With Boston out, can L.A. revive a US Olympic bid?

...and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's...might be time to see if there is more Olympic love in Los Angeles.After the USOC and...officially name its candidate. Several Olympic leaders have quietly been pushing Los...
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Quick, Umbs have another strong Olympic day

Juneau's CJ Umbs and Christine Quick continued to impress at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Umbs put in a heavy workload in the pool with three events, two of which garnished medals.
Today In Sports History for July 29

...Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz of Poland sets an Olympic record in the pole vault with a vault of...Michael Johnson sweeps to victory in an Olympic 400-meter record 43.49 seconds, while...scandal.2012 - Kimberly Rhode wins the Olympic gold medal in women's skeet shooting...
Today In Sports History for July 24 and July 25

JULY 241908 - John Hayes wins the Olympic marathon in a record of 2 hours, 55 minutes...Mac Wilkins of the United States sets an Olympic record in the discus with a toss of 224...Edwin Moses of the United States sets an Olympic record in the 400 hurdles with a time of...
Today In Sports History for July 26

...technical knockout in the 11th round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title.1952 - Bob Mathias wins his second Olympic decathlon in Helsinki, Finland.1955 - Doug Ford defeats Cary Middlecoff 4 and 3 in the final round to capture the PGA title...
Two Juneau athletes in World Games

...177 nations will compete in 25 different Olympic sports.Umbs and Quick flew to Anchorage...and joined their Alaska teammates for an Olympic sendoff and then flew to San Diego Monday...medal each at the 2015 Alaska Special Olympic Summer Games held in June in Anchorage...
Today In Sports History for July 21

...Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey becomes first weightlifter in Olympic history to win three gold medals. Suleymanoglu wins the 141-pound...Palace Grand Prix in London for her latest world record. The Olympic champion easily clears 16 feet, 4¾ inches on her first attempt...
Jamaica stuns US in Gold Cup semis

...underdog team. This was a glorious moment for an island nation of about 2.9 million people, one that had nothing to do with Olympic champion Usain Bolt. A team ranked 76th in the world became the first Caribbean nation to reach a Gold Cup final and will...
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Feds end decade-long prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

...which stemmed from an investigation of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative that began in 2002 and saw the convictions of Olympic track gold medalist Marion Jones, elite sprint cyclist Tammy Thomas and former NFL defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield along...
Cuba, US improve relations, but sports defections continue

...They've chosen their path," Cuba coach Raul Gonzalez said, without giving details.Mijain Lopez, the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist in greco-roman wrestling, was reported almost five years ago to have defected to the United States. It's...


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