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Rio Mayor: 2016 Olympic spending transparent, open

Mayor Eduardo Paes talks to journalists on a bus during his tour of Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Rio will host the Olympic Games in 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Promising complete transparency, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said Friday that local organizers were “completely open” to financial audits of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

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Pope boosts Rome’s 2024 bid but warns: ‘I won’t be around’

In this photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis talks to Franciscan Capuchin preacher father Raniero Cantalamessa, at the Vatican, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some events. But he is warning: “I won’t be around.”

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IOC awards Olympic TV rights in Cuba for 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Cuba’s state broadcaster has been awarded the country’s exclusive television rights to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Italy’s anti-corruption czar to join Rome bid team

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) — Italy’s anti-corruption czar will join Rome’s bid team for the 2024 Olympics, a response to the widening mafia scandal in the capital.

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Former Olympic wrestling champion suspended 1 year

PARIS (AP) — Former Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot was suspended for one year Thursday by the French anti-doping agency for missing doping tests.

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