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In this March 31, 2017 photo, video game players compete against one another in an esports tournament at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Casinos are slowly embracing esports as a way to help their bottom line, but so far, the money is coming from renting hotel rooms to the young players and selling them food and drinks, not from turning them into gamblers. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Video games may be added to 2024 Olympics

- The Washington Times

In an interview with The Associated Press, co-president of the Paris Olympics bid committee Tony Estanguet said that there is a possibility that video games could become a part of Olympic competition in 2024.

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USOC: No sign of compromised security in South Korea

- Associated Press

The U.S. Olympic Committee's security chief sent a letter to potential Winter Olympic athletes saying there are no indications that recent developments between the U.S. and North Korea have compromised security in South Korea.

In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 Sion's President Christian Constantin, center, is escorted by police during the Super League soccer match FC Lugano against FC Sion, at the Cornaredo stadium in Lugano, Switzerland. The senior official with Sion's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics has stepped down while being investigated by the Swiss soccer league over a physical confrontation with a television analyst. (Samuel Golay/Ti-Press/Keystone via AP)

Sion Olympic bid official Constantin steps aside

- Associated Press

A senior official with Sion's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics stepped down Friday while being investigated by the Swiss soccer league over a physical confrontation with a television analyst.

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, ORG Packaging Chairman Zhou Yunjie (8) prepares for the ceremonial puck drop with Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, and Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty (67) before an NHL hockey game in Boston. The NHL is making a major push in China beginning with its first two preseason games between the Vancouver and Los Angeles Kings in Shanghai and Beijing this week. The NHL also has an influential partner on the ground in Zhou Yunjie, the billionaire founder of a Chinese drinks packaging company who has devoted significant time and resources to building the game he fell in love with as a youth in Beijing. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason games

- Associated Press

As the Vancouver Canucks held their first practice in Shanghai before their exhibition game with the Los Angeles Kings, a dense fog settled over the ice. The humidity in the arena was high and the players could barely see the puck.

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, Carlos Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, speaks during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian Senator Romario de Souza Faria, the star of Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning team,told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017,  hopes to open a congressional investigation of Nuzman, who headed last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Romario seeks senate probe into Rio Olympic organizer Nuzman

- Associated Press

Brazilian Senator Romario de Souza Faria, the star of Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning team, hopes to open a congressional investigation into Carlos Nuzman, who headed the local organizing committee of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during the opening IOC session in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The IOC will vote to ratify Los Angeles as the host city of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Paris as the host city of the 2024 Games. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Olympic leader confident Games will go on in South Korea

- Associated Press

The president of the International Olympic Committee said Friday he remains confident the Winter Games will go on as scheduled in South Korea despite growing tensions on the peninsula, including North Korea's ballistic missile test this week.

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, Brittany Bowe, of the United States, skates during the ladies' 1,000-meter race of the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea. Bowe is getting back on track at the speedskating oval after the Olympian missed time recently because of concussion symptoms. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Brittany Bowe getting back on track on speedskating oval

- Associated Press

Health problems forced Brittany Bowe to step away from the speedskating oval, a decision that the former world champion described as one of the toughest that she's had to make in her life.

FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, IOC Coordination Commission chairman Alexander Zhukov of Russia speaks during a plenary session of the second IOC Coordination Commission meeting with Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, at a hotel in Beijing. Zhukov tells The Associated Press he expects all of his country's athletes to be in South Korea for the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Russia doping tension marks final day of IOC meetings

- Associated Press

The raw feelings created by the Russian doping scandal spilled onto the floor and into the hallways of the International Olympic Committee meetings Friday, with less than five months until the Winter Games and still no decisions made about the fate of the country's athletes.

The Olympic rings are set up on Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, a day after the official announcement that the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will be in the French capital, in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles will stage the 2028 Games. (AP Photo//Michel Euler)

French Olympic delegation celebrates 2024 Games victory

Associated Press

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo waved a flag Friday and her plane was sprayed by a celebratory water cannon as the French Olympic delegation was welcomed back in Paris after securing the 2024 Olympic Games.

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2014, file photo, Russia forward Alex Ovechkin, left, keeps the puck from Sovenia defenseman Matic Podlipnik during a men's ice hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Washington Capitals star Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night, Sept. 14, 2017, through the NHL team expressing frustration about the league's decision to skip the Olympics. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence

- Associated Press

After being outspoken about going to the 2018 Winter Olympics no matter the consequences, even Alex Ovechkin has given up and turned his attention to the Beijing Games in 2022.

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2014, file photo, Russia forward Alex Ovechkin, left, keeps the puck from Sovenia defenseman Matic Podlipnik during a men's ice hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Washington Capitals star Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night, Sept. 14, 2017, through the NHL team expressing frustration about the league's decision to skip the Olympics. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Capitals' Ovechkin says Olympic decision out of his hands

- Associated Press

Alex Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night through the Washington Capitals acknowledging that the ability to represent Russia in the 2018 Olympics has been taken out of his hands.