Madrid is planning another bid to host the Summer Olympics, hoping the potential revenue will help the city through the financial crisis. Tokyo is also throwing its hat in the ring.
Three unnamed athletes from western African nations affected by Ebola and involved in combat sports and pool events have been barred by organizers of the Youth Olympics in China. It starts in Nanjing this weekend.
Amid Ebola restrictions, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone are sitting out the Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing. Guinea still has two athletes competing.
A German newspaper has reported that the International Olympic Committee is planning to donate towards a Munich monument for the attack on the Israeli team at the 1972 summer Olympics.
Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 summer Olympics. The Japanese capital beat out Istanbul and Madrid, and fought off concerns surrounding radioactive leaks from the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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