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Figure skater Carolina Kostner makes deal with anti-doping authorities

Carolina Kostner, the Italian bronze medalist from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, will be allowed to return to figure skating on Jan. 1 after reaching an agreement with anti-doping authorities. Kostner was banned after helping her then-boyfriend -- Olympic race walker Alex Schwazer -- hide from a tester...

Can the 2024 Olympics Save the Most Contentious Piece of Land on the LA River?

If Los Angeles wins its bid for the 2024 Olympics, it could finally bring to a head a years-long battle over a key property on the eastern side of the LA River known as Piggyback Yard. Los Angeles's Olympic...

Caitlyn Jenner And Greg Louganis Reunite, Praise Each Other At Point Foundation Gala

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Olympic legends Caitlyn Jenner and Greg Louganis were reunited at The Point Foundation gala in Los Angeles Saturday, marking their first time together since Caitlyn's big June debut.

Polarized Training: Train Like A Caveman

4 days agoHealth / Fitness : GymLion

Most people are advised either to do high intensity interval training or steady state cardio. However, this is not how professional and Olympic athletes train. There’s also reason to believe that this isn’t how cavemen “exercised.”   The Studies: You’ll frequently see exercise intensity organized into 5 or more zones. Show More Summary

More Totally Rad Extreme Sports That Should Be Considered For The 2020 Olympics

4 days agoHumor : Funny or Die

More Totally Rad Extreme Sports That... The IOC is considering adding surfing, skateboarding, karate, and sport climbing as events in the 2020 Olympics. Here are a few more totally rad extreme sports they should add. Submitted by: Amos Vernon Regular Keywords: 2020 olympics international olympic committee surfing rock climbing skateboarding electric guitar sports Views: 23

China defeats the Phillippines to win Asian Basketball title, qualifies for the Olympics

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China continues to just make things miserable for the Philippines. In August they bested the country for the honor of hosting the 2019 FIBA World Cup and then over the weekend they beat them on the court to win the 2015 FIBA Asian Championship. [ more › ]

Child targets Rio after her wedding

Eilidh Child is looking forward to her wedding this month and will then focus on success at next year's Rio Olympics.

Concert review: Foo Fighters storm Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park show

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI When Dave Grohl bellows, “Are you (expletive) ready?!” from behind a stage-hiding curtain, when the chunky guitar riffs of “All My Life” screech out before a band member is even seen, when a...

Mexico defeats Haiti, 1-0, nears Olympic berth

Defending Olympic champion Mexico is just a win away from a chance at defending its soccer title next summer in Rio de Janeiro after a second-half penalty shot by Raul Lopez beat Haiti, 1-0, in group play of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament Sunday at the StubHub Center. With the win, Mexico joined...

Rio rapids ready to roll

The Whitewater Stadium was officially unveiled by Rio mayor Eduardo Paes, who hailed the moment as an important milestone in the preparations for Rio 2016, describing the venue as the most challenging part of the Deodoro Olympic complex. “This...Show More Summary

Young creatives take part in the first IOC Gifting contest

These were the watchwords of the first contest launched by the International Olympic Committee in partnership with the School of Applied Arts, Visual Merchandising Design Section, in Vevey (Switzerland). Open to the school’s first-year...Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT The IOC President, Thomas Bach, took part in the historic United Nations Summit in New York which adopted the post-2015 development agenda. Sport was included in the final outcome document as an "important enabler"...Show More Summary

IOC teams up with UN Women to foster gender equality in Brazil targeting young women and sport

In partnership with the National Olympic Committee of Brazil, the programme targets the National Youth School Games to spread the messages of non-discrimination, non-violence, girls’ empowerment and positive masculine traits among boys. Show More Summary

Venus in the ascendance to light up Sydney

Sydney 2000 came in the middle of what was without doubt the most productive phase of Venus Williams’ glittering career. When she stepped out on the court at the Olympic Park for her first-round tie against Slovakia’s Henrieta Nagyovà,...Show More Summary

Washington Bear Hunts - Outdoors International Hunting Consultants This spot-and-stalk black bear hunt on the Olympic Peninsula has the potential for a real trophy bear. Washington has the highest bear population in the lower 48, and these Washington bear hunts on the Olympic Peninsula give our hunters a great chance at a trophy coastal black bear. Show More Summary

Mexico vs. Haiti 2015 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Olympic soccer qualifying online

Mexico clobbered Costa Rica in their group opener. Can they do the same to Haiti to secure a semifinal berth? Just like their arch-rivals the United States, the Mexico U-23 national team has a chance to secure an Olympic Qualifying semifinal berth with a win against Haiti. Show More Summary

Can the Olympics help the L.A. River?

To the editor: Los Angeles hasn't yet been granted the 2024 Olympics, and already we are worried that planners are not watching their step? (“Don't forget the river,” Opinion, Sept. 30) Well, we should be. Years ago, when I was on the board of FoLAR, the Los Angeles River was looked upon as a storm...

L.A.'s Olympic ambitions could boost river restoration - but at what cost?

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

For years, politicians, activists and community groups have been laying the groundwork for a transformation of the Los Angeles River, one that would rip up stretches of concrete and add parks, wetlands and other natural spaces. To those advocates, few pieces of riverfront property are more crucial...

James DeGale vs. Lucian Bute Fight Announced: Date, Location and Prediction

James DeGale will defend his IBF world super-middleweight title for the first time against Lucian Bute on November 28 at the Videotron Center in Quebec, Canada. The British Olympic gold medalist will face the popular Romanian-Canadian...Show More Summary

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