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  • Los Angeles mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city's newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it's time ''to bring the Olympics back home'' to the United States after an absence of nearly three decades. Garcetti and U.S. Olympic leaders met with IOC President…

    The Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Los Angeles launches 2024 Olympics bid

    Los Angeles on Thursday launched its bid for the 2024 Olympics at the IOC having secured quick backing from President Barack Obama for the late campaign. "The president is enthusiastic about the US Olympic Committee annoncement that the city of Los Angeles will be the US bid for the 2024 Olympic…

    AFP
  • Obama enthusiastic for Los Angeles Summer Olympics bid: White House

    President Barack Obama was pleased with Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the White House said on Wednesday. "Both the president and first lady are very enthusiastic and strongly supportive of the bid put forward by the city of Los Angeles," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said…

    Reuters
  • Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes

    Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio's sewage-filled waters. Olympic athletes have little clout, some sports don't have alternate venues, and sport federations have deep financial ties to the International Olympic Committee. Most athletes, however, have remained quiet, even…

    The Associated Press
  • Thomas Bach gets what he wants: A US bid for 2024 Olympics

    When Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics collapsed in late July, IOC President Thomas Bach made it pointedly clear he was counting on the U.S. to come up with another candidate. Bach said the U.S. Olympic Committee had given the IOC a ''commitment'' to submit a 2024 bid and he fully…

    The Associated Press
  • France launches promotion campaign for Paris Olympic bid

    The French Olympic committee has launched a campaign to promote and help finance the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics. French Olympic Committee president Denis Masseglia on Wednesday presented the campaign dubbed ''Je reve des Jeux'' (I dream of the games) that will include the sale of 2-euro…

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  • Ozil's Olympic dream surprises Germany bosses

    Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has said he dreams of helping Germany win Olympic gold at Rio de Janeiro 2016 next year -- much to the surprise of the national side's senior staff. The 26-year-old told magazine Sport Bild "it would be awesome" to help his country win Olympic gold at the 2016 games, two…

    AFP
  • Report: 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m. ET, Lavoie reports. Yes, 2016 is…

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  • Red Wings' Johan Franzen still dealing with concussion setbacks

    This article, Red Wings' Johan Franzen still dealing with concussion setbacks, originally appeared on CBSSports.com. Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen missed the second half of the 2014-15 season due to another concussion. Franzen said that even with the setbacks he is still pushing himself…

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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
  • Former Devils captain Bryce Salvador announces retirement

    "To my parents, and my extended family, as well as Bonnie and Gerald, thank you for all your love and support/ I would like to thank the Lethbridge Hurricanes and GM Bob Bartlett, the St. Louis Blues and GM Larry Pleau, and the New Jersey Devils and GM Lou Lamoriello, for giving me the…

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  • 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…

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  • Former Blackhawks G Antti Raanta hoped team would lose in playoffs

    In a recent interview with Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, Raanta said that after being passed on the depth chart by Scott Darling during the Stanley Cup playoffs he become so frustrated with his role on the team that he was hoping they would get swept by the Nashville Predators in the first round…

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  • 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
  • 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