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  • Congress moves to block 'victory tax' on Olympic athletes

    Congress moves to block 'victory tax' on Olympic athletes

    A bill moving forward in Congress would block the IRS from taxing most medals or other prizes awarded to U.S. Olympians. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards cash prizes to Olympic medal winners: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze. That's in addition to the cash value of the...

  • LA 2024 and U.S. Olympic leaders come to terms on marketing agreement

    LA 2024 and U.S. Olympic leaders come to terms on marketing agreement

    As part of its bid for the 2024 Summer Games, LA 2024 has agreed to terms with the U.S. Olympic Committee on a marketing arrangement that is required but has often been controversial. The Joint Marketing Program Agreement outlines shared responsibilities — and shared income — between the host city...

  • L.A. likely has one fewer rival for 2024 Olympics as Rome mayor's rejection may doom city's bid

    L.A. likely has one fewer rival for 2024 Olympics as Rome mayor's rejection may doom city's bid

    Rome’s new mayor has officially opposed her city’s campaign to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, all but dooming the bid and leaving Los Angeles with one fewer competitor in a shrinking field. Virginia Raggi said Wednesday that it would be “irresponsible” to stage the massive and expensive sporting...

  • 3-year ban for Mongolian wrestling coaches who stripped at Olympics

    3-year ban for Mongolian wrestling coaches who stripped at Olympics

    Two Mongolian wrestling coaches who stripped to protest an officiating call at the Rio Olympics have been suspended for three years. According to a letter sent to the Mongolian federation by United World Wrestling on Sept. 13 and forwarded to The Associated Press on Wednesday, coaches Tserenbaatar...

  • Digest: Tatyana McFadden wins silver in Paralympic marathon photo finish

    Digest: Tatyana McFadden wins silver in Paralympic marathon photo finish

    Tatyana McFadden, a wheelchair racer from Clarksville who attended Atholton, won the silver medal after a photo finish in the women's marathon T54 on Sunday, the final day of competition at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. McFadden and China's Lihong Zou crossed the finish line at the same Paralympic...

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  • After 1,192 days, Brazil's mega-event run ends at the Paralympics

    After 1,192 days, Brazil's mega-event run ends at the Paralympics

    After 1,192 days, Brazil's run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end Sunday at the Paralympic Games. It began with soccer's Confederations Cup in 2013, extended to the 2014 World Cup, ran through IOC President Thomas Bach's goodbye speech last month at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and finished...

  • Rio Olympics CEO says privately run budget needs $30 million in public money

    Rio Olympics CEO says privately run budget needs $30 million in public money

    The CEO of the Rio Olympics said Sunday his privately funded operating budget needs just under $30 million in public funding to meet its obligations. Chief executive officer Sidney Levy had pledged that only private money would be used to run the games. That promise was broken just over a month...

  • Digest: Rio gold 'relief' for Jessica Long; Tatyana McFadden wins again

    Digest: Rio gold 'relief' for Jessica Long; Tatyana McFadden wins again

    It took six medals in Rio de Janeiro, but Baltimore Paralympic star Jessica Long captured gold Saturday in the women's SM8 200-meter individual medley to boost her career gold total to 13 and medal total to 23. Long won the race in 2 minutes, 40.23 seconds. "Instant relief. It's been the longest...

  • Iranian cyclist dies after crash in Paralympics road race

    Iranian cyclist dies after crash in Paralympics road race

    An Iranian cyclist has died after a crash in a C4-5 cycling road race at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics on Saturday. The International Paralympics Committee identified the dead rider as Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48. It said he received emergency treatment on the course and was transported to a Rio hospital....

  • Digest: Loyola Maryland swimmer McKenzie Coan earns her third Rio gold

    Digest: Loyola Maryland swimmer McKenzie Coan earns her third Rio gold

    Loyola Maryland junior McKenzie Coan captured her fourth medal of the Paralympic Games, and her third gold medal, Friday in Rio de Janeiro by winning the S7 100-meter freestyle. Coan earlier won the other two freestyle events in the S7 category — the 50 and 400. She finished first in the 100 in...

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