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.
The Italian capital was bidding to host the 2024 Games but Virginia Raggi says continuing would be irresponsible in light of debt concerns. It is a further blow to the IOC after Boston and Hamburg also shelved bids.
The Los Angeles bid for the 2024 Games is heeding the IOC's call for cost constraints following a number of pullouts in recent months. LA has announced that current arenas such as Anaheim's Honda Center would be used.
The first Paralympic Games in South America captured the hearts of millions of Brazilians and increased the visiblity of disabled people. But what consequences will the high costs have for society?
No public funds. Brazil's judiciary has taken action. After numerous corruption scandals, prosecutors have now set their sights on the 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee. Astrid Prange reports from Rio.
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