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Bach praises all four bids submitted to host 2024 Olympics

Feb 18, 2016

Bach praises all four bids submitted to host 2024 Olympics

The IOC praised the four cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday for relying heavily on existing and temporary facilities to cut costs and avoid white elephants. Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and Budapest, Hungary, delivered their first detailed bid files to the IOC ...

Feb 17, 2016

Candidates set to present 2024 plans

The race to host the 2024 Olympic Games gets under way in earnest Wednesday, with the four bid cities — Budapest, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome — presenting their initial candidature files to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The first step in an 18-month ...

Feb 9, 2016

Yokohama Stadium option as 2020 Olympic venue: source

Yokohama Stadium has become a top candidate to host baseball in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an official source said Monday. Baseball and softball, which have not been played at the Olympics since 2008, are among the sports that local organizers have nominated for the ...

Feb 5, 2016

Japan will shine in Rio: analysts

With a stated goal for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics of third place on the medal table, Japan will need to make significant strides at this summer’s Rio Games, and as the six-month-to-go milestone passed on Friday one group of analysts is predicting bright spots ...

Feb 3, 2016

Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio Games

The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution. Hundreds of reporters packed Olympic headquarters on Tuesday to hear about ticket sales, venue construction and a reminder that ...

Feb 3, 2016

Italian Parliament backs Rome 2024 Olympics bid

The Italian Parliament voted on Tuesday to back Rome’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is a strong supporter of Rome’s candidacy and the Parliament has now thrown its weight behind the bid. “Today the Italian Parliament adopted, by ...

Jan 28, 2016

IOC chief Bach claims Rio Games will 'overwhelm' world

IOC president Thomas Bach predicted on Wednesday that the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will “overwhelm” the world, despite Brazil’s deep financial crisis. Bach, visiting Athens for a sporting awards ceremony, described Brazil as being in a “situation of crisis,” but said the country ...