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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and the IOC have been heavily criticized for human rights violations related to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. How much responsibility does the IOC bear?
The governor's election in Tokyo led to a defeat for the opponents of nuclear energy. But in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the debate about the course of the country's energy policy hasn't been decided yet.
The Sochi Winter Games have wrapped up with the closing ceremony held in the Fisht Olympic Stadium. The next Winter Games are to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.
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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