Oct 8, 2016

Obama puts end to tax on Olympians

America’s Olympic athletes will no longer pay a so-called victory tax under a bill President Barack Obama has signed into law. The IRS will now be prohibited from taxing most medals or other prizes awarded to U.S. Olympians. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards cash ...

Apr 27, 2016

Two-time Olympic weightlifting champion Kono dies at 85

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Tommy Kono died Sunday in Honolulu due to complications from liver disease, the U.S. Olympic Committee said. He was 85. Kono won gold medals at the Olympics in Helsinki in 1952, and Melbourne in 1956, and captured six World Championship ...

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 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 ...