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2016 Rio: Brazil govt could buy up poorly selling Olympic tickets

2016 Rio: Brazil govt could buy up poorly selling Olympic tickets

Worries about the Zika virus, high crime and a major political crisis have already overshadowed the August 5 opening ceremony.

2016 Summer Games: Rio rescinds Olympic riding, tennis venue contracts

2016 Summer Games: Rio rescinds Olympic riding, tennis venue contracts

Rio`s urbanization authority insisted that both sites will be ready for the games.

Hamburg in crunch vote over 2024 Olympic Games bid

Hamburg in crunch vote over 2024 Olympic Games bid

Hamburg residents voted Sunday in a crunch referendum on whether the northern German city should push ahead with its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, with staggering cost of the Games weighing on voters` minds.

Los Angeles officials ponder USD 4.1 billion 2024 Olympic bid proposal

Los Angeles officials ponder USD 4.1 billion 2024 Olympic bid proposal

The Los Angeles city council is reviewing a $4.1 billion bid proposal for the 2024 Summer Olympics that backers say could produce a surplus of $161 million if the city is awarded a third Summer Games.

Squash to pitch for Olympic inclusion in Tokyo on Friday

Squash to pitch for Olympic inclusion in Tokyo on Friday

 World Squash Federation President N. Ramachandran and his team will make a presentation tomorrow to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee for consideration of the racquet sport in the Summer Games.

Rio de Janeiro enters one-year sprint to 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro enters one-year sprint to 2016 Olympic Games

The one-year countdown to the Rio Olympics began Wednesday with officials promising to overcome Brazil`s usual chaos in a Summer Games that will transform the city and thrill the world.

TTFI not to hire coach for 2016 Rio Olympics, leaving players in lurch

TTFI not to hire coach for 2016 Rio Olympics, leaving players in lurch

The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has decided against hiring a foreign coach for the Rio Olympics, a move that will adversely affect the players' preparation, especially the women's team, for the Summer Games in August next year.

Chess set for Winter Olympic Games gambit: Report

Chess set for Winter Olympic Games gambit: Report

The Winter Olympics, with its spectacular ski jumpers, daring speed skaters and athletic snowboarders, should welcome chess into its schedule, the chief of the game`s governing body told Chinese media Wednesday.

India need to bid for Olympics to inspire people: Mark Spitz

India need to bid for Olympics to inspire people: Mark Spitz

 Nine-time Olympic champion swimmer Mark Spitz feels India need to bid for the Summer Games to inspire their people to take up sport and become a sporting nation.

Paris 2024 Games bid decision by June

Paris 2024 Games bid decision by June

Paris Major Anne Hidalgo will make a decision on whether the city will bid for the 2024 Olympics by June, her deputy Jean-Francois Martins said Friday.

Bostonians want a vote on city's bid to host 2024 Olympics

Bostonians want a vote on city's bid to host 2024 Olympics

Three-quarters of Boston-area residents say that they should get a chance to vote on a planned bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

Officials to detail Boston's 2024 Olympic vision

Officials to detail Boston's 2024 Olympic vision

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and U.S. Olympic Committee officials will offer new details on Friday about the city`s hopes to host the 2024 Olympic Games, as many residents of the New England city cheered the possibility.

Boston named USA bid city for 2024 Olympics

Boston named USA bid city for 2024 Olympics

Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a gruelling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.

USA will bid for 2024 Summer Games, city undecided

USA will bid for 2024 Summer Games, city undecided

The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country`s Olympic committee said on Tuesday.

Five traditional sports may face axe under IOC's Olympic Games modernisation plan

Five traditional sports may face axe under IOC's Olympic Games modernisation plan

As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is determined to modernize the Games, five traditional sports have come under pressure for athletes numbers and events.

IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved

IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will instantly review the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 summer Games if changes are approved at the session next week, President Thomas Bach said on Saturday.

San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics

San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics

A group of San Francisco Bay Area business, sports and civic leaders will bid to host the 2024 Olympics and is putting together a proposal for the United States Olympic Committee, officials said on Thursday.

IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids, including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country.

Berlin begins quest to host 2024 Summer Olympic Games

Berlin begins quest to host 2024 Summer Olympic Games

Berlin will on Monday launch a campaign to host either the 2024 or 2028 summer games -- 78 years after Germany`s capital last hosted an Olympics.