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IOC President Thomas Bach welcomes US bid for 2024 Olympics

...International Olympic Com mittee is eager to have a solid bid from the United States, which is looking to play host to the Summer Games for the first time in nearly three decades.The U.S. Olympic Committee board voted Tuesday in favor of a bid after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-12-17/ioc-president-thomas-bac
Overtime

...for 2024 GamesThe U.S. Olympic Commit tee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games.Which city will it pick? Stay tuned.After hearing presentations from the four candidates Tuesday ? Boston, Los...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-12-16/overtime
IOC President says 'time to change is now'

...and keep them affordable.He spoke of the need to revamp the sports program by scrapping the cap of 28 sports for the Summer Games to allow new events to come in ? a process that could clear the way for baseball and softball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-12-07/ioc-president-says-time-
International Olympic Committee overwhelmingly approves wide-ranging reform package

...against gay "propaganda" ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.The IOC abolished the cap of 28 sports for the Summer Games to move to an "events-based" system that would allow new competitions to come in, while keeping to about 10...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-12-08/international-olympic-co
USOC will decide next week if it will bid on 20024 Games

...Arab Emirates; Budapest, Hungary; and a city or region in South Africa.The United States hasn't played host to the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta. New York made a failed bid for the 2012 Olympics, and Chicago missed out for 2016."That's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-12-09/usoc-will-decide-next-we
SUV toddler mom 'devastated' by death, lawyer says

...in the case thus far is similar to what 1996 Olympic bombing hero Richard Jewell faced after an attack that year on the summer games in Atlanta.Jewell led people away from a suspicious backpack before a blast killed one and left more than 100 people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-16/suv-toddler-mom-devastated-de
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-05-07/nbc-extends-olympic-deal
Salt Lake City has viable Olympic facilities over a decade later

...to locals who can barely stand on a pair of skates.What a contrast with other cities.Take Athens, which hosted the Summer Games two years after Salt Lake City. Many of those facilities were largely abandoned after the Olympics, quickly of no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-12-27/salt-lake-city-has-viabl
Jamaican drug testing comes up fire

...Anti-Doping Commission alleged the island didn't drug-test its athletes for entire months before they dazzled at the Summer Games.Statistics compiled by former JADCO Executive Director Renee Anne Shirley indicated a near-complete breakdown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-10-14/jamaican-drug-testing-co
US wrestlers blindsided by Olympic ouster

...with the sport in the U.S. were jolted Tuesday when International Olympic Committee leaders dropped wrestling from the Summer Games.The move is set to take effect for the 2020 Olympics and eliminates a sport that's been a staple of both the ancient...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-02-12/us-wrestlers-blindsided-