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

    By Jonathan Tolliver LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - 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…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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…

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  • 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
  • The Latest: USOC names Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

    The U.S. Olympic Committee has formally named the city of Los Angeles as the U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympics. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun announced the selection Tuesday, shortly after the Los Angeles City Council cleared the way for Mayor Eric Garcetti to execute agreements that begin negotiations…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation

    Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials. Reversing their earlier support for designer Kenjiro Sano against allegations of plagiarizing the design, the organizers said the…

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  • Rio Olympics chief pledges to 'fix' water pollution

    The president of the organising committee for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro vowed on Tuesday to address concerns about water pollution at a sailing venue. Two competitors had to be hospitalised following a recent test regatta at Rio's picturesque Guanabara Bay, while other events…

    AFP
  • LOOK: The Islanders' ice ready to go at their new home in Brooklyn

    This article, LOOK: The Islanders' ice ready to go at their new home in Brooklyn, originally appeared on CBSSports.com. The New York Islanders’ new home in Brooklyn is just about ready for its NHL debut. As such, along with many other NHL buildings, the ice went down in Brooklyn this week.

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  • Cyclist Rogers gets 2004 Olympic bronze medal 11 years later

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The IOC says Australian cyclist Michael Rogers has received his Olympic bronze medal 11 years after the Athens Games.

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  • Report: Five teams called Blackhawks about trading Patrick Kane

    As the investigation around Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane extends into its fourth week, questions about the star forward’s future, both off the ice and on it, have been plenty. Kane, who has not been charged, was reportedly accused of raping a woman in his home on Aug. 2. Local police…

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  • Sabres rookie Jack Eichel moved in with Matt Moulson and family

    Jack Eichel has had an interesting few years leading up to what will be his highly-anticipated rookie season with the Buffalo Sabres. As the new crowned-jewel of the Sabres’ rebuild, he could probably afford some stability as he begins to plant roots within the city that hopes he can fulfill his…

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  • Was Tokyo Olympic logo designer a serial plagiarizer?

    The cry of plagiarism over the now-dropped logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was only the beginning. In the five and a half weeks since its July 24 unveiling, a mounting series of allegations suggested the high-profile Japanese designer behind the logo might be a serial copier. Tokyo's Olympic…

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