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Boston officials hope to boost support with new 2024 Olympic bid plan

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The bid committee trying to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston has released a new master plan it hopes will win over skeptical local residents who have shown little support for the campaign.

According to its "Bid 2.0," Boston 2024 projects $4.6 billion in operating costs and a $210 million surplus from ticket sales, broadcast rights and ...Read more

LA stepping in on '24 Games if Boston stumbles?

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LOS ANGELES -- Five months have passed since Boston defeated Los Angeles in a close race to represent the U.S. in bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

It has been a difficult stretch for organizers in the Massachusetts capital, who have faced persistent opposition and watched public support dip below 40 percent amid concerns about the cost of ...Read more

USOC should end Boston 2024 bid next week

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No sooner had French Olympic Committee leaders announced Tuesday that Paris was officially a candidate to host the 2024 Summer Games than a British bookmaker established it as a 5-4 favorite.

Boston was given 9-4 odds, a strong second best among the top candidates, with Rome and Hamburg listed at 5-1.

No sooner had the Paris chapeau landed in ...Read more

Pop violinist and skier Vanessa-Mae has ban overturned

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Vanessa-Mae -- that unusual combination of pop violinist and ski racer -- has won a partial victory against allegations that she cheated to qualify for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Officials claimed last year that Vanessa-Mae, a British citizen who competed for her native Thailand under the name Vanessa Vanakorn, had earned her way to the Games ...Read more

American football joins rush to be part of Olympics

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The Olympic movement is facing an unlikely question: Are you ready for some football?

America's most-popular game is among 26 sports that applied Friday to be part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The list also includes tug of war, bridge, chess and orienteering.

As part of its recent Agenda 2020 reforms, the International Olympic Committee has ...Read more

Tax records show USOC made $270 million in 2014

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Revenue for the U.S. Olympic Committee increased by more than 60 percent from the previous year in 2014, according to tax documents filed by the organization Friday.

The Colorado Springs-based USOC, which supports the country's Olympic and Paralympic athletes, brought in more than $270 million in revenue for the year. That total included $122 ...Read more

Michael Phelps confirms he's aiming to swim at 2016 Olympics

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An emotional and rejuvenated Michael Phelps confirmed Wednesday what the swimming world had long assumed -- he'll try to add to his record total of 22 Olympic medals at the 2016 Games in in Rio de Janeiro.

Phelps made his Olympic intentions clear the day before his return to competition after a six-month suspension for drunk driving. Phelps ...Read more