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  1. Boston 2024 tries to reboot bid for Olympic Games Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Boston 2024 organizers are trying to revive their struggling Olympic bid by sprinkling proposed venues to more distant - and more diverse - communities, partially sacrificing their original vision of a compact, walkable games in the hope that spreading the potential benefits will get them to the finish line. "We listened," Boston 2024 CEO Rich Davey said on Thursday after announcing that the tennis venue originally slated for the Harvard University athletic fields is now planned for the neighborhood of Dorchester at the nation's first African-American tennis club.


  2. How Much Corruption Can One Game Hide?By Emin MilliRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | The Daily Beast

    So what's the educational value of the European Olympic Committees renting their principles to President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, host of the inaugural European Games, opening in Baku on June 12th? Far from being a "good example," it shows nothing but disrespect for its "fundamental ethical principles." When you see footage of the Games' grandiose opening ceremony, designed by Greek artist Dimitris Papaioannou, remember that a very different kind of fantastical performance has been taking place in courtrooms in Azerbaijan, where eight journalists, five human rights defenders, and dozens of other political prisoners have been convicted on trumped-up charges.


  3. Brazil may lift visa needed by Americans heading to OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    Brazil's tourism minister said Thursday the visa requirements may be lifted for Americans wishing to attend next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, an effort that may boost ticket sales. The Arena do Futuro, that will host handball games, right, and Arena Carioca 1, left, are seen under construction at the Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 11, 2015.


  4. Boston Marathon Route NOT Part of Boston 2024 Olympic PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Patch.com

    The historic Boston Marathon, which starts in Hopkinton, and runs through Framingham, and ends on Boylston Street is not part of the plans for a Boston 2024 Summer Olympics. That surprised many in attendance at a community forum Wednesday night at Ashland High, on how a possible Boston Olympics could have an impact on the MetroWest region.


  5. Billionaire Harvard alum backs Hamburg for 2024 OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Boston.com

    Billionaire Harvard alumnus Alexander Otto has no doubts about where his loyalties lie when it comes to hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. He's backing Hamburg, his birthplace, over Boston, the city that prepared him for life.


  6. Caitlyn Jenner invited to be a Miss USA judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Before "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Caitlyn Jenner was best known as an Olympic hero, having won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, when she was known as Bruce Jenner. Jenner went on to parlay her fame into acting roles throughout the 80s before seeing renewed fame thanks to a reality television show.


  7. European Games in Baku are innovative - European Olympic CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Today.Az

    The first European Games to be held in Baku are innovative, the chairman of the Coordination Commission of the European Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos said June 11 at a press conference in Baku. "We want to bring these innovations into the European sport," he said.


  8. Meet The 10 USWNT World Cup First TimersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | CBS Local

    CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving [] The United States Women's National Team's quest for World Cup revenge is underway in Canada, with a 3-1 win over Australia coming on Monday in the squad's Group D opener.


  9. Olympic leaders train for marathon to put FIFA storm behind themRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Examiner.com

    Can Snowboard Big Air compete for attention with the world's best soccer teams playing in multi-billion dollar national stadiums? No. It has not happened and it won't happen.This week, the realities of sports promotion are colliding with the meltdown in the community surrounding FIFA , the global federation for soccer and its Federation Cup and World Cup series.


  10. Locals ready for Hockey World semisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | The Times Leader

    The stakes are much higher at the Women's Hockey World League Hockey Semifinals, which started Wednesday in Valencia, Spain. The top three teams in the event, which runs through June 21, will all secure berths in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


  11. Agree or disagree: Here are the top 15 greatest moments in women's sportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Fountain Valley View

    Althea Gibson broke the color barrier in tennis. Mary Lou Retton won the first-ever U.S. gold medal in gymnastics.


  12. FIFA's 'internal struggle' over Russia, Qatar World CupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | CBC News

    Investigations into corruption at FIFA, soccer's governing body, have prompted some observers to call for the withdrawal of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups from Russia and Qatar, respectively. In light of the arrest of several high-ranking executives amid allegations of widespread corruption, many observers say FIFA should reconsider the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.


  13. What Chess Can Teach Us About FIFARead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Time

    Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov plays a game of chess with school children on March 25, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa. Garry Kasparov is the chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation.


  14. Former USA head coach Pia Sundhage, seen here beforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | Door Reminder

    The former U.S. coach called out Carli Lloyd and Hope Solo and said she would put Abby Wambach on the bench if she was still coach Sweden coach Pia Sundhage rips U.S. players The former U.S. coach called out Carli Lloyd and Hope Solo and said she would put Abby Wambach on the bench if she was still coach Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://usat.ly/1MmHyYI USA TODAY Sports gives you the run through on the action you missed for the Women's World Cup opener. Former USA head coach Pia Sundhage, seen here before the women's soccer gold medal match against Japan in the 2012 London Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium, recently made stinging comments about the U.S. side.


  15. Ford: Marta's quest for World Cup gloryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | ESPN

    Marta Vieira da Silva of Brazil strides toward the stadium gates with the resolute air of a player who needs to leave the workday behind. There is still urgency in her gait at age 29. A few hours before, her Swedish club, FC Rosengard, had come out flat and tight in the most important match of the season.


  16. Meet the 2015 U.S. women's soccer teamRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2015 | CBS News

    Alex Morgan combined her love of soccer with her desire to help kids by authoring the first book in a series about four soccer players called "The Kicks," a collection of books for fourth through sixth graders. The first in the series, "Saving the Team," started at number seven on The New York Times Best Seller List.


  17. European Games 2015: What are they?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | CNN

    On June 12th, Azerbaijan brings up the curtain on the first-ever European Games when its capital, Baku, will welcome some 6,000 athletes to this inaugural sporting festival. The Games, which will take place every four years, were brought into being at a vote by members of the European Olympic Committee in 2012 and announced at a meeting of the body's General Assembly in Rome that December.


  18. Sinclair among inductees to HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Oak Bay's Steve Sinclair is among the nine new members who will be inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame later this year. "We are proud to be inducting these nine distinguished athletes and builders into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame at our annual induction ceremony and dinner at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa on Oct. 17," said Robert Hope, president of the sports hall of fame.


  19. First Tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Distributed TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | The Rio Times

    The first batch of tickets for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been distributed by lot among the many applicants and results were be published today at 10AM. Of all applications, 65 percent were successful according to the Olympic Organizing Committee.


  20. Chepkirwok fails to complete raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | New Vision

    By James Bakama World Championship Athletes who have qualified Marathon Stephen Kiprotich Solomon Mutai Jackson Kiprop Abraham Kiplimo 1500m Ronald Musagala 10000m Juliet Chekwel Moses Kibet Deadline: August 10 National 800 meters record holder Abraham Chepkirwok made a painful comeback at the Akii-Bua Memorial Championships. Chepkirwok, who has been out of action for two seasons due to injury, pulled out at the 500m mark of the two-lap race at Namoole.