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International Olympic Committee Chooses Beijing For 2022 Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that the 2022 Winter Games will be held in Beijing.
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Federal Court Places A Stay On Order Compelling NCAA To Pay Athletes

The ruling comes nearly a year after a district court judge ruled that the NCAA violated antitrust laws and should let schools pay athletes $5,000.
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Summer Olympics 2008 Host Beijing Awarded 2022 Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city ever to host both summer and winter games.
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IOC Awards Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

With the selection over the Kazakh city Almaty, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.
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Kazakhstan Promises 'Real Winter Wonderland' In Bid To Host 2022 Games

The International Olympic Committee will decide Friday whether to accept the bid by Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, to stage the 2022 Winter Games, or instead offer it to rival contender Beijing.
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Despite Rising Costs, China Is Gung-Ho To Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Either China or Kazakhstan will be chosen on Friday as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. European nations have been scared off by the cost of hosting the event, but China has the ambition and the money to match.
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AP Study Finds Viruses Linked To Raw Sewage In Rio De Janeiro Olympic Waters

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with the AP's Brazil bureau chief Brad Brooks about the investigation, which found high levels of dangerous viruses in water venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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Cricket Boom Prompts Montgomery County To Build New Fields

As immigrants make their way to the D.C area, they're not just changing the demographics of the local population — they're bringing the sports they hold dear and looking for new places to play.

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Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal.
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Mexico's Soccer Coach Fired After Punching TV Reporter

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to ESPN soccer commentator Fernando Palomo about Miguel Herrera's coaching style, legacy and strange appeal.

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