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LA mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

LONDON - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city's newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it's time "to bring the Olympics back home" to the United States after an absence of nearly three decades.
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Today In Sports History for July 31

July 31 1932 - France beats the United States 3-2 for its sixth consecutive Davis Cup championship. 1934 - Britain, led by Fred Perry and Bunny Austin, beats the United States 4-1 at Wimbledon to win the Davis Cup title.
Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 13

1923 - The New York Renaissance, the first all-black pro basketball team, is organized. The Rens become one of the dominant basketball teams of the 1920s and 1930s. 1937 - Maribel Vinson wins her ninth and final U.S. figure skating singles championship.
Educator Spotlight: Janna Lelchuk

...all-state art competition. And, of course, my big pride is former Russian class student James Gomez, who worked at the Olympic Games in Sochi last winter as the Russian language translator. Every year, I participate and present at various state...
Today in History

...Afghanistan killed about ten people, including three Americans. Closing ceremonies were held in Athens, Greece, for the Olympic games.Five years ago: Funeral services were held in Boston for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who was eulogized by President...
Today In Sports History

AUGUST 11936 - The Olympic Games open in Berlin. The opening ceremonies is presided over by Adolf Hitler.1945 - New York's Mel Ott hits his 500th home run...
NHL won't discuss 2018 Winter Games while in Sochi

...They all seem to want to keep having an opportunity to play for gold on the world's stage every four years."The Olympic Games is obviously a pinnacle of sports and it represents a lot," Canadian forward John Tavares said. "I think it's...
Russian Sotnikova wins gold, Kim silver

...Olympic goal had come true."It's the Olympics. And it was a long way for me," she said. "To compete at the Olympic Games, I dreamed of any medal, but frankly speaking, I wanted a gold one."Lipnitskaia was fifth."I wanted to skate...
Baseball-softball join together for Olympic bid

ROME - After striking out twice, baseball and softball officials are counting on a combined bid to get back into the Olympics.
Jacques Rogge to meet with wrestling leader

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Facing a wave of criticism from around the world, IOC President Jacques Rogge will meet with the head of wrestling's governing body to discuss ways the sport can fight to save its place in the Olympics.


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