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The Holiday Hotel, which opened as Holiday Inn, a luxurious accommodation for world's royalty, film stars and other dignitaries who came to watch the 1984 Winter Olympics, and less than a decade later, became ground zero of the bloody siege of Sarajevo in the 1990's, photographed from a nearby building, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The bright yellow Holiday Hotel in downtown Sarajevo, a famous symbol of survival of the Bosnian capital, has seen good and bad times in its turbulent history, but now the landmark's survival is in more danger than ever, with the coronavirus pandemic leaving it with only a few occasional guests. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Sarajevo's landmark hotel faces hard times amid pandemic

Jul. 30, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The bright yellow Hotel Holiday in downtown Sarajevo has seen good times and bad times in its 37-year history. Mostly, it has been a symbol of survival in the once-turbulent Bosnian capital. Now the boxy landmark is in danger once again, with the coronavirus pandemic...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1920, file photo, the Olympics are held at the Antwerp Stadium, showing the U.S. contingent leading all the athletes in the procession around the field on, after which they proceeded to lead all competition in the athletic events. (AP Photo/File)

Antwerp 1920 Olympics haunted by war and flu pandemic

Jul. 27, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

When the Olympic Games resumed after World War I, the event was not designed to escape the horrors of war. The Anwtwerp Games were used to remember. Belgium hosted after being a battleground two years before. Many athletes were veterans. The opening ceremony celebrated military might as much as peace. On their...

In a photo provided by NBC Sports, Molly Solomon, executive producer and president of NBC's Olympics production unit, poses for a photo in March 2020. With the Summer Olympics postponed a year due to the coronavirus, Solomon and her team have reset their countdown clocks while trying to adjust to a new set of challenges. Any Olympics provides plenty of compelling storylines, but Solomon says Tokyo takes on bigger importance with everything that has transpired worldwide this year. (Zi Wang/NBC Sports via AP)

NBC resets focus for Tokyo while looking ahead to Beijing

Jul. 27, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

When Molly Solomon took over as executive producer and president of NBC's Olympics production unit last November, she expected to be in Tokyo right now with the games in full swing. But with the Summer Olympics postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Solomon and her team have reset their countdown...

USOPC seeks donations to provide funds for Olympic hopefuls

Jul. 23, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and its affiliates are creating a fund designed to provide potential 2020 and 2022 Olympians with a stipend to make up for money they've lost as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the postponement of the Tokyo Games. The USOPC's...

FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a man jogs past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. In a  message delivered to IOC members, Friday, July 17, 2020, online, Tokyo organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto announced the competition schedule for next year's delayed Tokyo Olympics will remain almost identical to the one that would have been used this year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

P&G extends Olympic sponsorship, focusing on equality drive

Jul. 22, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Procter & Gamble will use its Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship to campaign for racial equality after extending its backing of the games through 2028. The brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of police in May has reinforced to corporations like P&G the need to use their...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, United States bobsledder Justin Olsen poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. Olsen of the U.S. announced his retirement Wednesday, July 22, 2020, and was immediately hired as a coach by USA Bobsled. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Olympic bobsled champ Justin Olsen retires, will be coaching

Jul. 22, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

Olympic gold medalist Justin Olsen retired from bobsled on Wednesday and immediately got hired by USA Bobsled and Skeleton as one of its start coaches. Olsen and fellow Olympic medalist Garrett Hines are now overseeing the start program for the Americans, and they will be based in Lake Placid, New York —...

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor, of Australia, perform during the pairs free skate at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic, in Salt Lake City. Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died in Moscow, the Russian state news agency Tass reported Saturday, July 18, 2020 citing unnamed sources. Moscow police have yet to respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)

Former world junior skating champion Alexandrovskaya dies

Jul. 18, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Olympic Committee has confirmed the death of former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya in Moscow. The cause of the 20-year-old Alexandrovskaya's death on Friday has not yet been disclosed. She was born in Russia but in 2016 obtained Australian...

FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia. During an interview with a German newspaper Sunday, April 12, 2020, Bach says the International Olympic Committee will face “several hundred million dollars”of added costs because of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until next year. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Bach warns against Olympic boycotts, seeks re-election

Jul. 17, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach warned against Olympic boycotts on Friday while also confirming he will seek re-election next year. Bach seems certain to get four more years in 2021 after almost half of the 100 International Olympic Committee members from around the world praised him in an online...

FILE - This Feb. 6, 2014, file photo shows Bode Miller during the U.S. ski team's news conference at the Gorki media center at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Olympic ski racing champion Bode Miller is launching a winter sports academy to help produce the next wave of standouts on the snow. Miller’s partnering with the Institute for Civic Leadership Academy to open an online learning program geared toward students in grades 7-12.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

World class: Bode Miller launches winter sports academy

Jul. 16, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

Bode Miller's go-for-broke, risk-taking style on the slopes put him in a class by himself. Now, school is in session for that sort of knowledge — a crash course in avoiding those crashes on the course. The retired Olympic champion ski racer will partner with the Institute for Civic Leadership Academy to...

Rails of a subway line are seen in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises Saturday, June 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

German railway orders 30 high-speed trains for $1.1 billion

Jul. 15, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national railway operator is ordering 30 new high-speed trains from industrial conglomerate Siemens for some 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). State-owned Deutsche Bahn said Wednesday that the new ICE trains will go into service from 2022, initially between the populous western North...