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Cities to meet with USOC about 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include […]

07/23/2014

FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michael Phelps swims in a 100-meter butterfly heat at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif. For Phelps, there's one last chance to get ready for the races that really matter. The winningest athlete in Olympic history will swim in three events at the University of Georgia, his final tuneup for the national championships in Southern California next month.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Phelps a bit miffed that he’s not going faster

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michael Phelps figured he would be swimming faster by now. His coach believes he’s right on schedule. Phelps will get a final tuneup before the national championships when he competes in […]

07/10/2014

the Budweiser airship broke free of its tether 
over a ball hockey game in Saint John on Saturday afternoon ( Courtesy: Budweiser)

The Budweiser Canada blimp is free !

Perhaps you’ll remember that the people at Budweiser Canada had a blimp designed to be a giant goal light for the Olympics. They teased it in an ad during the Super Bowl and then it […]

04/29/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

A conversation with Mayor Eric Garcetti

Just about 8 months into his term in office, LA Mayor Garcetti has been keeping a high profile and taking on several initiatives. Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with Phil and Penny about a range of […]

02/19/2014

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US warships head to Black Sea before Games begin

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. officials say the first of two American warships heading into the Black Sea in advance of the Olympic Games has set sail from Italy. The USS Mount Whitney got underway Friday […]

01/31/2014

In this Dec. 8, 2013 file photo, Lindsey Vonn races during the women's World Cup super-G skiing event at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Injured Lindsey Vonn skipping Sochi Olympics

Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old from Vail, Colo., announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month […]

01/07/2014

Mustafina wins, Douglas doesn't medal

(AP) – Russian’s Aliya Mustafina won the title on uneven bars, just 18 months after blowing out her knee and putting her chances for London in doubt. Britain’s Beth Tweddle won the bronze medal, after […]

08/06/2012

US men, defending champs, lose in beach volleyball

(AP) – Defending beach volleyball gold medalists Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser of the United States were knocked out of the Olympics on Friday by Italy. The Americans were among the favorites to win another […]

08/03/2012

NBC: Archery becoming a phenomenon

(AP) – Archery is the new curling. NBC said Thursday that during the first few days of its Olympics coverage, archery was the most popular sport of any that it aired on its cable networks […]

08/02/2012

LA IT looks into blocking Internet video of Olympics

(CNS) – The city’s technology department was looking today into blocking city employees’ ability to stream video coverage of the Olympic Games online. City Councilwoman Jan Perry requested the move after the outgoing head of […]

08/01/2012

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