IOC approves new events for 2018 Winter Games

...on the reforms outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020 which aim to create more flexibility into the Olympic program of the Olympic Games."The IOC recommends the participation of about 2,900 athletes competing in 100 events for the Winter Games.The...

Corrupt culture of FIFA must change now

...single-nation hosting concept is largely untenable and overwhelmingly wasteful (note to the IOC ? this applies to the Olympic Games as well).Brazil spent nearly $7 billion in building new stadiums and infrastructure in 12 cities ? displacing...

US delegation to visit IOC about 2024 Boston bid

...will meet with an International Olympic Committee group headed by Christophe Dubi, the executive director for the Olympic Games.The talks come amid continuing uncertainty over the future of the Boston bid, which has been dogged by local opposition...

Golf movie 'The Squeeze' set to open April 17

...entanglement with professional gamblers.Jastrow helped ABC Sports cover 68 major golf championships, not to mention several Olympic Games and numerous other big-time events.He knew that the key to making the movie was finding an actor who could really...

IOC inspection team pleased with progress on Rio venues

...wrapping up a three-day tour of venues for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro said Wednesday her team was encouraged...and even before and after."Christophe Dubi, Olympic Games Executive Director, said a subway line extension was...

Hamburg's Olympic bid is approved by country

...interior minister Thomas de Maiziere and Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz."It can't be that everyone enjoys looking at Olympic Games but doesn't trust us to organize them. We can do it," Scholz said.DOSB president Alfons Hoermann said the decision...

Georgia jobless rate declines to 6.3 percent

...unemployment number down.Butler said over-the-year job growth has been the most seen in Georgia since Atlanta hosted the Olympic games in the summer of 1996.Authorities said Georgia employers added 157,400 jobs since February 2014.

Andy Murray beats ex-Bulldog John Isner as Britain tops US in Davis Cup match

...biggest titles in tennis with grand-slam victories at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and a gold medal at his home Olympic Games.Unlikely as it seems, more success could be around the corner in the Davis Cup for Britain's top player.Murray...

IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest in Rio

...whistle-blowing protester, who identified herself only as Sandra. She said she was a teacher."We're not against the Olympic Games," she repeated. "This is about the golf course. We have two golf courses. We don't need a third."Adams offered...

Touring Atlanta streetcar's new route

...Georgia Baptist Medical Center, The Tabernacle became a live-music venue when Atlanta hosted the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Since then, the venue has become a revolving door of nationally acclaimed tours. Check the Web site for a full...