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Boston mayor puts city's 2024 Olympic bid in doubt

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Boston’s Olympic bid is looking likely to fail before it even gets to the starting blocks. On Monday, the Boston mayor, Marty Walsh, said he would not sign a host city contract with the US Olympic Committee (Usoc) until he knew the financial implications of the agreement.

End of Usain Bolt era is two years away but looms large over athletics

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No athlete in history has earned as much per second as Usain Bolt but the long line of punters queueing out of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for last-minute tickets on a grotty, sodden Friday night suggested he was worth his fee, whatever it was (the whispers on the athletics circuit, where everyone is paid in dollars, start at $100,000 and rise steeply thereafter).