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 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.
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.
Better luck next time, D.C. The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Thursday that Boston will be the United States’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation Friday after pleading guilty to drunken driving, his second drunken driving charge since 2004.