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Sammy Lee, diver who became first Asian American to win Olympic medal, dies at 96

Sports / Olympics /

LOS ANGELES -- Sammy Lee, the son of Korean immigrants who overcame discrimination to become the first Asian American to win an Olympic medal and the first diver to win back-to-back gold medals in two different Olympics, has died. He was 96.

Lee, a retired doctor, died in Newport Beach on Friday after suffering from pneumonia, according to Tim ...Read more

Trump tells Mayor Garcetti he supports LA's Olympics bid

Sports / Olympics /

LOS ANGELES -- President-elect Donald Trump expressed his support for Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid during a phone call with Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday, Garcetti's office said in a statement.

Garcetti spokeswoman Connie Llanos said Trump spoke on the phone with the mayor in their first exchange since the Nov. 8 election.

Besides talking ...Read more

Muslim Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses race in sport at Morgan State event

Sports / Olympics /

Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad came to Morgan State University on Tuesday carrying the same message she delivered in Rio de Janeiro after becoming the first Muslim-American woman to compete and medal at the Olympic Games wearing a hijab -- the traditional Muslim head scarf.

"I remember being a kid and being told that I didn't belong ...Read more

3 admit to firing handguns multiple times when Trinity Gay, 15, was fatally shot

Sports / Olympics /

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The three men charged in connection with the slaying of 15-year-old Trinity Gay admitted to firing handguns multiple times early Sunday in the parking lot of Cook Out restaurant in Lexington, Ky., where the girl was shot in the neck, according to court records.

Witnesses told police that people in two cars exchanged gunfire ...Read more

15-year-old daughter of Olympic runner Tyson Gay dies in shooting

Sports / Olympics /

The 15-year-old daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay died early Sunday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after a shooting at Cook Out restaurant in Lexington, Ky., according to the Fayette County coroner.

Trinity Gay was shot in the neck about 4 a.m., police said.

Trinity died at 4:41 a.m., according to the coroner. She was taken to ...Read more

Olympic leaders and anti-doping authorities vow to work together

Sports / Olympics /

After a summer of not-so-subtle bickering, it appears Olympic leaders and anti-doping authorities are ready to cooperate on a new campaign to go after drug cheats.

Speaking from a summit in Switzerland on Saturday, the International Olympic Committee called for the World Anti-Doping Agency to take the lead on global enforcement.

The IOC stated...Read more

Mongolian wrestling coaches get three-year ban for stripping in protest at Rio Olympics

Sports / Olympics /

Do you remember the two Mongolian coaches who ripped off their clothes in protest at the Rio Olympics, incensed about officiating that cost their wrestler a bronze medal?

If you saw the portly men stomping around the mat, nearly naked, the image is probably etched into your memory for eternity.

Now, the international wrestling federation has ...Read more