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Wambach didn't want retirement to overshadow victory tour

e final whistle blew on the Women's World Cup this summer, Abby Wambach was nearly convinced that it was her final championship. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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Olympic leaders agree on independent drug-testing system

In a shakeup of the drug-testing system in sports, Olympic leaders agreed Saturday that testing should be independent of sports organizations and urged the World Anti-Doping Agency to take over the... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2015

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US beats Canada 2-0 to advance to playoff against Colombia

All the United States kept alive its bid to reach the Rio Olympics. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015

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Cameron Carter-Vickers shines on soccer field as U.S. team prepares to play at Rio Tinto Stadium

His father had an accurate shot. So does United States defender Cameron Carter-Vickers. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2015

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Swimming body criticizes Rio Olympic organizers

Swimming's world governing body FINA has strongly criticized the organizers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over what it says are substandard facilities and "disrespect" for aquatic events. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2015

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Official: Toronto not bidding for 2024 Olympics

Toronto will not be bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2015

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Away from Olympics, sewage blights vast swaths of Rio

Rivulets of waste crisscross the labyrinth of alleyways that serve as 5-year-old Kaike de Oliveira Benjamin's playground, forming dark, fetid puddles and gurgling streams of refuse and trash. It's... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2015

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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 »

Sept. 1, 2015

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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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Phelps, other stars missing from swimming worlds in Russia

Phelps isn't the only big name missing from the world swimming championships that begin Friday in Kazan, Russia. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Americans start looking toward Rio as Pan Am Games wind down

Alan Ashley isn't paying attention to the medal table at the Pan Am Games, but the American will be riveted to it at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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A look at the world's billion-dollar sports stadiums

The first sports stadium to break the $1 billion barrier was London's Wembley Stadium. Now, Tokyo's planned National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics will be the first to reach $2 billion, according... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Tokyo Olympic venue shaping up as world's costliest stadium

When the dust settles on the marquee venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, it could well be the most expensive sports stadium in the world. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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A look at the teams in the quarters at the World Cup

The quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup are set. Here's a look at the upcoming matches, and how the teams have fared so far in Canada: Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Paris becomes 4th city to join race for 2024 Olympic Games

Declaring they have learned from their past mistakes and failures, French officials launched a bid Tuesday to bring the Olympics to Paris in 2024 — 100 years after the games were last held in... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Beijing says snow is no problem for 2022 Winter Olympic bid

Beijing is driving home assurances that providing plenty of good quality snow for the skiing events won't be a problem if it wins the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Olympic Park getting ready to unveil new Olympic freestyle pool

The Olympic Park is preparing for a big celebration Saturday. It will unveil its new modernized freestyle training facility. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Randy Hollis: Others were more deserving of Ashe Courage Award than Caitlyn Jenner

It seems that others such as the late Lauren Hill, who battled terminal brain cancer to fulfill her dream to play college basketball, were more deserving of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this... Read more »

June 13, 2015

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Brazil may lift visa needed by Americans heading to Olympics

Brazil's tourism minister said Thursday the visa requirements may be lifted for Americans wishing to attend next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, an effort that may boost ticket sales. Read more »

June 12, 2015

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IOC members: Almaty narrows gap in 2022 race with Beijing

Almaty managed to win the attention of IOC members. The next challenge is to win their votes. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Almaty, Beijing present 2022 Winter Games bids to IOC

Seeking to cut into Beijing's status as favorite, leaders of the Kazakh bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics told the IOC on Tuesday that Almaty presents the ideal choice for a "real" winter setting... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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IOC approves new events for 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang

The IOC has approved new events in snowboarding, Alpine skiing, speedskating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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Salt Lake Olympic scandal 'set a precedent' for U.S. prosecution of FIFA

Seventeen years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation into bribery allegations against officials of another internationally known sports entity, the committee that brought... Read more »

May 28, 2015

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New Salt Lake fire chief caught in political crossfire of mayoral race

Salt Lake City mayoral candidate and City Council Chairman Luke Garrott took a jab at Mayor Ralph Becker on Tuesday regarding his appointment of a new fire chief. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Column: Phelps should be at world championships this summer

When the world's top swimmers head to Russia this summer for the biggest meet outside the Olympics, one important name will be missing from the U.S. team. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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