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L.A., if chosen, could feel effects of failed Boston 2024 Olympics bid

1 minute agoHealth : Booster Shots

Talk circulated around the International Olympic Committee all spring and summer, with members returning to the same question:

Chad Johnson's Daughter -- Crushing U.S. Junior Olympics ... Advances to Finals

6 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Chad Johnson's 10-year-old daughter is ON FIRE at the National Junior Olympics -- posting the BEST TIME in the 800m by far... and has become the favorite to dominate in the finals.  As we previously reported,…

Local news videobomb surprises everyone involved

A local news report might just be the best choice for a videobomb. The reporter was describing potential locations for the Olympics when this man perfectly walked into the frame to complete an gold medal-worthy videobomb. '13 Hours'Show More Summary

The Joy of Volunteering at the 5th Busiest Airport on the Planet

Volunteering at LAX for Special Olympics this year. Here I am with the large group of Chinese folks ready to greet their delegation. The sign says: "Welcome Chinese Athletes." It was September of 2012. After binging on some Rick Steves episodes, I was inspired and planned a trip to Europe. Show More Summary

London wins gold from kids young & old, turns Olympic tower into world's tallest slide.

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

This colossal over-expenditure of money is turning into a colossal over-expenditure of fun! Take note, people who run the Statue of Liberty. (via Gizmodo) The Olympics get a lot of criticism for their business practices. The city that's...Show More Summary

Jay Triano Says Kentucky, Canada Working to Get Jamal Murray to Olympic Qualifying; Wiggins In; Thompson TBD; Ennis Has Torn Labrum

3 hours agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

By JOSH NEWMAN It appears the biggest deterrent for Jamal Murray in his quest to play for the Canadian National Team later this summer at the FIBA Americas Championship is not making the squad via training camp, but his commitment to the University of Kentucky. Coming off a tremendous showing earlier this month at the […]

Orbit slide plans get go ahead

Plans to create the world's "longest and tallest tunnel slide" down the Orbit Tower, next to the Olympic Stadium, are approved.

Special Olympics World Games Golf In LA!

Ellen Leyva of KABC7 in LA profiles Orange County's Greg Kozlowski

Brazil is racing to clean up the alarmingly polluted bay that will host Olympic events in 12 months

The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in a little over a year, marking the first time the games will be hosted by a South American nation. Reports regarding the country's preparation for the event, however, have not been great. Show More Summary

Games Before the Games: Zaha's Classy Letter to the Tokyo Olympics Lays Out Blame

The proposed Stadium design by Zaha Hadid, which has been rejected by the Japan Sports Council. According to a statement released yesterday by Zaha Hadid Architects, the firm discovered its winning design for the Tokyo National Stadium was being...

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U 'TBD' release date hints at delay beyond 2016

Nintendo has released its quarterly financial earnings report, with a segment of that very report highlighting some titles it expects to be released in 2015 and 2016. Games like Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Genei Ibun...Show More Summary

Cheerleaders Represented at Special Olympics World Games

California sunshine, friendly competition and 232 cheerleaders from across the nation. No, we’re not talking about another championship. For the first time in history, the Special Olympics World Games invited cheerleading teams from coast to coast to light up the sidelines, inspire athletes and energize fans. Show More Summary

Games Before the Games: Here's Why We Need a New LA Olympic Bid: Deborah Sussman

All image via Graphic Ambient courtesy Sussman/Prejza With Boston dropping out of the running for host of the 2024 Summer Olympics, the conversation has quickly turned to California as both a site and savior for the U.S. bid. After....

London Is Getting the World's Longest Tunnel Slide

With Boston essentially withdrawing its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, a lot of people are asking—rightfully—what does hosting the Olympics actually even get you, anyway? Well, don't worry—London is here to provide an answer. When the 2012 Summer...

Caitlyn Jenner's 1984 Summer Olympic Torch Up for Auction

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

The torch that Caitlyn Jenner (known as Bruce at the time) carried through Tahoe, Nevada, during the 1984 Summer Olympics will be up for auction Friday, July 31, at Heritage Auctions' Platinum Night Sports Auction in Chicago. The 24-inch torch is estimated to go for $20,000 or more. The current owner is Bob Lorsch. Show More Summary

Blake Skjellerup Shares Wedding Photos on Instagram

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

After a very millennial courtship, Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup married his boyfriend, lifestyle blogger Saul Carrasco, a few weeks ago. What started as an exchange over Instagram turned into dinner dates and strolls aroundShow More Summary

Extra, Extra: John Tory Doesn’t Want to Talk 2025 Expo, Notoriously Invasive Carp, and Meek Mill Shows Up Late

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In addition to Toronto’s proposed bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the City will now have to decide on whether to submit an application for the 2025 Expo. In similar fashion to his non-answer on Toronto’s […]

Bidding for the Summer Olympics

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Reviewing Toronto's five previous attempts to display the Olympic rings. As the 1952 Summer Olympics wound down in Helsinki, Canadian Olympic Association (COA) president A. Sidney Dawes believed our country was nowhere near ready to win the games. Show More Summary

Vin Baker Training to Manage a Starbucks

Vin Baker leads a very different life from the one he’s known for as a four-time NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist. Baker has four children and is newly married. The post Vin Baker Training to Manage a Starbucks appeared first on SLAMonline.

Nicklas Bendtner Donates 'Lord Bendtner' Banner in Support of Special Olympics

Nicklas Bendnter has embraced his cult-hero status, and now he's using it for a good cause, too. The Dane has been given the nickname "Lord Bendtner " by fans during his long, checkered Arsenal history, but the Wolfsburg man is putting...Show More Summary

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