Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:30:25 -0500Copyright: ©2017 Baltimore Sun
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:39:00 PSTMichael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, will be in Washington next week to testify before a congressional committee on doping in international sports.(image)
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:35:00 PST
News that Budapest, Hungary, plans to drop its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics probably won’t have a tremendous effect on the overall race.
From the start, Los Angeles and Paris were considered the favorites to stage the Games.
But with only those two cities remaining in contention, Budapest’s...(image)
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:50:00 PST
A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some said to be too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a “god.”
Roughly two dozen charges were filed against Dr. Larry...(image)
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST
The chances of Budapest, Hungary, remaining in a competition against Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics appear to grow dimmer by the day.
The third candidate in the host city race has encountered sizable public resistance from a Hungarian political group that collected some 266,000...(image)
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:12:00 PST
Three former elite U.S. gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, have come forward saying they were sexually abused by a former doctor currently facing trial on a separate matter.
Dantzscher, three-time U.S. rhythmic gymnastics champion Jessica Howard and former national team member...(image)
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:03:00 PST
On Sunday, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture will hold a 2 p.m. screening of "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice," a 2016 documentary recalling the 18 black American athletes who participated in the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin, Germany. The Baltimore Sun...(image)
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PST
One of two cities competing against Los Angeles for the right to host the 2024 Summer Olympics could be on the brink of withdrawing.
Budapest 2024 is facing a stern challenge from a Hungarian political group that on Friday claimed to have garnered more than enough public support to force a referendum...(image)
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:21:00 PSTAs dozens of women came forward last fall alleging they had been sexually assaulted during routine medical exams by Larry Nassar, the longtime team physician for the U.S. women's gymnastics team, Olympic gymnastics officials stood accused of allowing alleged abuse to occur.
But according to a timeline...(image)
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:10:00 PST
The ongoing Russian doping scandal has led Olympic officials to strip track athletes from that country of nearly two dozen medals won at past Games. But there's a problem.
Almost none of the athletes who retroactively tested positive from the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics have returned their medals....(image)
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:40:00 PST
There is a chance Usain Bolt can retain the gold medal that was stripped from him when a Jamaican relay teammate was found to have cheated at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
That teammate, Nesta Carter, filed an appeal of the ruling on Thursday, according to Reuters.
Carter was caught in a recent doping...(image)
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:03:00 PST
The first impression some members of the USA Luge team got regarding how the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics will operate came on the bus ride from the airport to the mountain resort where they're staying.
Sensing the athletes were weary after long flights, the bus stopped for lunch.
Whether it's the...(image)
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:30:00 PST
There is a new downhill queen of the ski slopes. For now.
Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain her title in another season disrupted by injuries as she targets the 2018 Olympics.
Stuhec confirmed her status as pre-race favorite,...(image)
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:57:00 PST
Voters in the Swiss Alps have rejected a second Olympic hosting bid planned for upscale mountain resorts St. Moritz and Davos.
The canton (state) of Graubuenden says a referendum on financing a candidacy for the 2026 Winter Games was rejected by 60.1 percent of voters.
In a tighter vote in 2013,...(image)
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:15:00 PST
Initially blocked by the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban, members of the Iranian archery team say they are now scrambling to reach Las Vegas for an important Indoor Archery World Cup competition this weekend.
The country’s archery federation announced on its website that some of...(image)
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:40:00 PST
A Russian middle-distance runner has been stripped of her Olympic gold medal and two top winter athletes have been penalized as international sport continues its war on doping.
Mariya Savinova-Farnosova must forfeit her 800-meter victory from the 2012 London Games after the Court of Arbitration...(image)
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 22:57:00 PST
Olympic 1,500-meter champion Matthew Centrowitz (Broadneck), already a three-time Wanamaker Mile champion at the Millrose Games, will turn his attention to the Paavo Nurmi Two Miles at the 110th edition of the games on Saturday in New York.
Centrowitz, who became the first American man to take...(image)
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:46:00 PSTIbtihaj Muhammad, who became the first female Muslim-American to win a medal for the United States in the Rio Olympics last summer, said she recently was detained by U.S. Customs officials for two hours with no explanation.
A native of Maplewood, N.J. and a Duke graduate, Muhammad did not say where...(image)
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:30:00 PST
A year before the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korean officials have unveiled a torch made to withstand the region’s wintry conditions.
The white-and-gold torch has a sleek shape featuring five prongs to mimic the official, star-shaped logo of the city.
“I am confident that a new generation...(image)
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 06:10:00 PST
Mike Tirico will be NBC’s new prime-time Olympics host starting with PyeongChang 2018. He follows Bob Costas -- the prime-time host for every NBC Olympics since 1992 — who revealed the news Thursday on “Today.”
“I am going to be like the rest of the country, watching Mike Tirico, who will be an...(image)
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 15:02:00 PST
The next Olympics are still a year away, and already, Shaun White is thinking about the games after that.
And it has nothing to do with the halfpipe.
The world's best-known snowboarder tells The Associated Press he's exploring competing at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in skateboarding, which will...(image)
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:05:00 PST
By most accounts, preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are progressing smoothly.
Still, with one year to go before competition begins, the upcoming Games face some uncertainty.
It remains unclear whether NHL players will take a break from the regular-season schedule...(image)
Sun, 5 Feb 2017 07:37:00 PSTAs the U.S. courts try to sort out President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, Iran has switched course and decided to allow American wrestlers to compete in a high-profile international tournament this month.
The World Cup takes place Feb. 16-17 in Kermanshah, Iran, and Friday the country...(image)
Sun, 5 Feb 2017 03:15:00 PST
Iran has lifted a ban on U.S. wrestlers, including Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder of Woodbine, allowing them to take part in the Freestyle World Cup later this month in the Iranian city of Kermanshah, Iranian media reported on Sunday. The Sunday report by state TV quotes Foreign Ministry spokesman...(image)
Fri, 3 Feb 2017 20:52:00 PST
Former North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer and three-time Olympic medalist Katie Hoff headlines a four-member class that will be inducted into Maryland Swimming's Hall of Fame this spring.
Hoff, who moved with her family to Towson in 2003, qualified for the 2004 Games in Athens at age 15, though...(image)
Fri, 3 Feb 2017 17:25:00 PST
This week should have been a time of pure celebration for the three cities campaigning to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Bid leaders from Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest, Hungary, submitted their final documents to International Olympic Committee headquarters, culminating months of painstaking...(image)
Fri, 3 Feb 2017 07:50:00 PST
Iran on Friday banned U.S. wrestlers from this month's Freestyle World Cup in response to President Donald Trump's executive order forbidding visas for Iranians, the official IRNA news agency reported.
A senior Iranian cleric vowed, meanwhile, that his country would continue its missile program,...(image)
Thu, 2 Feb 2017 19:15:00 PST
If Los Angeles wins the right to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, organizers would seek to offset the estimated $5.3-billion budget with average ticket prices of more than $1,700 for the opening ceremony and $250-$450 for marquee events such as the gymnastics final and basketball gold-medal game....(image)
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:39:00 PSTThe longest recorded running streak in history ended Saturday when England's Ron Hill completed a one-mile run. The 78-year-old former Olympian did not run Sunday for the first time in 52 years and 39 days - a streak that dates back to Dec. 21, 1964, five days before the Beatles topped the Billboard...(image)
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:25:00 PST
The U.S. government has told the U.S. Olympic Committee that the travel ban put in place over the weekend shouldn't impact athletes traveling to the United States for international events.
In a statement Monday, USOC leaders said the government told them it would work to ensure athletes from all...(image)
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:50:00 PST
Los Angeles isn’t the only city whose bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics has recently bumped up against politics.
While the global debate over President Trump’s travel ban has heightened concerns that International Olympic Committee members might turn away from L.A., problems have arisen in Budapest....(image)
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:40:00 PST
The uproar over President Trump’s travel ban has renewed concerns that Los Angeles’ campaign to host the 2024 Summer Olympics might be hurt by national politics.
L.A. isn’t the only bid facing this problem.
Budapest 2024 announced over the weekend that it will delay the final stage of the bidding...(image)
Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:27:00 PST
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy, saying Sunday the temporary travel ban "seems to have made me an alien" and leaves him unsure whether he can return to his U.S. home.
Farah is a British citizen who was born in Somalia, one of seven...(image)
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 20:45:00 PST
Lindsey Vonn is crashing more than she's winning.
The most successful female ski racer of all time fell and hit the safety netting during a World Cup downhill Saturday in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, in exactly the same spot where she crashed a day earlier in an official training session.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 20:40:00 PST
Speedskater Thomas Hong (Maryland, Atholton) won the silver medal in the men's 500-meter A final Saturday in Innsbruck, Austria, becoming the United States' first men's Short Track World Junior Championships individual medalist since current USA World Cup team member John-Henry Krueger took silver...(image)
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:25:00 PST
There was nothing new on the Olympics front for the NHL, Commissioner Gary Bettman said in his state-of-the-league address Saturday at Staples Center.
Whether the NHL will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been a looming question and Bettman addressed it in...(image)
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:05:00 PST
A day after the Los Angeles City Council voted to formally approve a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, political leaders in Budapest have taken a similar step.
Twenty-one of 29 council members in the Hungarian capital gave their endorsement Thursday, with four dissenting and four abstaining.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:15:00 PST
The private committee that is bidding to bring the Summer Olympics back to Los Angeles did its best to put on a show Wednesday at Grand Park.
LA 2024 officials invited scores of famous athletes led by four-time gold medalist Michael Johnson. Mayor Eric Garcetti came, as did Los Angeles Police Chief...(image)
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:25:00 PST
Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter.
The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Olympic rules state...(image)
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:42:00 PST
Table tennis player Han Xiao, a 2008 Maryland graduate, was voted chair of the United States Olympic Committee Athletes' Advisory Council during the AAC's quadrennial leadership election, which took place at the council's quarterly meeting in New Orleans on Saturday.
A member of the USOC AAC since...(image)
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:30:00 PST
Speaking to a group of business and civic leaders on Monday night, Mayor Eric Garcetti was asked about marijuana and Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Though cannabis remains a banned substance for elite athletes, voters recently legalized its recreational use in California.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:35:00 PST
Nathan Chen stood on the top step of the podium and stifled a smile as U.S. Figure Skating president Samuel Auxier, as he prepared to drape a gold medal around his neck, bowed down before him.
Indeed, all hail the new king of American skating.
Chen followed a record-setting short program with...(image)
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:10:00 PST
A day after winning a downhill, Lindsey Vonn discovered how far she has to go to regain her dominance in super-G as she returns from two major injuries.
For now, defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut remains the skier to beat in super-G.
Swiss racer Gut extended her perfect run in super-G...(image)
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:40:00 PST
The president of the German Olympic Committee has called for Russia to be banned from the 2018 and 2020 Olympics if sports bosses there are found to have known about state-sponsored doping.
Alfons Hoermann told Die Welt newspaper that bans from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the 2020...(image)
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:55:00 PST
Lindsey Vonn is back on top in just the second race of her comeback from a knee injury and a broken arm.
The American edged defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut to win a downhill event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Saturday and claim career victory No. 77, moving her within nine...(image)
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:20:00 PST
As President Trump stood before the Capitol on Friday morning, swearing the oath of office, a group of Los Angeles City Council members gathered some 2,700 miles to the west to discuss their city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The simultaneous events might have seemed unrelated but the...(image)
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:19:00 PST
Kyle Snyder has spent so much of his life pushing the boundaries of what's possible for a young wrestler that it's almost strange when a chapter of his story entails returning to the familiar.
But that's what the Woodbine resident will do Sunday when he competes at his alma mater, Good Counsel,...(image)
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:03:00 PST
U.S. Figure Skating President Sam Auxier said Thursday that Russia should be banned from the 2018 Olympics because of accusations of a mass doping cover-up at the Sochi Games three years ago.
World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren has said there is evidence that doping test samples...(image)
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:50:00 PST
As bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics heats up, the Los Angeles City Council took another crucial step toward officially backing a private committee’s effort to bring the Games to Southern California for a third time.
Council members on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding...(image)
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:30:00 PST
As LA 2024 officials finalize their bid to bring the Summer Olympics back to Southern California, they have faced a difficult choice regarding the location of the opening and closing ceremonies.
The Coliseum offers a sense of history and has the backing of L.A. City Council members eager to keep...(image)
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:15:00 PST
Christine Scheyer of Austria upset the pre-race favorites to win a women's World Cup downhill Sunday, while Lindsey Vonn placed 13th in her first race in nearly 11 months.
Not being able to push out of the start gate as usual, the American was more than half a second off the lead at the first...(image)
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:55:00 PST
The leader of a private committee bidding to bring the Summer Olympics back to Los Angeles appeared before city officials Friday to once again face questions about whether the multibillion-dollar sporting event might pose a threat to taxpayer dollars.
Gene Sykes, chief executive of LA 2024, spent...(image)
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:05:00 PST
With Los Angeles bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, U.S. officials appear to be sticking to an all-or-nothing approach when it comes to bringing the Games back to this country.
According to U.S. Olympic Committee documents made public Wednesday, if a rival candidate is chosen for 2024 — Paris...(image)
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:05:00 PST
The 2017 para-cycling track world championships probably won’t get a lot of attention from sports fans or the mainstream media this spring.
But with Los Angeles volunteering as a last-minute host, the Paralympic competition could end up helping the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:43:00 PST
Olympic champion gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are vaulting into a new arena: the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
The two stars — who combined for eight medals at the 2016 Olympics — posed at several spots in the Houston area not far from Biles' hometown of Spring, Texas for photographer...(image)
Sun, 8 Jan 2017 07:28:00 PST
Four Russians have been allowed to resume competing in skeleton even though they are under investigation for alleged doping rule breaches at the 2014 Winter Olympics, the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said Sunday.
The IBSF had issued provisional suspensions to the four, including...(image)
Sat, 7 Jan 2017 12:10:00 PST
Did the Olympics play a role in alleged Russian hacking that targeted the U.S. presidential campaign?
The U.S. intelligence report released Friday, which says Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered the operation, raises that possibility.
“Putin publicly pointed to the Panama Papers...(image)
Mon, 2 Jan 2017 16:10:00 PST
Olympic skiing champion Jean Vuarnet, who helped pioneer the aerodynamic tuck position for downhill racers but suffered tragedy with the deaths of his wife and son in a doomsday cult murder-suicide, has died, the French Olympic Committee announced Monday. He was 83.
Vuarnet died of a stroke, a...(image)
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:46:00 PST
This was supposed to be the year Dagny Knutson became a household name by thrashing the competition in the pool in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2010, Knutson was widely considered the next breakout American swimming star. At the urging of USA Swimming officials, she said, Knutson turned down a college scholarship...(image)
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:00:00 PST
Miruts Yifter, an Ethiopian running legend who inspired world-class athletes like Haile Gebrselassie, has died in Canada at age 72, his family and Ethiopian Athletics Federation officials said Friday.
The athlete known by the nickname “Yifter the Shifter” won two gold medals at the 1980 Moscow...(image)
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:05:00 PST
The ongoing Russian doping scandal — with the country’s officials, coaches and athletes accused of systemic cheating — could take a while to clean up.
On Friday, the International Olympic Committee announced that it has opened disciplinary cases against 28 athletes whose urine samples were allegedly...(image)
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 03:02:00 PST
Phelps had traveled to Rio de Janeiro to produce an immaculate ending to his unparalleled Olympic career. But in truth,...(image)
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:52:00 PSTWhen Gabby Douglas logged onto the Internet after winning her second consecutive gold medal in the all-around team finals this summer, she was hoping to see articles and tweets talking about her objectively stunning performance on the uneven bars.
She stuck a double layout landing and earned the...(image)
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:25:00 PST
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will cost between $15 billion and $16.8 billion, according to a new estimate released by organizers on Wednesday.
That price tag represents something of a reduction amid fears among some that the budget could swell to $30 billion. Still, the current amount is substantially...(image)
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:38:00 PSTHis wife leaves open the possibility that Phelps will return to the pool to swim competitively.(image)
Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTServices scheduled next month for Charles "Charlie" Boyle(image)
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:22:00 PSTMichael Phelps was in Edgewood on Friday for a visit to that branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County, where he paired with one of his sponsors, KRAVE Jerky, to donate $20,000 to help expand the Michael Phelps Foundation's "im" water safety and recreation program.(image)
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:05:00 PST
Though Budapest has been considered something of a dark horse in the competition to host the 2024 Summer Olympics — running behind Los Angeles and Paris — the Hungarian capital continues to move ahead with its campaign.
This week, the Budapest 2024 committee won an important court battle when Hungary’s...(image)
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:42:00 PST
Ryan Lochte has jumped in the pool to announce that he and fiancee Kayla Rae Reid are expecting a baby.
The Olympic swimmer and the former Playboy model shared pictures on Instagram of Lochte under water and kissing Reid's tiny baby bump. Lochte says his “Christmas gift came early this year.” Reid...(image)
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 06:56:00 PST
NBC is bringing year-round Olympic programming to the United States.
After years of trying, the U.S and International Olympic Committees have agreed with NBC on a package that will offer year-round Olympic programming, focused on U.S. athletes, the parties announced Thursday. NBC will launch a...(image)
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 05:15:00 PST
U.S. Olympic Committee leaders said Tuesday that, despite a potential change to Olympic bidding, they remain focused on trying to win the 2024 Summer Games for Los Angeles.
It was last week that Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, suggested there were “too many losers”...(image)
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:59:00 PST
Almost four months after the Olympics ended, Rio de Janeiro organizers are unable to pay some of their bills, including $3.7 million owed to the International Paralympic Committee.
IPC spokesman Craig Spence told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the money is owed for travel grants, which is...(image)
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:15:00 PST
Russia will accept an International Olympic Committee plan to retest all drug test samples given by its athletes at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said Saturday.
The IOC's declaration Friday followed the publication of a report by World Anti-Doping Agency...(image)
Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:00:00 PST
The winter of 2010 was a time of bitter disappointment for Russian sports officials.
Their Olympic team limped away from the Winter Games in Vancouver with only three gold medals — a fraction of the total won by countries such as Canada, the U.S. and Germany.
In response, investigators allege,...(image)
Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:31:00 PST
Aside from monstrous caloric intake, hours of training and playing a little Future before swim time, there's another method behind Michael Phelps' championship performance — sleep.
Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, and fellow Olympian Aly Raisman have partnered up with Virginia...(image)
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:35:00 PST
The International Olympic Committee announced Thursday that it has approved Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest to continue forward in the bidding process for the 2024 Summer Games.
No surprise there — not for an organization desperate to find cities that will host its mega-sporting event.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:30:00 PST
Americans Ali DeLoof, Lilly King, Kelsi Worrell and Katrina Konopka broke the short-course world record in the 200-meter medley relay, finishing in 1 minute, 43.27 seconds Wednesday night in the FINA World Championships.
DeLoof led off in the backstroke with a split of 26.12, King extended the...(image)
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:23:00 PST
Although LeBron James is getting Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year award, Michael Phelps' phenomenal year won't go unrecognized at an event next week that will celebrate both athletes. The recently retired swimmer and most decorated Olympian will get a special honor at Monday's event...(image)
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:55:00 PST
Baltimore-based Zipline Ski will supply goggles and poles for the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team in a contract that extends through 2020 and includes the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in South Korea.
The company had been supplying poles since 2014 designed by Zipline's founder, former U.S....(image)
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 17:45:00 PST
Sammy Lee learned to dive at Pasadena’s Brookside Park pool, which until 1940 allowed people of color to use the facilities only on Wednesdays, the day before it was drained and refilled. His most reliable place to work out was waterless — a diving board installed over a sand pit he dug in his...(image)
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:20:00 PST
Track and field leaders have overwhelmingly approved broad changes championed by the sport's president, Sebastian Coe, to turn a corner on reputation-wrecking corruption and doping scandals.
Coe's “Time for Change” package of reforms to the sport's governance won a 95% majority from 192 countries...(image)
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:00:00 PST
In an era when the Olympics have become synonymous with cost overruns and massive deficits, the private committee seeking to bring the Summer Games back to Southern California has released what it calls a “no-surprises” balanced budget.
LA 2024’s latest proposal, issued on Friday, estimates that...(image)
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:15:00 PST
Los Angeles has taken its case for the 2024 Summer Olympics to President-elect Donald Trump.
Last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti — who has spearheaded the bid — spoke with Trump about a number of issues, including the Games.
Now, LA 2024 officials say, Trump called Thomas Bach, president of the International...(image)
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:00:00 PST
Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur. “I would love to get involved, whether it's in a couple little startups here and there, take a little risk, have some fun...(image)
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:32:00 PSTWhen Michael Phelps was 7, he was scared to put his head under water. Then he became the greatest swimmer ever. Boomer Phelps is not even seven months old (he was born in July), and he's already submerging. With the help of the woman who taught Phelps to swim. In the city where Phelps grew up....(image)
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:35:00 PST
A doping cover-up dubbed the “total protection project” shielded Russian medal winners at the 2012 London Olympics, allowing them to compete when they should have been banned, according to emails seized by French prosecutors.
The emails published Friday by French newspaper Le Monde and German...(image)
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:44:00 PST
The finale of "Dancing With the Stars" starts with a Christmas motif, including the three celebrity finalists in onesies. I'm impressed they found one to fit Calvin Johnson. Oh, wait, this must mean the wardrobe department made it. Those people are marvels.
They're doing the thing again this year...(image)
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:47:00 PST
In the latest sign that he’s done racing, Michael Phelps told reporters before Monday night’s Golden Goggle awards that he had removed himself from drug testing required by USA Swimming.
Later, during a ceremony at which he won three awards including USA Swimming’s Male Athlete of the Year, Phelps...(image)
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
Michael Phelps' performance in the Rio Olympics earned him three Golden Goggles Award on Monday night in New York. For Phelps' five gold medals this summer, USA Swimming named him its Male Athlete of the Year. The organization also honored Phelps' 200-meter butterfly final, in which he beat out...(image)
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:43:00 PST
Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky of Bethesda broke two NCAA records, as well as her own American record in the 1,650-yard freestyle, at a meet at Ohio State.
In her first month as a college swimmer, Ledecky has already set NCAA marks in the 500-, 1000- and 1,650-yard freestyles. Her record swim of...(image)
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:05:00 PST
Olympic hurdler and Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen said Wednesday he would forgo his remaining eligibility with the Ducks and pursue a professional track career.
Allen, a two-time NCAA champion in the 110-meter hurdles who placed fifth in the event at the Rio Olympics this summer, said Wednesday...(image)
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:50:00 PST
It seems that Allyson Felix showed up a little late.
Born in 1985, she just missed the Olympic Games in Los Angeles and, more specifically, the track and field competition at the Coliseum.
Her family has pictures from that summer. People she knows — older people — have told her how much fun it...(image)
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:19:00 PST
NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.
League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has...(image)
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 09:37:00 PST
Borussia Dortmund's chief has confirmed that nine-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will practice with the Bundesliga team.
Hans-Joachim Watzke tells Kicker magazine on Sunday that "it was no joke" and "not a marketing move."
Watzke was responding to a report in a Guardian newspaper that...(image)
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 15:40:00 PST
The private committee hoping to bring the Olympic Games back to Los Angeles in 2024 will face a critical test in Doha, Qatar, next week.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Allyson Felix, the six-time gold medalist sprinter, lead an LA 2024 contingent that will present its bid to an array of Olympic leaders...(image)
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 21:16:00 PST
Donald Trump's election as U.S. president has the potential to influence Los Angeles' chances of hosting the 2024 Olympics. For better or worse.
Some International Olympic Committee members — who will choose among Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest, Hungary, in a vote next September — cited possible...(image)
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 10:45:00 PST
Much has been written in recent months about the international community’s reaction to Donald Trump’s bid for the White House and how a Trump presidency might impact Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Now – with the Republican winning on Tuesday – LA 2024 will find out.
Mon, 7 Nov 2016 16:50:00 PST
The whispers have grown louder — day by day, week by week — leading to the U.S. presidential election.
International Olympic Committee members, be they from major European nations or tiny countries in far-flung corners of the world, have quietly grumbled about Donald Trump.
They don’t like his...(image)
Mon, 7 Nov 2016 15:39:00 PST
Broadneck High School student Julianna Fernandez lifted up her foot so Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz could bend down and sign his name on it.
"These are my favorite shoes now," she said.
Fernandez, a high school runner, said Centrowitz is an example that Olympians can come from anywhere....(image)
Sun, 6 Nov 2016 14:25:00 PST
Tatyana McFadden won the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race Sunday to sweep the four major marathons for the fourth straight year, extending her record streak to 17 straight victories.
The 27-year-old U.S. Paralympian and Atholton graduate finished with an unofficial time of 1 hour,...(image)
Thu, 3 Nov 2016 09:45:00 PDT
The Tournament of Roses has selected three Olympians to serve as grand marshals for the upcoming 128th Rose Parade.
Greg Louganis, Janet Evans and Allyson Felix will share the honors for the New Year’s event.
Louganis is a four-time gold medalist in the sport of diving. Evans is a four-time champion...(image)