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After anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston's 2024 Olympic bid, organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles disclosed a budget Tuesday that shows the city holding a US$161 million surplus after staging events from Santa Monica beaches to the Hollywood Hills.
 
The head of Rio de Janeiro's water utility has acknowledged "problems" with the city's sewage-filled Guanabara Bay but insisted the Olympic city will eventually reach its goal of collecting and treating all the waste currently dumped into the waterway.
 
The designer of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics logo said Friday he has withdrawn some designs created for drinks giant Suntory in the wake of fresh plagiarism allegations.
 
IOC to order that Rio test sites of water events for sewage viruses
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games.
 
Special Olympians bid LA farewell, thanks
Thousands of athletes said goodbye to Los Angeles on Sunday in an emotional closing ceremony for the Special Olympics marked by cheers, tears and pride.
 
The World Health Organization has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.
 
A leading advertising executive told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday that the Olympic body needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content on the Internet and via mobile devices.
 
Cho takes S. Korea Games from delays to praise
One year ago Olympic leaders looked forward with trepidation to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, but one of South Korea's much-maligned business tycoons, Cho Yang-ho, has come to the rescue.
 
Mainland's curlers hope for Winter Olympic sweep
When Liu Jinli first heard the soft rumble of curling stones slipping over Chinese ice a decade ago, the sport was virtually unknown in the country.
 
Olympic goals outweigh risks of Rio waters: athletes
Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro's dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans.
 
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