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Olympic leaders will decide next month on Russian ban at 2018 Winter Games

Olympic leaders will decide early next month whether to allow Russia to compete at the upcoming 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The decision will be made by the International Olympic Committee’s executive board, which convenes Dec. 5 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Russia has been embroiled...

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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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  • Deutschland Cup roster offers early peek at U.S. men's Olympic hockey lineup

    Deutschland Cup roster offers early peek at U.S. men's Olympic hockey lineup

    In a glimpse of what the U.S. men’s hockey roster will look like at the Pyeongchang Olympics without NHL players, former NHL standouts Brian Gionta, Ryan Malone and Mark Stuart were among the 29 players chosen to play for the U.S. select team in the Deutschland Cup tournament next month in Augsburg,...

  • McKayla Maroney accuses former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse

    McKayla Maroney accuses former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse

    Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney has accused former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of molesting her for several years, starting when she was 13. Maroney, 21, made the allegation early Wednesday morning in a Twitter post with the hashtag #MeToo, which women have been using recently...

  • Figure skater Gracie Gold makes a difficult but smart decision

    Figure skater Gracie Gold makes a difficult but smart decision

    What matters most now is that figure skater Gracie Gold gets well and can enjoy her life, healthy in mind and body, even if that means she doesn’t compete again this season or at the Winter Olympics in February in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Gold, a two-time U.S. champion who contributed to a team...

  • Could another U.S. city host the Olympics before L.A. gets a chance?

    Could another U.S. city host the Olympics before L.A. gets a chance?

    Only a month after Los Angeles was officially named host of the 2028 Summer Games, U.S. Olympic Committee officials expressed their desire to put forth another American bid in the near future. “I think I put a stake in the ground and said we are interested in hosting the Winter Games,” USOC Chairman...

  • 2 arrested in Brazil in alleged vote-buying scheme to secure Olympics for Rio

    2 arrested in Brazil in alleged vote-buying scheme to secure Olympics for Rio

    Fifteen years after a bidding scandal tainted the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, the Olympic movement faces growing allegations of a similar vote-buying scheme in Brazil. In the latest development Thursday, Brazilian authorities arrested Carlos Nuzman, president of the country’s Olympic committee and...

  • Medals unveiled ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

    Medals unveiled ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

    In a rite that traditionally signals the Olympics are drawing near, organizers of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have unveiled the medals they will present on the podium in February. The design highlights the host country’s culture in two ways. Hangeul, a Korean alphabet, has...

  • Creativity, timing and perseverance: How L.A. got the 2028 Olympics

    Creativity, timing and perseverance: How L.A. got the 2028 Olympics

    The behind-the-scenes story on how Los Angeles was awarded the 2028 Olympics.

  • LA 2028 delegation returns from Peru, outlines next steps for 2028 Games

    LA 2028 delegation returns from Peru, outlines next steps for 2028 Games

    Casey Wasserman, chairman of the former LA 2028 bid committee, said on Thursday he will help guide the newly formed organizing committee that will run the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Speaking to reporters at Los Angeles International Airport after LA 2028 members returned from Peru, Wasserman...

  • L.A. officially awarded 2028 Olympic Games

    L.A. officially awarded 2028 Olympic Games

    Los Angeles’ roller coaster campaign to host the Olympics for a third time — an effort marked by early defeat and last-second negotiations — reached a conclusion Wednesday when the city was formally awarded the 2028 Summer Games. International Olympic Committee members voted their approval with...

  • The currency of Olympic politics is often just currency

    The currency of Olympic politics is often just currency

    There’s a real-life Olympic telenovela unfolding in Brazil. It includes a Russian passport and piles of cash in multiple currencies. It features protagonist Carlos Nuzman, an Olympic bigwig who allegedly brokered a $2-million bribe as part of an elaborate vote-buying scheme that landed Rio de Janeiro...

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