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  • Los Angeles reaches deal to host 2028 Games

    July 31, 2017 10:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles leaders are celebrating an agreement with Olympic organizers to host the 2028 Summer Games. The city had sought to win the 2024 Games, but ended up agreeing to wait four more years. The agreement follows a vote earlier this month by the... more »
  • FIFA, Olympic official Sheik Ahmad denies bribery allegation

    April 29, 2017 11:54 AM

    HAWALLI, Kuwait - Asian Olympic leader Sheik Ahmad of Kuwait denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters. Sheik Ahmad, a member of FIFA's ruling council, is "very surprised by such allegations and strongly denies any wrongdoing." The statement was published by the Olympic Council of... more »
  • It's official, Phelps in 4x100m freestyle relay

    August 7, 2016 8:54 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Michael Phelps will be going for his 23rd Olympic medal at the Rio Games. As expected, Phelps was picked for the 4x100-meter freestyle relay Sunday night. He will swim the second leg, after Caeleb Dressel leads off the Americans. Ryan Held goes third as the only... more »
  • Oscar Pistorius released to house arrest

    October 20, 2015 9:37 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has gone from behind bars to his uncle's upscale home near Pretoria. The 28-year-old double-amputee has been released from prison, after serving about a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African law allows... more »
  • Special Olympic athletes compete at Woodlawn High today Play Video

    March 4, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can watch some of the top Special Olympics athletes in Louisiana compete in Baton Rouge beginning today. Crews braved the rain yesterday to set up hurdles and other track and field events at Woodlawn High School. Over 500 athletes from East Baton Rouge, Zachary, Ascension,... more »

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