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Southeast Asian Olympics possible after IOC reforms

(Reuters) – Indonesia are optimistic about bringing the Olympics to Southeast Asia in collaboration with one of their neighbors after the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) revamp of the bidding and hosting processes. Earlier this month, IOC members voted to allow multiple cities and countries to host events at future Games, one of a number of […]

U.S. Seen as ‘Clear Favorite’ to Land 2024 Olympics

U.S. will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics (Shutterstock) By Larry Fine Dec 16 (Reuters) – Prospects of the Summer Olympics returning to U.S. soil look good, according to domestic sports business experts who rate the United States as the early favorite to host the 2024 Games. The United States on Tuesday became the […]

U.S. Will Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Carl Lewis at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984 (AFP/AFP/Getty Images) By Rory Carroll REDWOOD CITY, California, Dec 16 (Reuters) – The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country’s Olympic committee said on Tuesday. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington are […]

Boston and D.C. Post Campaign Videos for 2024 Olympics

By Seth Rubinroit The United States Olympic Committee is still deciding whether or not to bid for the opportunity to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. That uncertainty has not stopped cities from campaigning to be selected for a potential U.S. bid. Both Boston and Washington, D.C. recently created promotional videos. Boston’s video takes […]

Fifty years later, American skating team claims Olympics bronze

(Reuters) – Fifty years after Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph skated at the Innsbruck Olympics, the American pair on Tuesday officially claimed the bronze medal. Two years after the 1964 Games, the International Olympic Committee had awarded the Joseph siblings the bronze medal after disclosing that the West German pairs team had violated their amateur […]

Natalie Coughlin Aims for Fourth Olympics

Natalie Coughlin is aiming for her fourth Olympic Games in 2016 (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) Click here for the full 2014-2015 swimming viewing schedule. By Matthew Tufts At age 32, Natalie Coughlin isn’t your average Olympian. Most of her friends have jobs where they are stuck in an office all day. Coughlin, conversely, is up in time for the […]

Ryan Lochte Confident that Michael Phelps Will Be Back for 2016 Olympics

Ryan Lochte, left, and Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Matt York) Click here for the full 2014-2015 swimming viewing schedule. By Seth Rubinroit Ryan Lochte said “there’s no doubt in my mind” that longtime rival Michael Phelps will be ready for the 2016 Rio Olympics. “I think I was the only one who said after [the 2012 London […]

San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics

Golden Gate Bridge (Shutterstock) (Reuters) – A group of San Francisco Bay Area business, sports and civic leaders will bid to host the 2024 Olympics and is putting together a proposal for the United States Olympic Committee, officials said on Thursday. Should the USOC decide to bid for the Games and the Paralympics, the cities […]

Rio 2016 Olympics Will Feature Morning Track & Field Finals

Team USA (Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF) For the first time at an Olympic Games since 1988, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature finals during the morning sessions of the athletics programme, the IAAF announced on Wednesday (November 19). The full detailed competition programme will be released shortly but the IAAF Council approved the decision […]

IOC Opens Door for Joint Olympics Organizers

IOC President Thomas Bach (L) and alpine ski racer Maria Hoefl-Riesch (REUTERS/Jean-Christophe Bott/Pool) By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday cracked open the door for more than one city or country to host the same Olympics as it looks for ways of cutting costs and making its […]

Olympics: Hold your horses, Paris mayor tells Hollande on 2024 bid

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN “Nothing, nobody will have me change the agenda or the method as far as a Paris bid is concerned,” Hidalgo, who like Hollande is a member of the Socialist Party, told a news conference on Friday. Hidalgo’s remarks come a day after Hollande said he was “in favor of the city […]

USA Named Most Successful Country at 2012 London Olympics

From left, Michael Phelps , Conor Dwyer , Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens in London. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The United States won the award for the most successful country in London after topping the medals table with 104 medals, including 46 gold. Former Soviet gymnast Larisa […]

Winter Olympics May Have to Move for 2022 World Cup

Olympic Rings (Shutterstock) By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The 2022 Winter Olympics may have to move from its traditional January and February dates to accommodate the World Cup finals being staged in Qatar, leading European soccer clubs’ official Umberto Gandini said on Wednesday. Gandini, vice-chairman of the European Club Association of Europe’s top […]

Japan delays demolition of stadium for Olympics over new bid round

(Reuters) – The demolition of Japan’s National Stadium to clear the way for a new structure to host the 2020 Summer Olympics has been further delayed in order to hold another round of bidding for the project, officials said on Monday. The move was suggested by a government panel following a complaint of irregularities in […]

Norway Withdraws Oslo’s Bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Norway (Shutterstock) OSLO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Norway’s government is withdrawing Oslo’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, it said on Wednesday, leaving Beijing and Almaty in Kazakhstan as the only contenders after most potential applicants pulled out. Norway, which has hosted the Games twice and won more Winter Games medals than any other […]

Hagino sets sights on Olympics after conquering Asia

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/TIM WIMBORNE (Reuters) – Showing no sign of fatigue or weariness after his grueling schedule, Japan’s Kosuke Hagino provided another glimpse on Wednesday of why he could be the man to take over from Michael Phelps as swimming’s ultimate ironman. Hagino captured his fourth gold medal at the Asian Games by winning one of […]

Baseball Gains Support for Return to Olympics

Baseball was last in the Olympics in 2008 (Shutterstock) By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The president of the Olympic Council of Asia has thrown his support behind baseball’s bid to return to the programme at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who also heads the powerful Association of […]

A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KYODO/FILE (Reuters) – Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, as the Japanese capital moves to leap from bid to building a year after winning thegames, the optimism is ebbing. The National Stadium, built when Japan hosted the Olympics in 1964, symbolizes the woes. […]

Team USA Wins 22 Medals at Youth Olympics

By Seth Rubinroit Team USA won 22 overall medals at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games to finish third behind China and Russia. Below are highlights of all 10 U.S. gold medals: Women’s 3×3 Basketball Jajaira Gonzalez: Boxing Shakur Stevenson: Boxing Sabrina Massialas: Fencing (Foil) Kendall Yount: Judo Hannah Moore: Swimming (200m backstroke) Hannah Moore: […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Closing Ceremonies

Watch the brilliant closing ceremonies performed by The Republic of China, in a very colorful and choreographed performance.

2014 Youth Olympics: Thomas Bach Interrupted by Fireworks

The IOC President, Thomas Bach, was giving a speech at the closing ceremonies and took too long of a pause. When he tried to pick it back up, the fireworks had already started!

Youth Olympics close with spectacular ceremony

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – The second Youth Olympics concluded in Nanjing on Thursday after a spectacular closing ceremony and a glowing endorsement from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Around 2,000 performers were involved in the ceremony, which was attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the IOC president Thomas Bach. The sporting competition, which […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Kadiru wins Gold in Boxing

In the superheavy weights, the big American Daramni Rock just ran out of steam, as Peter Kadiru (GER) wins the Gold, avenging a loss to Rock at the Young Championship.

2014 Youth Olympics: USA Wrestling Update

In both the Men’s 46k and 54k Freestyle, Team USA took Silver, as Cade Olivas (USA) lost to Ismail Gadzhiev (RUS), and Daton Fix (USA) lost to Mukhambet Kuatbek (KAZ).

2014 Youth Olympics: Zeng 3rd in Rhythmic All-Around

With one of the highest scores on Clubs, Laura Zeng (USA) picks up the Bronze medal, on the final day of competition.

2014 Youth Olympics: Annenkova wins Rhythmic All-Around

Irina AnneKova (RUS) won the All-Around, helped by one of the highest score on Ball, at 14.800.

2014 Youth Olympics: Stevenson wins Gold in Boxing

Not since 2004 has any American male won Gold in boxing, by Shakur Stevenson (USA) gets it done today in the 2kg Final against Lyu Ping (CHN). Stevenson remains undefeated in international competition.

2014 Youth Olympics: Yang wins 10m Platform Diving

The Chinese continue their sweep of diving as Yang Hao post the biggest Platform dive of the night at 101.50 points, helping him win Gold by 134.2 points.

2014 Youth Olympics: Gagne 2nd in 10m Platform Diving

With some strong dives throughout the competition, Philippe Gagne (CAN) moves up from third in the final rounds to claim the Silver.

2014 Youth Olympics: Gonzalez wins Boxing Gold

Jajaira Gonzalez (USA) defeats Ciara Ginty (IRL) for the Gold medal in the Woman’s Boxing 57-60k Final. Gonzalez’s international winning streak increases now to 14.

2014 Youth Olympics: Men’s Basketball Gold Final

In Men’s 3-on-3 Basketball Final, in a great overtime finish, Lithuania defeats France for Gold 18-16 with a game ending two-pointer (as first two points in overtime wins).

2014 Youth Olympics: Women’s Basketball Gold Final

In Women’s 3-on-3 Basketball Final, After a slow start, Team USA eventually buries the Netherlands 19-10 for the Gold. It was the first of their 13 games that didn’t end with them scoring 21 points (which would end a game early).

2014 Youth Olympics: Manville 2nd in Wrestling

Mason Manville (USA) settles for Silver in Men’s Greco-Roman 69k Wrestling, losing to Islambek Dadov (AZE) in the Gold medal match.

2014 Youth Olympics: Marshall wins 800m

Myles Marshall (USA) holds off Geofrey Balimumiti (UGA) by .23 seconds to win Gold for the United States in the Men’s 800m at 1:49.14.

2014 Youth Olympics: Zhihang wins 400m hurdles

In an amazing and rather interesting photo-finish, Xu Zhihang (CHN) is give the win over Mohammed Fares Jlassi (TUN), as they both finish with a time of 50.61 seconds.

2014 Youth Olympics: Magerman wins 400m hurdles

Gezelle Magerman (RSA) crushes it after the turn winning by .35 seconds at 57.91 seconds in the Women’s 400m hurdles.

2014 Youth Olympics: Alemu wins 1500m

Loleb Tesfaye Alemu (ETH) gets the win over Winfred Mbitte (KEN) by 2.53 seconds at 4:15.38 in the Women’s 1500m.

2014 Youth Olympics: Lyles wins 200m

Noah Lyles wins the United States first athletics Gold medal, winning the Men’s 200m in 20.80 seconds.

2014 Youth Olympics: USA vs Canada Quarter-Final

The McNamara sister defeat Zana Muno and Scarlet Caputo (USA) in Women’s Beach Volleyball Quarter-Finals, 2-1.

2014 Youth Olympics: Yuasa wins High Bar

Kenya Yuasa (JPN) wins Gold in the High Bar, by .034 with a score of 13.700.

2014 Youth Olympics: Saraiva wins Floor

Flaiva Lopes Saraiva (BRA) takes Gold on Floor by .033 over Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS), with a score of 13.766.

2014 Youth Olympics: Whyte wins 200m

Natalliah Whyte (JAM) gets the Gold at 23.55, beating Dzhois Koba (UKR) by .39 seconds. Brandee Johnson (USA) was 3rd.

2014 Youth Olympics: Wang Yan wins Balance Beam

Wang Yan (CHN) wins Balance Beam with a score of 14.633, beating Flaiva Lopes Saraiva (BRA) by .633.

2014 Youth Olympics: Soet wins 1500m

Gilbert Kwemoi Soet (KEN) beats the field by 3.09 seconds, at 3:41.99. Then treats the crowd to his victory dance.

2014 Youth Olympics: 100m winners and tragedies

In both the Men’s and Women’s race, the favors were prevented from racing in the final. While Liang Xiaojing (CHN) won easily in the women’s, Sydney Siame (ZAM) won the photo finish in the Men’s.

Michael Phelps Wins First International Race Since Olympics

Michael Phelps at the Pan Pacific swimming championships (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Aug 23 (Reuters) – It’s not often that Michael Phelps gets upstaged in the pool, especially when he wins. But that’s exactly what happened at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. Phelps won his first individual gold medal at an international meet in two […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Foster Gets Bronze in Women’s Long Jump

In the Women’s Long Jump Event, American Rhesa Foster gets bronze and Yelyzaveta Baby (UKR) gets gold.

2014 Youth Olympics: Yulong wins Men’s Discus

In the Men’s Discus, Chen Yulong (CHN) was able to come over the top with his last throw of 64.14 meters beating out Clemens Prufer (GER).

2014 Youth Olympics: Hyde wins Men’s 110m Hurdles

Jaheel Hyde (JAM) easily takes gold in the Men’s 110m Hurdles and becomes the first youth to ever break 13 seconds, with a total of 12.96.

2014 Youth Olympics: Martirosyan wins Men’s Weightlifting

Simon Martirosyan (ARM) easily beats out the competition and sets the new Clean & Jerk Youth Record with 221kg.

2014 Youth Olympics: Valette wins 100m Hurdles

Laura Valette (FRA) wins the Women’s 100m Hurdles in a photo finish beating out Elvira Herman (BLR) with a total time of 13.34.

2014 Youth Olympics: Shengping wins 10m Platform Diving

Wu Shengping (CHN) was able to easily sweep the Women’s 10m Platform Diving event with a total of 526.20 points.

2014 Youth Olympics: Manley wins Men’s 400m

Martin Manley (JAM) won the Men’s 400m final as expected, beating out Karabo Sibanda (BOT) with a total time of 46.31.

2014 Youth Olympics: Malyavina wins 200m Breast

In the Women’s 200m Breast Stroke event, Anastasiya Malyavina (UKR) takes the gold with a total time of 2:26.43.

2014 Youth Olympics: Kenderesi wins 200m Butterfly

In the Men’s 200m Butterfly event, Tamas Kenderesi (HUN) surprisingly takes the gold from the favorite and fellow countryman, Benjamin Gratz (HUN) with a total time of 1:55.95.


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