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IOC has 'more optimism' about readiness of Rio for 2016 Olympics

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 extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75 billion

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.
Troubleshooter, task forces to tackle delays threatening 2016 Olympics 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...
Davis, White give US its first gold medal in ice dancing

...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...
Banned liquids get through security at Olympics

A temporary ban on liquids for all flights to Russia was only lightly enforced according to Associated Press journalists traveling to the Olympic Games.
As Sochi Games near Putin plays up soft image, ignores hard questions for Sochi

...banning gay "propaganda" among minors."People have a very good understanding of what it really means to single out the Olympic Games to make an ostentatious gesture which allegedly costs nothing but produces international headlines," said Bach...
Olympians Lindsey Jacobellis, Nate Holland win snowboardcross gold in Winter X Games

...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...
Bombings spark concerns about Olympic security 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."
IOC president wants strong US bid for 2024 Games

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."
New IOC President Thomas Bach is moving fast

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.