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After Olympic-sized goof, Ryan Lochte begins a new chapter

Don’t cringe or shake your head or stop reading this story. Not just yet. Give the man a chance. That’s all Ryan Lochte wants as he ambles across the pool deck on a bright Southern California day, looking tanned and relaxed, if a bit weary from his morning workout. “This is definitely a new chapter...

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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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    NHL won't be a part of the 2018 Winter Olympics

    The NHL said Monday that it will not take a break to accommodate players’ participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, citing club executives’ opposition to “disrupting” the 2017-18 season. In a scathing response, the NHL Players’ Assn. called the decision shortsighted and added, “Any sort...

  • L.A., Paris draw praise as Olympic officials begin final evaluation of bids for 2024 Games

    L.A., Paris draw praise as Olympic officials begin final evaluation of bids for 2024 Games

    With bidding for the 2024 Summer Games entering the home stretch, International Olympic Committee evaluators have concluded an initial two-day review of the rival proposals from Los Angeles and Paris. In a statement released Thursday, the IOC’s evaluation commission praised the candidates for “creativity...

  • Women's team players end boycott of world championships after reaching accord with USA Hockey

    Women's team players end boycott of world championships after reaching accord with USA Hockey

    Leaders of the powerhouse American women’s team reached an agreement with USA Hockey on Tuesday night, ending their boycott just days before the world championships. The agreement means the U.S. will defend its title at the international tournament in Plymouth, Mich., with its best talent on the...

  • With U.S. set to roll back environmental standards, Paris' Olympic bid lauded for sustainability

    With U.S. set to roll back environmental standards, Paris' Olympic bid lauded for sustainability

    At the same time that President Trump is set to dismantle a landmark climate effort in the U.S., the Paris Olympic bid — Los Angeles’ competition for the 2024 Summer Games — has been praised for its attention to sustainability. Paris 2024 earned certification from the International Organization...

  • U.S. Senate weighs in on women's hockey boycott

    U.S. Senate weighs in on women's hockey boycott

    Just days before the women’s world championships, a group of U.S. senators has written a letter urging USA Hockey to reach a settlement with top American players who have vowed to boycott the tournament. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.--Mass.) and more than a dozen of her colleagues raised concerns on...

  • Standoff deepens between top women's players and USA Hockey

    Standoff deepens between top women's players and USA Hockey

    Talks appear to have broken down between USA Hockey and many of its top women players, raising the likelihood that the powerhouse Americans will enter next week’s world championships with a replacement squad. On Friday, players posted individual photographs on social media, holding signs with words...

  • State analyst calls L.A. Olympic bid 'fairly low risk' but warns of possible pitfalls

    State analyst calls L.A. Olympic bid 'fairly low risk' but warns of possible pitfalls

    The California Legislative Analyst’s Office has issued an updated report on Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, echoing its prior characterization of the proposal as “fairly low risk” but warning of potential snags. “If Los Angeles is selected, hundreds of millions of state tax dollars...

  • It's time for the International Olympic Committee to step up and pay its fair share

    It's time for the International Olympic Committee to step up and pay its fair share

    The International Olympic Committee has long run itself like a profit-gobbling cartel. In the process, its leaders have shown no small amount of egoism. When IOC President Thomas Bach asked his vice presidents to assess the possibility of awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Games at once, he assumed...

  • U.S. women's hockey players vow to continue talks in hopes of ending world championship boycott

    U.S. women's hockey players vow to continue talks in hopes of ending world championship boycott

    After meeting with USA Hockey officials for last-minute negotiations, nearly 20 members of the powerhouse American women’s team sounded optimistic about abandoning their boycott of the upcoming world championships. The meeting took place at the offices of the players’ attorney in Philadelphia on...

  • Last-minute talks could end U.S. women's hockey boycott of world championships

    Last-minute talks could end U.S. women's hockey boycott of world championships

    Top players from the U.S. women’s hockey team are meeting with USA Hockey officials for last-minute talks that could end a planned boycott of the upcoming world championships. Captain Meghan Duggan led a contingent that included Hilary Knight and twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando...

  • Costumed runners set their own records at L.A. Marathon

    Costumed runners set their own records at L.A. Marathon

    There were some world records set Sunday at the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, but not the type that elite runners covet. There was the fastest marathon by someone dressed as a car. Fastest marathon by someone dressed as a three-dimensional bird. And fastest marathon by someone wearing...

  • Elisha Barno shakes off queasy stomach to win L.A. Marathon with smooth stride

    Elisha Barno shakes off queasy stomach to win L.A. Marathon with smooth stride

    As a student in Kenya, Elisha Barno made a three-mile run between home and school four times a day, counting a quick trip for lunch. He routinely ran nine miles roundtrip to participate in extracurricular sports. Barno spent countless weekends hunting gazelles and rabbits with his dogs. To him,...

  • L.A. Marathon essentials

    L.A. Marathon essentials

    More than 24,000 runners and mild weather are expected for the 32nd Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. The 26.2.-mile “Stadium to the Sea” course that was implemented in 2010 begins at Dodger Stadium and goes through Echo Park, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills to the finish line in Santa Monica. The...

  • IOC sets up group to look at double 2024 and 2028 Olympic picks

    IOC sets up group to look at double 2024 and 2028 Olympic picks

    The International Olympic Committee has moved closer toward picking both Los Angeles and Paris to host a Summer Games in an unprecedented double vote this year. IOC President Thomas Bach has repeatedly hinted at awarding the hosting rights for both the 2024 and 2028 Games at the IOC Session on...

  • Olympic leaders seek meeting to address discord in anti-doping efforts

    Olympic leaders seek meeting to address discord in anti-doping efforts

    Olympic leaders emerged from meetings in South Korea on Thursday calling for a sit-down with anti-doping officials to try to ease tensions and foster new cooperation in catching and sanctioning cheaters. There has been discord among officials regarding investigations into doping scandals in Russia...

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