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Five cities set to be in running for 2024 games

...Boston's bid collapsed in July amid a lack of public and political support. The Californian city is bidding to bring the Summer Games back to the U.S. for the first time since Atlanta held the 1996 Olympics.On Tuesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee...
USOC hopeful LA will bid for 2024 Games is Sept. 15. The United States hasn't hosted the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta."There are some complicated...week, L.A. officials said the proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion, plus a $400 million contingency...
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Some US rowers fall ill at Olympics test event

...Americans' experience is almost certain to raise more concerns for the Olympics. About 10,500 athletes will attend the Summer Games, and 1,400 will participate in rowing, sailing, triathlon, canoeing and distance swimming in the waters around...
Today In Sports History for August 5

...first major title.2012 - Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins consecutive gold medals in the marquee track and field event at the Summer Games in London. Only about fifth-fastest of the eight runners to the halfway mark, Bolt erases that deficit and overtakes...
Bigger beach volleyball fest

...going to push the envelope beyond last year."Although the Americans have dominated beach volleyball since it joined the Summer Games in 1996 - Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor have won three straight gold medals - the sport has struggled...
World Sports Briefs

...2024; city still undecided The U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, hoping to bring the Summer Games back to America after a 28-year absence.The USOC board heard presentations from four candidate cities Tuesday...
Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash and sewage host some of the world's best athletes. Unless Brazil makes headway in cleaning up its waters, experts warn the Summer Games could pose health risks to athletes and mar what officials hope will be a global showcase event. Instead of the soaring...
Expo embarrassment

COLOGNE, Germany - The U.S. men's Olympic team did more than merely lose.
Derek Gibb in Korea for World University Games

...have competed in the winter version, but it's been rare for an Alaska athlete to make the United States team for the summer games. The last Alaskans to compete in the summer games were marathoner Kristi Klinnert (now Kristi Waythomas) of Kodiak...
This Day in History

...his so-called "fireside chats" in which he recommended the drafting of 18- and 19-year-old men. In 1968, the summer Games of the 19th Olympiad officially opened in Mexico City. In 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Water Resources...


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