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Boston group says voters should decide 2024 Olympic effort

BOSTON - The group behind Boston's bid to play host to the 2024 Summer Olympics said it wants the residents of Massachusetts to decide whether the effort to bring the games to the city should go forward.

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin turns pro after winning college title

Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro.

Hamburg's Olympic bid is approved by country

FRANKFURT, Germany - Hamburg's bid to play host to the 2024 Olympics was approved unanimously by members of Germany's national Olympic body on Saturday.

Toyota signs on as global Olympic sponsor in landmark deal

TOKYO - The world's biggest automaker is driving onto the world's biggest sports stage.

French, Olympic family mourn victims killed in helicopter crash

PARIS — Three athletes were among 10 people who died when two helicopters filming a reality show crashed in a remote part of Argentina on Monday.

IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - Environmental activists burst into the lobby of a luxury hotel on Rio's Copacabana Beach where IOC officials were meeting Saturday, protesting against ecological destruction related to the 2016 Olympics.

IOC inspection team pleased with progress on Rio venues

RIO DE JANEIRO - The head of the IOC inspection team wrapping up a three-day tour of venues for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro said Wednesday her team was encouraged by progress.

Oligarchs are dumping their toxic assets on Russia a year after the Sochi Olympics

As the first anniversary of the Sochi Olympics approaches, at least two of those oligarchs are quietly dumping toxic assets on the state - forcing taxpayers to pick up the bill.

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