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4 years 3 weeks ago

Olympic committees striking some unusual deals

With the struggling economy leaving a void in sponsorships and the London Games only two years away, Olympic officials have been peddling their brand aggressively. The result has been some unusual partnerships that marketing experts say leave the Olympic committees open to questioning. Some examples from the past...

4 years 10 months ago

Rio de Janiero wins 2016 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has selected Rio de Janiero to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Chicago was eliminated in the first ballot of voting for the 2016 Olympics on Friday, a stunning defeat for the city that was expected to be one of the two finalists. Not even the...

4 years 10 months ago

Obamas make Olympic pitch in Denmark

Combining hometown pride and political muscle, President Barack Obama lobbied Olympic leaders to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago, saying a nation shaped by the people of the world "wants a chance to inspire it once more." The president and his wife, fellow Chicagoan Michelle Obama, put their...

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