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LA's Olympic plan wins praise; Paris gets their turn next

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LOS ANGELES -- Now the French get their turn.

Bid leaders seeking to win the 2024 Summer Games for Paris will spend Tuesday guiding Olympic officials on a tour of their city, stopping by the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles.

Los Angeles had the same opportunity last week, showing the evaluation commission from the International ...Read more

Olympic officials begin three-day evaluation of Los Angeles' 2024 bid

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LOS ANGELES -- Gathering in a conference room at a downtown hotel, International Olympic Committee officials began their three-day evaluation of Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

The members of the IOC's evaluation commission were scheduled to hear a full day of presentations from L.A. bid leaders on Wednesday, then spend Thursday ...Read more

IOC evaluation committee coming to LA this week, but will it matter?

Sports / Olympics /

LOS ANGELES -- The private committee hoping to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles has checked all the boxes on its to-do list.

Welcome banners have been hung at the airport. Arrangements have been made to light up buildings across the city in nighttime yellows, blues and purples, the hues of the California sunset.

More important, ...Read more

U.S. bobsledding star Steve Holcomb found dead in room at Olympic training center

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Steven Holcomb, the star of U.S. bobsledding with multiple Olympic and world championship medals over the last two decades, was found dead in his room at a New York training center on Saturday.

The U.S. Olympic Committee offered no further details about the 37-year-old athlete's death in Lake Placid, N.Y.

"The entire Olympic family is shocked ...Read more

Olympic bid contest between LA, Paris turns into squabble over social media fans

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If anyone doubts the race between Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics is heating up, just look at this week's dispute over Facebook fans.

It began when the LA 2024 contingent announced Monday it had reached 1 million likes on the social media platform. Bid officials celebrated their "engagement with young people worldwide."

The ...Read more

IOC, LA and Paris involved in high-stakes game of chicken over Olympics

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The statement coming out of Paris this week did not seem to leave much wiggle room.

With the French capital competing against Los Angeles to host the Summer Games, bid leaders appeared to shoot down a proposal by Olympic leaders to name two winners -- one for 2024 and the other for 2028.

"We can't accept '28," Tony Estanguet, the Paris 2024 co...Read more

As the Olympics try to stay relevant, the modern pentathlon keeps its horses, guns and swords in play

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LOS ANGELES--To a kid growing up in New Mexico, it seemed like something out of a dream or maybe an action movie.

Nathan Schrimsher had shown potential while competing for a local swim club, prompting a coach to pull him aside and suggest he try modern pentathlon.

"Riding horses? Shooting guns? Sword-fighting?" Schrimsher recalls thinking. "...Read more

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