Florida official offers to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out

Olympics Jan 26, 2021

Florida official offers to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out

Florida's chief financial officer on Monday told the International Olympic Committee that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games amid speculation that current host Japan may back out. Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Thomas Bach, the head of the IOC, "to ...

White House kills CDC plan to extend ban on cruise ships

World Oct 2, 2020

White House kills CDC plan to extend ban on cruise ships

by Sheila Kaplan

The White House has blocked a new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep cruise ships docked until mid-February, a step that would have displeased the politically powerful tourism industry in the crucial swing state of Florida. The current "no sail” ...