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  • Under Armour, US Speedskating renew contract for eight years

    Under Armour, US Speedskating renew contract for eight years
    Under Armour acted swiftly to move beyond the controversy over whether the brand's high-tech skinsuits were responsible for U.S. speedskaters' lackluster run at the Sochi Olympics. The Baltimore sports apparel maker renewed its sponsorship of US...
  • Trotting with a team

    Trotting with a team
    Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training. He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
  • For safety's sake, U.S. should pull out of Sochi Olympics [Letter]

    For safety's sake, U.S. should pull out of Sochi Olympics [Letter]
    I believe the timing is right. Critical decisions should be made to keep our Olympic athletes and coaches at home. The environment is simply too volatile to send our athletes and coaches to Sochi. Russian President Vladimir Putin is bound and determined...
  • Boston mayor likes his city's 2024 Olympic chances

    Boston mayor likes his city's 2024 Olympic chances
    The mayor of Boston likes his city's chances at being selected as the American candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee is considering four finalists -- including Los Angeles -- and could make a decision early next year. ...
  • L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off

    L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off
    Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government...
  • Leaders Support Year-Round Olympic TV Channel

    Olympic leaders converged for a summit in Switzerland on Saturday to discuss reforming the Games, which would include the creation of a year-round Olympic TV channel. The new network would use the National Geographic Channel as a model to promote Olympic...
  • Olympic officials meeting in Switzerland support major changes

    Olympic officials meeting in Switzerland support major changes
    Top Olympic leaders have given their support to a range of potential changes, including the creation of a year-round television channel to broadcast sports that aren't normally in the spotlight. The group met Saturday to discuss the Olympic Agenda...
  • Olympic gold medalist Alice Coachman dies at 90

    Olympic gold medalist Alice Coachman dies at 90
    Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90. Coachman, who won her gold medal in the high jump at the 1948 summer...
  • Olympic gold medallist Alice Coachman dies at 90 in Georgia

    (Reuters) - Track and field star Alice Coachman, who in 1948 became the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90. Coachman, who won her gold medal in the high jump at the 1948 summer...
  • Olympic gold medalist Alice Coachman dies at 90 in Georgia

    (Reuters) - Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90. Coachman, who won her gold medal in the high jump at the...
  • IAAF will not appeal Gay's one-year doping ban

    (Reuters) - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States's second-place finish in the 4x100 metres relay at the 2012 London Olympics in...
  • L.A. among four U.S. cities in running for 2024 Olympic bid

    The U.S. Olympic Committee has officially narrowed the list of American cities still in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games-- and Los Angeles has made the cut. Boston, San Francisco and Washington D.C. are also included. "We're extremely...