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Former NBA player Matt Barnes proposes Team USA Olympic boycott for Black Lives Matter

Sports / Olympics /

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Matt Barnes first gained notoriety in the Sacramento area as a two-sport star at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks. Now he's generating headlines after saying NBA players should boycott the Olympics as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Barnes, who retired after 14 NBA seasons in 2017 and now works as an ESPN analyst...Read more

They're Olympic gold medalists. But this U.S. team was forged in tragedy.

Sports / Olympics /

When Adam Krikorian woke up Saturday, it was just another day -- the first on a well-earned vacation to visit family in Northern California.

If everything had gone right, Krikorian likely would have spent the day in Japan, coaching the U.S. women's water polo team to a third consecutive Olympic title.

The U.S. was ranked No. 1 in the world and...Read more

US Olympic & Paralympic Committee finances in peril with Tokyo Games delayed

Sports / Olympics /

Tax records and other financial statements show the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee operated at a $54 million deficit in 2019 -- a worrisome number given the additional losses the organization will suffer from the coronavirus shutdown this year.

The USOPC opened its books to the public on Monday in what leaders called a "commitment to ...Read more

L.A. Olympic officials ask IOC to allow athlete protests

Sports / Olympics /

The head organizer for the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles has asked Olympic leaders for a rule change that would allow athletes to protest against racism either from the podium or at other times during the international competition.

Casey Wasserman, chairman of the LA28 organizing committee, made his request in a letter delivered to Thomas ...Read more



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