• IOC pledges changes to bid process after Budapest exit
    Reuters10 minutes ago

    IOC pledges changes to bid process after Budapest exit

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) pledged on Friday to make changes to the bidding process following the withdrawal of Budapest from the race to host the 2024 Games, leaving just two candidates. The Hungarian capital pulled the plug on its project following a collection of more than 200,000

  • Hungary's Olympic dream 'killed' by political upstarts, says PM Orban
    Reuters2 hours ago

    Hungary's Olympic dream 'killed' by political upstarts, says PM Orban

    Hungary had to withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to avoid a humiliating defeat in the race with Paris and Los Angeles after a local political movement "killed the Olympic dream", Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. The Momentum movement, a new force

  • For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge

    For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge. Adrian Solano wobbled nervously backward as he exited the starting gate at the Lahti2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships this week.

  • Wang, Liu win ice dancing gold medal at Asian Winter Games
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    Wang, Liu win ice dancing gold medal at Asian Winter Games

    Skating to ''New York, New York,'' Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu held onto their lead from the short dance to win the gold medal in ice dancing on Friday at the Asian Winter Games. ''This is our first Asian Winter Games and to win the gold in our debut at the tournament is very satisfying