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  • Ben Ainslie on $128M fundraising bid for sailing glory Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:45 AM ET
    Ben Ainslie on $128M fundraising bid for sailing glory

    Four time Olympics gold medalist Ben Ainslie discusses his attempt to raise £80 million ($128 million) to win the America's Cup.

  • Tokyo faces hurdles in building for Olympics Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 7:44 PM ET
    The Olympic Rings are displayed inside the Olympic Park prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

    Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, the optimism is ebbing.

  • Obstacle races attract sponsors Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:56 PM ET
    Obstacle races attract sponsors

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports obstacle race courses are the fastest growing sport in the U.S. right now. The company's CEO Joe DeSena hopes to get to 42 countries and turn this into an Olympic sport.

  • Spartan Race eyes Olympic placement Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Spartan Race eyes Olympic placement

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the fastest growing sport in the U.S. right now: the Spartan Race. The company's CEO Joe DeSena hopes to get to 42 countries and turn this into an Olympic sport.

  • These 4 US cities could host the 2024 Olympics Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, 12th August 1984

    Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

  • Will the World Cup make Brazil stocks a buy? Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 8:48 PM ET

    Brazil's team may be favored to win the World Cup, but analysts don't believe hosting the tournament will boost the country's economy or its shares.

  • World Cup, Olympics seen lifting Brazil richest 1% Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    brazil soccer olympics--1780853731_v2.jpg

    Brazil’s millionaire population will soar, boosted by the World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, according to a study.

  • Are there benefits to hosting major sports events? Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 1:45 AM ET
    Are there benefits to hosting major sports events?

    Georgios Kavetsos, behavioral economist at the London School of Economics, says that it's very hard to measure the economic impact major sports events have on the hosting country ahead of the start of the World Cup in Brazil.

  • NBC acquires Olympic rights through 2032 Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    NBC acquires Olympic rights through 2032

    The International Olympic Committee has awarded NBC Universal the broadcast rights to Olympic coverage through 2032, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • NBC acquires rights to Olympics through 2032 Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    NBCUniversal announced Wednesday it has acquired U.S. broadcast rights with the International Olympic Committee through 2032.

  • Preparations for Rio Olympics ‘the worst' Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 2:41 AM ET
    A security guard keeps watch at the entrance to Olympic Park, the primary set of venues being built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    A top International Olympic Committee official called Rio de Janeiro's preparations to host the 2016 Summer Olympics "the worst I have experienced."

  • Olympic champion Michael Phelps ends retirement Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Swimmer Michael Phelps attends a Subway press conference, December 04, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Michael Phelps's longtime coach, Bob Bowman, announced that the Olympic champion is coming out of his retirement and will be competing again, soon.

  • 'Blade Runner' sobs during testimony in girlfriend's death

    Olympic runner Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius took the stand for day three of his murder trial Wednesday. He told the court his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp died in his arms. NBC's Jeff Rossen reports.

  • Paralympic athletes gain mass marketing clout Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 12:42 PM ET
    Team USA paralympian Alana Jane Nichols.

    For the first time, the Paralympics are getting strong media coverage across network TV. Stay tuned for ads that spotlight these amazing athletes.

  • US silver medalist Noelle Pikus Pace at NYSE Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 9:41 AM ET
    US silver medalist Noelle Pikus Pace at NYSE

    Noelle Pikus Pace, 2014 Olympic medalist, discusses her medal-winning strategy at the Sochi Winter Olympics and announces her plans to retire.

  • Sochi closing song for USA? 'Stop screwing around' Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    U.S. athletes parade during the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

    As Team USA celebrated during the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics this weekend, the music in Sochi took an interesting turn.

  • How cyberthieves are targeting online dating sites Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    As more users turn to online dating platforms to find love, they need to be cautious. Here are three cyber security traps to avoid.

  • The Russians who are cheering hard for Team USA Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 5:14 PM ET
    Birch stems, used in Russian-style saunas like Russian Baths of Brooklyn

    Izzy Odessky's loyalty lies not with the country where he was born but with the country that gave him the opportunity to succeed.

  • Under Armour up $6 after deal extension Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    Under Armour up $6 after deal extension

    U.S. speed skating extended its deal with Under Armour to make its uniforms. The FMHR traders take their positions on the stock.

  • CNBC's top moments at Sochi Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    CNBC's top moments at Sochi

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the United States has a total of 25 medals, and Russia currently has 24 medals. And a rewind on some of the most memorable moments for CNBC in Sochi.