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Five cities, including Los Angeles, set to bid on 2024 Olympics

...Boston's bid collapsed in July amid a lack of public and political support. The Californian city is bidding to bring the Summer Games back to the U.S. for the first time since Atlanta held the 1996 Olympics.On Tuesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-09-15/five-cities-including-lo
USOC picks Los Angeles for 2024 bid

...The IOC had set a Sept. 15 deadline for cities to enter the race for the 2024 Games.The U.S. hasn't hosted the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta.The selection of Los Angeles ends an awkward period for the USOC, after it booted Boston...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-09-01/usoc-picks-los-angeles-2
Overtime

...International Olympic Committee's deadline to nominate a city is Sept. 15. The United States hasn't played host to the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta."There are some complicated issues in the discussion," Blackmun said. "But I'm very...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-12/overtime
Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event

...Americans' experience is almost certain to raise more concerns for the Olympics. About 10,500 athletes will attend the Summer Games, and 1,400 will participate in rowing, sailing, triathlon, canoeing and distance swimming in the waters around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-10/some-us-rowers-fall-ill-
Organizers believe 2016 Olympics will show better side of Brazil

...incomplete. Several have become underused "white elephants" that cost local governments millions to maintain.Now come the Summer Games, which are more complex and put Brazil under scrutiny again.Instead of a one-month tournament with 730 players...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-28/organizers-believe-2016-
Baseball, softball up for consideration for 2020 Tokyo Games

...Under the "Olympic Agenda 2020" reforms approved in December, the IOC agreed to abolish the cap of 28 sports for the Summer Games and 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/2015-06-22/baseball-softball-consid
Some US rowers get sick after event in Rio

...likely through the rest of the week, and review protocols for cleanliness.About 10,500 athletes will attend the Summer Games, and 1,400 will participate in rowing, sailing, triathlon, canoeing and distance swimming in the waters around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-10/some-us-rowers-get-sick-
IOC alters its bidding process for 2024 Summer Games

...a bid budget of only $11 million ? a fraction of the $60 million and more spent by many recent candidates for the Summer Games."We always want the budgets to be as modest as possible," Dubi said. "We don't want expenditures for expertise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-02/ioc-alters-its-bidding-p
Boston's 2024 organizers release details of their $4.6 billion plan

BOSTON - The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-06-29/bostons-2024-organizers-
US delegation to visit IOC about 2024 Boston bid

...The U.S., which mounted failed bids for the 2012 Olympics (New York) and 2016 (Chicago), hasn't hosted the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta.Stung by polls showing support for their candidacy at below 50 percent, Boston officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-05-22/us-delegation-visit-ioc-