IOC seeks bidders for 2024 Summer Games

...Olympics. Berlin, which held the 1936 Games in Nazi Germany, and Hamburg have lodged interest for 2024.TURKEY'S TURN? Istanbul has bid unsuccessfully for five of the last six Summer Olympics. The anti-government demonstrations that swept the country...

US women capture second consecutive world gold medal

ISTANBUL - Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second consecutive gold medal at the women's world...

US women's team routs France in world championship

ISTANBUL - Geno Auriemma had a simple plan against France ? pound the ball inside.The coach's strategy worked to near perfection...

US tops Australia to reach final at women's world championship

ISTANBUL -Sue Bird has played in enough world championship medal games to know that they are rarely easy.Even though the U.S. had...

Istanbul tourism derailed by bombings

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The maze of shops comprising the exotic Grand Bazaar in central Istanbul has carpets, jewelry, souvenirs - everything...could become an issue." The splendor of Istanbul draws millions of curious visitors each year...

Life & style
Istanbul and Aegean coast: Seascapes and history

ISTANBUL - The sea of Marmara shimmered to my right, a pod of dolphins...strait, and minarets pierced my jet-lag fog on my first Istanbul evening.Walking down the main road in Istanbul's old city the next morning, I was pulled out of my...

Venus Williams gains Istanbul final

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Bulgaria's Tszvetana Pironkova 6-1, 6-3 Friday despite numerous errors on a windy day to reach the Istanbul Cup final. She will play for the title Saturday against Nicole Vaidisova...

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Venus Williams advances to Istanbul semis

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Top-seeded Venus Williams tuned up for the French Open with...victory over seventh-seeded Anna Chakvetadze on Thursday to reach the Istanbul Cup semifinals. Joining Williams in the next round of this clay-court...

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Olympic torch visits Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Mehmet Okur, who recently agreed to terms with the Utah Jazz...friendship between traditional rivals Turkey and Greece. The torch arrived in Istanbul from Kiev, Ukraine. It will travel to Sofia, Bulgaria, before reaching...


...Beijing Games, which resulted in a three-month suspension from USA Swimming. BasketballUS women score a one-sided winIn Istanbul, Nneka Ogwumike scored 18 points to lead the U.S. women's national team to a record 119-44 rout of Angola to close...