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China says probe of FIBA official won’t affect Olympic bid

BEIJING (AP) — An official says Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid won’t be affected by the investigation of a Chinese member of basketball’s international governing body for possible corruption.

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Discovery secures European Olympic TV rights through 2024

In this Wednesday July 9, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.   U.S. based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. has secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 in a landmark deal worth euro1.3 billion ($1.45 billion). The parent company of the Discovery Channel and Eurosport won the rights to the games of 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024, and also agreed to collaborate with the IOC on its new year-round Olympic Channel. The IOC says the deal covers all platforms, including free television, subscription and pay TV, internet and mobile phones in 50 countries across the continent. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion).

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Wrestling federation signs up to IOC monitoring system

VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Wrestling’s governing body has become the latest federation to sign up to the IOC’s monitoring system in the fight against illegal betting and match-fixing.

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