2024 Olympic Games

Visitors to Chongli, one of the venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, past by the Olympics logo in Chongli in northern China's Hebei Province on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. China’s repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama, and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing’s 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. China is host to the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to remove the games from Beijing because of widespread human rights violations. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 09, 2020 - 8:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing's 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. Beijing is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move the games...
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Photo credit Visitors to Chongli, one of the venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, past by the Olympics logo in Chongli in northern China's Hebei Province on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. China’s repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama, and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing’s 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. China is host to the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to remove the games from Beijing because of widespread human rights violations. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 09, 2020 - 2:49 am
Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China…
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 file photo, Philippe Lefebvre, 64, plays the organ at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France's largest musical instrument started Monday Aug.3, 2020 and is expected to last nearly four years. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file)
August 03, 2020 - 8:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and reassembling France’s largest musical instrument started Monday and is expected to last nearly four...
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Spanish karate athlete Damian Quinteros is reflected in a large mirror as he trains in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. More than five years ago, one of Spain's most successful karate athletes was splitting his time between practice, school and his day job as an aeronautical engineer. Now, nearly five months before the Tokyo Games, Quintero is a full-time karateka and a top contender for the gold medal in Japan. (AP Photo/Paul White)
February 18, 2020 - 5:50 am
MADRID (AP) — More than five years ago, one of Spain’s most successful karate athletes was splitting his time between practice, graduate school and his day job as an aeronautical engineer. Before training and studying at night, Damián Quintero spent hours analyzing faulty airplane parts and working...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2002, file photo, Simon Ammann, of Switzerland, competes in the men's K90 Individual ski jump at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the games four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 12, 2020 - 3:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City may shift its focus to bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics rather than the Games being held four years earlier following the announcement last month that Sapporo, Japan, will bid for 2030, organizing committee members said Wednesday. A new organizing committee...
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FILE - In this Monday Nov. 4, 2019 file photo, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, second left, and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo look at an architectural model as they attend a ceremony to mark the start of the construction of Paris 2024 Olympic Village in Saint-Ouen, near Paris. A partnership deal signed by the IOC with Airbnb has sparked the ire of French hoteliers, who have suspended their collaboration with Paris 2024 Olympics organizers over fears the agreement sealed with the platform will create unfair competition. (Gonzalo Fuentes, Pool via AP, File)
November 21, 2019 - 7:10 am
The newest Olympic sponsor has sparked the ire of French hoteliers, who have suspended their collaboration with 2024 Paris Games organizers over fears the IOC’s agreement with home-sharing company Airbnb will create unfair competition. The nine-year, five-games sponsorship deal announced this week...
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A man walks past the Tokyo 2020 banners at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Tokyo. The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 21, 2019 - 1:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. News conferences in Tokyo are conducted in Japanese or in English — or with English interpretation. Signs around the organizing committee offices are in Japanese and English...
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File-This Sept. 1, 2011, file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Brandon Dickson throwing during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, in Milwaukee. Dickson, the U.S. closer who blew a ninth-inning lead, threw his last major league pitch in 2012. Caleb Thielbar, who gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th, threw his last big league pitch in 2015. The entire 28-man American roster combined for a career 2.1 Wins Above Replacement, according to Baseball Reference, less than a quarter of Cody Bellinger's 9.0 WAR for the Los Angeles Dodgers this year alone. Little wonder the U.S. failed to earn an Olympic berth at the Premier12 tournament that ended last weekend.(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)
November 20, 2019 - 10:21 am
Brandon Dickson, the U.S. closer who blew a ninth-inning lead, threw his last major league pitch in 2012. Caleb Thielbar, who gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th, threw his last big league pitch in 2015. The entire 28-man American roster at the Olympic qualifying tournament that ended Sunday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach speaks at the opening of the executive board meeting of the IOC at the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland. The incoming leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asked for more money. The International Olympic Committee said `yes.’ IOC president Thomas Bach pledged $10 million to fight doping in sports, half of which would go toward storing samples from pre-Olympics testing for 10 years and the other half toward investigations and research. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
November 18, 2019 - 6:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — The IOC signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has been at odds with Airbnb in recent years, set out her issues...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looks to pass during the first half of the team's NFL divisional football playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys in Los Angeles. The Rams have agreed to a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season with Goff. The former No. 1 overall draft pick led the Rams to the Super Bowl last season. He is a two-time Pro Bowl selection under coach Sean McVay’s tutelage. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 03, 2019 - 9:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Goff agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Rams on Tuesday night, keeping the franchise quarterback with Los Angeles through the 2024 season. The team didn't disclose the terms of its deal with Goff, who led the Rams to the Super Bowl last season. Goff is...
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