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  1. USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

    The U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, hoping to bring the Summer Games back to America after a 28-year absence.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  2. Rome announces 2024 Olympic bid

    Italy announced Monday that Rome will be a candidate to host the 2024 Olympics, a decision that comes two years after the government scrapped plans to bid for the 2020 Games because of financial reasons.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  3. Air bag system cleared for use in World Cup ski races beginning i...

    Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy air bag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn't have missed the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2014
  4. Figure skater Carolina Kostner questioned in doping case

    Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner claims she had nothing to do with doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  5. Carolina Kostner risks punishment after skipping hearing

    Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champ Alex Schwazer.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2014
  6. Organizers say Usain Bolt to skip Rome Diamond League meet

    Golden Gala organizers announced Monday that Usain Bolt will skip the Rome Diamond League meet on June 5, citing reported injury problems.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  7. espnW -- Friends of late Wilma Rudolph recall athletic talent, en...

    Andrew Linnehan

    African-American sprinter Wilma Rudolph's talent made her a sports legend when she won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics. Friends recall how her character made her an American icon.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  8. Wilma Rudolph Adds To Legacy

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    On this day in 1961, Wilma Rudolph set the world record for the indoor 60-yard dash with a blistering time of 6.9 seconds. Fresh off her dominant performance at the 1960 Rome Olympics in which she won three gold medals, the fastest woman in the world...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  9. Cyclist Alessandro Ballan banned 2 years for blood doping

    Former world champion cyclist Alessandro Ballan was banned for two years on Friday for blood doping and fired by the BMC team.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  10. Italian runner banned 3 years in doping case

    Italian long-distance runner Devis Licciardi has been banned for three years for cheating a drug test.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  11. IOC's Thomas Bach points to Italy, U.S. bids for 2024

    New IOC president Thomas Bach is pleased with the Italian government's support for a 2024 Summer Olympics bid and said it's "time for the United States to present a strong bid."

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2013
  12. IOC chief wants drug cheats weeded out before Sochi

    IOC President Thomas Bach urged national Olympic committees Friday to weed out drug cheats before the Winter Games in Sochi in February, warning that a positive test would taint the image of an entire team.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  13. 'The Greatest' becomes a pro

    D'Arcy Maine

    On this day in 1960, Muhammad Ali -- then known as Cassius Clay -- made his professional boxing debut at age 18. After winning the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Ali won a six-round decision over Tunney Hun...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  14. Italian doping probe of Jamaicans moving forward

    The criminal doping investigation into former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell, Jamaica teammate Sherone Simpson and their trainer has been delayed by bureaucratic problems.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  15. FINA plans to set open water temperature limit

    Swimming's governing body is preparing to set a fixed maximum water temperature that doesn't meet U.S. standards that were introduced after the death of American swimmer Fran Crippen.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  16. Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson, trainer investigated in Italy for ...

    Police say former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell, Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson and their trainer are under investigation for violating Italy's doping laws.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013