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  • Los Angeles back from dead as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

    Los Angeles is the official U.S. nominee for the 2024 Olympic games - a dramatic turnaround for a city that just two months ago was considered out of the running. ''This is a quest that Los Angeles was made for,'' said Mayor Eric Garcetti. Garcetti said Los Angeles, home to the Olympics in 1932…

    The Associated Press
  • Swiss skier Feuz to miss 3 months due to Achilles injury

    The Swiss ski federation says world championships medalist Beat Feuz needs surgery and will miss some World Cup races this season. Feuz will have surgery to repair a partial tear of his right Achilles tendon on Thursday after an offseason training accident in Chile. Swiss team doctors expect him…

    The Associated Press
  • Durban our focus, Olympics will come later say South Africa

    By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND (Reuters) - The decision to award the 2022 Commonwealth Games to the South African city of Durban would delay any bid from the country to host an Olympics, officials said on Wednesday, effectively ruling themselves out until at least the 2032 summer Games. Durban…

    Reuters
  • Tuesday Sports In Brief

    The U.S. Olympic Committee named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host. The announcement by USOC CEO Scott Blackmun came under a summer sun at Santa Monica Beach, where the city's…

    The Associated Press
  • Argentina beats Canada in the men's Olympic qualifiers

    Luis Scola had 35 points and 13 rebounds, and Argentina beat Canada 94-87 on Tuesday in the men's Olympic qualifying tournament. Scola, a 35-year-old NBA veteran who just signed with Toronto, was 13 for 26 from the field. Nicolas Laprovittola scored 20 points, and Andres Nocioni finished with 15.

    The Associated Press
  • Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic race

    Los Angeles joined the race to win the 2024 Olympics here Tuesday after city leaders gave unanimous backing for a bid to stage the sporting extravaganza for a third time. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) formally named Los Angeles as its candidate soon after the city council members…

    AFP
  • Los Angeles named U.S. bid candidate for 2024 Summer Olympic Games

    Los Angeles was officially selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the U.S. Olympic Committee said. Los Angeles, which has hosted the Summer Games twice before, in 1932 and 1984, will be among…

    Reuters
  • '84 Olympics were shining moment for Los Angeles

    Los Angeles has a grand idea of how to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its successful role as host of the 1984 Olympics. The city famed for sun and celebrities officially became the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday. It hopes to join London as the only three-time hosts of the…

    The Associated Press
  • USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

    The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host. The announcement by USOC CEO Scott Blackmun came under a summer sun at Santa Monica Beach, where…

    The Associated Press
  • Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters

    Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games. Acknowledging that viral water testing was now necessary, local organizing committee head Carlos Nuzman told the AP that his team…

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  • Financial concerns shadow possible Toronto Olympic bid

    Toronto lawmakers are wary about bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The head of the city's budget committee said Tuesday there is more uncertainty now that excitement has faded over Toronto's role as host of the recent Pan Am Games. ''I'm taking a cautious step back now and looking at the…

    The Associated Press
  • US Olympic Committee selects Los Angeles as replacement candidate for 2024 games

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- US Olympic Committee selects Los Angeles as replacement candidate for 2024 games.

    The Associated Press
  • Water will be clean in time for Games: Rio 2016 chief

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - The water quality at the Olympic sailing venue in Rio de Janeiro is a serious issue but will be resolved by the time the Games begin next year, Rio Organising Committee president Carlos Nuzman said on Tuesday. A scientific report carried out last month said the…

    Reuters
  • Tokyo Olympic committee scraps scandal-hit logo

    Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers on Tuesday scrapped the event's scandal-hit logo in the latest mishap for the Games after a costs furore forced plans for a $2 billion new national stadium to be torn up. The decision -- which comes amid plagiarism claims and mounting questions about the logo…

    AFP
  • Sailor who fell ill after Rio regatta feeling better

    A German sailor who fell ill after competing in a pre-Olympic test event in the filthy waters off Rio de Janeiro says he is recovering from his skin infections. Erik Heil needed daily hospital treatment for multiple infections on his legs and hip.

    The Associated Press
  • WATCH: Vladimir Putin skates with Ovechkin, Malkin against kids' team

    This article, WATCH: Vladimir Putin skates with Ovechkin, Malkin against kids' team, originally appeared on CBSSports.com. A hockey team full of Russian schoolboys found themselves in a rather unique game recently. A group of young hockey players from the Sirius educational center lined up across…

    CBS Sports
  • Norway X Games to include winter, summer sports for 1st time

    OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The X Games are heading to Oslo next year and, for the first time, will include both winter and summer sports.

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  • Report: Anze Kopitar and the Kings far apart in early contract talks

    Anze Kopitar is one of the best players in the national hockey league, period. The Los Angeles Kings star's two-way skills, production and two Stanley Cups paint a pretty solid picture of his status among the elites in the league.

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