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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • USOC chairman Probst makes quick U-turn

    USOC chairman Probst makes quick U-turn
    After two weeks out of the country, in a place where it was easier to escape because Internet access was (delightfully) spotty, it’s time to weigh in about a couple things that happened during the time away. For the first, about figure skating,...
  • How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation

    How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation
    The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84...
  • NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032

    NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032
    For $7.75 billion, NBC has extended its U.S. broadcast rights for the Olympics through 2032 without going through a bidding process. The new deal, announced Wednesday by NBC and the International Olympic Committee, covers the period 2021-32, including...
  • USOC boss pulls in $2 million over past two years

    USOC boss pulls in $2 million over past two years
    In an era when some U.S. Olympic athletes have turned to crowd source funding to pay for their training, the top brass at the U.S. Olympic Committee is doing better than ever financially. In 2013, nine USOC officials earned more than $200,000 in base...
  • NHHS Hall of Fame bios

    Alumni •Albert Irwin, Class of 1937, was Harbor's first four-year, five-sport letterman, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He taught and coached at Harbor for eight years, and went on to coach football and swimming at Orange Coast...
  • Newport Harbor announces first Hall of Fame class

    Newport Harbor announces first Hall of Fame class
    Newport Harbor High School has announced its inaugural class of the Newport Harbor High School Hall of Fame. The first class features 10 alumni and five faculty. The alumni are Al Irwin, George James, Greg and Dr. Barbara Smith MacGillivray, Frank...
  • Paris could be strong rival of Los Angeles in 2024 Olympic bidding

    Los Angeles could have a strong international rival in the competition to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Paris officials announced Thursday that they would launch a feasibility study and consider mounting their own bid for the Games. According to a...
  • New York City mayor is not interested in 2024 Olympic bid

    Yet another city has turned its back on the Olympics. Just a few days after residents of Krakow, Poland, voted not to try for the 2022 Winter Games, the mayor of New York City said he has no interest in a 2024 bid. A top staff member from Mayor Bill...
  • 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...