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Concerns over cost of Olympics rise as excitement over Pan Am Games wanes

September
1
,
2015
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TORONTO — If Toronto's mayor plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, he'll have to quell concerns in his own council about the financial risks involved. The head of the city's budget committee says that now that the...

Head of Rio de Janeiro's water utility sees 'problems' in bay where Olympic sailing to be held

August
20
,
2015
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RIO DE JANEIRO — The head of Rio de Janeiro's water and sewage 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...

Years after Olympic bid, Toronto's sports infrastructure still lacking: Critics

August
10
,
2015
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Toronto has invested in world-class sports facilities since its last bid to host the Olympics, but some experts say the city must do more to foster sports and recreation in the community if it hopes to make — and win...

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating Almaty in IOC vote

July
31
,
2015
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing won the secret vote...

AP Investigation: Olympic athletes to swim and boat in waters teeming with Rio's sewage

July
30
,
2015
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RIO DE JANEIRO — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the...