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IOC praises Tokyo 2020 plans amid main stadium concerns

Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori, left, speaks beside International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates right, during a plenary session of the IOC Coordination Commission to Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  IOC Vice President Coates praised preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday while trying to calm concerns over the rising cost of the new National Stadium. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — IOC Vice President John Coates tried to calm concerns over the rising cost of Tokyo’s new National Stadium while praising preparations for the 2020 Games on Wednesday.

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China says probe of FIBA official won’t affect Olympic bid

BEIJING (AP) — An official says Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid won’t be affected by the investigation of a Chinese member of basketball’s international governing body for possible corruption.

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Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany

United States' Ali Krieger (11) and China's Liu Shanshan (2) battle for the ball during the first half of a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.

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IOC wants Tokyo organizers to finalize plans for new stadium

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo organizers of the 2020 Olympics have been asked to finalize plans for the main stadium by the International Olympic Committee after it was confirmed that building costs have almost doubled.

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