Beijing wins 2022 Olympics, 1st city awarded both summer and winter games

Beijing wins 2022 Olympics, 1st city awarded both summer and winter games

Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years.
Sports
7:35am

USOC: 3 cities being contacted to replace Boston in 2024 bid

U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games and believe the demise of Boston's candidacy will be "ancient history" by the time the host city is selected in 2017.
Sports
2:20am

For athletes, Olympic goals outweigh the risks of Rio waters

Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro's dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans.
Sports
July 31

Franklin, Ledecky are workhorses of US swim team at worlds

Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky are the workhorses of the U.S. team at the world swimming championships.
Golf
July 31

Park unhappy with qualifying criteria for Olympics

Inbee Park, the top-ranked player in women's golf, has criticized the qualifying criteria for next year's Olympic tournament, saying it will rule out too many of the world's top stars.
Local
July 30
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'Miracle on Ice' goalie empties attic, puts it all on auction block for $5.7 million

Jim Craig is selling his gold medal and the U.S. flag that was draped over his shoulders in one of the iconic images of the "Miracle on Ice" team.
Sports
July 29

Bach: Boston failed to deliver on 'promises' to USOC

IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics and that the city failed to deliver on "promises" made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the games.
Sports
July 29

Tokyo Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium change

Japanese organizers apologized to the IOC on Wednesday over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium and delivered assurances that the new venue will be ready in time for the 2020 Games.
Sports
July 28

Muller of France wins women's 10k open water title at worlds

There were medals at stake in the women's 10-kilometer open water race at the world swimming championships. A top-10 finish was just as good, though, since it secured a trip to next year's Olympics.
Sports
July 28

Almaty offers traditional winter setting in 2022 Olympic bid

Instead of grand talk about how the Olympics will break new ground by going to a majority-Muslim country for the first time, or by making their first visit to Central Asia, Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Games is about tradition.
Sports
July 28

For No Boston Olympics, time to celebrate, then 'go away'

On Boston's last day as a potential Olympic host, Chris Dempsey ate lunch at an Irish pub across from City Hall and waited for the bid for the 2024 Summer Games to crumble.
Sports
July 24

Column: USOC needs to dump Boston while there's still time

The U.S. Olympic Committee needs to cut its losses.To have any chance of bringing the Summer Games back to America in 2024, it's time to…
Sports
July 24

USA Gymnastics coordinator Karolyi likely done after Rio

Martha Karolyi will likely retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the longtime U.S. women's gymnastics coach said Friday.
Sports
July 24

APNewsBreak: USOC asks Mass. gov for stance on Boston '24

A person familiar with the bid says the U.S. Olympic Committee has given Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker until the end of the day Friday to declare whether he supports the movement to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston.
Sports
July 24

After stunning Gold Cup loss, US looks for positives

Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U.S. men's soccer history.
Sports
July 23

Phelps, other stars missing from swimming worlds in Russia

Michael Phelps isn't the only big name missing from the world swimming championships that begin Friday in Kazan, Russia.Along with the 18-time Olympic gold medalist,…
Golf
July 23

Connecticut PGA event moving to August in 2016 for Olympics

The Travelers Championship will move to the first week of August in 2016 as the PGA Tour shuffles its schedule for the Olympics.
Sports
July 22

Americans start looking toward Rio as Pan Am Games wind down

Alan Ashley isn't paying attention to the medal table at the Pan Am Games, but the American will be riveted to it at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
North Metro
July 21

Off the tower and on to stardom for Elk River diver

Laura Ryan’s new focus on springboard diving has fueled her Olympic dream.
Sports
July 21

Chart: FINA World Championships info

2,500 athletes from 186 countries will compete for world championships in swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, open-water swimming, high diving and water polo.
Golf
July 21

A template is there for team medal in Olympic golf

Only individual medals will be awarded next year when golf returns to the Olympics for the first time since 1904. Whether a team competition is added for Tokyo in 2020 depends partly on the success of golf in Rio, and more on whether the IOC deems it worthy of adding golf medals.
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