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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:09am

Milwaukee pitcher Freddy Peralta has chosen financial security over the potential for far more money down the road, finalizing a $15.5 million, five-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.

USOPC relying on facts and planning to deal with coronavirus

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:23am

It's a spreadsheet that covers 52 sports and nearly six dozen venues — a laundry list of places around the globe where Olympic hopefuls were expected to be competing over the next few months.

Salt Lake City vows transparency, frugality in Olympic bid

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:04am

Leaders of a new Salt Lake City Olympic bid committee vowed Wednesday to be transparent and frugal as they design a plan based around existing venues and experience from hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics but that will also include new, modern ideas.

If the coronavirus cancels the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, it may not be postponed or moved

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:47pm

A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it.

Swimming authorities worked to protect Sun Yang from ban

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 7:33am

International swimming authorities worked to protect three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang from being banned from the sport in a doping case, according to a Swiss supreme court document.

Survey finds Olympic, elite athletes struggling financially

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:01am

a rule that restricts athletes from fully cashing in on their marketing potential while the Olympics are ongoing. A handful of countries made changes. But were they enough? Four out of five athletes in the survey agreed that they should be given the right to “build and sell their own image right at the Olympic Games,” which is often the only time many of them will have such a massive platform.

First basketball Olympic gold medal up for auction

Vin A. Cherwoo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:55am

and before the birth of the NBA — the Olympic organizers had the games played on an outdoor dirt court. The United States beat the Philippines 56-23 in the quarterfinals, and then defeated Mexico 25-10 in the semifinals to advance to the gold medal game against Canada.

Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners because of virus

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:02am

Tokyo Marathon organizers drastically reduced the number of participants for this year's race on Monday out of fear of the spread of the virus coming from China.

No ‘sense of urgency’ to advance Salt Lake City Olympic bid, national official says

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:24am

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials say there’s plenty of time to evaluate whether a 2030 or 2034 bid is better for the national Olympic committee as well as for Salt Lake City and Utah.

Olympic cauldron relocated to make way for Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion

Merritt Jewel, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 14th - 1:44pm

A day later than planned, the Olympic cauldron finally sets foot on its year-long refurbishing journey.

USA Luge hopeful heading into world championships

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 1:37pm

the track used for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. And the Americans are coming off a silver medal in the team relay at the most recent World Cup race in Oberhof, Germany two weeks ago in perhaps their most significant result of the season.

Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 12th - 7:46pm

Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the virus that is spreading from neighboring China.

New Utah Olympic bid committee announced

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 12th - 10:46am

Utah leaders announced a new committee responsible for preparing a future Olympic bid that looks increasingly like it will be for the 2034 Winter Games.

Another Utah Olympic bid for 2030 or 2034? New committee set to be announced

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 11th - 7:42pm

Gov. Herbert, SLC Mayor Mendenhall and others are expected to announce the formation of a new Olympic candidature committee Wednesday.

USOPC chief defends federation's actions in lawsuit

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 7th - 6:17pm

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's CEO told her staff “we acted appropriately, expeditiously and in the best interest of the athletes" in the athlete-welfare cases the federation's fired medical director complains about in a lawsuit.

Sapporo takes lead in bidding for 2030 Winter Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 29th - 8:43pm

The city of Sapporo is the first to officially bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and becomes the early favorite after the Japanese Olympic Committee approved its candidate file late Wednesday.

Chen equals Boitano with 4th straight national skating title

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 4:00pm

Rocketman has launched — straight to a fourth national title.

Chen wins short program, Knierims take 3rd pairs title

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:21pm

Coming off illness and spending much of his days as a full-time college student, Nathan Chen shouldn't have been capable of setting a personal best Saturday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Six months to go: A look at the Tokyo Olympic medal count

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:01pm

The Tokyo Olympics open in exactly six months, and the United States and China are picked to finish 1-2 in the overall medal count and the gold-medal count.