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The Latest: Los Angeles reaches deal to host 2028 Games

July 31st, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Latest on Los Angeles reaching a deal with Olympic leaders to host the 2028 Games (all times local):

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President Donald Trump says Americans are proud to hear that Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympic Games.

In a statement Monday, the president …

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Details of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games agreement

July 31st, 2017

Los Angeles is on its way to being an Olympic city again, this time in 2028. A tentative deal announced Monday gives LA the Summer Games after Paris emerged as the last city standing in the contest for the 2024 Games. Here’s how things progressed to this point:

WHY 2028 …

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Los Angeles reaches deal with Olympic leaders for 2028 Games

July 31st, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles has reached an agreement with International Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, officials announced Monday.

The deal would make LA a three-time Olympic city, after hosting …

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Los Angeles reaches deal with international Olympic leaders to host 2028 Summer Games

July 31st, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles has reached an agreement with International Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, officials announced Monday.

The deal would make LA a three-time Olympic city, after hosting the 1932 …

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Rudisha withdraws from world championships with thigh injury

July 31st, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Olympic 800-meter champion and world-record holder David Rudisha withdrew from the world championships on Monday after straining a thigh muscle in a training session in Kenya.

The double world and Olympic champion said an MRI scan on the right-leg injury showed it would not heal in …

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Caeleb Dressel ties Michael Phelps’ record with 7th gold

July 30th, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Michael Phelps, you’ve got company.

Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships Sunday, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4×100-meter medley relay.

One night after becoming the first swimmer to win three golds in one night …

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Velodrome for Rio Olympics damaged by fire; track burned

July 30th, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The track and roof of the velodrome built for last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics was damaged in a fire Sunday when the building was struck by a small, hand-made hot-air balloon.

A charred area could be seen on the roof of the structure, and …

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Velodrome built for Rio Olympics damaged by fire

July 30th, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The velodrome built for last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics suffered minor fire damage Sunday when it was struck by a small, hand-made hot-air balloon.

Police initially kept photographers and reporters from getting close to the building in the Olympic Park, but charred areas could …

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Usain Bolt is down to his last, blazing curtain call

July 29th, 2017

Muhammad Ali stood alone on many fronts, but Joe Frazier, George Foreman and a few others still stood toe-to-toe with him in the ring. Jack Nicklaus contended with Arnold Palmer on the front end of his career and Tom Watson on the back end.

Usain Bolt? Nobody has been a …

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Rio’s Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly

July 28th, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Neymar kissed the ball, delivered a gold medal and then wept with other Brazilians.

Look no further if you’re searching for an iconic image of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

“It’s the only medal that really mattered,” Salvador Gaeta said recently while cycling in the …

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