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U.S. Olympic Committee to submit bid for 2024 Summer Games

After two days of meetings, U.S. Olympic Committee officials confirmed Tuesday that they will submit an American bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

USOC impressed enough by cities to make bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Mayor Eric Garcetti says, "L.A. is an Olympic town. We're wired for the Olympics."

USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games.

Los Angeles Competes with San Francisco, Others for Bid in 2024 Olympic Games

On Tuesday morning, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with members of the United States Olympic Committee in the San Francisco suburb of Redwood, California to convince them that L.A. is the best choice for the 2024 Olympics. Other...Show More Summary

These US Cities Want To Host The 2024 Summer Olympics

If the 2024 Summer Olympics end up in the US, one of four cities could be the host. BREAKING: U.S. to bid for 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. #SF2024 #LA2024 #DC2024 #Boston2024 — US Olympic Team (@USOlympic)...Show More Summary

USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, hoping to bring the Summer Games back to America after a 28-year absence.

'Super Bacteria' Could Endanger Olympic Athletes in Brazil

Scientists in Brazil warn that the waters around Rio de Janeiro contain a "super bacteria" that could threaten the health of Olympic athletes who compete in the sports on the ocean. The bacteria is caused by the tons of untreated sewage...Show More Summary

Olympic Swimming Hopeful Tom Luchsinger Comes Out And Finds Much-Needed Acceptance

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

“You’re a fag. You’re a queen. You’re undeserving of love. You’re never going to amount to anything.” So went the internal monologue of Olympic swimming hopeful Tom Luchsinger as he went about his busy training and academic schedules. And even when he kept his mind occupied, that voice would inevitably creep back in: “FAGGOT! QUEER!” An accomplished […]

Bowser Pitches Washington 2024 To U.S. Olympic Committee

We might find out as soon as this evening if D.C. has won the bid from the USOC to host the 2024 Olympics. [ more › ]

Rio's Olympic waters are home to a drug-resistant 'super bacteria'

Scientists have discovered a "super bacteria" in the water where the 2016 Olympics will be held. The bacteria is resistant to modern medicine and is "notoriously difficult to treat," according to The Associated Press. It was found in the Guanabara Bay of Rio de Janeiro, where the sailing and wind surfing competitions will be held. Show More Summary

Los Angeles makes its bid for 2024 Olympics

Mayor Eric Garcetti and a small team of representatives from Los Angeles made an hourlong presentation to the U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday morning, claiming their city should host the 2024 Summer Games.

The Olympics of Indian Basketball

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2014 Native Sun News December 15, 2014 It started in 1977 as a tournament to bring American Indian teams together and prepare them for the long season ahead. It has gone whereShow More Summary

How Angelina Jolie Became The ‘Unbroken’ Director – The Contenders

Watch the video clip above as Universal executive Peter Cramer tells Deadline's Mike Fleming about 'Unbroken,' the movie adaptation of a best-selling book about Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned flier turned Japanese POW. The book, by Laura Hillenbrand, made the film finally come together after decades of efforts to tell the tale. Show More Summary

Here’s Why SF’s Effort to Host the 2024 Olympics Will (Probably) Fail: “Public opposition is expected to be substantial”

TweetI’l tell you, I’m less optimistic about the San Francisco Bay Area’s odds of landing the 2024 Olympics than, say, Messrs Matier und Ross: “What’s going to matter most is who can play best at the global level against the likes of Paris and Berlin — and on that point, the Bay Area has the […]

Pope Wants Vatican to Host 2024 Olympic Events

The world’s smallest nation wants to host the biggest athletic event. The pope has endorsed Rome’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and wants Vatican City to host a small number of events. Speculation of just what sports the tiny city within a city will host centers around badminton, archery, and even soccer. Show More Summary

Super-Bacteria Found in Olympic Event Waters

If fighting off "super-bacteria" was an Olympic sport, Rio de Janeiro could be an ideal place to hold the 2016 Games. Instead, it is looking like a pretty dangerous place to hold sailing and windsurfing events, according to a health institute. Researchers say a super-bug normally found in hospital waste...

Facts of the Day – December 16, 2014

Facts of the Day – Facts of the Day – 26.5 million Canadians tuned into the gold medal final in men’s hockey during the 2010 Winter Olympics. That’s 80% of the entire country’s population. Facts of the Day – 82% of black women in the US are overweight with 56.6% being obese Facts of the […]

Los Angeles will make a pitch to host 2024 Olympic Games

The clock starts ticking as soon as Mayor Eric Garcetti and a handpicked group of advisors step into a corporate conference room on Tuesday morning in this San Francisco suburb.

A sincere and heartfelt suggestion for police union officials: STFU, idiots

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In what may very well be the Gold Medal-winning entry in the 2014 Understatement of the Year Olympics, I’m here to tell you that ‘police officers in the United States have a bit of an image problem.’ There, I said it. Man, I feel better already. Since I have been hanging around...

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