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IOC chief Bach arrives in KL ahead of 2022 Olympics vote

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) speaks to the media during a photo call at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, on Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach arrived in Malaysia on Friday ahead of executive board meetings and a general session which will determine the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics — either Beijing or Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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IOC: Pyeongchang poised to move from planning to operations

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — IOC coordination commission leader Gunilla Lindberg says organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are well poised to move from planning to operational mode with six months remaining before the first of the test events.

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Hyundai, Kia Motors sign deal for 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors have signed on as a domestic sponsor of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Kazakhstan’s hostility toward gays under fire

MOSCOW (AP) — A leading human rights organization has criticized Kazakhstan’s hostility toward gay people ahead of a vote to pick the host for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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