• Special Olympics athlete found after disappearing from LAX

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autistic teenage Special Olympics athlete who vanished from Los Angeles International Airport was found sleeping on a lawn five miles away Monday afternoon, hours after another missing competitor turned up safe 350 miles away in Northern California. Sihon Ange...

  • IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games. Before, the IOC and local Olympic organizers in Rio said they would...

  • Canadian Olympic head to back Toronto to make 2024 bid

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) — The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee said Sunday he would push Toronto to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Marcel Aubut, head of the COC, told a press conference he wants to see Canada's largest city be an official candidate by Sept. 15, the deadline set by the...

  • Beijing faces Almaty in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The world's most populous nation against a new kid on the block. A global capital that hosted an Olympics just a few years ago against a city which many people may not be able to find on a map. A Chinese region with few big mountains and little natural snow against a former Soviet...

  • Some Special Olympics athletes forced to sleep on gym floor

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Special Olympics competitors arriving in Southern California were greeted by a logistics mess that forced many to sleep on a gymnasium floor before they were finally shuttled to their host cities on Wednesday. At least 1,500 athletes and coaches spent the night at...

  • Everything you need to know about Special Olympics

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The Special Olympics World Games will bring thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to Los Angeles this week to compete in more than two dozen sports. Here are some details about the event: ___ WHAT IS THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS? It's an international competition held every...

  • Bruce Jenner's 1984 Olympic Torch going on auction block

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more. It's the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold...

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