Economists agree: the Olympics are bad for cities. There's an obvious solution.
Russia may spend as much as $50 billion on new sports venues, better public transit, and modernized electric power systems.
The concession is not about actually respecting gay rights, but "to be as politically correct and tolerant as we can be."
Berlin's 1936 Olympic Village once housed Nazis and Soviets. Today, there's an effort to convert the neglected site into a museum.
Istanbul is everything the Olympic committee wants -- and everything it fears. Tokyo is boring. Really, there's only one choice.
A top Chechen rebel is urging militants to "do their utmost to derail" the Games.
Putin's biggest critic talks about the troubles facing the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack have been photographing former Olympic sites around the world.
More importantly: Does a city get anything out of the exercise?
Weather, worker strikes, and structural problems have set back the renovation of the historic Maracanã Stadium as FIFA's deadline looms.
The Russian resort town gears up for next year's Winter Games.
What were the Games good for, exactly?
Sochi, Russia is "Hot. Wintry. Yours."
Before it hosts the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, the city is taking aim at brothels long popular with tourists.
When it comes to the Games, the West Coast dominates.
A new exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Holocaust Center explores the most infamous of Games.
Also, a British city forbids its own employees from watching the Olympics and a Tennessee burg attacks noisy street preaching.
The Games infrastructure is woven into the fabric of the city.
The brand police investigate a bucket full of non-Durex condoms. Perhaps they're taking this whole sponsor protection thing a bit far.