US delegation to visit IOC about 2024 Boston bid

LONDON - Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.

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.

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 President says 'time to change is now'

MONACO - IOC President Thomas Bach issued a final plea Sunday for members to support his wide-ranging reforms, warning that "we are not living on an island" and the Olympic movement must act now to remain relevant or risk being forced to change by others.

International Olympic Committee overwhelmingly approves wide-ranging reform package

...Olympic diving gold medalist Greg Louganis said the new wording removes all doubt about the interpretation of the clause."Today's move will make it clear about open hearts and open minds in the spirit of the Olympic Games," he said.

Mascots for 2016 Games honor Brazilian musicians

RIO DE JANEIRO - The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named Vinicius, and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom.

IOC head Thomas Bach seeks support on reform program

BANGKOK - Declaring "the time for change is now," IOC President Thomas Bach urged the world's national Olympic committees on Friday to support his reform program for shaping the future of the games.


...to remove any uncertainty they may have," the IOC said. "It will allow them to take part in qualifications for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and in future editions of the games."

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.

Off-season moves hot topic among players

...was a star once already in Vancouver, where he spent two weeks in 2010 helping the U.S. win a silver medal at the Olympic Games. Now he gets to play in the Pacific Northwest full-time after signing with the Canucks. Miller, who played his...