• L.A. won't lose money if awarded 2024 Games-officials
    Reuters1 hour ago

    L.A. won't lose money if awarded 2024 Games-officials

    (Reuters) - Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid officials unveiled a "no surprises" $5.3 billion balanced budget on Friday, boasting they will not need money to build any new permanent venues. The bid committee, which is up against Paris and Budapest for the right to host the summer Games, said in

  • Bolt says 200-meter world record now likely beyond him
    The Associated Press2 hours 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

  • I could have won more if I'd got serious, says Bolt
    Reuters3 hours ago

    I could have won more if I'd got serious, says Bolt

    By Mitch Phillips MONACO (Reuters) - Looking back at his at his astonishing career Usain Bolt says his only real regret is that he did not take his sport more seriously at an earlier age. "Maybe I would have been at four Olympics," the superstar Jamaican sprinter told reporters on Friday.

  • 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