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Proposed venues for 2024 Los Angeles Olympics

The bid book for the 2024 Olympics that Los Angeles officials released Tuesday laid out an initial blueprint for 30 or so proposed venues. A renovated Coliseum will serve as the centerpiece, with other facilities arranged in five clusters across the city. Bidding is a long process and plans almost...

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  • Russia sanctions will stay in place

    Russia sanctions will stay in place

    Track and field’s governing body is not ready to lift Russia’s suspension from competitions as the country fails to fully accept the findings of an investigation into its state-sponsored doping scheme. The meeting of IAAF member associations in London on Thursday will be asked to maintain the...

  • Time will be the ultimate judge on if L.A. made a good deal to take 2028 Olympics

    Time will be the ultimate judge on if L.A. made a good deal to take 2028 Olympics

    The mood was nearly giddy among Olympic athletes and city officials who gathered at StubHub Center on Monday. Local bid leaders had called a news conference to formally announce a deal with the International Olympic Committee that would pave the way for bringing the 2028 Summer Games to Southern...

  • 2028 Olympics: It's a strange feeling having to wait 11 years for the prize

    2028 Olympics: It's a strange feeling having to wait 11 years for the prize

    It’s wonderful. And it’s weird. The Summer Olympics are coming back to Los Angeles, the world’s premier sporting event finally returning to the world’s greatest sporting city. But we’re going to have to wait 11 years? It’s a match coated in gold, the diverse beauty of the Olympics spending more...

  • L.A. gains financial concessions in return for agreeing to host the 2028 Olympic Games

    L.A. gains financial concessions in return for agreeing to host the 2028 Olympic Games

    After weeks of intense negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have agreed to host the Summer Games in 2028 — instead of 2024 — in return for a deal they hope will generate hundreds of millions in additional savings and revenues. The arrangement, which lets...

  • Details emerge in deal to bring 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

    Details emerge in deal to bring 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

    After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Games under terms they hope will generate hundreds of millions in savings and additional revenues. The agreement will bring the Olympics back to Southern California...

  • Katie Ledecky loses for the first time at world championships

    Katie Ledecky loses for the first time at world championships

    Katie Ledecky's bid to win six gold medals at the world championships ended Wednesday when she was beaten in the 200-meter freestyle by Italy's Federica Pellegrini. Ledecky settled for the silver medal, tying for second with Australia's Emma McKeon. McKeon got off to a blazing start, but Ledecky...

  • Katie Ledecky wins her third gold at swimming world championships

    Katie Ledecky wins her third gold at swimming world championships

    Katie Ledecky breezed to her third gold medal of the world championships, backing off a bit on her most grueling night of the meet. It was left to Lilly King, Kylie Masse and Adam Peaty to take down the swimming record book — and King to claim another impressive triumph over her Russian rival....

  • Former Trojan electrifies fans at swimming world championships

    Former Trojan electrifies fans at swimming world championships

    Katie Ledecky was off tor the night Monday at the world championships. It was up to someone else to seize the moment. Swimming in her home nation, Hungary's Iron Lady did just that. Katinka Hosszu lived up to her country's enormous expectations with an electrifying victory in the 200-meter individual...

  • Katie Ledecky wins two golds to open world championships

    Katie Ledecky wins two golds to open world championships

    Katie Ledecky is off to a golden start at the world championships. Make it a double. The 20-year-old American star began an audacious week by winning a pair of gold medals Sunday on the opening night of swimming along the Danube River. She cruised to a dominating victory in the 400-meter freestyle...

  • Paralyzed high jumper overcomes injury to walk down the aisle at his wedding

    Paralyzed high jumper overcomes injury to walk down the aisle at his wedding

    Step by halting step, former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto made good on his vow to walk wife Shevon down the aisle after their wedding and out the door to a waiting limousine. It was roughly 130 steps, with a stop halfway down the aisle of the small church to kiss his bride for a gaggle of photographers....

  • Ryan Lochte's criminal case in Brazil is dismissed by court

    Ryan Lochte's criminal case in Brazil is dismissed by court

    A Brazilian court has dismissed the criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The court confirmed in a statement this week that it tossed out the case after determining that Lochte's robbery...

  • Olympic sports go year-round on new channel this weekend

    Olympic sports go year-round on new channel this weekend

    Many fans turn their attention to sports such as archery, luge, diving and biathlon only when the Olympic Games come around. Starting this weekend, a new broadcast channel will try to bridge that gap with year-round coverage of the Olympic movement. “Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA” is an Americanized...

  • Beach volleyball becomes an 'event' as World Series comes to Long Beach

    Beach volleyball becomes an 'event' as World Series comes to Long Beach

    The World Series of Beach Volleyball has come to Long Beach this week, bringing some of the best players in the world and promoting itself as the preeminent event of its kind. The competition began Thursday at Alamitos Beach, and features multiple tournaments headlined by the President’s Cup,...

  • Los Angeles is all but guaranteed to get the Olympic Games. The question is when, 2024 or 2028?

    Los Angeles is all but guaranteed to get the Olympic Games. The question is when, 2024 or 2028?

    Los Angeles is all but guaranteed to host the Summer Games for a third time after Olympic leaders made the unusual decision Tuesday to name two winners in the bid race between L.A. and Paris, giving 2024 to one city and 2028 to the other. After the historic vote by International Olympic Committee...

  • IOC decision should give people of Los Angeles another chance to see how much they want Games

    IOC decision should give people of Los Angeles another chance to see how much they want Games

    Today the full International Olympic Committee rubber stamped the proposal to award both the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously. Most Olympic observers believe that when the IOC convenes in Lima, Peru this September it will hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games, marking the 100-year anniversary of the...

  • L.A. is a virtual lock to host 2024 or '28 Olympics after IOC vote

    L.A. is a virtual lock to host 2024 or '28 Olympics after IOC vote

    The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday approved an unusual proposal to name two winners in the Summer Games bidding race between Los Angeles and Paris. Gathering at a meeting in Switzerland, IOC members unanimously agreed to the idea of awarding 2024 to one city and 2028 to the other. The...

  • Trump and Macron draw battle lines in 2024 Olympic bid race

    Trump and Macron draw battle lines in 2024 Olympic bid race

    President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron both weighed in for their countries during a crucial International Olympic Committee meeting in Switzerland on Tuesday. Trump made his feelings known from afar, tweeting in the early-morning hours. “Working hard to get the Olympics for the United...

  • IOC is expected to OK naming two winners in host race — which Olympics might go to L.A.?

    IOC is expected to OK naming two winners in host race — which Olympics might go to L.A.?

    By the time Los Angeles awakens on Tuesday morning, the decision should be final. The International Olympic Committee will probably have voted on a proposal to name two winners in the current host-city race between L.A. and Paris, an arrangement that could eventually give 2024 to one and 2028...

  • IOC hesitates to help Rio de Janeiro with 2016 Summer Games debt

    IOC hesitates to help Rio de Janeiro with 2016 Summer Games debt

    Olympic leaders appear reluctant to help Rio de Janeiro organizers with a reported debt of more than $35 million left over from the 2016 Summer Games. The executive board of the International Olympic Committee made an announcement on the matter Sunday, the first day of a special summertime session...

  • IOC president hopeful Los Angeles and Paris will get 2024 and 2028 Games

    IOC president hopeful Los Angeles and Paris will get 2024 and 2028 Games

    The president of the International Olympic Committee has made no secret of his desire to name two winners in the current host-city competition between Los Angeles and Paris. Thomas Bach would like to see his organization take the unusual step of awarding the 2024 Summer Games to one candidate and...

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