Olympic games

File - In this July 4, 2016 file photo, the Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics is seen from the air, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic was $13.1 billion. Officials say about $2 billion went into building venues, with $11 billion more used to build Olympic-related projects. This included a subway line extension, a cleanup of polluted Guanabara Bay and a renovated port area. Most of the sports venues remain empty, and it’s unclear if they will ever generate enough income to cover maintenance costs. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
June 14, 2017 - 9:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics was $13.1 billion, paid for with a mix of public and private money. Officials of Brazil's Public Authority for Olympic Legacy said at a news conference Wednesday, the cost...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany attends the executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters, in Pully near Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, June 9, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
June 09, 2017 - 1:52 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has formally proposed picking the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time this year. Los Angeles and Paris now seem certain to both be awarded a Summer Games in September as the IOC tries to safeguard its signature event...
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June 02, 2017 - 7:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former top spy agency official who was the target of a government leak investigation says the National Security Agency conducted blanket surveillance in Salt Lake City during the2002 Winter Olympics in Utah, according to court documents. Ex-NSA official Thomas Drake wrote in...
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June 02, 2017 - 7:43 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former top spy agency official who was the target of a government leak investigation says the National Security Agency conducted blanket surveillance in Salt Lake City during the2002 Winter Olympics in Utah, according to court documents. Ex-NSA official Thomas Drake wrote in...
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A postman rides a bike past the construction site of the athlete's village for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in Harumi in Tokyo, Friday, June 2, 2017. The cost of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is nearly twice the initial estimate despite a major cost-cutting effort. A major reason is that cities exclude large amounts of associated costs when they bid to host the Olympics. Tokyo Olympic organizers announced this week that the estimated cost is now 1.4 trillion yen ($12.6 billion). The bid estimate was 730 billion yen ($6.6 billion). (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 02, 2017 - 11:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Taxpayers beware: The cost of hosting an Olympics is likely to be far more than advertised. The price tag on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has ballooned to nearly twice the initial estimate, even after a major cost-cutting effort. A major reason is that cities exclude large amounts of...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Matt Murray (30) defends the net against Nashville Predators' Vernon Fiddler (83) during the first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 10:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 10:52 p.m. Finally, a shot from the Penguins. Jake Guentzel broke a shot drought of 37:09 to give the Penguins a 4-3 lead on the Predators with 3:17 left in the third period of an unusual Stanley Cup Final opener...
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Nashville Predators' Ryan Ellis (4) celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with Cody McLeod, left,during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 29, 2017 - 10:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Tie game in Pittsburgh. The Predators have come all the way back from a three-goal deficit to tie the Penguins at 3-3 in the third period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Rookie Frederick Gaudreau...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Matt Murray (30) defends the net against Nashville Predators' Vernon Fiddler (83) during the first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 10:43 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Nashville has scored and it is now 3-2 Pittsburgh late in the third period of the Stanley Cup Final opener. Colton Sissons has scored on a deflection on the power play. He redirected Roman Josi's shot past...
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A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino gets past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) with Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59) providing a screen in the first period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 29, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 29, 2017 - 10:34 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 10:30 p.m. It's been all Predators since the first intermission of Game 1 in the Stanley Cup Final. Pittsburgh had no shots in the second period — the first such period by any team in a Stanley Cup Final game since...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Matt Murray (30) defends the net against Nashville Predators' Vernon Fiddler (83) during the first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 10:22 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 10:15 p.m. It's been all Predators since the first intermission of Game 1 in the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins put up a grand total of zero shots in the second 20 minutes of play, the first time in franchise...
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