• Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. The dead twaite shad, small whitish gray fish,...

  • Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter he's marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated the swimmer on and off the past few years. Phelps tweeted early Sunday: "She said yes." He also...

  • Boston bid has New England states dreaming of Olympic gold

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If Boston successfully lands the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, some of its New England neighbors hope there's enough gold, silver and bronze to go around. Officials in Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut say a winning Boston bid could mean a huge economic...

  • Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

    Updated: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The 28-year-old escapes his...

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