Olympics

Chinese people wearing traditional costumes gather to celebrate as Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Shijiazhuang, the capital of northern China\'s Hebei province on July 31, 2015.  Performers erupted into orchestrated dancing and flag-waving in Beijing as the Chinese capital won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics host, with experts describing it as the only \"safe\" choice but campaign groups condemning the decision.   CHINA OUT   AFP PHOTO

The Olympics Are Heading Back To Beijing

By David Heim The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Friday that Beijing has won the rights to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, marking the second time Beijing will have the honors. Beijing defeated Kazakhstan […]

07/31/2015

A view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, 12th August 1984. The scoreboard has a message reading: 'Good luck to the athletes of the world'. (Credit: Steve Powell/Getty Images)

1984 Olympic Torch Carried By Jenner Sells For 24K

The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, has sold for just under $24,000 at auction.

07/30/2015

Aerial view of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas with nearly one year to go to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on July 21, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lagoa will host the rowing and canoe sprint competitions in the Rio 2016 Games. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Investigation Finds Virus Levels Of Olympic Waters In Rio De Janeiro Equivalent To Raw Sewage

Athletes competing in next year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill.

07/29/2015

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Boston’s Withdrawal From Olympics Bid May Propel LA’s Chances As 2024 Host

As Boston drops out of the running to host the 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles finds itself as a possible frontrunner to host the games for the third time.

07/27/2015

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Boston Bows Out Of Olympics Bid; LA Mayor Open To ‘Discussions’

Does the U.S. Olympic Committee love L.A. after all?

07/27/2015

A string and a doorknob is so yesterday. Bryan Clay found one very interesting way to take out daughter Ellie's tooth. (credit: Bryan Clay)

Olympic Gold Medalist Skewers The Internet After Throwing Javelin To Remove Daughter’s Loose Tooth

“It worked really, really well,” he said, “it went really, really smoothly.”

05/06/2015

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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

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