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

Councilman Luke Garrott took a jab at Mayor Ralph Becker regarding his appointment of a new fire chief.

DC Olympic bid touts 'unity' over dysfunction

Place your hands together in just the right way, with thumbs overlapping and the other fingers pointing to the sky, and you've created the symbol for 2024 Olympics in the nation's capital. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014


Ohno hopes special event will grow support for short-track speedskating in the U.S.

The most decorated American in Winter Olympic History, Apolo Ohno, will host the first-ever invitational featuring short-track speedskaters from China, Canada, Netherlands and the U.S. competing in... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014


U.S. skater John-Henry Krueger earns 2 medals at World Cup event

The Pennsylvania native, who now resides in Utah, nabbed two medals Sunday with a little help and a lot of effort as this weekend's World Cup races concluded. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2014


Young U.S. short track speedskating team finding its groove on the ice at World Cup event in Kearns

There are a lot of new things in place for the U.S. short track speedskating team, which is competing in a World Cup event in Kearns this weekend. Read more »

Nov. 8, 2014


Almaty makes compact bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

The Kazakhstan city of Almaty presented itself Friday as the compact and affordable alternative to favorite Beijing in the bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Chinese capital proposed dates... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2014


IOC President Bach: 'The time for change is now'

Declaring "the time for change is now," IOC President Thomas Bach urged the world's national Olympic committees on Friday to support his reform program for shaping the future of the games. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2014

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France bets on crowd funding for Olympic bid

Crowd funding could be used to finance a potential Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014


Solar power skates online at Utah Olympic Oval

While best known for powerful performances on the ice, the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns marked the use of a new power source on Thursday. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2014


Tuktamysheva tops Skate America women's short

It has been quite a year for Gracie Gold. She won her first U.S. championship, collected a team bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics and even got to bake cookies with Taylor Swift. Her performance at... Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014


Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games

Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away. Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014


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 »

Oct. 20, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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