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