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Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Read more »

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Dick Harmon: Round of golf with para-athlete both humbling and inspiring

If you struggle with parts of your golf game, yet your passion keeps you coming back, you haven't seen anything yet until you witness athletes overcome disabilities and play the game at a high... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Rio's Olympic golf course grass under threat

The decision to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake, a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor warned on Wednesday. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Norwegian officials, IOC to assess failed Oslo bid

Norwegian Olympic officials will meet with IOC leaders in Switzerland this month to analyze the demise of Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Games and explore ways of improving the bidding process to... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Utahns should take note of why Norway dropped its Olympic bid

The IOC's list of pampering demands was endless and ridiculous. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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4 inducted into Utah Sports Hall of Fame

Two Olympians, a former Ute defensive lineman and a professional golfer were inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony at EnergySolutions Arena on Tuesday night. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Five female Olympic athletes to look up to

From gracing Wheaties boxes to stealing America's hearts every four years, Deseret News Sports reporter Torin Koos scoured Utah's slopes to the swimming pools and pretty much everywhere in between... Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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Bach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race

The IOC will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Olympics, even though only two cities are left in the troubled race following Oslo's withdrawal. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014

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IOC on Rio: 'Lot of progress' but schedule 'tight'

The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team says that preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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Olympic sports on board for US 2024 bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee received near-unanimous support from the country's sports federations in a poll asking whether they would support a bid for the 2024 Olympics — another sign that a... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later

In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth,... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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For Michael Phelps, there's no place like home

Sitting on the deck at his beloved Meadowbrook, Michael Phelps glances toward the pool where he was once afraid to put his face in the water. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Hoberman Arch leaving U. stadium in search of a new home

The iconic Olympic arch that has stood at Rice-Eccles Stadium for more than 10 years was dismantled Friday and is looking for a new home. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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Olympic gold medalists team with sponsors as they prepare for 2018

The Center of Excellence in Park City is where athletes dream of Olympic glory, but that dream is expensive. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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One down, one to go: Rio Olympics next for Brazil

Brazil just pulled off the World Cup. Next up is Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics, which poses an even bigger challenge. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Gordon Hayward, Damian Lillard among 19 players chosen for US men's basketball roster

Derrick Rose and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men's basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer's U.S. national team roster. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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New solar panels may help power a future with more U.S. gold medalists

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Center of Excellence was outfitted with 126 solar panels, which are expected to save the association about 8,000 per year — money which it plans on... Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Almaty, Beijing, Oslo make list for 2022 Olympics

Left with little choice after the withdrawal of three contenders, the International Olympic Committee retained the three remaining cities Monday in the troubled race for the 2022 Winter Games. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Final 3: IOC set to keep 3 bids for 2022 Olympic Games

Olympic leaders meet Monday to decide which cities make the cut in the race for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It should be an easy choice. Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Protesters march against Tokyo Olympic stadium

A group of protesters marched around Tokyo's National Stadium on Saturday, demonstrating against plans to destroy the 56-year-old facility and replace it with a colossal, futuristic structure for... Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Ukraine's Lviv withdraws bid for 2022 Winter Games

The Ukrainian city of Lviv withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Games on Monday, becoming the third contender to drop out of the race for an Olympics that no one seems to want. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Boston, LA, San Francisco and DC in running for 2024 Games

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. Read more »

June 13, 2014

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Olympic star Van Dyken severs spinal cord in crash

Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, and she told emergency workers she could not move her toes or feel... Read more »

June 10, 2014

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Olympic star Van Amy Dyken severs spine in ATV accident

Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, and told emergency workers she could not move her toes or feel anything... Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Former Olympic champion Rulon Gardner starting anew after life of fame

Former Olympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner is starting fresh after a decade of experiencing great fame and tough fortune. Read more »

June 7, 2014

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