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4 years 1 week ago

USOC, IOC reach $18M agreement

U.S. and International Olympic leaders have reached an $18 million agreement on a key financial issue that has divided the two organizations for years. The Colorado Springs-based USOC and IOC announced Thursday morning that they had reached an accord on a "significant financial contribution" from the American body to...

4 years 4 months ago

IOC strips 2000 Games team bronze medal from China

The International Olympic Committee has stripped China of its bronze medal from the women's team competition at the 2000 Sydney Games for using an underage gymnast. Dong Fangxiao's results from Sydney were wiped out in February after the International Gymnastics Federation determined she was only 14 at the 2000 Olympics....

4 years 7 months ago

Mike Moran blog: Olympic doldrums

Mike Moran was the chief spokesman for the United States Olympic Committee through thirteen Games, 1980-2002. The Omaha,Nebraska native was the Sports Information Director at the University of Colorado for a decade before joining the USOC in 1978 as it left New York City for Colorado Springs. He was the...

4 years 9 months ago

IOC approves cycling, tennis changes

Olympic leaders have approved changes in track cycling and added mixed doubles for the 2012 London Games. The International Olympic Committee agreed Thursday to five men's and five women's track cycling events as part of a gender equity plan. Mixed doubles in tennis will be added to the men's and...

4 years 11 months ago

Olympics decision stuns Chicago crowd

Bewilderment and disappointment sum up the reaction in downtown Chicago to word that the Windy City won't be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. The crowd in Daley Center gasped, then stood in stunned silence after the International Olympic Committee eliminated Chicago in the first round of voting. The rejection came...

4 years 11 months ago

Rio de Janiero wins 2016 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has selected Rio de Janiero to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Chicago was eliminated in the first ballot of voting for the 2016 Olympics on Friday, a stunning defeat for the city that was expected to be one of the two finalists. Not even the...

4 years 11 months ago

Obamas make Olympic pitch in Denmark

Combining hometown pride and political muscle, President Barack Obama lobbied Olympic leaders to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago, saying a nation shaped by the people of the world "wants a chance to inspire it once more." The president and his wife, fellow Chicagoan Michelle Obama, put their...

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