| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:44 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Seeking to bolster an effort to bring the 2024 summer Olympics to Los Angeles, county leaders on Tuesday voted to support a bid to host the 2016 Olympic marathon trials.
If Los Angeles wins the event, elite athletes would race past city landmarks such...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:37 PM
PARK CITY, UTAH — While continuing to steer just wide of the political uproar over Russia's new anti-gay laws, U.S. Olympic officials said Tuesday they would support boosting anti-discrimination language in the Olympic Charter.
"We are not an...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:50 PM
PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Olympic officials considering an American bid for the 2024 Summer Games, said Tuesday they would favor a city that has major sports venues already constructed and in operation.
And that would seem like good news for the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2013
Beijing 2008 saw one of the most incredible sporting feats the Olympics has ever known. On Aug. 20, Japanese softball pitcher Yukiko Ueno hurled eight scoreless innings before
Japan fell to an indomitable U.S. squad in the bottom of the 9th. Two hours...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:19 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The global soccer federation on Wednesday said it had asked 2018 World Cup host nation Russia for "clarification and more details" of a new law targeting gays and reminded Russian officials of their obligation to abide by rules against discrimination....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:31 PM
Industrialist honored for
saving Jews during WWII
Berthold Beitz, 99, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of postwar West Germany's leading industrialists, died Tuesday....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Pau Gasol is in Buenos Aires, preparing a pitch to the International Olympic Committee to bring the 2020 Olympic Games to Madrid.
"I am very excited about being here," said Gasol, translated from Spanish. "We have a very strong bid, based on trust. ...