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Bach welcomes US decision to bid for 2024 Olympics

FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives at the IOC executive board meeting in Monaco. The U.S. Olympic Committee board voted Tuesday Dec. 17, 2014, in favor of a bid, but must still decide which city to put forward among their four candidates of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Games. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, FILE)

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.

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USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

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

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Your Top Plays for Today

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio’s Olympic waters

In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, athletes of the Finn class compete during the first test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that’s normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists with Brazil’s most respected health research institute said Monday Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that’s normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.

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Italian PM Renzi announces Rome 2024 Olympic bid

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi delivers his speech at Italian Olympic Committee headquarters in Rome, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Renzi says Rome will bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. He says "the Italian government, together with CONI, is ready for this project." The move comes with Italy's economy still stagnant and amid a widening corruption and mafia scandal in the capital. Italy planned to bid for the 2020 Olympics but the project was scrapped after then-premier Mario Monti refused to provide financial backing. The 2024 host will be chosen in 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

ROME (AP) — Sailing in Sardinia. Boxing in Florence. Basketball in Milan. Water polo in Naples.

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