Posts Tagged Summer Olympic games

IOC president Bach meets Italian PM to discuss bid

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi gestures as he speaks during the panel "Transformational Leadership"at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The world's financial and political elite will head to the Swiss Alps this week for 2015's gathering of the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The head of the Italian Olympic Committee remains confident about Rome’s chances of hosting the 2024 Games after discussing the bid with IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday.

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Australian athlete chases Olympic gold amid doping scandal

This is a Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012  file photo of Gold-medallist Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia, right stands with silver-medallist Jared Tallent of Australia,  after the men's 50-kilometer race walk competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Jared Tallent says he "definitely" considers himself the true Olympic race-walking champion. Now he just needs the gold medal to prove it. The Australian finished second in the 50-kilometer walk at the 2012 London Olympics behind Sergei Kirdyapkin, who was one of five Russian walkers banned Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015, for doping. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Jared Tallent says he “definitely” considers himself the true Olympic race-walking champion. Now he just needs the gold medal to prove it.

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Boston mayor opposes putting Olympics question to voters

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh opposes putting the city’s 2024 Olympics bid before Massachusetts voters, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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Olympic pole vault champ jumps to support Boston 2024 bid

BOSTON (AP) — Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr (sure) thinks a Boston Olympics would give the Americans a big advantage in 2024.

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3 Russian Olympic race-walk champs suspended in doping probe

In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo Sergey Kirdyapkin, of Russia, wins the gold medal in the men's 50-kilometer race walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Three Russian Olympic champions have been provisionally suspended as part of an investigation into doping in Russian athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations has told The Associated Press. The three, all race-walkers, are Sergei Kirdyapkin, who won gold in the men’s 50-kilometer race at the London 2012 Olympics, and Valery Borchin and Olga Kaniskina, who won men’s and women’s 20km gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

MOSCOW (AP) — Five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic gold medalists, were banned by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday.

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