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As Paris has Olympic struggles, LA should watch, learn and plan for 2028 Games

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LOS ANGELES -- The 2028 Summer Olympics are still almost 10 years off, but Los Angeles might do well to keep an eye on Paris as that city prepares for the 2024 Games.

This week, French President Emmanuel Macron complained that the 2024 organizing committee was not doing enough for poor neighborhoods that would be affected by the Olympics.

"At ...Read more

Lindsey Vonn to retire after world championships

Sports / Olympics /

When Lindsey Vonn captured downhill gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics, becoming the only American woman to win that marquee event, she called it "the best day of my life by far."

Now the 34-year old has reached another sort of milestone.

Slowed by age and aching knees, Vonn announced that she will retire after the upcoming world championships ...Read more

South Korean officials investigate widespread sexual abuse in sports

Sports / Olympics /

The U.S. isn't the only country dealing with sexual abuse in sports.

While American officials continue to grapple with fallout from the Larry Nassar scandal, South Korea has announced an investigation into widespread allegations of coaches assaulting and mistreating female athletes.

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea said it will ...Read more

Russians escape further sanctions after missing anti-doping deadline

Sports / Olympics /

The long-standing Russian doping scandal took another contentious turn on Tuesday, with the country escaping further punishment despite its reluctance to cooperate with investigators.

Russian officials had faced a Dec. 31 deadline for allowing the World Anti-Doping Agency access to a Moscow laboratory where samples were allegedly manipulated to...Read more

After bad crash at the Olympics, luger Emily Sweeney getting her groove back

Sports / Olympics /

Even after her horrific crash in the Olympics last February, Emily Sweeney knew she would get back on a luge sled again.

What she didn't know was that she would win a bronze medal in her first race back, the World Cup in Whistler, British Columbia, in December.

"I had the most challenging six months I've ever had, although now it's more like ...Read more

Senators think former US Olympics CEO Scott Blackmun lied to Congress

Sports / Olympics /

The leaders of a Senate subcommittee investigating the Olympic sexual abuse scandal has now referred a former head of the U.S. Olympic Committee for possible prosecution.

Kansas GOP Sen. Jerry Moran and Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal think USOC CEO Scott Blackmun may have lied to Congress as part of his testimony before their ...Read more

US Olympic Committee fostered a culture that allowed Larry Nassar to molest its athletes, investigation finds

Sports / Olympics /

An investigation commissioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee has determined the organization -- and, specifically, two of its highest-ranking executives -- failed to protect athletes, fostering a culture that allowed disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar to molest girls and young women for nearly three decades.

The 233-page report from Ropes & ...Read more

 

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