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Incheon touts Asian Games amid worries over costs

A worker carries trees for landscaping work outside of the main stadium for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games this month, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon could either be a model for Pyeongchang or a cautionary tale. Nearly 10,000 athletes will compete in 42 sports. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town.

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Frisco mayor to conduct coin toss before NDSU game

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of Frisco, Texas, is coming to Fargo to help North Dakota State University celebrate its home opener in football.

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Bach reflects on busy 1st year as IOC president

In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach answers a question in his office during an Associated Press interview at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Bach, who was elected on Sept. 10, 2013, in Buenos Aires as the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee, defeating five other candidates to succeed Jacques Rogge. He marks the anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bach has overseen the Winter Olympics in Sochi, traveled the world to meet sports and political leaders (81 heads of state and government, according to the IOC) and struck 13 broadcast and sponsorship deals worth a total of $10 billion, including a record $7.75 billion deal with NBC for U.S. TV rights through 2032. He recently returned from China, where he presided over the Youth Olympics in Nanjing. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, file)

LONDON (AP) — Thomas Bach has been moving at breakneck speed in his first year as IOC president. Yet even he didn’t expect to secure support for his Olympic reforms so quickly.

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