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Chicago to redevelop what would have been Olympic Village

September 30th, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) – The city of Chicago will seek proposals for redeveloping a site that would have been an Olympic Village had the city’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Games been successful.

The city bought the 49-acre site in the Bronzeville neighborhood in 2009 after the closure of a …

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Lawmaker: Olympic tax bill popular but ‘bad policy’

September 30th, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Olympic medal winners will soon get a tax break, but not everyone thinks getting rid of the so-called victory tax is a good idea.

“I promise you, this is bad policy,” said Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., who cast the lone vote against a bill that would …

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Ed Temple’s gold medalists honor him at memorial service

September 30th, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Ed Temple, the trailblazing former Tennessee State and U.S. Olympic women’s track and field coach who died last week, was honored Friday by many of the gold medalists who ran for him.

“He was a man with a heart that was as big as anyone,” Lucinda …

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The Latest: Post-Olympic blues as Rose-Stenson stumble?

September 30th, 2016

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) – The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):

10:35 a.m.

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson have added some impressive bling to their collections this year, but so far it’s been anything but champagne wishes and caviar dreams for the European duo at Hazeltine.

Rose won …

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A look at rising costs for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

September 30th, 2016

TOKYO (AP) – An expert panel set up by Tokyo’s newly elected governor says the price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed $30 billion unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken. That’s more than a four-fold increase from the initial estimate at the time Tokyo was awarded the games …

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Japan approves $1.5b deal for new Tokyo Olympic stadium

September 30th, 2016

TOKYO (AP) – The Japanese government approved a 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract Friday to build a new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a project that has been delayed by more than a year.

Officials said the stadium construction would begin in December after an earlier plan …

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WADA releases list of prohibited substances

September 30th, 2016

MONTREAL (AP) – The World Anti-Doping Agency has released its 2017 list of prohibited substances for athletes, adding a drug used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and eating disorders to its catalog of banned stimulants.

The substance, known chemically as lisdexamfetamine, is part of a family of drugs that …

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California governor approves $250 million Olympics guarantee

September 29th, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is approving legislation that puts California taxpayers on the hook for up to $250 million if Los Angeles is awarded the 2024 Olympics and the Games go over budget.

Brown announced Thursday that he signed the bill, SB1465, by Democratic Senate President Pro …

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Congress blocks ‘victory tax’ on Olympic athletes

September 29th, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Olympic athletes would be exempt from a so-called victory tax under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the president.

The Senate gave final legislative approval Thursday to a bill that would block the IRS from taxing most medals or other prizes awarded to U.S. Olympians.

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Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians

September 29th, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) – Relatives of Jesse Owens and America’s 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didn’t receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago.

Along with the relatives of the 1936 …

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