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  • RFK Stadium site could be 'dynamic' for 2024 Olympics, bid chief says

    RFK Stadium site could be 'dynamic' for 2024 Olympics, bid chief says
    The chairman of the committee seeking to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington area said Thursday that he is intrigued by the possibility that an Olympic stadium could be built on the RFK Stadium site, perhaps becoming the future home of the...
  • Ex-Terp, defensive standout Zink retires from MLL

    Ex-Terp, defensive standout Zink retires from MLL
    Major League Lacrosse Ex-Terp, defensive standout Zink retires Denver Outlaws defenseman Lee Zink, an 11-year Major League Lacrosse veteran and the MLL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013, informed the club that he intends to retire. Zink...
  • Washington's Olympic bid moves forward with extent of Maryland role undefined

    Washington's Olympic bid moves forward with extent of Maryland role undefined
    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is on the board and Gov. Martin O'Malley offered his preliminary backing, but Maryland's role in a bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington region remained largely undefined. The nonprofit Washington 2024...
  • O'Malley backs bid for D.C. Olympics in 2024

    O'Malley backs bid for D.C. Olympics in 2024
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday put his support behind efforts to bring the 2024 Olympics to the greater Washington-D.C. area. The term-limited governor added his voice to that of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in backing the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Classy finish, golden future

    Classy finish, golden future
    ATHENS - There's an English bulldog puppy waiting for Michael Phelps and a week at a Wyoming time share. Whether simple or elaborate, Phelps denied himself pleasure in many aspects of his life as he built the strength and mental resolve that resulted...
  • USOC's general counsel to leave

    USOC's general counsel to leave
    Rana Dershowitz, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s general counsel, is leaving the organization to work for the Aspen Ski Company, according to Tribune sources. The Aspen Ski Company has been owned since 1993 by Chicago’s Crown family....
  • Boston sees advantage over Los Angeles in 2024 Olympic bidding race

    Boston sees advantage over Los Angeles in 2024 Olympic bidding race
    With the clock ticking down on a potential American bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, Boston officials believe they have an edge over the competition -- including Los Angeles. The U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to choose a candidate -- or decide...
  • Where's the IOC love for L.A. '84?

    Where's the IOC love for L.A. '84?
    Ten thoughts about matters Olympic: 1.  The 1984 Los Angeles Games may have saved the OIympics, but you would never know that from the International Olympic Committee’s indifference to the recent 30th anniversary of those Summer Olympics....
  • College soccer coaches pushing for split season

    College soccer coaches pushing for split season
    The Northwestern men's soccer team has hit the ground running. The Wildcats had their first practice Wednesday, exhibition matches in New Jersey on Saturday and Tuesday and will have another exhibition game this week leading to their Aug. 29 season...