At the summer Games at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, when worries were centred on an outbreak of Zika virus, and at London in 2012, the IOC paid premiums of about $13 million. At Beijing in 2008, it paid just over $4.0 million for the same coverage.
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Updated 1037 GMT (1837 HKT) February 8, 2018pièce de résistance will surely be the Summer Olympics in 2024, which are held in Paris, headquarters of Eurosport, and the city that Discovery helped win the games over its main rival of LA. Let the games begin.The coastal city was hit on Tuesday by a magnitude 6.4 quake just before midnight (11.00 a.m ET) that injured 270 people. Four buildings collapsed, officials said, and seven people were still missing.
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If Congress doesn’t reach agreement on crucial immigration issues and pass a spending bill, the costly consequence would be another government shutdown. (Joyce Koh,Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) Short-term spending bills epitomize congressional dysfunction and hurt the military
“I can only say in this regard that, in the slow decline of physical strengths, inwardly I am on a pilgrimage Home,” he added, capitalising the Italian word ‘Casa’.
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North Korea put on a major show of force to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its army. Tens of thousands of soldiers marched in Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang.
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The chairman of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), said all but “a couple” of the group’s three dozen members would oppose it on fiscal grounds.So, Musk says, the rate of Falcon Heavy flights is “is really [dependent on] production rate of the airframe of the center core.” Since that’s the main difference, he says, “we can really produce Falcon Heavies at a pretty rapid rate. Whatever the demand is, we’ll be able to meet it.”US officials told NBC that there is no evidence that any of the rolls were altered.
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Many of those launches will send satellites or ISS cargo to space. The ones most closely watched, though, will be those that relate to shuttling NASA astronauts to the ISS. First, the company will fly a demonstration mission using the Falcon 9 and an empty version of its human-carrying Dragon spacecraft. That’s slated to happen sometime midyear.Porter, 40, has been described as one of the most important players in Trump’s daily Oval Office orbit, and helped him write last week’s State of the Union Address
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In the meantime, the company will also be working on fixing the problem that doomed the central core’s landing. Musk has said the plan with the Falcon Heavy is to recover “at least two of the three cores” on each flight, though recovering all three would be ideal. And SpaceX has a good idea of what went wrong with the third landing. The rocket needs three of the nine engines to land, and only one lit up. So that’s where they’ll start.Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more
(CNN)White House staff secretary Rob Porter, a top aide to President Donald Trump, has resigned, the White House confirmed Wednesday, following allegations of abuse from his two ex-wives.
According to outlines of the budget plan circulated by congressional aides, existing spending caps would be raised by a combined $296 billion through 2019. The agreement includes an additional $160 billion in uncapped funding for overseas military and State Department operations, and about $90 billion more would be spent on disaster aid for victims of recent hurricanes and wildfires.
weapons program were tempered by shows of force. While Pence pledged that the U.S. would stop North Korea from threatening his homeland, Kim paraded mobile missile launchers through Pyongyang.CNN’s Mohammed Tawfeeq and Emma Burrows contributed to this report.
U.S. officials have said there is no evidence that any states’ voter registration rolls were tampered with or at all altered by the foreign intrusions.“If you didn’t have North Korea, there would be very little to discuss,” said Duncan Fraser, senior partner at insurance broker JLT Sport Media and Entertainment.
The two sets of revelations have stunned the White House and led to a dramatic exit for Porter.
Only two events didn't go as planned: The center core of the three-booster first stage missed its droneship landing and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, and a final engine burn of the rocket's second stage was stronger than expected, sending the Falcon Heavy's unique payload (Musk's Tesla Roadster and a mannequin named "Starman") into an orbit that extends out to the asteroid belt, beyond the orbit of Mars as initially planned.At an emergency meeting on Thursday, other residents and owners raised concerns about possible recent modifications and demanded a structural check by engineers to determine the cause of the collapse.(CNN)Long before he made headlines as the embattled White House staff secretary, Rob Porter was a rising star in Republican political circles.As host, Korea will pay particular attention to the games and after SBS was awarded the rights for games between 2018 and 2024 in 2011, the local broadcaster sub-licensed the rights to other broadcasters, including KBS and MBC. It’s not clear whether these will be show in North Korea, although in the past some coverage has aired, with a short delay. This comes as female hockey players from the North and South are set to make history by joining forces to take on Sweden on February 12.