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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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Could Salt Lake City be asked to host 2022 Winter Games?

With the race for the 2022 Winter Games growing increasingly unstable, could Salt Lake City be asked to host the Olympics for a second time in 20 years? Read more »

May 28, 2014

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BYU's Kate Hansen taking 2014-15 luge season off to focus on academics

The BYU student's absence was the most notable development on the fall 2014 national team roster that was unveiled Tuesday. Read more »

May 20, 2014

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Westminster College celebrates its Olympic athletes

Westminster College held a celebration in honor of the school’s Olympians. The school had 23 students compete in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi — 10 percent of Team USA. Read more »

May 9, 2014

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IOC shoots down British report on moving Rio Games

The IOC said Friday there is "not a shred of truth" to a British newspaper report that London has been approached about replacing Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympics. Read more »

May 9, 2014

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NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75B

NBC secured the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2032 on Wednesday in a record six-games agreement worth $7.75 billion, a surprise deal that shuts out rival American networks and... Read more »

May 7, 2014

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Phelps enters 2 events at North Carolina meet

Next up for Michael Phelps' comeback: Two events that produced Olympic gold. Read more »

May 6, 2014

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IOC vice president says Rio's Olympic preps are 'worst' he's experienced

In an unusually blunt public warning, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday called the delayed preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro "the worst I have... Read more »

April 29, 2014

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'Look where you go,' Olympic silver medalist Pikus-Pace advises

Addressing the Utah Technology Council Tuesday at their annual meeting at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Noelle PIkus-Pace described how she worked for and achieved her life's dream of... Read more »

April 22, 2014

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Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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