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U.S. Olympic Committee endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games.

USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time host of the... Read more »

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Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars

The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on Monday to make way for a pair... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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Americans struggle through opening 4 days of worlds

Jenny Simpson lost her left shoe after being stepped on and ran the last lap of the 1,500-meter race with her bare foot striking the surface. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Sailing chief: Rio events could be moved from polluted bay

The head of sailing's governing body threatened Saturday to move all Olympic sailing events out of polluted Guanabara Bay unless the water is cleaner and floating rubbish is removed for next year's... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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WHO: Viral testing 'advisable' in Rio's Olympic waters

The World Health Organization's top water expert said Friday the body "never advised against viral testing" for Rio de Janeiro's polluted waterways where about 1,400 athletes will compete in... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event

Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships — a trial run for next summer's Olympics — and the team doctor said... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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Los Angeles proposes $4.1B budget if Olympic candidate

If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston's recent drop from contention, the organizers' proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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13 US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event; team doctor suspects pollution

Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships — a trial run for next summer's Olympics — and the team doctor said... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Michael Phelps back on top as focus turns to Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps already has far more medals than any Olympic athlete. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Van der Burgh heats up chilly swim prelims with world record

Cameron van der Burgh heated up a chilly Tuesday morning at the swimming world championships by improving his own world record in the 50-meter breaststroke. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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IOC ready to act if Olympic medals affected by doping

The IOC will take action against any Olympic athletes if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations rocking the sport of track and field, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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IOC to test Rio's Olympic water venues for viruses

The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will begin testing for disease causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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IOC shakes up bid process for 2024 Summer Olympics

The IOC shook up the bidding process for the 2024 Olympics on Sunday, eliminating the cut-down phase and clearing the way for all the candidates to make it to the final vote. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues

The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Brazil data: Olympic water 'unfit' for triathletes to swim

The Brazilian government's most recent data on water pollution in Rio de Janeiro show that water near where triathletes are preparing to compete this weekend is "unfit" for swimming. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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No move to alter Olympic venues despite water contamination

Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Boston out and USOC to look elsewhere

Only seven weeks remain before cities have to be officially nominated. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation wants to stay in the race. If so, Los Angeles would be the likely choice. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Boston mayor refuses to sign host contract for 2024 Olympics

s mayor delivered a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the 2024 Olympics on Monday when he declared he wouldn't sign any document "that puts one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Utahns in baseball: Bingham alum Brady Lail hurls a shutout; former Ute Tyler Wagner posts strikeout record

Bingham High product Brady Lail and former Ute Tyler Wagner highlighted a strong week for baseball players with ties to Utah, while a former Olympian got a promotion. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Park City alpine skier Ted Ligety marries longtime girlfriend Mia Pascoe

Park City native and resident Ted Ligety married Mia Pascoe on Saturday, according to his Instagram account and an Italian sports and tourism news website. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Gabby Douglas right on schedule for golden return

Gabby Douglas is exasperated. Again and again and again the defending women's Olympic all-around champion emphatically slaps her right hand on one of the picnic tables that sit just past the front... Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Mayor says Toronto will decide 'very quickly' on Olympic bid

Toronto Mayor John Tory says Canada's largest city will make a decision "very quickly" whether to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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