LA, Paris are selected in IOC vote for two Summer Games

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LOS ANGELES--Los Angeles is all but guaranteed to host the Summer Games for a third time after Olympic leaders made the unusual decision Tuesday to name two winners in the bid race between L.A. and Paris, giving 2024 to one city and 2028 to the other.

After the historic vote by International Olympic Committee members gathered in Switzerland, ...Read more

IOC president hopeful Los Angeles and Paris will get 2024 and 2028 Games

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LOS ANGELES -- The president of the International Olympic Committee has made no secret of his desire to name two winners in the current host-city competition between Los Angeles and Paris.

Thomas Bach would like to see his organization take the unusual step of awarding the 2024 Summer Games to one candidate and 2028 to the other.

And with the ...Read more

Trump backs LA Olympic bid in meeting with IOC officials

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump "pledged his full support" for the Los Angeles bid to host a future Summer Olympics, the White House said Friday, after an Oval Office meeting with the head of the International Olympic Committee.

Trump met Thursday with IOC President Thomas Bach and three U.S. members of the IOC: Larry Probst, Anita ...Read more

Trump to meet with head of International Olympic Committee

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With Los Angeles embroiled in a particularly complex phase of its bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, President Donald Trump will meet with the head of the International Olympic Committee at the White House on Thursday.

The visit coincides with IOC President Thomas Bach's trip to the United States to announce a new sponsorship deal with Intel.

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Olympic leaders give LA and Paris the nod for future Summer Games

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LOS ANGELES -- Now that Olympic leaders have recommended both Los Angeles and Paris be awarded an upcoming Summer Games, all parties involved face a busy summer.

With its announcement Friday, the executive board of the International Olympic Committee officially set in motion a process by which the 2024 bid race would produce two winners, one ...Read more

LA Olympic bid leaders reaffirm willingness to consider 2028 Summer Games

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LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles may have inched closer to hosting the Summer Olympics in 2028 -- not 2024 -- with a statement released Wednesday by the private bid committee trying to bring the Games back to Southern California.

In an open letter, LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman addressed expectations that the International Olympic Committee will ...Read more

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?

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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

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