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Whittier Teen Has Olympic Dream, Contract With MMA League

If you don’t already know who Aaron Pico is, know this: plenty of people are already investing money to turn him into a household name.

02/02/2015

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Q&A With Former Russian Hockey Player Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Fetisov On “Red Army”

“Red Army” revolves around Vyacheslav “Slava” Fetisov – the captain, leader, and soul of the hockey squad. While you’ll find the perfunctory highlights and archived evidence of Russia’s hockey acumen, the film is wonderfully spliced by sidebars between Fetisov and director Gabe Polsky.

01/22/2015

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LA Waits To Hear If USOC Will Endorse Third Olympic Bid

City leaders and many residents are hoping the third time is a charm for Los Angeles as it seeks to beat out Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., for the United States Olympic Committee’s endorsement as host for the 2024 Games.

01/07/2015

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LA Makes Quiet Bid For 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles looks like an ideal fit to host the 2024 Olympics.

CBS Los Angeles–11/30/2014

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Congress Members Back Los Angeles For Olympics

Four local Congressional members — Xavier Becerra, Julia Brownley, Tony Cardenas and Judy Chu — sent a letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee, according to reports.

11/15/2014

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Worst Tragedies In Adventure Sports

Sacrifice makes its presence felt in all forms of sport, and, as extreme athletes expand the boundaries beyond conventional competition, and bring that sense of intensity into the world of nature, the level of that sacrifice, too, may be intensified.

10/21/2014

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Lochte Beats Phelps In 200-M At US Nationals

Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps to win the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. national championships, keeping Phelps winless in four races.

08/10/2014

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Huntington Beach’s Tom Shields Edges Michael Phelps In 100M Butterfly At U.S. Nationals

Two events, two losses for Michael Phelps. Tom Shields upset the three-time Olympic champion by a hundredth of a second to win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships Friday night.

08/08/2014

United States players celebrate winning the Women's Water Polo Gold Medal match between the United States and Spain on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Mayor Meeting With Olympic Committee For 2024 LA Bid

Mayor Eric Garcetti was in Colorado Friday to meet with Olympic officials in an effort to bring the games to the Southland in 2024.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/25/2014

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New Aquatic Center Makes A Big Splash In East Los Angeles

“Yeah,” exclaimed one very happy kid, “I love it here!”

07/12/2014

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6 Of The Most Devastating Team USA Losses In History

You win some and you lose some, but these losses hurt and they hurt bad. And let’s be honest, Sunday’s match against Portugal felt like a defeat …

06/23/2014

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Bill Would Exempt Olympic Medalists From Taxes

Legislation that would exempt California athletes who win Olympic medals from paying state taxes on their cash prizes passed the state Assembly on Friday and prompted a spirited debate among lawmakers about who deserves freedom from tax collectors.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/23/2014

Michael Phelps speaks to the media after winning the men's 100m butterfly final during day 1 of the Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 16, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Olympian Phelps’ Comeback Plans Starting To Come Into Focus

Michael Phelps always has a plan. Now, it’s becoming a bit more apparent what he has in mind for his comeback.

05/17/2014

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Basketball Used In Hitler’s Berlin For 1936 Olympics Up For Sale

A Kansas sports promoter is seeking a buyer for the ball used in the first Olympic gold medal basketball game, a 1936 clash in Hitler’s Berlin in which the U.S. team beat Canada 19-8 in a pouring rain.

05/06/2014

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Volleyball Club For Low-Income Students Lets Girls Play Free Of Financial Worry

A volleyball program is coming to the aide of girls who want to play on a team, but are otherwise unable to due to financial limits.

04/28/2014

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