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  • Representatives of the 2022 Olympic Games candidate cities, from left to right, Amanzholova Zauresh, vice-mayor of Almaty City representing Almaty 2022, Yang Xiaochao, vice-chairman of Beijing 2022, and Eli Grimsby, CEO of the candidate city of Oslo 2022, pose for photographers during during the announcement of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games candidate cities (Beijing 2022, Oslo 2022, Almaty 2022) after an executive board meeting, at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday, July 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

    2022 Winter Olympics candidates narrowed to 3

    The Kazakh city of Almaty, Beijing and Oslo made the list of finalists. Whether Oslo stays in until next year's vote remains uncertain.

  • FILE - In this July 28, 2012 file photo, British children pose for photos under a sculpture of the Olympics rings, in Coventry, England. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

    D.C. among 4 U.S. cities vying for 2024 Summer Olympics

    Over the next seven months, the USOC will decide whether it even wants to try to host the Olympics, with the deadline for deciding expected in early 2015. The last two U.S. candidates both suffered humiliating fourth-place finishes: New York for the 2012 Olympics and Chicago for the 2016 Games that went to Rio de Janeiro

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 12, 2013, Austria's Michael Hayboeck is seen soaring through the air during the qualification round of the16th World Cup Ski Jumping competition, in Zakopane, Poland. Zakopane was to be one of the sites of the 2022 Winter Games that the nearby city of Krakow was bidding to co-host, but cancelled the effort the day after the residents voted against the plan in a local referendum on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)

    IOC faces trouble finding cities to host games

    The Olympics have weathered world wars, boycotts and corruption scandals. These days, the IOC has a new crisis on its hands: Finding cities willing to host the games.

  • Bridgestone set to become top tier IOC sponsor

    Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone Corp. is reportedly set to become a top-tier sponsor of the International Olympic Committee in a 10-year deal that will cover the 2020 Tokyo Games.

  • US Ski team to propose Big Air for Olympics

    The next big thing at the Winter Olympics? It could be Big Air.

  • FILE - In this file photo taken on Nov. 3, 2004,  is seen the Cloth Market in the Renaissance Market Square in the historic city of Krakow, Poland. The city mayor, Jacek Majchrowski, on Monday cancelled its bid for the 2022 Winter Games, after residents overwhelmingly voted against in a local referendum held on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)

    Krakow withdraws 2022 Winter Olympics bid

    Krakow is dropping its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after residents voted overwhelmingly against the plan, the Polish city's mayor said Monday in the latest blow to a race already in disarray.

  • In this May 15, 2014 photo, trash floats on a polluted water channel that flows into the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With just over two years to go until the Rio Olympics, nearly 70 percent of the sewage in the metropolitan area of 12 million inhabitants continues to flow untreated, along with thousands of tons of garbage daily, into area rivers, the bay and even Rio's famed beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema.Several Olympic sports federations raised fears that Rio's polluted waters could prove harmful to athletes' health. Exposure to fecal matter can cause Hepatitis A, dysentery, cholera other diseases. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Sailing official wants Rio water pollution tests

    Sailing's governing body may conduct independent water-quality tests in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, the sailing venue for the 2016 Olympics and the site of Rio's first test event in 2½ months.

  • IOC shoots down British report on moving Rio Games

    The IOC said Friday there is "not a shred of truth" to a British newspaper report that London has been approached about replacing Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympics.

  • In this photo released by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), IOC President Thomas Bach, right, and Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation Brian L. Roberts pose for a photograph as they sign an agreement to secure the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through to 2032 for NBC Universal, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. NBC secured the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2032 on Wednesday in a record six-games deal worth $7.75 billion. NBC already holds the rights through the 2020 Olympics in a four-games deal signed in 2011 for $4.38 billion. (AP Photo/Arnaud Meylan)

    List of US Olympic TV rights deals

    The $7.75 billion deal giving NBC the exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for six Olympics from 2022-2032 is the latest in a long line of American network rights deals with the IOC.

  • In this photo released by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), IOC President Thomas Bach, right, and Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation Brian L. Roberts pose for a photograph as they sign an agreement to secure the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through to 2032 for NBC Universal, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. NBC secured the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2032 on Wednesday in a record six-games deal worth $7.75 billion. NBC already holds the rights through the 2020 Olympics in a four-games deal signed in 2011 for $4.38 billion. (AP Photo/Arnaud Meylan)

    Big money, secret talks produce Olympic TV deal

    It all started with some casual conversation over dinner at an Italian restaurant in Manhattan six months ago. It ended with an eye-popping $7.75 billion deal that will keep Olympic coffers flowing for another two decades.

  • In this photo released by Patrick Sandusky of the United States Olympic Committee, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Tomas Bach, right, and Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation Brian L. Roberts sign an agreement to secure the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through to 2032 for NBC Universal, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. NBC secured the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2032 on Wednesday in a record six-games deal worth $7.75 billion. NBC already holds the rights through the 2020 Olympics in a four-games deal signed in 2011 for $4.38 billion. (AP Photo/Patrick Sandusky, USOC)

    NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75B

    The Olympics are staying on NBC in the United States through 2032 in a record $7.75 billion deal that cut out rival networks and seals the long-term financial security of the IOC.

  • In a photo provided by NBC Olympics, NBC's Bob Costas prepares for broadcast at an anchor desk in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Costas plans to make his return to NBC on Monday after being off the air for a week with an eye infection. (AP Photo/NBC Olympics)

    NBC keeps U.S. Olympics broadcast rights through 2032

    The latest deal was announced Wednesday after secret negotiations between the IOC and NBC. There was no auction or open bidding this time, with only NBC making an offer.

  • IOC vice president backtracks on Rio criticism

    Within days of describing preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympics as "the worst I have experienced," International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates back-tracked on the criticism and said he was confident Brazilian organizers will deliver a great event.

  • Kim Jin-sun, head of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, right, speaks during a press conference as Gunilla Lindberg, chair of the IOC Evaluation Commission, listens in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, May 1, 2014. The IOC is convinced that preparations for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang are on track, in contrast with concerns over the chronic construction delays for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.(AP Photo/Yonhap)  KOREA OUT

    IOC says Pyeongchang is right on track for 2018

    The IOC is convinced that preparations for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang are on track, in contrast with concerns over the chronic construction delays for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

  • FILE - In this April 3, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates delivers a speech during an  IOC-Tokyo 2020 1st Project Review session in Tokyo in Tokyo. International Olympic Committee Vice President Coates has slammed Rio's preparations for the 2016 Olympics, saying they are "the worst I have experienced." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    IOC vice president says Rio preps are "worst" ever

    In an unusually blunt public warning, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday called the delayed preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro "the worst I have experienced."

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