USA Gymnastics chief Penny resigns amid pressure from USOC

More Sports / Gymnastics Mar 17, 2017

USA Gymnastics chief Penny resigns amid pressure from USOC

Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. The resignation came a week after the United States Olympic Committee's board recommended to USA Gymnastics chairman Paul Parilla that Penny should ...

Olympics Aug 11, 2015

Los Angeles proposes $4.1 billion budget for 2024 Olympic bid

If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston recently dropped out of contention, the organizers' proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion plus a $400 million contingency, a senior adviser to Mayor Eric ...

USOC dumps Boston bid to host 2024 Games

Olympics Jul 28, 2015

USOC dumps Boston bid to host 2024 Games

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint. Next, it might be time to see if there is more Olympic love ...

Boston ends candidacy for 2024 Olympics; USOC left with LA

World Jul 28, 2015

Boston ends candidacy for 2024 Olympics; USOC left with LA

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties after a board teleconference Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had ...

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

Olympics | OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK Apr 4, 2015

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

by Ed Odeven

The evolution of Olympic TV coverage mirrors technological changes that have transformed broadcast media — and society — over the past 50-plus years. Consider these facts: For the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, NBC devoted 45 minutes per day to on-air coverage, and 12 total hours for ...

USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

General | SPORTS SCOPE Jan 16, 2015

USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

by Jack Gallagher

"Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore." — Chet Atkins The words of the late American musician sum up the reaction I had when the United States Olympic Committee selected Boston to be the bid city for the U.S. for the 2024 Olympics last week ...