• Ukrainian World boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko promotes Hamburg's bid for Olympic Games in 2024 during a public training session at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, prior his heavyweight boxing fight against challenger Tyson Fury from Britain, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. The title bout will take place in Duesseldorf's  LTU arena on Saturday.  Poster reads: Hamburg 2024, and : This is unique'. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Hamburg voters to decide on 2024 Olympic bid

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Leaders of Hamburg’s bid for the 2024 Olympics hope that a soccer scandal, unsettled costs and fear of attacks won’t dissuade voters from backing the German port city’s candidacy on Sunday.

    Updated: 11:33 am

  • Summer Olympic federations set up anti-doping task force

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Summer sports federations have set up a task force to study their anti-doping programs as Olympic officials consider turning over all drug-testing to an independent body.

  • Hungary scolded for claiming European support for 2024 bid

    ROME (AP) — Europe’s Olympic association has scolded Hungary for claiming it has secured the backing of 16 European countries for Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Games.

  • In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 file photo, an elderly man tosses fallen gingko leaves into the air in a park in Beijing. China's capital has been hit with unusually cool and wet weather in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    In images from across Asia last week, Nepalis lit candles for the victims of Paris attacks, U.S. President Barack Obama visited Asia to meet with regional leaders and a darling panda cub made her public debut at a Malaysian zoo.

  • Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, left, and billionaire developer Pasquale Mauro attend a ceremony at the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Paes spent 15 minutes defending the course, built in the wealthy neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, where most Olympic venues will be located. Mauro is spending about 60 million Brazilian reals ($16.2 million) to build the course. He is also constructing luxury marble and glass apartments around the layout, which was carved from a nature reserve. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Rio Olympic golf course handed over to games organizers

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic golf course — slowed by environmental lawsuits, land ownership disputes and doubts it even needed to be built — was handed over Sunday to organizers of next year’s games.

  • French National Police officers train Brazil's police officers before a drill to prepare security forces for demonstrations and protests during the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.  (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Mayor trusts Rio Olympic security, but says ‘have to worry’

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mayor Eduardo Paes expressed confidence Saturday in security for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, but was also cautious in the wake of the attacks in Paris just over a week ago.

  • Los Angeles focus on vision, public support for Olympic bid

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Leaders of Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Olympics took away two clear ideas from meetings at IOC headquarters on Friday.

  • International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach holds a speech during the 44th European Olympic Committee general assembly in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Paris determined ‘more than ever’ to host 2024 Olympics

    PRAGUE (AP) — The deadly attacks in Paris won’t deter the French capital’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

  • Bulgaria barred from 2016 Olympic weightlifting for doping

    HOUSTON (AP) — Bulgaria cannot send a weightlifting team to the 2016 Olympics because of its steroids doping record.

  • Paris 2024 Olympic bid takes rivals’ goodwill to IOC meets

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Leaders of Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympics took goodwill messages from campaign rivals to meetings with the IOC on Thursday.