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designers unveil winning olympic fashions – and for once, they're all about the


the 100-day countdown to the winter olympics in pyeongchang, south korea, may have just begun, but the race to the fashion finish line among the various teams is moving along.canada, france and poland began to roll out their outfits last month — there was even a special olympic fashion show in warsaw that also featured croatia, greece, latvia and serbia. last week, the united states hopped off the starting blocks and into the fray.in just one day, in a kind of style relay, ralph lauren unveiled the closing ceremony looks for team usa, burton showed off the snowboarding uniform, and nike introduced the hockey jerseys for both the united states and canada.thus far, the leader seems to be ... sportswear!that may sound ridiculous, but fashion has become so much a part of recent olympics that t






olympics awarded to los angeles, paris -- but in what years?


the olympic games are coming back to los angeles.the only question now is will southern california host its third olympics in 2024 or 2028?the international olympic committee on tuesday, july 11 unanimously approved a plan to award both the 2024 and 2028 olympic and paralympic games this year, a move that guarantees that both los angeles and paris will join london as the only cities to host three summer games.“los angeles is living legacy of this olympic movement,” los angeles mayor eric garcetti said. “in 1932 we were a games changer. in 1984 we were a games changer. during the great depression, during the cold war, we’ve always answered the olympic movement’s call and this is a similarly intense and important moment for the olympic movement.”the ioc vote in lausanne is not just a triumph






medals from 2016 rio olympic games are defective and show rusting, chipping


official for 2016 rio de janeiro olympic games calls the decaying "completely normal."        






usa gymnastics alerted fbi in 2015 to doctor accused of abuse


his association with the olympic women's gymnastics team was central to nassar's prominence as a physician. his office was decorated in signed pictures of olympians, and one alleged victim said nassar gave her gifts including a commemorative pin he received from usa gymnastics for participation in the olympic games.two members of the 2012 olympic gold medal winning team - jordyn wieber and mckayla maroney - credited nassar's medical savvy with helping them compete through injuries that year."we would never survive without him," wieber told the lansing state journal in 2012. "he basically fixes you, and it's almost like magic."






japan will recycle old phones to create medals for the 2020 tokyo olympics


ahead of 2020’s summer olympic games in tokyo, japan will be asking members of the public to donate old phones and appliances, as it works to pull together enough material for the 5,000 bronze, silver and gold metals that will be handed out at the games.all in all, the committee is looking to collect up nearly eight tons of metal for the olympic and paralympic games. the move is part of a push toward sustainability for the games, pulled together in accordance with recommendation 4 of olympic agenda 2020, issued in 2014, which seeks to,develop a sustainability strategy to enable potential and actual olympic games organisers to integrate and implement sustainability measures that encomp economic, social and environmental spheres in all stages of their project.japan’s olympic committee will b






u.s. curler tabitha peterson on the stress of the olympic trials


john shuster, tyler george, matt hamilton and john landsteiner bask in applause after winning the olympic trials for curling. shuster, george and landsteiner live in the duluth area and are the first men with minnesota connections to make the 2018 olympic team.






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download download trippple - an android client for dribbble. what is dribbble? dribbble is a community of designers answering that question each day. web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects.






intel signs up as top olympic sponsor through 2024


lausanne, switzerland — the international olympic committee says it has signed a deal with semiconductor giant intel, one week after mcdonald’s ended its long-standing sponsorship three years early.the ioc says intel will bring its expertise with virtual reality and drones to the games for four summer and winter games through 2024.at the announcement in new york, the olympic committee says intel will focus on “infusing its 5g platforms, vr, 3d and 360 content development platforms, artificial intelligence platforms and drones, along with other silicon solutions to enhance the olympic games.”the ioc says the santa clara-based intel will “provide real-time virtual reality viewing” of the 2018 pyeongchang olympics.intel restores the ioc’s slate of top-tier sponsors to 13 following the loss of






wyandanch opens its seasonal ice rink with olympic skater


surya bonaly of france competes in the 1992 olympic winter games in albertville, france. photo credit: getty images wyandanch’s ice skating rink is launching its new season saturday with help from an olympic figure skater. french skater surya bonaly, who competed in three winter olympic games, will be there to offer pointers to children at rinx, the skating rink that opened last year adjacent to the wyandanch village apartment buildings. the buildings are a focal point of the wyandanch rising revitalization...






intel signs up as top olympic sponsor through 2024


lausanne, switzerland — the international olympic committee says it has signed a deal with technology provider intel, one week after mcdonald's ended its long-standing sponsorship three years early.the ioc says intel will bring its expertise with virtual reality and drones to the games for four summer and winter games through 2024.at the announcement in new york, the olympic committee says intel will focus on "infusing its 5g platforms, vr, 3d and 360 content development platforms, artificial intelligence platforms and drones, along with other silicon solutions to enhance the olympic games."the ioc says the santa clara, california-based firm will "provide real-time virtual reality viewing" of the 2018 pyeongchang olympics.intel restores the ioc's slate of top-tier sponsors to 13 following






if los angeles gets 2024, we won't take 2028


by rob harrislondon (ap) — the paris bid team is fine with an unprecedented double vote on olympic hosts, as long as the french capital is awarded the 2024 games.with paris and los angeles the remaining 2024 bidders, ioc president thomas bach has raised the prospect of one city getting 2024 and the other taking 2028. but paris bid co-chairman tony estanguet said, “we can’t accept ’28. it’s not possible.”estanguet, a three-time olympic champion canoeist, is also a member of the international olympic committee.he says “we’re ok if the ioc wants to give two games at the same session in lima.”but after three unsuccessful recent paris bids, estanguet says “it’s now or never. either the ioc family wants to choose paris for ’24 or we will not come back for ’28.”tokyo will host the 2020 summer gam






olympic gymnast aly raisman: i was abused by doctor


new york (ap) — olympic gymnast aly raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former usa gymnastics team doctor.raisman tells “60 minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by dr. larry nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at usa gymnastics. he’s now is in jail in michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 olympic gold-medal winning team, details the abuse in her book “fierce,” which will be released on nov. 14.raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was abused by nassar. mckayla maroney, who won two medals at the 2012 games as raisman’s teammate, said last month she was molested for years by nassar.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks






intel to work with ioc to bring vr, drones and more to the olympics


ioc media intel is partnering with the international olympic committee (ioc) to bring its technology to the olympic games.the tech giant has signed up to join the "the olympic partner" (top) worldwide sponsorship program through 2024, giving it four olympic games to showcase technology such as its 5g platforms, virtual reality and its drone technology. "through this close collaboration with the olympic family, we will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world's largest athletic stage," intel ceo brian krzanich said in a statement. intel, along with several other companies, sees huge potential in using technology to enhance sports and other areas of human performance. the company recently formed its sports group, which has two core competencies: analyzing d






olympics in 2024 & 2028: paris & los angeles get games as ioc backs dual host an


paris lost out to london in the race for the 2012 games, while los angeles hosted the games in 1932 and 1984paris and los angeles are set to stage the 2024 and 2028 olympic games - provided they can agree which should go first, as both want to host in 2024.the international olympic committee has voted in favour of naming hosts for successive games on 13 september with just paris and los angeles bidding.the ioc - which oversees the olympic movement - wants the cities to reach an agreement on who hosts in 2028 by then.if there is no agreement, a vote to select just the 2024 host will be held.budapest, hamburg and rome withdrew from the race for the 2024 event.ioc president thomas bach told reporters after the meeting he hoped the agreement would be reached next month.and la organisers said t






olympic committee in los angeles to evaluate 2024 bid


the international olympic committee’s 2024 host city evaluation committee will spend the next four days in los angeles.in between touring proposed venues for a third los angeles olympic games and meeting with la 2024 and city officials, the ioc committee will catch a dodgers game.the ioc visit to los angeles comes after a high-profile change of plans. the evaluation committee was originally supposed to visit budapest this week but had to rearrange its schedule after the hungarian government withdrew a bid for the 2024 games, leaving los angeles and paris as the only cities still in a race that began with five declared candidates.the evaluation committee’s los angeles trip and next week’s tour of paris venues promise to be overshadowed by the specter of the ioc awarding both the 2024 and 20






olympic sports go year-round on new channel this weekend


many fans turn their attention to sports such as archery, luge, diving and biathlon only when the olympic games come around.starting this weekend, a new broadcast channel will try to bridge that gap with year-round coverage of the olympic movement.“olympic channel: home of team usa” is an americanized version of the global channel the international olympic committee launched last year. a joint effort by the ioc, u.s. olympic committee and nbcuniversal, it will focus more closely on u.s. athletes and events.“you go throughout the season, and there’s training, there’s preparation, there’s competitions,” snowboarder shaun white said this week. “there’s all these things that lead up to the olympics.”domestic and international competition will represent much of the content, with the world swimm






u.s. olympic champion bobsledder steven holcomb, 37, found dead


steven holcomb, the longtime u.s. bobsledding star who drove to three olympic medals after beating a disease that nearly robbed him of his eyesight, was found dead in lake placid, new york, on saturday.he was 37.the u.s. olympic committee and usa bobsled and skeleton announced his death, the cause of which remains unclear. however, officials said there were no immediate indications of foul play. an autopsy was tentatively scheduled for sunday.the native of park city, utah, was a three-time olympian, and his signature moment came at the 2010 vancouver games when he piloted his four-man sled to a win that snapped a 62-year drought for the u.s. in bobsled's signature race."it would be easy to focus on the loss in terms of his olympic medals and enormous athletic contributions to the organizat






l.a. 2028? it's not a booby prize but an opportunity for a better olympics


los angeles will win its bid to host a summer olympic games. that much is all but guaranteed after the announcement friday that the international olympic committee’s executive board is recommending awarding the 2024 and 2028 summer games simultaneously in september. it’s not hard to predict who the winning hosts will be; there are only two bidders left in the running: paris and l.a.but will l.a. get its first pick — the 2024 games — or will it be offered the summer games held four years later? we won’t know for sure until the ioc makes the formal announcement in three months, but the word is that l.a. is likely to be offered the 2028 games. comments by la 2024 committee chairman casey wasserman on wednesday indicate that l.a. is open to the idea of hosting in 2028. “la 2024 has never been






colorado ski season: mountain coasters, olympic fun and more


colorado's ski resorts are getting ready for winter with mountain coasters, new lifts and amenities plus celebrations themed on the winter olympic games.the mountain coasters are gravity-driven roller coasters with dips, waves and loops, designed for skiers and non-skiers alike. steamboat opened one already and aspen snowmass, purgatory resort and copper mountain are expected to open mountain coasters in the next few months.aspen snowmass and copper mountain will host olympic qualifying events, while steamboat hosts a sendoff jan. 27 to honor athletes headed to the february winter olympic games in south korea.arapahoe basin is opening 468 new skiable acres while eldora mountain resort will debut a new six-person detachable lift.






olympic leaders to debate giving 2024 and 2028 games to l.a. and paris


olympic leaders have set a date in early june to consider an unusual proposal that would name both los angeles and paris as winners in the current bidding race to host the summer games.at issue is a voting process that would give 2024 to one city and 2028 to the other.the international olympic committee has asked its four vice presidents to study the idea. on june 9, the working group will present its report to the ioc’s executive board for discussion.it is widely expected that the two-winner proposal will be recommended and endorsed.so far, both candidate cities have insisted that they remain focused on winning the 2024 games, but l.a. bid leaders have expressed slightly more willingness to wait.the candidate that agrees to take 2028 could be in position to negotiate for a larger slice of






coming up from the usa today network: vma red carpet photos, the fashions of pri


get the latest news and entertainment insights here. today: vma red carpet photos, the fashions of princess diana, more.        






la olympic organizers putting their plans on display


los angeles — los angeles olympic organizers are putting their plans on display at a time of uncertainty in the race for the 2024 games.members of the international olympic committee are in southern california this week to inspect stadiums and arenas that could become future olympic venues.but there's a big unknown.los angeles and paris are the only two bidders left for the 2024 games that will be awarded in september at a meeting of olympic leaders in peru. the ioc is considering a proposal to use that meeting to award the next two olympics — 2024 and 2028. that means one to each city.like paris, l.a. says it's only interested in 2024.members of the ioc will be in southern california for several days of meetings and tours, including stops at the rose bowl and the los angeles memorial coli






us olympic bobsled champ steven holcomb found dead at training site


u.s. bobsledder steven holcomb, who came back from a suicide attempt over impending blindness to win olympic gold in 2010, was found dead at a training site on saturday, the u.s. olympic committee said.holcomb, 37, was discovered in his room at the u.s. olympic training center in lake placid, new york, the committee said in a statement. it gave no further details.holcomb, who underwent successful surgery in 2008 to overcome a degenerative eye disease, made history at the vancouver olympics when he piloted the u.s. four-man bobsled team, nicknamed “night train,” to the gold medal.it marked the first u.s. gold medal in the event since 1948 and the three-time olympian’s comeback from depression over increasing blindness, according to his biography on the team usa website.holcomb took bronze m






minnesota scene: u.s. hockey hall of fame announces induction class


ron wilson, scott young, kevin collins, jack parker and ben smith will be the class of 2017 for the u.s. hockey hall of fame.wilson is 10th in nhl coaching victories with 648 while behind the bench in vancouver, anaheim, washington, san jose and toronto over a combined 15 seasons. he also coached team usa to the world cup of hockey title in 1996 and won silver as coach of the 2010 olympic team.he played in the nhl, including a stint with the north stars, after an all-america career at providence.young played 17 nhl seasons, scoring 342 goals and winning stanley cups with pittsburgh (1991) and colorado (1996).he played on three olympic teams and was part of the 1996 world cup title squad.collins, from springfield, mass., worked more than 2,000 nhl games as a linesman, and the 296 he officia






us bobsledder steven holcomb, 37, found dead


steven holcomb, the longtime u.s. bobsledding star who drove to three olympic medals after beating a disease that nearly robbed him of his eyesight, was found dead in lake placid, new york, on saturday.he was 37.the u.s. olympic committee and usa bobsled and skeleton announced his death, the cause of which remains unclear. however, officials said there were no immediate indications of foul play. an autopsy was tentatively scheduled for sunday.the native of park city, utah, was a three-time olympian, and his signature moment came at the 2010 vancouver games when he piloted his four-man sled to a win that snapped a 62-year drought for the u.s. in bobsled’s signature race.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“it would be easy to focus on the loss in terms of his olympic m






us bobsledder steven holcomb, 37, found dead


steven holcomb, the longtime u.s. bobsledding star who drove to three olympic medals after beating a disease that nearly robbed him of his eyesight, was found dead in lake placid, new york, on saturday.he was 37.the u.s. olympic committee and usa bobsled and skeleton announced his death, the cause of which remains unclear. however, officials said there were no immediate indications of foul play. an autopsy was tentatively scheduled for sunday.the native of park city, utah, was a three-time olympian, and his signature moment came at the 2010 vancouver games when he piloted his four-man sled to a win that snapped a 62-year drought for the u.s. in bobsled's signature race."it would be easy to focus on the loss in terms of his olympic medals and enormous athletic contributions to the organizat






los gatos swimmers head to ccs championships


the best high school swimmers in the santa clara valley will be diving into international waters this week when the annual central coast section trials and finals return to the santa clara international swim center.the meet that was first held for boys only back in the spring of 1966—and featured future olympic hero mark spitz—returns for its 52nd year when swimmers will glide through the santa clara waters in the preliminaries on friday and the finals on saturday. both begin at 2:30 p.m.spitz, who won six ccs gold medals in three years at santa clara high school, is one of the many former section champions who went on star at the olympic games. it’s an impressive list that includes chris cavanaugh of lynbrook, john hencken of cupertino, troy dalbey of gunderson, pablo morales of bellarmin






olympic leaders to debate giving 2024 and 2028 games to l.a. and paris


olympic leaders have set a date in early june to consider an unusual proposal that would name both los angeles and paris as winners in the current bidding race to host the summer games.at issue is a voting process that would give 2024 to one city and 2028 to the other.the international olympic committee has asked its four vice presidents to study the idea. on june 9, the working group will present its report to the ioc’s executive board for discussion, the organization announced friday.it is widely expected that the two-winner proposal will be recommended and endorsed.so far, both candidate cities have insisted that they remain focused on winning the 2024 games, but l.a. bid leaders have expressed slightly more willingness to wait.the candidate that agrees to take 2028 could be in position






police search house of brazilian olympic committee president


rio de janeiro (ap) — federal police in rio de janeiro are searching the house of the president of the brazilian olympic committee.an associated press photographer saw police at the house of carlos nuzman early tuesday. authorities did not take questions at the scene.police declined comment. a news conference was scheduled for later in the morning.news portal g1 reported that police were also outside the olympic headquarters in rio.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.french and brazilian authorities have been working on a corruption investigation involving bribery surrounding the awarding of the 2016 rio games and the 2020 tokyo games.






russia banned from south korea winter olympics by ioc | russia news


the international olympic committee has banned russia from competing in next year's winter olympics in south korea over doping allegations.the russian olympic committee has been suspended from the upcoming games in pyeongchang, but russian athletes will still be able to compete "under strict conditions", the ioc said in a statement.the decision comes after a 17-month investigation found "the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in russia", as well as during the 2014 olympic games in sochi."this was an unprecedented attack on the integrity of the olympic games and sport," thomas bach, ioc president, said in a statement.vitaly mutko, russia's sport minister, and his deputy, yuri nagornykh, also received lifetime bans from participating in any future olympics.alexander zh






ting, khowong star at league swimming finals, ready for ccs


the best high school swimmers in the santa clara valley will be diving into international waters this week when the annual central coast section trials and finals return to the santa clara international swim center.the meet that was first held for boys only back in the spring of 1966—and featured future olympic hero mark spitz—returns for its 52nd year when swimmers will glide through the santa clara waters in the preliminaries on friday and the finals on saturday. both begin at 2:30 p.m.spitz, who won six ccs gold medals in three years at santa clara high school, is one of the many former section champions who went on star at the olympic games. it’s an impressive list that includes chris cavanaugh of lynbrook, john hencken of cupertino, troy dalbey of gunderson, pablo morales of bellarmin






los angeles could land olympic games, but which year?


los angeles — leaders in los angeles will guide their international olympic committee guests from the hollywood hills to santa monica beach to a construction site that will someday be a $2.6 billion nfl stadium that can also host soccer games.if this week's tour is a success, los angeles will earn the chance to host its third olympics.but which olympics?officially, los angeles and paris are the only two bidders left for the 2024 games that will be awarded in september at a meeting of olympic leaders in lima, peru. on the table, however, is a proposal to use that meeting to dole out the next two olympics — 2024 and 2028 — one to each city.ioc president thomas bach said he wants to avoid producing so many losers in the multimillion-dollar olympic-bidding game. unsaid is bach's need to avoid






russell westbrook, simone biles win athlete of year honors at the espys – the de


los angeles — russell westbrook won best male athlete at the espys, while olympic gymnast simone biles earned best female athlete honors wednesday night.the 25th annual show honoring the past year’s top athletes and sports moments was hosted by peyton manning, who humorously mocked his reputation as a control freak and an overexposed commercial pitchman in the retired nfl quarterback’s opening monologue.westbook was the nba mvp, led the league in scoring and set a record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42. the oklahoma city thunder star won the trophy over kris bryant of the chicago cubs, sidney crosby of the pittsburgh penguins and olympic swimmer michael phelps.“it’s been an unbelievable journey for me,” said westbrook, a fashion fiend who adjusted his black shirt and green pant






morning forecast: partly sunny, high near 40


john shuster, tyler george, matt hamilton and john landsteiner bask in applause after winning the olympic trials for curling. shuster, george and landsteiner live in the duluth area and are the first men with minnesota connections to make the 2018 olympic team.






cubs, russell westbrook and simone biles among big espy winners


russell westbrook won best male athlete at the espys, while olympic gymnast simone biles earned best female athlete honors wednesday night.the cubs won the best moment award for their victory in the 2016 world series.the 25th annual show honoring the past year's top athletes and sports moments was hosted by peyton manning, who humorously mocked his reputation as a control freak and an overexposed commercial pitchman in the retired nfl quarterback's opening monologue.westbook was the nba mvp, led the league in scoring and set a record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42. the oklahoma city thunder star won the trophy over kris bryant of the cubs, sidney crosby of the pittsburgh penguins and olympic swimmer michael phelps."it's been an unbelievable journey for me," said westbrook, a f






microprocessors replace big macs in new sponsorship deal for the olympic games


days after losing mcdonald’s as a major sponsor, olympic leaders have signed a deal that will provide an influx of cash and perhaps nudge the games into a new era of virtual reality and drones hovering over stadiums.the international olympic committee announced wednesday that it has entered into a long-term agreement with intel, adding the microprocessor giant to a list of high-level partners that include coca-cola, toyota, visa and panasonic.these “top” (for the olympic partners) sponsorships sell for a reported $200 million per four-year olympic cycle, but ioc executives seemed more interested in talking about the technological possibilities.there are plans to explore the use of 5g platforms, drones and 360 content that would allow home viewers to choose from various camera angles. intel






los angeles, paris await olympic inspectors in 2024 race


geneva (ap) — los angeles and paris, both already seen as winning options for the 2024 games, await their olympic inspectors this week.the cities will host three-day visits by an international olympic committee panel, whose chairman has no doubt about their hosting credentials.“i think today at least you can already say, either way, we will have fantastic olympic games,” ioc evaluation commission chairman patrick baumann told the associated press.ioc president thomas bach seems so sure of the candidates’ qualities that he asked his four vice presidents for advice on also bringing the 2028 olympics into play, rewarding both cities with hosting duties. that guidance is due in july, so baumann’s 13-member group will press on with scheduled work in los angeles starting wednesday, then in paris






los angeles, paris await olympic inspectors in 2024 race


geneva — los angeles and paris, both already seen as winning options for the 2024 games, await their olympic inspectors this week.the cities will host three-day visits by an international olympic committee panel, whose chairman has no doubt about their hosting credentials."i think today at least you can already say, either way, we will have fantastic olympic games," ioc evaluation commission chairman patrick baumann told the associated press.ioc president thomas bach seems so sure of the candidates' qualities that he asked his four vice presidents for advice on also bringing the 2028 olympics into play, rewarding both cities with hosting duties. that guidance is due in july, so baumann's 13-member group will press on with scheduled work in los angeles starting wednesday, then in paris from






russell westbrook and simone biles win athlete of year honors at espys


russell westbrook won best male athlete at the espys, while olympic gymnast simone biles earned best female athlete honors wednesday night.the cubs won the best moment award for their victory in the 2016 world series.the 25th annual show honoring the past year's top athletes and sports moments was hosted by peyton manning, who humorously mocked his reputation as a control freak and an overexposed commercial pitchman in the retired nfl quarterback's opening monologue.westbook was the nba mvp, led the league in scoring and set a record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42. the oklahoma city thunder star won the trophy over kris bryant of the cubs, sidney crosby of the pittsburgh penguins and olympic swimmer michael phelps."it's been an unbelievable journey for me," said westbrook, a f






russia banned from 2018 olympics following doping allegations


the international olympic committee banned the russian federation from the upcoming winter olympics in south korea on tuesday, while leaving the door open for individual russian athletes to compete, in a historic act of punishment for widespread doping olympic officials believe was supported by the russian government.russia's flag and anthem will be absent from february's pyeongchang games, the ioc decided, as penalties for a doping regime that included the sabotage of drug testing during the 2014 winter games in sochi.russian athletes who can prove their innocence of drug cheating will be permitted to compete in pyeongchang under the designation of an "olympic athlete from russia (oar)." the olympic anthem will be played in any ceremony for medals won by these athletes, and russia's offic






ioc is expected to ok naming two winners in host race — which olympics might go


olympic leaders appear reluctant to help rio de janeiro organizers with a reported debt of more than $35 million left over from the 2016 summer games.the executive board of the international olympic committee made an announcement on the matter sunday, the first day of a special summertime session... (david wharton)






ioc suspends russian olympic committee, will allow athletes to compete as neutra


russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the upcoming pyeongchang olympics as neutrals despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 sochi games, the international olympic committee said tuesday.the ioc suspended the russian olympic committee and ioc member alexander zhukov, and also banned russian deputy prime minister vilaty mutko from the olympics for life. mutko was the sports minister in 2014 and is the head of the organizing committee of soccer's next world cup.the ioc also imposed a fine of $15 million on the russian olympic committee to pay for investigations into the case and toward future anti-doping work.still, the ioc ruled that some russians will be invited to compete as an "olympic athlete from russia (oar)" without their national flag or anthem.russia could refuse the offer






nbc will live stream a record 1,800 hours of the 2018 winter olympic games


nbc will live stream the 2018 olympic winter games from pyeongchang, south korea, the company announced today. its coverage will include 1,800 hours of games – a record for a winter olympics. it’s also the first time the winter games will offer live streaming of nbc’s broadcast network.the streaming coverage will include a combination of authenticated tv viewing and digital-only streams.for the former, nbc says it will provide live streaming of all competition on nbcolympics.com and the nbc sports app across desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected tvs. this includes all 15 sports and 102 medal events, as well as the coverage airing on tv networks.five nbcuniversal olympic networks will broadcast their coverage online, including broadcast network nbc, and cable channels nbcsn, cnbc






nbc will live stream a record 1,800 hours of the 2018 winter olympic games


nbc will live stream the 2018 olympic winter games from pyeongchang, south korea, the company announced today. its coverage will include 1,800 hours of games – a record for a winter olympics. it’s also the first time the winter games will offer live streaming of nbc’s broadcast network.the streaming coverage will include a combination of authenticated tv viewing and digital-only streams.for the former, nbc says it will provide live streaming of all competition on nbcolympics.com and the nbc sports app across desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected tvs. this includes all 15 sports and 102 medal events, as well as the coverage airing on tv networks.five nbcuniversal olympic networks will broadcast their coverage online, including broadcast network nbc, and cable channels nbcsn, cnbc






budapest assembly to vote wednesday on revoking olympic bid


budapest, hungary — the budapest city assembly will vote wednesday on a motion to withdraw the city's bid to host the 2024 olympics.mayor istvan tarlos, prime minister viktor orban, and zsolt borkai, the head of the hungarian olympic committee, agreed late wednesday on the withdrawal after it became clear the project would have to face a city-wide referendum initiated by the momentum movement, a new political group."in cities where referendums were held, with the sole exception of the winter games in vancouver, olympics were never held," tarlos said friday. "the extraordinary assembly ... will likely take place before noon wednesday."the hungarian olympic committee will officially notify the international olympic committee of the result of the assembly vote most likely next week, bid organ






olympics add 3-on-3 basketball and mixed-gender relay races


the 2020 summer olympics in tokyo will include 3-on-3 basketball and two events that will have men and women racing together in track, swimming and triathlon.the international olympic committee’s executive board announced the changes at a much-anticipated meeting on friday.the board was scheduled to consider a more-notable issue later in the day, deciding whether to recommend that two winners be chosen in the current bid competition between los angeles and paris, with one city getting 2024 and the other getting 2028.as for the tokyo 2020 additions, the slimmed-down version of basketball features skeleton teams playing half-court games to 21 with a 10-minute time limit.there will also be the mixed-gender relays and changes in other sports that will add more female athletes.olympic leaders h






russia says its athletes want to compete at the olympics


moscow (ap) — the russian olympic committee says its athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming pyeongchang olympics.sofia velikaya says the roc athletes’ commission, which she chairs, has heard from “all the athletes in all sports” on the olympic program, with a majority in favor of competing.velikaya says no athletes have told the roc they would rather boycott and adds “at the current moment, everyone’s training and everyone’s hoping to take part in the olympics.”the international olympic committee last week barred the russian team from the olympics because of doping offenses at the 2014 sochi games, but is allowing russians to compete under a neutral flag as “olympic athletes from russia.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






westbrook, biles win athlete of year honors at the espys


los angeles (ap) — russell westbrook won best male athlete at the espys, while olympic gymnast simone biles earned best female athlete honors wednesday night.the 25th annual show honoring the past year’s top athletes and sports moments was hosted by peyton manning, who humorously mocked his reputation as a control freak and an overexposed commercial pitchman in the retired nfl quarterback’s opening monologue.westbook was the nba mvp, led the league in scoring and set a record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42. the oklahoma city thunder star won the trophy over kris bryant of the chicago cubs, sidney crosby of the pittsburgh penguins and olympic swimmer michael phelps.“it’s been an unbelievable journey for me,” said westbrook, a fashion fiend who adjusted his black shirt and green






hollywood studios help l.a. with 2024 olympics bid


four hollywood studios are teaming up with the city of los angeles to promote its bid for the 2024 summer olympics.disney, fox, nbcuniversal and warner bros. will bring their combined star power and media savvy to boost l.a.’s chances of bringing the games back to the city for the first time in more than 30 years.l.a. is going head to head with paris for the 2024 olympic and paralympic games, after budapest, hungary, withdrew its bid earlier this month. the international olympic committee is expected to announce its choice in september.the studios are working with the la 2024 bid committee on marketing and promotional content. a recent social media campaign featured past olympians picking their favorite oscar-winning and nominated movies. participants included track athlete allyson felix,






los angeles olympic organizers putting plans on display


los angeles — leaders of los angeles' bid for the 2024 olympics began making their pitch wednesday to members of the international olympic committee, talking up the city and the financial benefits of bringing the games to southern california.ioc evaluation commission chairman patrick baumann kicked off the meeting with opening remarks, then key members of the los angeles bid addressed ioc members at a downtown hotel.la2024 chairman casey wasserman, ioc members anita defrantz and angela ruggiero, u.s. olympic committee chairman larry probst and mayor eric garcetti took turns touting the city's benefits and advantages before the session was closed to media."it's not just about the 2024 games, it's about sustainability and relevancy of every games after," garcetti said.ioc members are spendin