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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

The recently-lit Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Berlin Olympics, 1st August 1936. (credit: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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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Michael Phelps Falls To Lochte In Comeback Swim Meet In 100M Butterfly In Arizona

Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.

04/24/2014

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Olympian Lagat Sets American 5K Road Record At Carlsbad

Bernard Lagat has set the American 5,000-meter road record by clocking 13 minutes, 19 seconds in the Carlsbad 5000.

03/30/2014

(FILES): This August 17, 2008 file photo shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing in the men's 4 x 100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing. USA Swimming suspended Olympic superstar Michael Phelps for three months on February 5, 2009, a "reprimand" after a published photograph showed him apparently smoking marijuana. The national governing body of the sport stressed that the punishment was not for a doping violation, but said they wanted to send a "s trong message" to Phelps about his status as a role model for young people.

Top 5 Moments In Olympic History

Do any Olympic moments from Sochi make it on to our top 5 all-time list?

02/24/2014

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