Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Bidding race for 2024 Olympics starting to get crowded

In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston. The two-year global campaign will climax with a vote by the IOC in Lima, Peru, in 2017. Boston’s bid has floundered ever since the Bay State capital was put forward as the U.S. candidate in December 2014. But there has been more opposition than enthusiasm for the bid in Boston, where residents feel they were kept in the dark by the process and fear they will be left footing the bill. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

LONDON (AP) — Even though the race hasn’t officially started, the field for the 2024 Olympics is getting more crowded by the day.

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Russia modifies World Cup contracts to cut imports

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government hopes to save some money by cutting expensive imports from its World Cup construction plans.

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Schmiedlova wins Katowice Open for her 1st WTA title

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Eighth-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia beat third-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-4, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Katowice Open to clinch her first WTA title.

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Russia’s World Cup organizers face budget headaches

In this photo taken Friday, March 6, 2015 and provided by Profit Organisation Directorate on preparation and staging of the 2018 World Cup in the Host City of Saransk, a stadium for the 2018 World Cup is under construction in Saransk, Russia. With a population of around 300,000, Saransk is the smallest of the 11 Russian cities which will host World Cup matches in 2018. (AP Photo/Profit Organisation Directorate)

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Saransk’s stadium for the 2018 World Cup is supposed to raise the profile of this little-known Russian city, but for now Alexei Merkushkin is just trying to keep costs down.

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