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FIFA President Sepp Blatter has sat atop soccer's ruling body for five terms and faces a tough vote Friday to keep his position. (Associated Press)

FIFA scandal highlights culture of corruption in World Cup, Olympics bidding

- The Washington Times

Soccer’s World Cup is big business for host countries, and the game’s organizational structure does little to prevent graft, mismanagement and cost overruns, according to experts who say that driving factors such as tourism, global exposure and long-term infrastructure are chief motivators for some countries to fight — not always fairly — for the right to host.

Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers fail in attempt to stop appeal

Associated Press

Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers failed Friday in their attempt to stop an appeal by prosecutors that will again seek a murder conviction against the double-amputee athlete for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

John Fish, Boston's bid chairman, speaks during a news conference in Boston Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 after Boston was picked by the USOC as its bid city for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Boston reacts warily to selection of Olympics bid

- Associated Press

Columnists and commuters alike took to the airwaves, the streets and social media Friday to air their grievances, deflating at least a little of Boston’s bubble over beating San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington as the USOC’s choice for the American bid.

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Bach: Boston failed to deliver on 'promises' to USOC

- Associated Press

IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city failed to deliver on "promises" made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the games.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Tokyo Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium change

- Associated Press

Japanese organizers apologized to the IOC on Wednesday over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium and delivered assurances that the new venue will be ready in time for the 2020 Games.

Yao Ming, retired Chinese professional basketball player smiles during a press conference for Beijing 2022 Olympic bid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote

- Associated Press

Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing's bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The Olympic Park which will host Rio's 2016 Olympics is seen under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 27, 2015. The Olympics will offer 28 sports, 300 events, 10,500 athletes and, with the exception of five football venues, it's all packed into Rio for 17 days. The Paralympics add two more weeks, and thousands more athletes. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba

- Associated Press

Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues.

How Hub's 2024 flame got doused

- Associated Press

July 28--Here's a timeline of Boston's doomed bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.

San Francisco Chronicle David Wiegand column

- Associated Press

July 28--Life hasn't always been as easy for Greg Louganis. By all rights, it should have been, but only recently has the Olympic record-holder come to a full understanding that the obstacles he has had to overcome have made him stronger as an athlete and a man.

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014, file photo, Indian athlete Dutee Chand poses in Mumbai, India. Chand will aim to qualify for next year's Olympic games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to suspend IAAF rules that could have blocked women with high levels of male hormones from competing in Rio de Janiero.  (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

Chand aims to qualify for Rio Olympics after CAS verdict

- Associated Press

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand will aim to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to suspend IAAF rules that could have blocked women with high levels of male hormones from competing in Rio de Janeiro.

Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics

- Associated Press

The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium blamed the bidding process and rocketing building costs for the spiraling price tag, striking back at claims that it was because of the design.

Yao Ming, retired Chinese professional basketball, player arrives at the International Olympic Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July, 28, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Tibetan groups campaign against 2022 Olympics going to China

- Associated Press

Tibetan activists and others are calling on the International Olympic Committee not to award the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, saying China's human rights record after the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital worsened rather than showing a hoped-for improvement.

A look at Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics

Associated Press

The Central Asian city of Almaty is vying with Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The winner will be selected Friday in a vote of the International Olympic Committee in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here's a quick look at Almaty's bid:

FOR STORY 2022 BID - This photo taken on Friday, May  29, 2015, shows a central mosque in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  The ex-Soviet nation of Kazakhstan in Central Asia will be the first majority-Muslim country to host an Olympics if Almaty defeats its rival, Beijing, in voting July 31 to select the host venue of the 2022 winter games. (AP Photo/Pavel Mikheyev)

Almaty offers traditional winter setting in 2022 Olympic bid

- Associated Press

Instead of grand talk about how the Olympics will break new ground by going to a majority-Muslim country for the first time, or by making their first visit to Central Asia, Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Games is about tradition.