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El presidente de la FIFA, Gianni Infantino, sonríe luego que el mandatario venezolano Nicolás Maduro le obsequia una camiseta de la selección, el viernes 15 de octubre de 2021, en Caracas. (AP Foto/Ariana Cubillos)

Quitting FIFA mulled in Europe to fight biennial World Cups

More than a dozen European nations are considering the option of last resort in the fight to prevent biennial World Cups: quitting FIFA, according to two people with knowledge

A view of the Arena in Verona, Italy, Friday, June 25, 2021. The opening ceremony for the Milan-Cortina Winter Paralympics in 2026 has been switched from Milan to Verona in a cost-cutting move. The ceremony was slated for the PalaItalia Santa Giulia being built in Milan but will now be held at Verona’s Arena. The large Roman amphitheater in Verona was already slated to host the closing ceremony of the 2026 Olympics. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Opening ceremony of 2026 Winter Paralympics moved to Verona

MILAN (AP) — The opening ceremony for the Milan-Cortina Winter Paralympics in 2026 was switched from Milan to Verona on Tuesday in a cost-cutting move.

Greek torch bearer Ioannis Melissanidis, left, Olympic gold medalist in Gymnastics , passes the flame to Christos Volikakis, world Champion in Cycling, in front of ancient Parthenon temple atop of the Acropolis Hill in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, China, which will host the Feb. 4-20, 2022 Winter Olympics.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Rights activists urge boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Human rights activists urged international governments, sponsors and athletes on Tuesday to boycott what they called China's “genocide games” as Greek off