• Ramsey: Boston taxpayers revolt against Olympic tyranny

    By David ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: 36 min ago

    Blame Vladimir Putin. The citizens of greater Boston revolted against the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. They revolted because of costly Olympic disasters of the 21st century. The 2004 Athens Games helped launch Greece toward national insolvency. The 2008 Beijing Games cost $44...

  • Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics, USOC to look elsewhere

    Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday that the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet been made public. The Boston bid soured within days of its beginning in...

  • First two U.S. swimmers qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    KAZAN, Russia – The first two U.S. swimmers qualified for spots on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team on Monday, when Jordan Wilimovsky of Malibu, Calif. won gold and Sean Ryan of Chattanooga, Tenn. placed fourth in the men’s 10-kilometer open water event at the 2015 FINA World...

  • Canadian Olympic head to back Toronto to make 2024 bid


    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


    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...

  • USOC asks Massachusetts governor for stance on Boston '24

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    BOSTON — The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know where the governor of Massachusetts stands on the Boston Olympics. His answer: Still crunching the numbers. Gov. Charlie Baker refused to take a position on the city's troubled bid for the 2024 Games on Friday, even after receiving a...

  • RMAC, USA Wrestling will hold league tournament in January

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    For the first time in 20 years, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wrestlers will compete in a league tournament. "We are putting RMAC wrestling back on the map in the region and in the wrestling community," league commissioner Chris Graham said during Thursday's press...

  • Former Army ranger Mat Henigsmith works to swap camouflage for red, white and blue

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Former U.S. Army Ranger Mat Henigsmith accepts challenges wherever he finds them. Wednesday it was rock climbing. Friday it will be goalball. It was para-triathlon before this week's U.S. Association of Blind Athletes Summer Sports Festival. Henigsmith knew his world had changed...

  • 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...

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