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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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John Feinstein: Catastrophe On Ice For Russia

The 2014 Olympics won’t be remembered in a positive way for Russia after the country’s home defeat.

02/19/2014

An activist holds a flag displaying a placard with a slogan over the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a demonstration against Russia's anti-gay legislation on the day of the opening ceremony the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Hong Kong on February 7, 2014. Gay rights activists around the world have called for a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in protest against a law banning the dissemination of so-called 'gay propaganda' to minors. (credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Reports: Gay-Rights Activist Detained At Sochi Olympics

An Italian activist shouting “It’s OK to be gay” and dressed in a rainbow-colored outfit and large headdress was detained Monday as she entered an arena to watch an Olympic hockey game.

02/17/2014

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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

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Top 5 Opening Ceremonies At The Olympic Games

Check out the top 5 Opening Ceremonies ever.

02/10/2014

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2014 Sochi Games Pregame Playlist

As Team USA gears up for the biggest sporting events of their lives in Sochi, they need some motivation to push themselves in ways they never have before.

02/05/2014

Eduardo Alvarez #717 skates in the second men's 1,000 meter semifinal during the U.S. Olympic Short Track Trials at the Utah Olympic Oval on January 5, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

KROQ’s Nicole Alvarez Ready To Cheer On Olympic Speed Skater Brother In Sochi

KROQ radio personality Nicole Alvarez will be in Sochi rooting for her brother, speed skater Eddy Alvarez, who will be competing in short track speed skating.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/04/2014

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Southland Company Produces Olympic Opening Ceremony Uniforms

The makers of cardigan sweaters designed for Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics discussed the time and effort that went into production.

02/04/2014

Kate Hansen of the United States walks with her sled after a fourth place finish at the Women's Luge competition during the Viessmann Luge World Cup event at Utah Olympic Park December 13, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (credit: Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

La Canada Alumni To Represent USA On Sochi Luge Track

An alumni of La Canada High School will represent the USA at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February.

01/28/2014

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