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  • Taking responsibility for our credentials

    Scott Thompson, the CEO of Yahoo, earned an accounting degree from Stonehill College in Easton, Mass. His degree was not also in computer science, a program that didn't begin at Stonehill until after Thompson graduated. Yet, in Yahoo's filings with the...
  • New injury forces Lysacek out of Skate America

    New injury forces Lysacek out of Skate America
    PARK CITY, Utah - More bad news for 2010 Olympic champion Evan Lysacek of Naperville, whose hopes of defending that title in Sochi next February are rapidly disappearing. Speaking to a U.S. Olympic Committee media gathering Monday, Lysacek revealed he...
  • U.S. Olympic officials support more protection for gay athletes

    PARK CITY, UTAH — While continuing to steer just wide of the political uproar over Russia's new anti-gay laws, U.S. Olympic officials said Tuesday they would support boosting anti-discrimination language in the Olympic Charter. "We are not an...
  • U.S. Olympic officials offer details on 2024 bid process

    U.S. Olympic officials offer details on 2024 bid process
    PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Olympic officials considering an American bid for the 2024 Summer Games, said Tuesday they would favor a city that has major sports venues already constructed and in operation. And that would seem like good news for the...
  • Sochi medal count a mystery to U.S. Olympic Committee executives

    Sochi medal count a mystery to U.S. Olympic Committee executives
    PARK CITY, Utah — The Team USA Media Summit has featured lots of optimistic talk about the medal prospects for U.S. athletes at the Sochi Olympics in February, and with good reason. Based on their performances in recent international events, U.S....
  • L.A. County leaders push to host 2016 Olympic marathon trials

    L.A. County leaders push to host 2016 Olympic marathon trials
    Seeking to bolster an effort to bring the 2024 summer Olympics to Los Angeles, county leaders on Tuesday voted to support a bid to host the 2016 Olympic marathon trials. If Los Angeles wins the event, elite athletes would race past city landmarks such...
  • 2014 Winter Games

    2014 Winter Games
    They installed the first outdoor Olympic rings Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, a 60-by-30-foot reminder that Thursday marks a year to go before the opening of the 2014 Winter Games. The temperature was 61. That incongruity brings up the first of a baker's...
  • Pay IOC president? yes, BUT...

    Pay IOC president?  yes, BUT...
    Jacques Rogge told a German newspaper last week that future International Olympic Committee presidents no longer should be volunteers but paid employees. He is right. But only under this condition: If he or she is to be paid, the president who...
  • US Speedskating suspends short track head coach

    US Speedskating suspends short track head coach
    US Speedskating has suspended short track head coach Jae Su Chun after the coach sent a letter to media outlets Sunday morning in which Chun admits to having pushed an athlete but said he had “not abused athletes in any way.” "In light of...
  • Probst and Olympics: Another offer he can't refuse

    Probst and Olympics: Another offer he can't refuse
    In “The Doctor In Spite of Himself,” a famous comedy by the 17th Century French playwright Moliere, the plot revolves around a woodcutter being passed off as a physician by his wife as revenge for her husband’s indolent lifestyle. ...
  • Indy is 'Nap Town' no more

    Indy is 'Nap Town' no more
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Thirty-one years ago, I spent nine days in Indianapolis covering a U.S. Olympic Committee multi-sports event then called the National Sports Festival. By the time it ended, I decided death would be a preferable alternative to another...
  • Franklin, Ledecky hit jackpot - but may not collect

    Franklin, Ledecky hit jackpot - but may not collect
    A gold for Missy Franklin in the 200-meter backstroke? And for Katie Ledecky in the 800-meter freestyle? You could have taken that to the bank before each swam those events at the World Swimming Championships Saturday in Barcelona. But they can&...