LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The smooth running of the World Cup has lifted the mood of Brazilians and given them the confidence to deliver the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
NBC secured the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2032 on Wednesday in a record six-games agreement worth $7.75 billion, a surprise deal that shuts out rival American networks and provides further long-term financial security to the IOC.
...in Rio de Janeiro.IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday that Gilbert Felli, the IOC's executive director of the Olympic Games, is being dispatched to Rio several months earlier than scheduled to begin dealing with the construction holdups...
...there is relief," Moir said. "It has been a journey to get here since 2010, a lot of sleepless nights to get to the Olympic Games. If I could only have been that 22-year-old at Vancouver."The reason we stayed in is we wanted a different...
A temporary ban on liquids for all flights to Russia was only lightly enforced according to Associated Press journalists traveling to the Olympic Games.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been playing up a soft image, but continues to ignore the hard questions that have dogged the Sochi Games now for months.
...Thaler, of Italy, finished third, 0.82 behind Neureuther. READY IF NEEDED: Citing rising threats of violence at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, U.S. officials said Friday they are prepared to work with Russian security officials to help...
...in Sochi during a World Cup event last year."Of course you're having thoughts about it. But when we are at the Olympic Games, that will be one of the safest places for sure," Morgenstern said. "I think they are in control."
ROME - New IOC president Thomas Bach is pleased with the Italian government's support for a 2024 Summer Olympics bid and said it's "time for the United States to present a strong bid."
LONDON - Setting out the Olympic priorities for his new administration, IOC President Thomas Bach convened a summit of sports leaders Sunday to review the fight against doping, match-fixing and illegal betting.