USOC extends CEO's contract through 2020 with option to 2024

By: EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

The U.S. Olympic Committee extended CEO Scott Blackmun's contract by five years, through the middle of 2021, with an option to keep him through the 2024 Games.

Blackmun will work under the same terms as his...

Area figure skater Joshua Farris out with concussion

By: Joe Paisley

Colorado Springs-based men’s figure skater Joshua Farris, the 2015 U.S. bronze medalist, will not compete at his scheduled 2015 Grand Prix Series events, Skate Canada and NHK Trophy.

Farris is recovering...

Drumming up national support for LA 2024 Summer Games bid a focus at annual Olympics and Paralympics Assembly


California was on the minds of those at the annual U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly and it wasn't just from hearing Beach Boys tunes in the background.

The assembly, which featured about 400...