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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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Austria tightens anti-doping laws after Sochi case

VIENNA (AP) — Austria is tightening its anti-doping laws, making it illegal for athletes to work with coaches and officials who have been banned in doping cases.

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Hungary’s Olympic chief backs bid for 2024 Games

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The head of Hungary’s national Olympic committee says it fully supports a possible Budapest bid for the 2024 Games.

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IOC, Interpol cooperate to fight match-fixing

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)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic officials are increasing their collaboration with Interpol to combat match-fixing and illegal betting.

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Pool from US Olympic trials to relocate to Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The pool from the 2012 Olympic trials will be dismantled and moved to Boston after the competition.

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