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France still considering Paris bid for 2024 Games

PARIS (AP) — French officials are still considering a possible Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics, even though Prime Minister Manuel Valls has endorsed the city’s candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo.

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Luge great Armin Zoeggeler retires

In this Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 Armin Zoeggeler of Italy speeds past the Olympic rings during the third run of the men's singles luge competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Luge standout Armin Zoeggeler, the first athlete to win a medal in the same individual event at six consecutive Olympics, has announced his retirement. The 40-year-old Zoeggeler revealed his plans at a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Zoeggeler began his Olympic streak by winning bronze in singles at the 1994 Lillehammer Games. Then he took silver in Nagano four years later, gold in Salt Lake City and gold again at his home Turin Games, before concluding his career with bronzes in Vancouver and Sochi. Zoeggeler also won six golds and 16 medals overall at the world championships. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

MILAN (AP) — Luge standout Armin Zoeggeler, the first athlete to medal in the same individual event at six consecutive Olympics, has announced his retirement.

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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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