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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.

Boston organizers unveil plans for 2024 Olympics

BOSTON - The organizers of Boston's Olympic bid unveiled their plans for the 2024 Summer Games on Wednesday.

Boston is picked by USOC as bid city for 2024 Summer Games

DENVER - U.S. Olympic leaders cast their future with Boston, hoping a compact, college-centric bid will overshadow the city's protest group and convince voters to bring the 2024 Summer Games to America.

USOC seeks partner, leaders who share Olympic vision when choosing 2024 bid city

DENVER - When the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee meet, they'll be deciding on more than a city to compete for the 2024 Summer Games. They'll be picking a partner that will help shape their future.

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to drunken driving

BALTIMORE - Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino.

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomes US bid for 2024 Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a "very strong" contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global race.

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