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These 14 Utahns reminded us why we love sports in 2014

The year 2014 seemed to have more than its share of serious and sad stories, but there was plenty to celebrate.

These 14 Utahns reminded us why we love sports in 2014

The year 2014 seemed to have more than its share of serious and sad stories, but there was plenty to celebrate and admire. The DeseretNews.com sports team selected 14 athletes that reminded us that... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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Rome 2024 Olympic bid could also involve Vatican

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced Monday that Rome will propose a cost-conscious bid to host the 2024 Olympics that will take advantage of IOC President Thomas Bach's newly approved reforms... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Italian PM Renzi announces Rome 2024 Olympic bid

Italy announced Monday that Rome will be a candidate to host the 2024 Olympics, a decision that comes two years after the government scrapped plans to bid for the 2020 Games because of financial... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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IOC grants full Olympic recognition to Kosovo

Athletes from Kosovo will be able to compete at the 2016 Summer Games after being granted full recognition on Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Park City's Ted Ligety wins Beaver Creek giant slalom

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Park City’s Ted Ligety caught up to his boyhood idol on a day when no one could come close to catching up to him, even with a broken wrist. The American used a... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Vonn wins 1st World Cup race in nearly 2 years

Vonn punctuated her piercing scream after crossing the finish line by yelling "Yes!!!" Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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Bach: Venue changes possible for 2018, 2020 Games

The IOC will allow South Korean and Japanese Olympic organizers to make changes to their venue plans for the 2018 and 2020 Games if the moves result in cutting costs and avoiding white elephants. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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IOC sets schedule for 2024 Olympic bid process

The IOC set the timeline Saturday for bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, a race that could include contenders from the United States, Germany, Italy, France and other countries. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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Wrist on mend, Park City's Ted Ligety will compete at Beaver Creek

ety was looking to add more hardware to his collection this season. Just not this kind of hardware. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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San Francisco's bid for 2024 Olympics taking shape

This tech-booming city, home to Twitter and other innovative startups, is experiencing its greatest growth since the California Gold Rush more than 150 years ago. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Los Angeles making quiet bid for 2024 Olympics

Glamour, celebrities, perfect weather. A revitalized and growing downtown. Iconic venues and political support. With these virtues, Los Angeles looks like an ideal fit to host the 2024 Olympics. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Oct. 20, 2014

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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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