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USOC hopeful LA will bid for 2024 Games

This time, U.S. Olympic leaders are looking to Los Angeles as a bidder for the 2024 Olympics - a city that actually wants to host the games.
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With Boston out, can L.A. revive a US Olympic bid? host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint.Next, it might be time to see if there is more...
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Poll: Americans support home Olympics

...the official deadline to declare a city's candidacy is this September.That's one of the key issues the U.S. Olympic Committee board will tackle Tuesday at a meeting at which the Boston group will present an update. The USOC recently received...
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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...
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...
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.
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.


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