Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing will be the first city to host the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics. It won the bidding for the 2022 Winter Games, after hosting the 2008 Summer Games.

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Residents celebrate after Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli where the Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and other outdoor Olympic events will be held in northern China’s Hebei province Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Beijing awarded 2nd Olympic Games in 14 years

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years. The Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakh rival Almaty...

AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio’s filth

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses...

Boston bid for 2024 Olympics is history

After the USOC and Boston cut ties, CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation still wants to try to host the 2024 Summer Games. Speculation centers on Los Angeles.

Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue. "We have decided to go back to the start...

Famed coach Alberto Salazar accused of doping

Some top runners and others who’ve worked with Salazar allege that he experimented with testosterone and pressured athletes to use prescription medications they didn’t need to gain a performance benefit.