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Rio Olympics end recruitment of volunteers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro have closed recruitment for volunteers, registering 242,757 applicants for 70,000 unpaid positions — 45,000 for the Olympics and 25,000 for the Paralympics.

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Rio Olympics creates ‘super bacteria’ task force

In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, small boats sit on the polluted shore of Guanabara Bay in the suburb of Sao Goncalo, across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that’s normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists with Brazil’s most respected health research institute said Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian organizers of the 2016 Olympics are creating a task force to deal with a so-called “super bacteria” discovered in Olympic sailing waters.

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Bach welcomes US decision to bid for 2024 Olympics

FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives at the IOC executive board meeting in Monaco. The U.S. Olympic Committee board voted Tuesday Dec. 17, 2014, in favor of a bid, but must still decide which city to put forward among their four candidates of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Games. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, FILE)

LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a “very strong” contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global race.

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USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games.

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Your Top Plays for Today

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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