CountdownToTheOlympics.Com is sponsored by:
StunMasterStunGuns.Com - Non-Lethal Personal Safety Products


Current server time: Jul 25, 2017 5:48 AM


[clock8]


Latest Olympic News


Olympian from South Dakota reflects on wins

July 15th, 2017

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – A two-time Olympian from western South Dakota says a more relaxed attitude helped her win silver at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships in Korea.

Paige McPherson won the medal in the women’s 67-kilogram division. The medal was her second career world championship medal to go along …

Click here for the full story!

Uncategorized

New TV network to focus on Olympics making debut on Saturday

July 14th, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) – While too early for a torch lighting, a new Olympic-themed television network makes its debut Saturday morning.

The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is designed to highlight Olympic sports and athletes and will begin airing in some 35 million American homes Saturday at 6 a.m. …

Click here for the full story!

Uncategorized

Padres’ Gore, hurdler McLaughlin named prep athletes of year

July 11th, 2017

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (AP) – MacKenzie Gore, a pitcher drafted by the San Diego Padres, and Olympic hurdler and sprinter Sydney McLaughlin were honored as national prep athletes of the year on Tuesday night. McLaughlin is the first two-time winner since the awards began in 2003.

Gore received his …

Click here for the full story!

Uncategorized

No fireworks in LA, as city appears likely Olympic winner

July 11th, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) – There was no parade. No reports of delirious fans honking horns or dancing in the streets. No spontaneous flag-waving.

Los Angeles was all but guaranteed to be awarded a future Olympic Games on Tuesday, most likely in 2028, but the public reaction in the sports-crazed city …

Click here for the full story!

Uncategorized

Donald Trump tweets ‘Stay tuned!’ with IOC close to picking L.A. for 2024 or 2028 Olympics

July 11th, 2017

The International Olympic Committee voted unanimously Tuesday that it can award two future Summer Olympics simultaneously, increasing the likelihood of Los Angeles being selected to host the Games in either 2024 or 2028.

Contingents from Paris and Los Angeles made presentations Tuesday before the IOC in …

Click here for the full story!

Uncategorized

IOC decides it can award both Los Angeles and Paris either the 2024 or 2028 Olympics at a meeting in

July 11th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – IOC decides it can award both Los Angeles and Paris either the 2024 or 2028 Olympics at a meeting in September.

Click here for the full story!

Uncategorized

IOC to pick Los Angeles, Paris for 2024 or 2028 Olympics

July 11th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The IOC has decided it can pick both Los Angeles and Paris as Olympic host cities in September when the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games rights should be awarded at the same time.

International Olympic Committee members voted unanimously Tuesday to seek a consensus three-way deal …

Click here for the full story!

Uncategorized

The Latest: Aaron Judge wins the Home Run Derby

July 10th, 2017

MIAMI (AP) – The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has won the Home Run Derby, adding that title to his burgeoning list of rookie accomplishments.

Judge beat Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins 11-10 in the final at Marlins Park …

Click here for the full story!

Uncategorized

French president, LA mayor woo 2024-2028 Olympic host voters

July 10th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The president of France spoke of a world needing Olympic values. The mayor of Los Angeles said his home could again be the “ideal Olympic city.”

Emmanuel Macron and Eric Garcetti offered a vision on Monday at the Olympic Museum of why Paris and LA should …

Click here for the full story!

Uncategorized

LA mayor, French president woo 2024-2028 Olympic host voters

July 10th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has told IOC leaders it “has been and could be again the ideal Olympic city.”

Garcetti led an LA delegation visiting the Olympic Museum on Monday two hours ahead of the visit by France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, with a …

Click here for the full story!

Uncategorized