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Korean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang’s successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.

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IOC: no final decision on meeting in Sochi

FILE- In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation (IJF), looks on at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia, after he was elected as president of SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations. Sochi has been selected to host a major sports convention next year, despite global criticism of Russia following the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, announced Tuesday that it would take its annual convention in 2015 to Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Games. SportAccord President Marius Vizer says Sochi is "a city that demonstrated its passion for sport and capability through the successful organization of the Winter Olympic Games."The meeting will be held in April or May. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says no final decision has been made on holding an executive board meeting next year in Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Brazil soccer coach Dunga smiles during a press conference announcing him as the new head coach of the Brazilian national team, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Dunga returned to the post replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the 2014 World Cup eliminated in a 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Pyeongchang’s 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics Kim Jin-sun attends a press conference during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Kim has resigned, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games. A former provincial governor, Kim was elected president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee (POCOG) in late 2011 after Pyeongchang won the right to host the Winter Olympics for the first time in South Korea. He was re-elected last year for another two-year term.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.

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Malaysian athletes to wear black armbands

Malaysian air crash investigators take pictures of wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Malaysian athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games held a minute’s silence at their flag-raising on Tuesday and plan to wear black armbands at the opening ceremony in memory of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash.

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