The Four U.S. Cities That Want to Host the 2024 Olympics

This month, the board of directors of the US Olympic Committee approved America's bid for the summer Olympics in 2024—the first step in the long process of competing for the right to host the games. And it named four cities as the final bidders: LA, San Francisco, Boston, and D.C. » 12/29/14 11:00am 12/29/14 11:00am

Why Would Any Country Host the World Cup?

There should be a sense of pride and revelry overtaking the nation of Brazil, where the World Cup starts today. Yet residents in cities across the country are protesting with transit strikes and tent occupations, hoping to draw attention to the extreme costs and unfinished facilities stunting the sluggish economy. » 6/12/14 1:40pm 6/12/14 1:40pm

The IOC Is Ruining the Olympics, But Rio Could Save Them

The International Olympic Committee is having a bad month. No one wants to host the 2022 Olympics. The organization's obnoxious public haranguing has turned Rio into a media circus. Its World Cup counterpart, FiFA, is being investigated for insane bribery allegations. And ultimately, the IOC has got no one to blame… » 6/06/14 2:20pm 6/06/14 2:20pm

Olympics Fans Asked to Kindly Stop Tweeting So Damn Much

Hey, uh, Olympics spectators? Really glad you made it out and all, totally appreciate the support and money you spent on those tickets and the fact that you painted those little flags on your faces. All of that's great, seriously. But it turns out you're also tweeting so much that it's interfering with our event… » 7/29/12 6:00pm 7/29/12 6:00pm