• Hamburg voters deciding on 2024 Olympic bid in referendum

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Voters in Hamburg are going to the polls in a referendum on the German port city’s candidacy to host the 2024 Olympics.

  • Mexican basketball suspended by FIBA; Olympics in jeopardy

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican basketball federation was suspended by world governing body FIBA on Friday because of the national government’s interference in how the sport is run.

  • FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, April 26, 2015, British athlete Paula Radcliffe after she was presented with a lifetime achievement award during the 35th London Marathon. The IAAF Friday Nov. 27, 2015  cleared marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations and rejected claims that it failed to act on hundreds of suspicious blood tests as lacking ``any scientific or legal basis.’’ (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

    IAAF clears Radcliffe, defends its blood testing program

    LONDON (AP) — The IAAF cleared marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations on Friday and rejected claims that it failed to act on hundreds of suspicious blood tests, saying the accusations lacked “any scientific or legal basis.”

  • IOC leaders to discuss Mexico dispute next month

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A dispute that could lead to Mexico’s suspension from the Olympics will be discussed by IOC leaders next month.

  • 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.

  • 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.