Washington (CNN) – Washingtonians are paying close attention the quadrennial contest for a major job on the global stage.
But this time it's not the race for the White House - the nation's capital is in the early stages of an effort to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Updated at 3:04 p.m. ET on 7/17
(CNN) - It was a suggestion made quickly to a reporter in a Capitol hallway.
But now that Sen. Lindsey Graham is on the record as suggesting a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the South Carolina Republican says it could be a consideration if Vladimir Putin allows NSA leaker Edward Snowden to remain in his country and continues supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
(CNN) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is happy to offer advice and counsel to San Diego's committee bidding for the Olympic Games, but he does "not intend to take a management position with the committee," according to Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat, told the Associated Press over the weekend that he wants the former Massachusetts governor, who's been credited with saving the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, to head up the 2024 bid for San Diego and its neighboring city, Tijuana, Mexico.
Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) - President Barack Obama continued to show his Olympic spirit with an unannounced stop at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility here on Thursday, where he said he “couldn’t be prouder” of all U.S. Olympic and Paralympics athletes.
He also took time out to congratulate the U.S. women’s soccer and water polo teams for their gold medals.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Rafalca, the mare co-owned by Ann Romney, made her final appearance at the 2012 Olympics Tuesday.
(CNN) – When the U.S. Olympic team adds to its medal count, it’s not just the fans and Olympians who celebrate. So does the IRS.
That’s because the U.S. Olympic Committee awards each medalist with a cash prize – $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, and 10,000 for bronze – money that the U.S. government has always considered taxable income.FULL STORY
(CNN) – The political horserace turned into an actual horserace Thursday in London. Or at least a horse ballet.
Rafalca, the mare co-owned by Ann Romney, made her Olympics debut at Greenwich Park, competing in the individual Dressage Grand Prix event against a crowded field that included horses from at least seventeen other nations.
(CNN)–Like millions of people around the world, President Obama is avidly following the Olympic Games in London.
Mixing politics and sports in the battleground state of Ohio on Wednesday, the president told supporters at a campaign rally in Mansfield to "give it up for all our outstanding American athletes" competing in the international games.FULL STORY
(CNN) - As the U.S. women's basketball team takes on Croatia and first lady Michelle Obama cheers for the nation's athletes in London, President Barack Obama may also be feeling the Olympic spirit back home.
Obama shot hoops at the FBI building in Washington on Saturday. Meanwhile, both his wife and Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney are overseas experiencing the 2012 Games.