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Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bid

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, left, and State of Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox turn on the "Lighting Ceremony" celebrating the solar array project of panels built on top of the parking cover outside of the Utah Olympic Oval with creates enough power to take over 500 homes off the power grid Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Kearns.  (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Tom Smart, Deseret News)

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake City officials don’t know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance.

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Kosovo athletes start training for Rio Olympics

Kosovo Olympic hopeful swimmer Lum Zhaveli is reflected in pool water as he arrives to a training session in the capital Pristina in this photo taken Oct. 29, 2014. Just a week after gaining provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Kosovo is already preparing in earnest for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. As Memli Krasniqi, Kosovo’s minister of culture, youth and sports, says "now our athletes will be able to represent their country." (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A week after gaining provisional recognition from the IOC, Kosovo is already preparing in earnest for the 2016 Olympics.

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Ex New Zealand IOC member Tay Wilson dies at 89

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former International Olympic Committee member of New Zealand Tay Wilson has died. He was 89.

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Olympic speed skating rink underway in Pyeongchang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Olympic organizers in Pyeongchang have broken ground on the speed skating rink for the 2018 Winter Games and say all six new competition venues are now on track to stage test events on schedule.

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Stockholm regrets withdrawal of 2022 Games bid

LONDON (AP) — If the IOC is willing to reopen the bidding to host the 2022 Winter Games, Stockholm would be happy to jump back into the race.

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