• Bolt says 200-meter world record now likely beyond him
    The Associated Press28 minutes ago

    Bolt says 200-meter world record now likely beyond him

    Usain Bolt again said he doesn't plan to run the 200 meters in his final season, realizing that his world record of 19.19 seconds is now likely beyond him. Speaking Friday in Monaco before the IAAF athlete of the year awards, the 30-year-old Bolt said he thought he could dip under the 19-second

  • IOC will not sign off on Tokyo's $20b budget for 2020 Games
    The Associated Press

    IOC will not sign off on Tokyo's $20b budget for 2020 Games

    Calling Tokyo's proposed $20 billion budget unacceptable, IOC vice president John Coates urged Japanese organizers on Friday to find ways to make the 2020 Olympics more affordable. Coates, speaking at the end of a coordination commission review of Tokyo's preparations, said the International

  • IOC urges Tokyo to set budget soon to cut costs further
    Reuters

    IOC urges Tokyo to set budget soon to cut costs further

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has called on Tokyo to show a sense of urgency about finalizing its budget for the 2020 Summer Games, noting that costs will continue to increase the longer it takes At an open meeting for a four-party working group that includes

  • 2024 bid cities upbeat on costs as Tokyo struggles
    Reuters

    2024 bid cities upbeat on costs as Tokyo struggles

    By Chris Gallagher TOKYO (Reuters) - Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris have expressed confidence in their ability to control costs as they prepare for the final phase of bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, unworried by steep overruns at next host Tokyo. Top officials from the 2024 candidate cities,