• Bach: Boston failed to deliver on ‘promises’ to USOC

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city failed to deliver on “promises” made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the games.

    Updated: 4:57 am

  • Tokyo Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium change

    Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori, left, along with Tokyo 2020 Olympics CEO Toshiro Muto, talks to media after a presentation to the IOC committee in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Japanese organizers apologized to the IOC on Wednesday over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium and delivered assurances that the new venue will be ready in time for the 2020 Games.

    Updated: 3:57 am

  • Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote

    Yao Ming, retired Chinese professional basketball player smiles during a press conference for Beijing 2022 Olympic bid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan.

    Updated: 1:26 am

  • IOC meetings begin, 2022 Winter Games venue top of agenda

    China's Olympic gold medalist figure skating pair, Shen Xue, right, and Zhao Hongbo, speak to the media during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Tuesday, July, 28, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of China’s most storied winter Olympic athletes faced tough questions about Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Games — namely about air pollution and a lack of snow.

  • Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics

    TOKYO (AP) — The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium have struck back at claims that their design was the main reason for the spiraling cost.