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Salt Lake City bids for 2nd Olympics in changed climate

When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors seemed commonplace. Salt Lake City got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly derailed the plans for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Two decades later, the script has flipped. The IOC is struggling to find cities willing to host and Salt Lake City is a contender for 2030, despite the bribery scandal.
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Sports >  International sports

Salt Lake City bids for 2nd Olympics in changed climate

When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors seemed commonplace. Salt Lake City got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly derailed the plans for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Two decades later, the script has flipped. The IOC is struggling to find cities willing to host and Salt Lake City is a contender for 2030, despite the bribery scandal.
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Sports >  Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks hoping stumble against 49ers is lesson learned

It was supposed to be a culmination of the Seahawks’ ever-growing momentum. It was supposed to be the final, giddy step into the promised land of the playoffs. It was supposed to be a perfunctory defeat of an overmatched foe. It was supposed to be a party. A coronation. Instead, the Seahawks left Levi’s Stadium on Sunday with drawn faces after their 26-23 overtime loss to the 49ers, muttering about “shooting themselves in the foot’’ so many times you expected to see bloody tracks back to the team bus.
Sports >  MLB

CC Sabathia gets $500,000 bonus despite coming up short

Plunking an opponent paid off for CC Sabathia. The New York Yankees gave Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the 38-year-old left-hander was ejected from his final regular-season start six outs shy of the 155 innings specified in his contract for the payment.