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Almaty offers traditional winter setting in 2022 Olympic bid

FOR STORY 2022 BID - This photo taken on Friday, May  29, 2015, shows a central mosque in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  The ex-Soviet nation of Kazakhstan in Central Asia will be the first majority-Muslim country to host an Olympics if Almaty defeats its rival, Beijing, in voting July 31 to select the host venue of the 2022 winter games. (AP Photo/Pavel Mikheyev)

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Instead of grand talk about how the Olympics will break new ground by going to a majority-Muslim country for the first time, or by making their first visit to Central Asia, Almaty’s bid for the 2022 Winter Games is about tradition.

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Chand aims to qualify for Rio Olympics after CAS verdict

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian sprinter Dutee Chand will aim to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to suspend IAAF rules that could have blocked women with high levels of male hormones from competing in Rio de Janeiro.

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For No Boston Olympics, time to celebrate, then ‘go away’

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, center, speaks next to Mass. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, left, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, second from left, and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, right, during a news conference in Boston, Monday, July 27, 2015, regarding Boston no longer being a 2024 Summer Olympics contender. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and concerns from elected leaders and organized opposition about the impact to taxpayers. (Ted Fitzgerald/The Boston Herald via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — On Boston’s last day as a potential Olympic host, Chris Dempsey ate lunch at an Irish pub across from City Hall and waited for the bid for the 2024 Summer Games to crumble.

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IOC meetings begin, 2022 Winter Games venue top of agenda

China's Olympic gold medalist figure skating pair, Shen Xue, right, and Zhao Hongbo, speak to the media during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Tuesday, July, 28, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of China’s most storied winter Olympic athletes faced some tough questions Tuesday about Beijing bid’s for the 2022 Winter Games — namely about air pollution and a lack of snow.

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’10 people on Twitter’ exult in demise of Boston Olympics

In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, people hold up placards against the Olympic Games coming to Boston, during the first public forum regarding the city's 2024 Olympic bid, in Boston. Boston's mayor delivered a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the 2024 Olympics on Monday, July 27, 2015,  when he declared he wouldn't sign any document "that puts one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one penny of overruns on the Olympics."  That document is the host city contract that most in the Olympics consider crucial to any city's success.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh drew plenty of flak, and spawned a trending hashtag, by dismissing the opposition to the city’s doomed bid for the 2024 Olympics as “10 people on Twitter.”

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