| May 8, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Before the coffee. After getting through this Comcast hearing.
The Skinny: I'm up even earlier than usual Thursday morning to get this column done fast so I can watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Yet another report has surfaced quoting unnamed sources who say that Olympic officials might shift the 2016 Summer Games away from troubled Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilian preparations for both the Olympics and the upcoming World Cup have suffered from...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:02 PM
At 50, Bob Ctvrtlik, a Newport Beach resident, passes on advice, not volleyballs anymore.
Ctvrtlik, one of the most decorated U.S. volleyball players, was the guest speaker at the 53rd annual Athletic Awards banquet at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Olympic officials have set aside $300,000 to help Ukrainian athletes continue training and competing amid political upheaval in their country.
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said the athletes' situation has...
| May 26, 2014
| 9:54 AM
For the second time in six months, a major city has pulled out of the running for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
On Monday, officials in Krakow, Poland, published the results of a public referendum that saw 70% of voters say "no" to bidding for the Games....
| May 28, 2014
| 8:16 AM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:32 AM
The organizing committee for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has released a construction update claiming that 38% of its venues are completed with more than two years remaining until the opening ceremony.
Of the 29 planned permanent venues, 11 are...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:39 AM
The International Olympic Committee usually paints all things Games-related in a rosy, optimistic hue.
That is not the case with Rio de Janeiro's troubled preparations for the the 2016 Summer Olympics.
An IOC vice president who has visited Brazil ...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:36 AM
The Australian Olympic official who earlier this week slammed Rio de Janeiro's preparations for the 2016 Summer Games has backed off on his harsh comments.
"I want to underline that I still believe that [the] Rio Organizing Committee and the people of...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:26 AM
As if the organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics needed more bad news, angry residents have clashed with police in a slum not far from the planned site of the Games' swimming events.
Violence erupted in the Pavao-Pavaozinho neighborhood after...