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U.S. Olympic Committee will pay price if a U.S. city lands the 2024 Olympics

...of those costly facts of life in the Olympics thanks to the Joint Marketing Program...last two U.S. attempts to land the Olympics.The last two American bids have...that forms when a city is awarded the Olympics. London's domestic sponsorship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-07-28/us-olympic-committee-wil
2016 Olympic Games next big challenge facing Brazil

...Felli believes the World Cup gave the Olympics a boost."The perception of the...of security," Payne said. "The Olympics are a far more complicated undertaking...World Cup involved 736 athletes; the Olympics 10,500.The World Cup is one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-07-15/2016-olympic-games-next-
Rio's polluted bay is under fire by sailors

...waters. Cleaning the bay was part of the pitch to land the Olympics, with officials pledging to cut the flow by 80 percent...months ago that the problem would not be solved for the Olympics."I'm sorry that we did not use the games to get...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-07-28/rios-polluted-bay-under-
Lisa Leslie, former Georgia star Janet Harris to be inducted to women's basketball Hall of Fame

...Final Four twice.Arcain guided Brazil to a gold medal at the 1994 world championship as well as a silver and bronze at the Olympics. She helped lead the Comets to WNBA titles in the league's first four years.Goestenkors guided Duke and Texas to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-19/lisa-leslie-former-georgi
Polluted Rio bay raises concerns

...Mayor Eduardo Paes and other government officials have acknowledged targets will be missed for cleaning the water for the Olympics.British sailor Alain Sign, rigging his 49er boat Sunday, described the problem of floating debris in the bay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-08-03/polluted-rio-bay-raises-
Augusta Ice Sports Center closing Aug. 24

...Foundation, according to the Save the Augusta Ice Sports Center page.Swain said her granddaughter dreams of skating in the Olympics, so she'll have to decide whether she can afford making routine trips to the nearest ice rink, which is nearly 90...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-25/augusta-ice
NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75 billion

...the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2032 on Wednesday in a...100 million for promotion of the Olympics between 2015 and 2020."This...covered a total of 23 editions of the Olympics going back to the 1964 Summer Games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-05-07/nbc-extends-olympic-deal
Arm wrasslin' in the Olympics?

...I'd start training tomorrow if they put it in the Olympics," Dean said. "It'd tickle me to compete and win...Association, which is lobbying to have the sport included in the Olympics in 2000. Dean developed his Herculean strength growing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/16/oth_239176.shtml
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CBS hopes for more gold after the Olympics

...fizzled too, prompting scheduling changes later this month as the network seeks to capitalize on the promotional windfall the Olympics provide. CBS (WRDW-TV, Channel 12) will alter its lineup on five nights, shuffling a handful of series into new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/17/ent_222621.shtml
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USOC trims list of cities for 2024 Olympic bid

...number Tuesday.The last U.S. city that bid for the Olympics was Chicago, which finished last in the voting for...rejected the theory that spiraling costs were turning the Olympics into events that few countries want to host. The race...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-06-10/usoc-trims-list-cities-2