Tag: International Olympic Committee

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Olympic Double: IOC Says Yes to Paris in 24, and LA for 28

LIMA, Peru (AP) — This was one of those rare Olympic moments where everyone walked away a winner.
Paris for 2024. Los Angeles for 2028. And the International Olympic Committee for transforming an unruly bidding process to lock down its future by choosing not one, but two Summer Olympics hosts at the same time.

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Israeli President Rivlin Slams PA For Praising Munich Massacre As ‘Heroic’

TEL AVIV – Speaking in Germany at an inauguration event for a long-awaited memorial to the 1972 Munich massacre, President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday slammed the Palestinian Authority for continuing to glorify the Black September Palestinian terrorists who murdered 11 Israeli athletes during the Olympics that year.

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Report: One in Ten Olympic Committee Members Is a Noble

A Brazilian newspaper has published a dive into the world of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), where nobility is vastly overrepresented compared to the greater world population, despite the group’s claims its members are those “considered more qualified for the job.”

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Tourists Find Human Foot at Rio’s Copacabana, Site of Olympic Beach Volleyball

Just weeks before the start of the Summer Olympics, tourists at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Copacabana Beach discovered mutilated body parts washing ashore, a reminder that many of the seaside venues reserved for athletes suffer from extraordinary pollution that could endanger the health of those in contact with the water.

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2024 Olympics: L.A. or Bust

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced it would be focusing its efforts on making Los Angeles its choice for the coveted games.

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Ultimate Frisbee Recognized by International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Federation recognized disc sports, including ultimate frisbee and disc golf, at its 128th session at Kuala Lumpur this weekend. The IOC did not say whether they plan to recognize the tradition of drinking between holes (disc golf) or smoking pot after games (ultimate frisbee), too.

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2024 Olympics in Boston? Not so Fast, Say Taxpayers

BOSTON — After 30 years of disastrous multi-billion-dollar public construction disasters, cost overruns, and scandals, it appears that a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston may be the last straw for overtaxed voters in the deep-blue state of Massachusetts