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Ledecky wins 4th straight USA Swimming athlete of year award

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 12:00am

Katie Ledecky, who swept the 200, 400 and 800-meter freestyles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, won USA Swimming's athlete of the year for a record fourth consecutive time and was honored for her world-record victory in the 800 free.

Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos to join US team in DC

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 7:42pm

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the American sprinters whose raised-fist salutes at the 1968 Olympics are an ageless sign of race-inspired protest, will join the U.S. Olympic team at the White House next week for its meeting with President Barack Obama.

US Olympic sports lag on minority, women hiring

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 5:40pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports it oversees are behind the curve when it comes to placing women and minorities in key coaching and leadership positions, according to a set of "scorecards" the federation has released that chart progress over the past three years.

USOC, LA 2024 reach deal on key marketing agreement

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 5:10pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee and leaders of the effort to bring the 2024 Games to Los Angeles reached terms on a marketing agreement Friday, clearing a major hurdle nearly a year before those Olympics are awarded.

Italy: Another Olympic bid unlikely for 20 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 7:20am

Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago says another bid isn't likely for "the next 20 years" after the Rome 2024 candidacy was rejected by Mayor Virginia Raggi.

Australian Olympic Commitee supports study of 2028 games bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 1:00am

The Australian Olympic Committee says it supports a decision by mayors in south-east Queensland state to fund a feasibility study into bidding for the 2028 Olympic Games.

Ed Temple dies: Coached Wilma Rudolph to Olympic gold medals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 12:00am

Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach whose Tigerbelles won 13 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial and gender barriers in the sport, died Thursday night. He was 89.

USOC chair warns of 'Cold War mentality' in antidoping fight

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 6:20pm

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee warned of turning the effort to fix the world's broken anti-doping system into a Cold War-style showdown between East and West.

Congress moves to block 'victory tax' on Olympic athletes

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 4:10pm

A bill moving forward in Congress would block the IRS from taxing most medals or other prizes awarded to U.S. Olympians.

Los Angeles adds 3 venues to bid for 2024 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 12:50pm

Three existing venues have been added to Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics, including Long Beach as one of four main sports clusters.

After 16 years away from sport, Eagle Mountain discus thrower is now a Paralympic champion

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 10:15am

More than 16 years ago, David Blair made a decision that dramatically impacted his life. After graduating from Weber State in 1999, he went to work as a programmer. His athletic career was over — until 2015 and the Team USA Paralympic team.

1st Jesse Owens Award goes posthumously to Muhammad Ali

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 6:22pm

The first Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award will recognize the late Muhammad Ali.

Rome mayor nixes 2024 Olympic bid: 'This city is unlivable'

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 12:10pm

Irresponsible, unsustainable and unaffordable.

WADA head Reedie looks to heal rifts with Olympic officials

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 10:00am

After months of barbs and sparring between Olympic and anti-doping officials, World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie expects an end to public conflict.

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi says "No" to city's 2024 Olympic bid, effectively dooming the city's candidacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 8:20am

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi says "No" to city's 2024 Olympic bid, effectively dooming the city's candidacy.

Paris mayor asks for 'national unity' in 2024 Olympic bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 3:40am

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has urged all French presidential candidates to throw their support behind the capital city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Rio Olympians headline field at Head of The Charles Regatta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 20th - 12:40pm

The 2016 edition of Head of The Charles Regatta is set to feature several U.S. and international rowers that are coming off capturing medals during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Rio judge seizes assets of official Olympic broadcaster

Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 8:50pm

Brazilian justice has blocked assets of the company that serves as the host broadcaster organization for the Olympic Games.

Irish boxer Conlan signs with Top Rank after Olympic woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 4:50pm

Irish amateur champion boxer Michael Conlan has signed with Top Rank Promotions one month after his upset loss at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.