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France launches promotion campaign for Paris Olympic bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 12:00pm

The French Olympic committee has launched a campaign to promote and help finance the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics.

USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:40pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host.

Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters

Rob Harris and Brad Brooks, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:30pm

Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.

Financial concerns shadow possible Toronto Olympic bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:40pm

Toronto lawmakers are wary about bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The Latest: USOC names Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:10pm

The latest on the city of Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Olympics (all times local):

US Olympic Committee selects Los Angeles as replacement candidate for 2024 games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:00pm

US Olympic Committee selects Los Angeles as replacement candidate for 2024 games.

Los Angeles vote clears way for mayor to seek 2024 Olympic deal; city likely US contender

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 12:40pm

Los Angeles vote clears way for mayor to seek 2024 Olympic deal; city likely US contender.

Sailor who fell ill after Rio regatta feeling better

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:42am

A German sailor who fell ill after competing in a pre-Olympic test event in the filthy waters off Rio de Janeiro says he is recovering from his skin infections.

Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 9:31am

Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.

Cyclist Rogers gets 2004 Olympic bronze medal 11 years later

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:10am

The IOC says Australian cyclist Michael Rogers has received his Olympic bronze medal 11 years after the Athens Games.

Nigeria wins African basketball title, gets Olympic spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:00pm

Nigeria won its first African basketball championship and earned a spot in the 2016 Olympics.

A 200-400 sprint double at Olympics could be waiting Felix

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:40am

If Allyson Felix feels tired now, just wait until next year.

Coe: Worlds should be more than a discussion on doping

John Pye, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:44am

Sebastian Coe cut into one last, rambling news conference from retiring IAAF president Lamine Diack in a bid to characterize the attitude of the new regime running the sport.

Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events.

Deja vu: Vlasic, Chicherova go 2-3 again at Bird's Nest

Justin Bergman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:20am

Same stadium, same positions on the podium.

1 would have been enough before, now Farah has a handful

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:10am

Only seven years ago, Mo Farah was daydreaming about winning a medal — just one, any color.

The Latest: US disqualified from men's 4x100 relay at worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:40am

The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):

Tallent takes shot at Russia after silver in 50K walk

Justin Bergman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:10am

Already outspoken about doping in his sport, Australian race walker Jared Tallent took another shot at Russia after earning a silver medal in the 50-kilometer event Saturday at the world championships.

An Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:22pm

The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns.