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An Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024

0 - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns.

But with a deadline to submit a...

WATCH: Taking down Bolt not easy, but cameraman on scooter gives it a try
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

BEIJING — Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.

Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and...

Ex-Olympian pens memoir on track career, stint as escort
0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Suzy Favor Hamilton said Wednesday that she will release a memoir next month that will touch on the mental health issues that...

No autograph, selfie seekers at Champs Camp, but Jason Brown still smiling
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

He doesn't mind getting stopped in a grocery store or restaurant for an autograph, picture or selfie.

For Jason Brown, that's been a regular...

Former USOC leader Jim Scherr takes new job
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Jim Scherr, the former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has been hired as interim executive director of the National Wheelchair Basketball...

While chasing Bolt, Gatlin shakes off criticism at worlds
0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Usain Bolt returned to the track at world championships Tuesday and eased his way through the preliminary round of his favorite race,...

Former coach of US Olympic gymnasts arrested on suspicion of child molestation
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities have arrested the head of an Indianapolis gymnastics academy who coached two members of the 2008 U.S. women's Olympic...

Video: American runner loses bronze medal after celebrating too early
By: - 0 Mon, Aug 24, 2015

BEIJING — They both lifted their arms to celebrate before the finish line.

For Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100 meters, this was no big...

USA Synchro to move its headquarters to Colorado Springs
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — USA Synchro will move its headquarters from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs by year's end to be closer to the Olympic Training...

Lindsey Vonn injures ankle in New Zealand training crash
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 13, 2015

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — Lindsey Vonn says she has fractured an ankle bone in a training crash in New Zealand.

The American skier, writing on...

Local Army veteran, track cyclist garners Parapan American bronze
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center track cyclist and Army veteran Justin Widhalm took home a bronze medal in the men’s 1K time trial C1-5...

One year out: 10 things to know about the 2016 Summer Olympics
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

With the start of the Rio Games being exactly one year from today, here are 10 things to know about the coming Olympics.

1) Just how dirty is...

Rio Olympics: 1 year away and mayor says all will be ready
0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Exactly one year ahead of the start of Rio de Janeiro's Olympics, Mayor Eduardo Paes said on Wednesday that all the venues are...

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin training for Rio in Colorado
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

The 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil are now at 365 days. Athletes say that time will go fast.

"It will be here before we know it," four-time...

Michael Phelps: I'm not going to drink until after Rio
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Michael Phelps is still focused on going fast in the pool.

Outside the water, he's made some big changes.

The winningest athlete in...

Wrestler Jordan Burroughs 1 year away from chance at special golden Olympic moment
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs remembers well the feeling of having a gold medal around his neck. He craves it. That desire pushes him...

Special Olympics athlete found after disappearing from LAX
0 Mon, Aug 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autistic teenage Special Olympics athlete who vanished from Los Angeles International Airport was found sleeping on a lawn five...

IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues
0 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...

Colorado Springs' Jenkins brothers making their mark on national mountain biking stage
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jul 29, 2015

A blur of brightly colored spandex caught Nolan Jenkins' eye, and a passion for mountain biking was born.

The rising Colorado Springs School...

AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth
By: - 0 Wed, Jul 29, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that...

First U.S. female swimmer qualifies for Rio
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Olympian Haley Anderson of Granite Bay, Calif. became the third U.S. and first American woman swimmer to qualify for a spot on the 2016...

Ramsey: Boston taxpayers revolt against Olympic tyranny
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Blame Vladimir Putin.

The citizens of greater Boston revolted against the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. They revolted because of costly Olympic...

Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics, USOC to look elsewhere
By: - 0 Mon, Jul 27, 2015

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...

First two U.S. swimmers qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Jul 27, 2015

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,...

Canadian Olympic head to back Toronto to make 2024 bid
0 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...

Beijing faces Almaty in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics
0 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...

USOC asks Massachusetts governor for stance on Boston '24
0 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...

RMAC, USA Wrestling will hold league tournament in January
By: Joe Paisley - 0 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...

Former Army ranger Mat Henigsmith works to swap camouflage for red, white and blue
By: Joe Paisley - 0 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....

Some Special Olympics athletes forced to sleep on gym floor
0 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...