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Olympic leaders to finalize Bach’s reform package

In this Wednesday, July 9, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

LONDON (AP) — IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.

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Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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IOC seeks explanation of Russian member’s comments

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev talks during the official ceremony after the final match at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of the Kremlin Cup tournament for one year. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a “full explanation” of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tennis tour.

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2018 Olympic ceremonies to be held in Pyeongchang

In this Feb. 19, 2011 photo, visitors play with a sled in front of the sign for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic in Pyeongchang, east of Seoul, South Korea. Pyeongchang organizers have scrapped plans to stage the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympic outside of the host city. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pyeongchang organizers have scrapped plans to stage the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympic outside of the host city.

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Biles returns with 4 world golds, no bee stings

In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Simone Biles of the United States performs on the vault during the women's vault final of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship at the Guangxi Gymnasium in Nanning, China. Biles won her second world all-around gymnastics last weekend in China, becoming the first U.S. woman to win two straight world all-around titles since Shannon Miller in 1993-94. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Simone Biles sprinted toward the vault, soared above the beam and capped the floor exercise routine with a twisting double backflip en route to winning her second world all-around gymnastics title.

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