• A man walks under the Olympic logo during the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    IOC shakes up bid process for 2024 Summer Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The IOC shook up the bidding process for the 2024 Olympics on Sunday, eliminating the cut-down phase and clearing the way for all the candidates to make it to the final vote.

    Updated: 8:23 am

  • In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Malaysian officials said Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more possible debris from the plane. (AP Photo/Lucas Marie, File)

    Malaysia seeks help in finding more debris from Flight 370

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.

    Updated: 12:18 pm

  • South Sudan Secretary General of the Olympic Committee Tong Chor Malek Deran speaks at a press conference at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. South Sudan received official recognition from the IOC on Sunday, allowing the world's newest nation to send a team under its own flag to next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    South Sudan gains Olympic status, cleared for Rio

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — With an Olympic flag draped around his neck, the official from South Sudan couldn’t contain his emotion.

    Updated: 7:17 am

  • Martin Sorrell, chief executive officer of advertising agency WPP speaks at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Sorrell told the International Olympic Committee on Sunday that it needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content outside of the two-year Olympic cycles on the Internet and via mobile devices. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    More online, more on mobile: advertising executive to IOC

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A leading advertising executive told the IOC on Sunday that the Olympic body needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content on the Internet and via mobile devices.

  • CORRECTS LOCATION  Members of the media watch as a white van, accompanied by police motorcycles and a police car transporting what is believed to be debris from a Boeing 777 plane that washed up on an Indian Ocean island, arrives at Direction Generale de L'armement (DGA) facilities in Balma, near Toulouse, south-western France, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. A piece of plane wing that could be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 arrived Saturday in Toulouse, France, for inspection by military aviation experts.The 6-foot-long part, wrapped in a box and shipped as cargo, was flown from the small island of Reunion, near Madagascar. (AP Photo/Fred Lancelot)

    Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

    BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts.

  • In this July 28, 1984, file photo, the Olympic flame is flanked by a scoreboard signifying the formal opening of the XXIII Olympiad after it was lit by Rafer Johnson during the opening ceremonies in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Embarrassing as it was, the U.S. Olympic Committee won’t necessarily be remembered for its ungainly dumping of Boston as a bid city for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC has seven weeks to get another city on board _ and it could be Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    USOC: 3 cities being contacted to replace Boston in 2024 bid

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games and believe the demise of Boston’s candidacy will be “ancient history” by the time the host city is selected in 2017.

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori speaks at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members got down to the more mundane business of providing updates on games they’d already assigned. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    IOC hears reports on Rio’s dirty water, Tokyo emblem flap

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members dealt Saturday with issues affecting the next two Summer Games — severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo’s choice of emblem.

  • China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong, center, celebrates with Beijing Mayor and Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid President Wang Anshun, left, and Liu Peng, right, Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China after Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, defeating Almaty in the final round of voting, at IOC meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, Pool)

    Reaction to Beijing’s victory as 2022 Winter Olympic host

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Reaction Friday to the IOC’s decision to pick Beijing as host city of the 2022 Olympics by a vote of 44 votes to 40 over Almaty, Kazakhstan:

  • President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach opens the envelope announcing that Beijing has won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. Almaty and Beijing competed for the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Watchdog groups quick to criticize IOC over Beijing in 2022

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC’s decision began to pour in.

  • President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach opens the envelope announcing that Lausanne has won the bid to host the 2020 Youth Winter Olympic Games at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. Brasov and Lausanne competed for the right to host the 2020 Youth Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Lausanne awarded 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Swiss city of Lausanne has been awarded the Winter Youth Olympics for 2020, beating Brasov, Romania, in a vote by International Olympic Committee members.