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  • IOC president reaffirms his confidence in Sochi Olympics

    IOC president reaffirms his confidence in Sochi Olympics
    The president of the International Olympic Committee reaffirmed his belief that Russia's anti-gay law will not impact the 2014 Sochi Games and said organizers are preparing an “excellent, unique and a perfect stage for the athletes to perform at...
  • Gay sports leagues gain ground as a social outlet

    Gay sports leagues gain ground  as a social outlet
    Jason Bergquist tugs the laces tight on his Nike cleats and grins at his parents in the front row of the bleachers at the Hollywood Recreation Center. With zero wins for the season, Bergquist's kickball team has a lot to prove. His mother snaps iPhone...
  • Qatar World Cup schedule switch hits snag with unions

    Qatar World Cup schedule switch hits snag with unions
    Switching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter hit a snag Thursday when unions representing players, clubs and leagues in Europe did not back a UEFA proposal to approve the seasonal move, which would disrupt the schedule of professional...
  • Germany's Thomas Bach elected IOC president

    Germany's Thomas Bach elected IOC president
    BUENOS AIRES — Thomas Bach was doing media interviews Tuesday when Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee, interrupted to hand Bach a cellphone. On the line was Russian President Vladimir Putin, the first...
  • Anita DeFrantz elected to IOC executive board

    Anita DeFrantz elected to IOC executive board
    The International Olympic Committee elected Anita DeFrantz, a member from Los Angeles, to its powerful executive board. The announcement on Tuesday afternoon ended a big day for Americans at the IOC session in Buenos Aires. Earlier, U.S. Olympic...
  • Pau Gasol, Madrid's pitch to host 2020 Olympics edged by Tokyo

    Pau Gasol, Madrid's pitch to host 2020 Olympics edged by Tokyo
    On Saturday, the International Olympic Committee made its choice for the 2020 Olympic Games. The final three cities were Istanbul; Madrid, Spain; and Tokyo. Lakers center-forward Pau Gasol had been helping Spain's bid committee and made the trip to...
  • Wrestling will remain in Olympics, baseball/softball still out

    Wrestling will remain in Olympics, baseball/softball still out
    Wrestling will continue to be an Olympic sport, winning a vote Sunday in Buenos Aires by the IOC, which only seven months ago recommended that it be cut starting with the 2020 Summer Games. Baseball/softball and squash were the losers in the final vote....
  • Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics

    Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics
    Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games. The capital city outdistanced two other finalists — Istanbul and Madrid — as...
  • Excitement rocks Tokyo upon selection as 2020 Olympics site

    Excitement rocks Tokyo upon selection as 2020 Olympics site
    TOKYO - After years of largely bad news, crowds in Tokyo roared in excitement as they watched the announcement, streamed live here, that their city has been selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics. "The outlook has not been so bright for the...
  • Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics

    Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics
    The International Olympic Committee has selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games. The Japanese city, considered a favorite to be chosen as host, prevailed over Istanbul in a second-round vote Saturday among IOC members gathered in Buenos Aires....
  • International Olympic Committee has big decisions to make

    International Olympic Committee has big decisions to make
    The hallways of the big hotels in Buenos Aires are buzzing these days. At stake is not just one Olympian task, but three. This might be the most important gathering of Olympic people since a few got together back in 1979 and decided this fellow Peter...