeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:30am

Within minutes of the announcement that Almaty's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics had failed, it was almost as if it had never happened.

Beijing celebrates winning the 2022 Winter Olympics

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:20am

Lion dancers swayed and confetti canons erupted Friday as news came that Beijing would become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics.

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:00am

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics.

Chinese vice premier, Kazakh prime minister head delegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:00pm

Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov will head the Almaty delegation and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong will lead the Beijing team in the final presentations to the IOC ahead of the vote for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

Brad Brooks and Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:40pm

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.

AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

Brad Brooks and Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:03pm

Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Thomas Bach: IOC must uphold ethical standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:00am

The International Olympic Committee needs to show it is serious about maintaining ethical credibility and staying free of corruption, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday.

Bach: Boston failed to deliver on 'promises' to USOC

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:50pm

IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics and that the city failed to deliver on "promises" made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the games.

Tokyo emblem under scrutiny for resemblance to existing logo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:30pm

The design of the official emblem for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has come under scrutiny for bearing a striking resemblance to an existing logo