2024 Olympic Games

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee speaks to Associated Press reporters at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alyssa Goodman
February 14, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wanted: A city to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. Getting bidders for the Olympics used to be easy. But no longer, and particularly for the Winter Games. Six European cities pulled out of official bids or possible bids when the IOC sought candidates a few years ago...
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Volunteers take photos in front of the Olympic rings near the finish area during men's downhill training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 09, 2018 - 3:13 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — If the U.S. Olympic Committee is going to bid for the Winter Games soon, it will be a bid for 2030, not 2026. USOC Chairman Larry Probst ruled out the possibility of bringing the Olympics to Salt Lake City, Denver or Reno two years before the Summer Games return to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2002, file photo, U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practices for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games at Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. A committee studying the possibility of Salt Lake City making a bid to host another Winter Olympics says it would rather host the games in 2030, but would be ready if for some reason they are needed for 2026. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
December 18, 2017 - 7:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials studying the possibility of Salt Lake City making a bid to host another Winter Olympics said Monday they would rather host the games in 2030, but could be ready if they're needed for 2026. Hosting the games after the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles would...
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FILE- In this Feb. 8, 2002, file photo, fireworks burst over the athlete tribune at the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium in Salt Lake City during the opening ceremonies for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Salt Lake City is forming an exploratory committee to decide if the city will bid to host another Winter Olympics in either 2026 or 2030. (AP Photo/Frank Gunn, File)
October 17, 2017 - 6:57 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A foundation that runs venues from the 2002 Winter Olympics in the Salt Lake City area needs $39 million over the next decade for infrastructure improvements that would put the city in position to make a bid for a future Olympics in 2026 or 2030, according to a new state audit...
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October 14, 2017 - 2:28 am
COLLEGE SPORTS North Carolina can move forward, closing one of the most embarrassing chapters in the school's history now that the long-running NCAA academic case has ended with UNC facing no penalty. Still, even with what had to be the best possible outcome — a weight being lifted that has loomed...
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October 13, 2017 - 7:43 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The prospect of a U.S. bid for the Winter Olympics is less a matter of "if" and more a matter of "when." The U.S. Olympic Committee board is moving forward with discussions about bringing the Winter Games to America for either 2026 or 2030. Because Los Angeles was...
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FILE - In this Oct.1 2017 file photo, people watch a dancing performance on the champs Elysees avenue during the "day without cars", in Paris. In its latest initiative to reduce pollution, Paris City Hall is planning to ban gas-powered cars by 2030. The controversial move follows Mayor Anne Hidalgo's plan to ban all diesel cars from the city by 2024, when Paris will host the Summer Olympics.(AP Photo/Thiabult Camus, FILE)
October 12, 2017 - 9:55 am
PARIS (AP) — In the future, the noise of car engines revving around the streets of Paris might become just a memory. In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030. The controversial move announced Thursday follows Mayor Anne...
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In this photo taken by LAUREL Photo Services on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, an esports competitor takes part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Including competitive computer games, known as esports, could give the Olympics a younger audience and a huge revenue boost from a rapidly growing market, but would be deeply controversial. (David Aliaga/LAUREL Photo Services via AP)
October 01, 2017 - 5:20 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The future of the Olympics may just be in a basement in Turkmenistan. With leading Olympic figures considering a possible role for competitive computer games — known as esports — at the 2024 Games in Paris, a pan-Asian competition in the ex-Soviet state offers a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2002, file photo, Georg Hackl, of Germany, speeds past an Olympic logo during a practice run for the men's singles luge at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. The idea of the U.S. hosting a Winter Olympics is complicated. So says the leader of the team that brought the Summer Games to Los Angeles for 2028. LA 2028 chairman Casey Wasserman says his team would be supportive of a bid to bring the Winter Games to the United States. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 26, 2017 - 5:14 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The venues are there. The city loves the Olympics. The memories of the last games it hosted are still fairly fresh and mostly positive. This is the story of Los Angeles, which will host the Summer Games in 2028. It's also the story of Utah, which might get in the mix to host...
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September 15, 2017 - 12:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo waved a flag Friday and her plane was sprayed by a celebratory water cannon as the French Olympic delegation was welcomed back in Paris after securing the 2024 Olympic Games. Hidalgo noted the seriousness of the undertaking for Paris, which has been targeted by...
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