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austrian cities graz, schladming consider 2026 olympics bid


two cities in the austrian province of styria are exploring the possibility of hosting the 2026 winter olympics, three months after a potential bid from innsbruck was rejected by inhabitants of tyrol.






denver is among 3 cities targeted by u.s. olympic officials as a potential host


leaders of the u.s. olympic committee say they are interested in hosting a winter olympics, either in 2026 or 2030.






a new olympics reality: fewer cities want to host the games


as the international olympic committee embarks this week on tours of the two cities competing to host the 2024 olympics, there's growing sentiment that a consolation prize will be looming. to the victor: the 2024 summer games. and to the runner-up: wait four years and host the 2028 olympics. while...






u.s. considers potential host cities — including denver — for 2026 world cup bid


the united states will not participate in the 2018 world cup, but as part of a unified bid with mexico and canada, the country is likely to host the majority of the 2026 world cup.






budapest withdraws from 2024 olympics consideration


there will be no bronze medalist among the cities vying to host the 2024 summer olympics. budapest is reportedly dropping out of the running, leaving just two cities in contention and an international olympic committee that's finding it increasingly difficult to find viable and interested hosts....






audit: utah needs $39m to improve venues for new olympic bid


a foundation that runs venues from the 2002 winter olympics in the salt lake city area needs $39 million over the next decade for infrastructure improvements that would put the city in position to make a bid for a future olympics in 2026 or 2030, according to a new state audit made public tuesday.






8 mountain climbers die in 3 different accidents in austrian alps


eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the austrian and italian alps. the austrian red cross said five mountain climbers died sunday in the austrian alps in wildgerlostal on mount gabler, east of innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely injured, the austrian...






5 climbers die in austrian alps; rescuers seek 6th person


the austrian red cross says five mountain climbers have died in the austrian alps. the head of rescue services anton voithofer tells the austrian news agency apa that the five died sunday in an accident at mount gabler, east of innsbruck. apa reported the five mountain climbers were part of a...






usoc wants winter games, must decide on 2026 or 2030


colorado springs, colo. (ap) — the prospect of a u.s. bid for the winter olympics is less a matter of “if” and more a matter of “when.” the u.s. olympic committee board is moving forward with discussions about bringing the winter games to america for either 2026 or 2030. because los angeles was recently awarded […]






los angeles makes list of potential 2026 world cup venues


los angeles was among 25 u.s. cities selected wednesday as possible host sites for the 2026 world cup. the soccer federations of the u.s., mexico and canada have joined forces to present a united bid to stage soccer’s world championship in the three north american countries, the first time a three-nation...






salt lake city aiming for bid for 2030 winter olympics


utah officials studying the possibility of salt lake city making a bid to host another winter olympics said monday they would rather host the games in 2030, but could be ready if they're needed for 2026.






salt lake city forms committee to weigh winter olympics bid


salt lake city has formed an exploratory committee to decide if the city will bid to host the winter olympics in either 2026 or 2030 — taking a key step toward trying to become a rare two-time host city.






5 climbers die in austrian alps; rescue seeks 6th person


the austrian red cross says five mountain climbers have died in the austrian alps.






5 climbers die in austrian alps; rescue seeks 6th person


berlin (ap) — the austrian red cross says five mountain climbers have died in the austrian alps. the head of rescue services anton voithofer tells the austrian news agency apa that the five died sunday in an accident at mount gabler, east of innsbruck. apa reported the five mountain climbers were part of a group […]






8 mountain climbers die in 3 different accidents in alps


berlin (ap) — eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the austrian and italian alps. the austrian red cross said five mountain climbers died sunday in the austrian alps in wildgerlostal on mount gabler, east of innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely injured, the austrian news agency apa reported. […]






tale of 2 cities: olympics sponsors in pyeongchang and tokyo


the winter olympics coming to south korea in february offer an example of the olympian efforts often required to meet corporate sponsorship goals. tokyo tells a different story: the coffers are already overflowing for the 2020 summer games.






usoc wants winter games, must decide on 2026 or 2030


the prospect of a u.s. bid for the winter olympics is less a matter of "if" and more a matter of "when."






bruce arena reaching for the moon with call for a world cup title in 2026


bruce arena believes the u.s. will be doing more than just hosting the world cup in 2026. in nine years, arena says, the country could also be competing to win soccer’s biggest prize. “i think 2026 will be the time where we are going to start talking about winning a world cup,” he said. stranger...






book focuses on local movement that ended 2024 olympics bid


boston (ap) — the local movement that torpedoed boston’s bid for the 2024 summer olympics is the subject of a new book. “no boston olympics: how and why smart cities are passing on the torch” is co-written by chris dempsey, a boston resident who helped lead the opposition, and smith college economist andrew zimbalist. the […]






austrian court: facebook must delete hate postings worldwide


vienna (ap) — an austrian court has ruled that facebook must delete hate speech postings worldwide and that austrian law can be applied to lawsuits against the social media website. maria windhager, a lawyer for an austrian politician, said monday’s ruling is a rebuff to the social media giant’s claims that any court actions against […]






austrian el ditching key cards after ers strike


paris (ap) — an austrian luxury el says it’s ditching electronic room cards for old-fashioned locks and keys after having their systems frozen by blackmail-hungry ers. the husband-and-wife mana ent of romantik see el jaegerwirt, in the austrian alps, says that one recent infection with ransom software resulted in the complete shutdown of el computers. they say […]






budapest to withdraw bid for 2024 olympics, leaving l.a. and paris as only conte


news that budapest, hungary, plans to drop its bid for the 2024 summer olympics probably won’t have a tremendous effect on the overall race. from the start, los angeles and paris were considered the favorites to stage the games. but with only those two cities remaining in contention, budapest’s...






bruce arena thinks u.s. could win 2026 world cup


the u.s. soccer federation announced this week it intends to bid jointly to host the 2026 tournament with mexico and canada. sixty matches would be in the u.s., with 10 each in the other countries.






olympic bids by l.a., 2 other cities face tough issues


this week should have been a time of pure celebration for the three cities paigning to host the 2024 summer olympics. bid leaders from los angeles, paris and budapest, hungary, submitted their final documents to international olympic committee headquarters, culminating months of painstaking...






austria domain registry rejects us neo-nazi website


vienna (ap) — an austrian company has revoked the domain name of an american neo-nazi website that previously was rejected by internet hosts in the united states. monika pink-rank, a spokeswoman for austrian domain registry nic.at, said the daily stormer’s domain was removed on monday after austrian politicians reported the white supremacist platform’s presence. the […]






naked thief nabbed by austrian police at vienna hotel


austrian police have arrested a suspected thief. but first, they made sure he put on some clothes.






new austrian government pledges pro-eu approach, more police


the new austrian government led by a conservative and a nationalist party is pledging to tighten the country's asylum and immigration regulations while maintaining a firm commitment to the european union, according to their coalition agreement released saturday.






austrian politician documents turkish surveillance abroad


turkish diplomatic offices around the world are gathering information in a bid to undermine organizations loyal to a muslim cleric who turkey believes was behind last year's coup attempt, an austrian lawmaker said tuesday.






austrian poised to become europe's first millennial leader


at age 31, austrian foreign minister sebastian kurz is poised to become the first millennial to lead a european country following his party's victory in a national election sunday.






l.a. did not win the 2028 olympics. it lost to paris for 2024


to the editor: los angeles did not win the bidding for the 2028 summer olympics; it lost the bidding for 2024. with all the other cities realizing fiscal prudence and withdrawing their bids, the international olympic committee was scared that no city would be foolish enough to bid for 2028. (“la...






levi’s still in running for 2026 world cup games


a joint bid by the u.s., canada and mexico has listed levi's stadium as one of 32 potential host sites for the 2026 world cup.






north american bid for 2026 world cup backed by oceania


the united states, canada and mexico bid to co-host the 2026 world cup is supported by the 11-nation oceania soccer confederation.






austrian intel investigates report of us-based turk hacker


austria's domestic intelligence service says it is investigating a report that a u.s-based turkish activist is responsible for a series of cyberattacks on austrian organizations.






olympics in crisis mode as only 2 cities vie to host 2024 summer games


budapest’s decision on wednesday to withdraw its bid for the 2024 summer games leaves just two cities -- los angeles and paris -- competing to play host to sport’s biggest event.






world cup 2026 poised to be the first hosted by three different nations


these guys are teaming up in an effort to host the 2026 world cup.