Posts Tagged Olympic games

Athletes avoid South Korea over virus fears

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — As South Korea battles to contain an outbreak of the deadly MERS virus, some foreign athletes are turning their back on the country.

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S. Korean musical producer to direct Pyeongchang ceremonies

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The producer of South Korea’s longest-running theater show has been selected as executive creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

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IOC praises Tokyo 2020 plans amid main stadium concerns

Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori, left, speaks beside International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates right, during a plenary session of the IOC Coordination Commission to Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  IOC Vice President Coates praised preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday while trying to calm concerns over the rising cost of the new National Stadium. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — IOC Vice President John Coates tried to calm concerns over the rising cost of Tokyo’s new National Stadium while praising preparations for the 2020 Games on Wednesday.

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USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston’s troubled bid

U.S. Olympic Comittee Chairman Larry Probst speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Redwood City, Calif. USOC leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active opposition. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are sticking with Boston as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, knowing full well that getting the city to the starting line in this contest could be as tough as actually landing the games.

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China says probe of FIBA official won’t affect Olympic bid

BEIJING (AP) — An official says Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid won’t be affected by the investigation of a Chinese member of basketball’s international governing body for possible corruption.

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