| Jan 29, 2014
What we know today as the National Collegiate Athletic Association came into being more than a century ago in part because universities feared what would happen to their hold on college sports. The issue? Concerns about players' health and safety weren'...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Los Angeles has been awarded the 2016 men’s and women’s U.S. Olympic marathon trials, a prestigious event that could boost the city’s efforts to bring the Summer Games back here in 2024.
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials—Marathon will...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:11 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Concerned about the safety of their team, Australian Olympic officials have put restrictions on the movement of athletes during the 2014 Sochi Games.
At a Sunday news conference, chef de mission Ian Chesterman said team members...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
MUMBAI, India — As a boy, Shiva Keshavan raced a crude wooden sled down the snowy mountain roads ringing the Himalayas in his native northern India. Keshavan, 32, is now one of Asia's top luge competitors, even though India doesn't have an ice...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The official presidential delegation to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics the White House announced this week sends just the right message.
Intolerance is not acceptable.
If the decision to have neither President Barack Obama nor first lady Michelle...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Anita L. DeFrantz has her bags packed for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — but heck, she's had her bags packed for athletic events around the world for the last 40 years, as a competitor and as a member of the International Olympic Committee...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:52 AM
A month from now, you’ll be fully given over to the Olympics.
And if the International Olympic Committee, NBC, the NHL and Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have their way, you’ll be watching the United States and Canada play their ways to the...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Peter Ueberroth cannot help but feel the irony in new International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach’s expressed intention to explore the idea of having the IOC form its own television network.
Bach went a step further in a conference...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:34 AM
The International Olympic Committee has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for allowing protests during the 2014 Sochi Games.
A post on the Kremlin’s website over the weekend announced that demonstrators will be allowed to gather in one or...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Two months after being kept off the Olympic island, baseball and softball have officially been given a chance to return for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
That is exactly what the Tribune reported two months ago was a possibility.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
With his departure from NBC's "Tonight Show" approaching, Jay Leno isn't holding back. The comedian is making headlines after his Monday night interview with his guest, "Today's" Meredith Vieira, in which he compared the upcoming Sochi Olympics to Nazi...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:12 AM
President Obama just sent a lovely message of human kindness and acceptance to Soviet President Vladimir Putin.
Ok, so maybe it’s wrapped up in a bow that features an extended middle finger. All the better.
Putin is the linchpin of a country...