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Rundown Paris suburb dreams of Olympic transformation

Saint-denis - France is eyeing national glory with the 2024 Olympics, but a deprived Paris suburb is hoping for more tangible benefits: nothing short of a physical transformation.

International Olympic Committee readies to crown Paris, Los Angeles for 2024, 2028

- The International Olympic Committee will crown Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics here Wednesday, delivering a welcome feel-good factor amid a gathering storm of corruption allegations.

Olympic chief defends handling of corruption case

- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach defended his organisation's handling of corruption allegations on Monday, insisting the movement could never make itself immune from scandal.

Graft and white elephants: Rio's Olympic legacy

Rio De Janeiro - The Rio de Janeiro Olympics was a world class party, but a year later, there's no end in sight to the painful hangover gripping Latin America's biggest country.Brazilians have got used to public officials' incompetence and corruption.

Olympics: IOC prepares Paris, LA award amid graft storm

- The International Olympic Committee opens a week of high-level meetings here Monday, preparing to rubber-stamp the award of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics as the movement battles a fresh wave of corruption revelations.

Rio Olympics probe puts IOC back under corruption spotlight

Lausanne - The Rio 2016 cash-for-votes inquiry in Brazil has placed the International Olympic Committee under a fresh cloud of corruption less than a week before it is due to award the 2024 Games to Paris.

Paris, LA both poised to win race to host Olympics

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee was poised to hand the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games to Paris and Los Angeles on Tuesday in a landmark double hosting deal.

2024 - a 'tale of two great Olympic cities', says IOC

Lausanne - The IOC lavished praise Wednesday on Los Angeles and Paris in an evaluation of the two cities' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

French President shows game side to support Paris Olympics 2024

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron tried his hand at sports including boxing and wheelchair tennis to support Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympics on Saturday.

Paris mayor slams 'unfriendly' Trump over safety row

Toukyo - The mayor of Paris Monday slammed disparaging comments by Donald Trump about the French capital and immigration policies in Europe, suggesting the US president should focus on issues closer to home.

Budapest Olympics firm suspends operations amid bid turmoil

Budapest - The firm in charge of Budapest's troubled bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024 said Saturday it is suspending operations as long as uncertainty sparked by a referendum drive surrounds the application.

Budapest mulls dropping 2024 Olympics bid — mayor

Budapest - First Hamburg, then Rome and now Budapest? The Hungarian capital on Friday considered dropping its bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024, after a petition gained enough signatures to force a referendum.

Hungary votes to strip its Olympic Committee of powers

Budapest - Hungary approved Tuesday a sweeping reform of its sports laws that will see the national Olympic Committee stripped of most of its powers and roles, as Budapest vies to host 2024 Games.

French president says Paris safe for 2024 Olympics

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that Paris, a target of devastating terrorism, would guarantee the security of athletes if it hosted the 2024 Olympics.

Italian Prime Minister dismisses Rome 2024 chances

Milan - Italy Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he believes Rome's hopes of relaunching their ailing bid to host the 2024 Olympics are over, two days after a resounding 'No' by the city's mayor.

Back bid or we throw in towel: Olympics chief to Rome mayor

Rome - Rome will abandon its bid to host the 2024 Olympics if sceptical new mayor Virginia Raggi does not back it by early next month, the president of Italy's Olympic Committee said Tuesday.

Rome's populist 5-Star movement opposes 2024 Olympic bid

Rome - The populist Five Star movement, which has mayors in Rome and Turin, has clearly stated it is against the Italian capital hosting the 2024 Olympic Games.

Rome mayor reticent on 2024 Olympic bid

Rome - Rome mayor Virginia Raggi remains reticent on her city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying Monday that it would be better to first think about "abandoned municipal installations".

Hollande says France 2024 Olympic bid hardened by terror

Rio De Janeiro - French president Francois Hollande insisted Friday that France has been hardened by recent militant attacks and that the tougher security imposed makes the country ideal for the 2024 Olympics.

Hamburg residents vote against 2024 Games bid

Berlin - Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 Olympics fell at the first hurdle on Sunday when residents voted 'No' in a crunch referendum as the German public again torpedoed plans to host a Games.

Boston out as possible 2024 Olympic host, but LA interested

New York - Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics ended amid financial fears and local opposition, leaving the US Olympic Committee to seek a replacement candidate by mid-September.

Washington wants to host Summer Olympics in 2024

Despite being snubbed to host the Olympic games in 2012 officials in Washington believe their city is a perfect location for the 2024 Summer Games.

Afghan President needs financial, military help until 2024

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday that his country will not be able to pay for their own army until 2024, which pegs the question: How much is the world willing to spend?
 

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