Gabriele Grunewald, former national distance champion, dies after decade-long battle with cancer

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MINNEAPOLIS -- On the day she learned she had cancer, Gabriele Grunewald made a decision that would define the rest of her life. Though she had a track meet the following afternoon, her coaches with the Gophers told her she could sit out the 1,500 meters, thinking she might need time to process the devastating news.

She wouldn't hear of it. "It...Read more

San Diego abruptly withdraws as host of first World Beach Games

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It was only four years ago that San Diego beat out several major cities around the world for the right to host the inaugural World Beach Games, a new Olympic-style competition meant to be cost-effective and attractive to a new generation of fans.

On Thursday -- months before competition was set to begin -- news broke that the international ...Read more

Breakdancing tries to catch on as an Olympics sport

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LOS ANGELES -- A thudding beat fills the nightclub, music so loud it rattles your bones. Emerging from the crowd, a guy in white sneakers and a bright yellow hoodie skitters onto the empty dance floor.

With plenty of room to move, he drops suddenly, catching himself on one hand and kicking his legs in the air. The next thing you know, he flips ...Read more

LA 2028 Olympics officials hope new sponsorship strategy results in revenue boost

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LOS ANGELES -- Facing pressure to deliver the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics on budget, local organizers have signed an unusual deal they hope will guarantee crucial revenue.

LA 2028 announced Wednesday that it will partner with NBCUniversal to sell media and sponsorship deals in tandem. Normally, organizers and broadcasters work separately, ...Read more

2020 Games schedule big events in prime time

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In a boon to American television viewers -- and broadcasters -- the 2020 Summer Olympics have arranged gold-medal events in several marquee sports to coincide with prime time in the United States.

The schedule that Tokyo organizers released Tuesday lists swimming, track and beach volleyball finals beginning well before noon in Tokyo, which runs...Read more


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