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Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

In this Monday May 19, 2014 fie photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. left, smiles  as he sits with Norwegian IOC-member Gerhard Heiberg  during a meeting Norway's Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey in Oslo. Oslo said it is dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals. (AP Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix, File) NORWAY OUT

The Olympics that no one seems to want is down to just two candidates.

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Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), gestures to journalists prior to a televised presidential debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.

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2024 candidates hope to learn from Chicago’s loss

CHICAGO (AP) — Every day for a year after his most painful professional setback, the chief of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics got hit with some form of the same question, always from a different person: Why?

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