Fur trade a gold mine for China's Olympic bid city

Jul 30, 2015

Fur trade a gold mine for China's Olympic bid city

China’s proposed Winter Olympics co-host boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but the city once dubbed the country’s “fur capital” is also home to tens of thousands of caged rabbits and mink bred for their skins. The Chinese bid, the favorite to ...

Boston ends candidacy for 2024 Olympics; USOC left with LA

Jul 28, 2015

Boston ends candidacy for 2024 Olympics; USOC left with LA

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties after a board teleconference Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision ...

Baker won't commit to backing Boston bid

Jul 25, 2015

Baker won't commit to backing Boston bid

Boston’s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics suffered another blow on Friday as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker reiterated he could not give backing to the event until he’s reviewed an independent report of its finances. “It would be inappropriate for me, or for the ...

Jul 17, 2015

Volleyball icon re-injures shoulder

Three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings may need surgery after dislocating her shoulder twice in two months, but she still expects to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Walsh Jennings was at an appearance atop the Empire State Building on Thursday ahead ...

Emotional Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

Jul 16, 2015

Emotional Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender. She received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world’s biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards honoring ...

Jul 3, 2015

Boston 2024 unveils revamped plan

The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city’s tax ...

Jun 29, 2015

¥252 billion price tag for National Stadium confirmed

The central government said Monday it expects the overall cost of building the new National Stadium to reach ¥252 billion, some ¥90 billion more than the initial projection. Construction of the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games is slated to begin in ...

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

Jun 12, 2015

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

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The wrestling match between the central government and Tokyo over how to handle the cost of the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics is showing no signs of cooling. A remark by sports minister Hakubun Shimomura about the possibility of creating a special law ...