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  • City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have met with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Among those attending Friday were Los Angeles Mayor Eric...

  • Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality. Thorpe, who had long denied that he was gay, told British talk show host...

  • Phelps edges Lochte in 100 backstroke

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — For the second consecutive night, Michael Phelps saw a number he liked. Phelps won the 100-meter backstroke on Saturday at the Bulldog Grand Slam, edging Ryan Lochte in another encouraging performance in his comeback. Phelps, who retired after the last Olympics and...

  • Phelps easily beats Lochte in 100 butterfly

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard. He liked what he saw. Phelps turned in perhaps the most impressive performance so far in his comeback, posting the third-fastest time in the world this year while easily beating rival Ryan...

  • Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michael Phelps has never been the patient type. He wants to go faster — right now. The winningest athlete in Olympic history figured he would be putting up better times by this stage of his comeback. "That the hard part for him," his longtime coach, Bob Bowman,...

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