Michael Phelps confirms he's aiming to swim at 2016 Olympics

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An emotional and rejuvenated Michael Phelps confirmed Wednesday what the swimming world had long assumed -- he'll try to add to his record total of 22 Olympic medals at the 2016 Games in in Rio de Janeiro.

Phelps made his Olympic intentions clear the day before his return to competition after a six-month suspension for drunk driving. Phelps ...Read more

U.S. projected to win most medals at 2016 Olympics

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With 500 days remaining before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, the U.S. team appears poised to excel with swimmers Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky and gymnast Simone Biles leading the way, according to an international sports data-analysis firm.

After studying recent international results, Infostrada Sports predicts the U.S. will ...Read more

Olympic officials report progress on 2016 Summer Games

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International Olympic Committee inspectors have found "solid progress" in the oft-troubled and disorganized preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

The IOC's coordination commission made its eighth visit to Brazil this week and reported that venues are taking shape even as organizers begin with ticketing and volunteer training.

Still, ...Read more

Paraplegic gold-medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken embraces every challenge

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LOS ANGELES -- John Lewis intended only to say hello to Amy Van Dyken and get his picture taken with the six-time Olympic swimming gold medalist when he saw her at the UCLA-USC women's swim meet last week.

A former competitive swimmer and the father of swimmers, Lewis had followed Van Dyken's career from afar -- especially her 1996 and 2000 ...Read more

Baseball, softball still waiting on Olympic comeback

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Fans of baseball and softball may have to wait another year to find out if the sports will make it back into the Olympics.

Speaking after a meeting in Tokyo -- site of the 2020 Summer Games -- a top Olympic official estimated that no decision on additional sports will be announced until the summer of 2016.

"The whole world is looking at this ...Read more

China sets its sights on hosting Winter Games

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ZHANGJIAKOU, China -- At first glance, Beijing's quest to host the 2022 Winter Olympics may sound, well, a bit quixotic. After all, the city's skies are notoriously smoggy, its main proposed ski venue is a five-hour drive northwest of the city center, and the mountains there receive, bid organizers acknowledge, about 8 inches of snow annually.

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Could vote kill Boston Olympic bid?

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Could Boston's 2024 Olympic bid turn into a version of Denver 1976 redux?

If that happens, the U.S. might as well give up on the idea of hosting the Summer Olympics for the foreseeable future.

In a Tuesday interview with the Wall Street Journal, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh reversed field and said he "wouldn't stand in the way" of a public ...Read more