President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay athletes and guests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will feel at ease, seeking to assuage fears fueled by a recent Russian law banning gay "propaganda."
A Denver group looking at bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics said Wednesday the bid wouldn't burden taxpayers, and issued a recommendation to Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock to move forward.
The race to stage the 2018 Winter Olympics begins in earnest when bid cities Munich, South Korea's Pyeongchang and France's Annecy make their first official pitches at a meeting of Olympic associations.
Delegations from the three cities hoping to host the 2014 Winter Olympics were set to present bid proposals Friday to the Oceania National Olympic Committee, holding its annual meeting in American Samoa.