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Critics of Boston Olympic bid aren't impressed with expected changes

A reported shakeup in the leadership of Boston's troubled Olympic bid hasn't mollified critics who oppose hosting the 2024 Summer Games in Massachusetts' capital city.<p>Boston 2024 is expected to replace its chairman, businessman John Fish, with Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca, according to the …

Abandoned - The 1984 Winter Olympic Village

Unfortunately there are no shortage of Olympic villages around the world, where after the glory of the event they are left to quietly rot into the …

Ski Jumping

500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.<p>It may seem like a familiar …

Brazil Olympics Tickets Don’t Reflect Currency Decline

Foreign ticket buyers are paying substantially more than current exchange rate<p>Organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics have declined to adjust a previously agreed-upon exchange rate on international tickets sales even though the value of Brazil’s currency has fallen roughly 30% during the past nine …

Boston named as U.S. bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Thursday that Boston will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.<p>Four contenders — Boston, Los …

Something's Fishy

Brazilian cleanup crews skimmed almost 43 tons of dead fish last week from the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, where rowers are slated …

Olympics president Thomas Bach says New Zealand can host Games

PETER MEECHAM/stuff.co.nz<p>IOC boss Thomas Bach talks one-on-one with Stuff about what it'll take for New Zealand to be host, and about rugby at the …

New Zealand

5-way battle for 2024 Olympics

2015-05-06 12:31<p>Olympics (File)<p>Lausanne - Five cities - Boston, Hamburg, Rome, Paris and Budapest - "are interested" in hosting the 2024 Olympic …

Women In Beijing Delivered Larger Babies When Air Was Cleaner

Thanks to a temporary reduction of air pollution, women in Beijing who were pregnant during the 2008 Olympics gave birth to babies who weighed more. …

Displacement, Diversity Focus of Latest Boston Olympics Meeting

Roxbury residents voiced concerns about displacement and gentrification, a disgraced former elected official criticized a planned Olympics-related …

Rio De Janeiro

Sunshine Coast Mayor wants 'SEQ 2028 as the brand', as he meets IOC president to discuss Olympics bid

South-east Queensland and not just Brisbane will be pitched to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach as a potential 2028 …

Boston's Olympic bid faces daunting foreign rivals

Paris already has an 80,000-seat stadium with a track inside. Rome can stage the archery competition at the Vatican with papal permission. Hamburg …

Olympic Village