Upcoming Conferences and Events
Published January 21, 2014
"I can assure you this will be a very reasonable operational budget. The organizing committee is working very hard to respect the budget limitations" – IOC President Thomas Bach, on the '16 Rio de Janeiro Games (AP, 1/21).
"We will see if we can get one or two songs into the selection, knowing that in the Netherlands it will be seen as a signal we are thinking of them (gays)" – Ruud Bakker, leader of Dutch brass band Kleintje Pils, which performs at Olympic speedskating ovals and may add the song "YMCA" to its selection at the Sochi Games (AP, 1/21).