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05/30/14
’14 IAS: Probst Wants Change In Host Selection

USOC Chair Larry Probst on Thursday said he would like to see the IOC change the way it selects Olympic host cities in the future. Speaking during a one-on-one interview at the '14 Intersport Activation Summit in S.F., Probst said he would like to see the 15-member IOC Exec Board select future Olymp ...

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05/29/14
Philadelphia Not Bidding For '24 Games

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has decided to withdraw the city "from the bidding process to host” the ‘24 Summer Games, “citing cost as the major factor,” according to Jenny DeHuff of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. Nutter yesterday said, “It is a tremendously costly e ...

Tags: Olympics, IOC, USOC

05/28/14
N.Y. Will Not Bid For '24 Summer Games

N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio has "ruled out any possibility" that the city will submit a bid to host the '24 Games, according to Michael Howard Saul of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. N.Y. Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development Alicia Glen said that the de Blasio administration "decided not to pu ...

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05/20/14
Compensation Revealed For USOC's Scott Blackmun

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun last year was paid $749,000 in a bonus and incentives, which he earned over the previous four years by returning stability to the organization and improving its bottom line. The bonus payout was part of Blackmun’s initial deal when he was hired by the USOC in '10. He re ...

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05/19/14
Grievance Filed Against U.S. Speedskating

A grievance was filed last week against U.S. Speedskating, with a "laundry-list of allegations, including that federation's training program was a failure and responsible for disappointing results" at the Sochi Games, according to Jared Hopkins of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The grievance -- filed by a gro ...

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05/02/14
Speedskating Needed More Time With UA Suits

A "comprehensive review" of U.S. Speedskating's preperation prior to the Sochi Gmaes found the team had "too much travel, too much training at high altitude, overly optimistic expectations and not enough time" in their new Under Armour racing suits, according to Kelly Whiteside of USA TODAY. The des ...

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05/01/14
IOC VP Backtracks On Rio Preparation Concerns

Within days of describing preparations for the Rio '16 Olympics as the worst he has experienced , IOC VP John Coates "back-tracked on the criticism and said he was confident Brazilian organizers will deliver a great event," according to John Pye of the AP. Coates said, "I want to underline that I s ...

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04/29/14
IOC VP Says Rio Games Prep "Worst" Ever

IOC VP John Coates said Rio's preparations for the '16 Summer Olympics are "the worst I have experienced," according to the AP. Coates, who has made six trips to Rio as part of the Coordination Commission, said that the IOC had been "forced to take the unprecedented action of embedding experts ...

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04/17/14
Rio Increases Budget For '16 Olympics

Brazilian authorities "unveiled an infrastructure budget" of US$10.76B for the '16 Rio Games, which is 25% "more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. The budget "covers 27 projects in urban development and public ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil, IOC

04/15/14
Phelps Coming Out Of Retirement

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps is returning to competition next week in a "move that could lead" to him participating in the '16 Rio Games, according to a front-page piece by Marbella & Klingaman of the Baltimore SUN. Phelps will compete in the Arena Grand Prix, held in Mesa, Ariz., April 24-26, in ...

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