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World Sports Briefs about this ... why would you make exceptions?"USOC decides to bid for 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...
Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

...said in a statement. "We expect our athletes to conduct themselves responsibly in and out of the pool."The U.S. Olympic Committee had a similar reaction. CEO Scott Blackmun said the organization was "surprised" by Phelps' arrest and...
Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi Olympic delegation

President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn't - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics. Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S.
Miller ready to stir things up at Olympics, again

PARK CITY, Utah - Two weeks shy of his 36th birthday, "pretty shriveled up" and likely nearing the end of his competitive career, Bode Miller can't help but think of legacies.
Russian anti-gay laws impact Olympics, vodka sales

...affected by boycotts are the athletes who have trained their whole lives to compete," said Patrick Sandusky of the U.S. Olympic Committee. "Past boycotts have not worked, and the USOC is not planning on boycotting these Games."Patrick Burke...
US winter fundraising mittens made in China

...Less than two years after being criticized for having the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms made in China, the U.S. Olympic Committee has another wardrobe malfunction on its hands.The red-white-and-blue mittens it's selling to raise...
Former Olympian crust-cruises Juneau trails

...Kemppel was named to the Alaska Sports Hall Of Fame in 2011 and is about to finish a four-year term on the U.S. Olympic Committee's board of directors.A young Juneau Nordic skier asked Kemppel if she ever talked to other competitors during...
Alaska Olympian back 'home' as forum president

ANCHORAGE - Nina Kemppel is making a triumphant return home, armed with an MBA, a killer resume that includes consultant work for Fortune 500 companies and a new job as the CEO and president of the Alaska Humanities Forum.
Jacques Rogge to meet with wrestling leader clearly in total opposition to the history of the Olympic Games and of sports in general."On Tuesday, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun questioned the IOC decision "given the history and tradition of wrestling, and its popularity...
Sidelines: Carlos Sr. learns the price of fame

...Dame head football coach almost as soon as he was hired due to falsehoods on his resume, or the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee quitting for falsifying her academic credentials. Carlos Sr. probably never got more than some admiration or...


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