Jul 17, 2015

After 15 years, Olympian Freeman's bodysuit returned to her

Cathy Freeman has been reunited with the bodysuit she wore when she lit the cauldron at the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony. The suit went missing after Freeman, who later won the 400 meters in the same stadium, left it in the stadium dressing ...

Jul 14, 2015

USOC OKs Idaho training sites

The U.S. Olympic Committee has approved four new training sites in central Idaho. Sun Valley will open Olympic training sites for alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, free-ride skiing and snowboarding starting this summer, The Idaho Mountain Express newspaper reported. Previously, the Sun Valley location was ...

Jul 7, 2015

Budapest Olympic bid gains steam

Hungarian lawmakers have voted in support of a bid by the capital city of Budapest to host the 2024 Summer Games. The bid has already received the backing of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and the Budapest city council, with the government’s approval expected soon. ...

Jul 3, 2015

Boston 2024 unveils revamped plan

The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city’s tax ...

Jun 26, 2015

Rome city council OKs Olympic bid

Rome’s city council voted 38-6 in favor of the capital’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics on Thursday — a strong showing amid a widening corruption scandal. “Like it was for Barcelona and London, the Rome 2024 Olympics will leave a renewed, modern and ...

Carr starred at Tokyo Games

| Jun 13, 2015

Carr starred at Tokyo Games


Henry Carr didn’t have the longevity of Olympic track legends like hurdler Edwin Moses or sprinter/long jumper Carl Lewis. But to those who witnessed and remembered what he accomplished at the Tokyo Olympics in October 1964, his greatness as a runner left an indelible ...

Jun 12, 2015

Boston tries to revive 2024 Olympic bid

The sailing venue was relocated from Boston Harbor to the working class former whaling capital of New Bedford. Tennis dropped out of Harvard to move to the inner city. Boston 2024 is hoping to turn around its struggling Olympic bid. Organizers are doing it ...

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

Jun 12, 2015

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe


The wrestling match between the central government and Tokyo over how to handle the cost of the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics is showing no signs of cooling. A remark by sports minister Hakubun Shimomura about the possibility of creating a special law ...

Jun 9, 2015

IOC OKs new events for 2018 Winter Games

The IOC approved new events Monday in snowboarding, Alpine skiing, speedskating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Big Air in snowboarding, mass start in speedskating, mixed doubles in curling, and a team skiing event were the additions ratified Monday ...