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Summer Olympic sports chief to Vizer: You don’t represent us

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — The head of the association of summer Olympic sports has urged SportAccord chief Marius Vizer to stop speaking out on behalf of the federations, saying he does not represent their views and has shown a “lack of understanding” of the Olympic movement.

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US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, Steve Pagliuca, managing director of Bain Capital, speaks during a conference at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, May 21, 2015, making Boston Celtics co-owner Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games. Pagliuca takes over the effort to convince the IOC to send the Summer Olympics to the United States for the first time since 1996. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

LONDON (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.

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Nadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals

In this May 10, 2015, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, makes a speech after losing to Andy Murray of Britain during the men's final at the Madrid Open Tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain. For years and years _ a full decade, in fact _ Nadal has dominated the French Open the way no one has ever dominated a Grand Slam tennis tournament. Despite the way he's ruled Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic is considered the man to beat, (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced at Roland Garros.

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F1 will invite companies to bid to become sole tire supplier

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the first free practice at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Thursday, May 21 2015. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

MONACO (AP) — Formula One’s governing body has invited companies to bid to become the sole supplier of F1 tires for a three-year period starting in 2017.

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Australia in Europe’s Song Contest? In a word, yes.

In this May 20, 2015 photo Australias's Guy Sebastian performs the song 'Tonight Again' during a dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria's capital Vienna. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia.

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