Olympics

  • Rio Mayor says no sports 'mausoleum' like Beijing

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is viewed as the key person to speed up the city's delayed Olympics Games preparations. He has been the point man when all three levels of Brazilian government have debated expenditures for the 2016 Games.

    Associated Press
  • Krakow's deputy mayor to lead Winter Games bid

    Krakow's deputy mayor was chosen Thursday to lead the Polish city's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympics following the resignation of the previous bid chief. Magdalena Sroka succeeds Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak, a former Olympic snowboarder who resigned Saturday following media allegations that…

    The Associated Press
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  • Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

    With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games. Lviv remains among the five contenders in what is turning into a…

    The Associated Press
  • Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues

    Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Rio Mais, the consortium building venues at the main Olympic cluster located 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of…

    The Associated Press
  • Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio Olympics

    By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais ($10.76 billion) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time. The budget covers 27…

    Reuters