Olympic Soccer Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. How Rio is using the Olympics to become a better cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2015 | ABC News

    Patchy and slow internet, unreliable public transport, violent street gangs and polluted Olympic sites in Rio de Janeiro are no barrier in the mind of the city's Mayor, Eduardo Paes. "We didn't win the Games because we had better infrastructure than Chicago, Tokyo or Madrid.


  2. Olympic opportunity - Games could be springboard for Rio mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2015 | Reuters

    With the president's approval ratings in single digits, Congress crippled by gridlock and party leaders across the board blamed for a recession, one Brazilian politician has at least something going for him: the Olympics. Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Eduardo Paes, a feisty 45-year-old fond of blue jeans, draft beer and hobnobbing with foreign dignitaries, is using the Olympic Games next August to burnish his credentials as a hands-on executive and raise his political profile beyond the seaside metropolis.


  3. See these Olympic citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2015 | Fox News

    As the 2016 Summer Olympic Games draw closer, world-wide attention is shifting to Brazil. Even with the Games several months away, you can't help but eagerly watch as Rio prepares for the grand competition.


  4. World Cup won't be gateway for frantic followingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2011 | Canada.com

    The showdown between the United States and Japan had fans around the world a-twitter - more than 7,000 tweets a second were produced and there were the predictable hopes that the game, and three weeks of activity preceding it, would provide the impetus for the growth of women's soccer as a spectator sport. We've seen bursts of enthusiasm for men's soccer in North America following the Olympic Games in Montreal, Los Angeles and Atlanta, and the 1994 World Cup in the United States, but the game remains a hard-sell.


  5. Long, but insightful read on PEDs with a PED dealer that has ties to Olympic Gold MedalistsRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2015 | MMA Mania

    Angel Heredia, once a doping dealer and now a chief witness for the U.S. Justice Department, talks about the powerlessness of the investigators, the motives of athletes who cheat and the drugs of the future. He had been in hiding under an assumed name in a hotel in Laredo, Texas, for two years when the FBI finally caught up with him.


  6. LA Launches Bid for 2024 Summer OlympicsRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2015 | Courthouse News Service

    Los Angeles will represent the United States to pursue the 2024 Summer Olympic Games as host after the city council approved an agreement that gives it the authority to oversee the bid. Following city approval of the agreement, the U.S. Olympic Committee endorsed the bid at a joint news conference with Mayor Eric Garcetti in Santa Monica.


  7. Los Angeles City Council Officially Backs Bid To Host 2024 Summer OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | Swimming World & Jr. Swimmer

    In a special meeting this morning, the Los Angeles City Council approved a bid to make the city the official American candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The vote comes a little more than a week after the event organizers released a hefty proposal to build or refurbish many facilities around the Los Angeles area for the biggest sporting event in the world, and a month after original contender Boston withdrew due to lack of support from the mayor.


  8. Broten, Scurry, Tollefson named to MSHSL Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

    Three former U.S. Olympians headline the Minnesota State High School League's 2015 Hall of Fame class. Broten was a hockey standout at Roseau High School before playing with "Miracle on Ice" Team USA in the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.


  9. Liberty Mutual Insurance Declares September "Sportsmanship Month"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | Digital Game Developer

    Star Athletes Heather O'Reilly, Dan Gable and Brian Leetch Team Up with Liberty Mutual Insurance to Shine Spotlight on Sportsmanship in Youth Sports in September and Beyond /PRNewswire/ --Just in time for back-to-school and back-to-sports, Liberty Mutual Insurance announces September as "Sportsmanship Month" across the country. Throughout the month, Liberty Mutual, through their Play Positive program, will celebrate fair play and teamwork by encouraging coaches and parents to pledge their own commitment to sportsmanship and a positive youth sports environment.


  10. Alex Morgan featured in series produced by LeBron JamesRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2015 | ABC 33/40

    The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time. A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" - this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.


  11. Rethinking Doing Nothing: The Downbeat #1717Read the original story

    Sep 1, 2015 | SLC Dunk

    The Jazz didn't do much this offseason. Do they regret it now? Also: babies, tall people, and Carlos Arroyo.


  12. USPA urges UNRA and Police on road safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 | New Vision

    USPA president Sabiiti Muwanga poses alongside the road safety sponsors representatitives from City Tyres, Standard Chartered Bank, Brussels Airlines and USPA members at the USPA monument in memory of Francis Batte, Keneth Matovu, Leo Kabunga and Peter Ekarot in Lugazi during the annual USPA road safety campaign, August 28 2015. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga By Michael Nsubuga The Uganda Sports Press Association will continue their campaign against road carnage after holding another successful road safety campaign in Lugazi town on Saturday.


  13. Notes and quotes from Seattle's win against Washington on Aug. 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2015 | Seattle Times

    GAME STORY: Rookie guard Jewell Loyd's 14 free throws made set franchise record as she shows playmaking skills along with scoring ability in Storm win. IN CHINA: Japan is 2-0 in group play to open the FIBA Asia Championship for Women being held in China.


  14. How would a 2024 Olympics in L.A. differ from 1984?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2015 | LA Daily News

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the team heading the city's bid for the 2024 Games outlined for this news organization details of the proposal showing the city's unique ability to host the world's largest international multisport event for the third time. They emphasized that they have worked closely with the U.S. Olympic Committee in the designing and vetting of L.A.'s proposal.


  15. Major Link Soccer: No American Copa AmericaRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2015 | Sounder at Heart

    Darwin Jones and Cristian Roldan are Sounders now, not Huskies, but the University of Washington Men's team are confident they have the right core personnel to replicate their strong performance last season. Coach Jamie Clark hopes the team will be perennially good enough to lose players of that caliber every year.


  16. After decorated soccer career, Rachel Van Hollebeke is ready for the next chapterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2015 | OregonLive.com

    Even today, Rachel Van Hollebeke can still vividly recall falling in love with soccer as a young child during afternoons kicking the ball around with boys from her neighborhood in Del Mar, California. But just as vivid are her memories of watching heart surgery videos with her father, Donald, a heart surgeon.


  17. Brooks Robinson, Tom McMillen, 5 others to join Maryland State Athletic Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun

    At a news conference/luncheon held at the Sports Legends Museum, Brooks Robinson is announced as one of the new Maryland State Athletic Hall of Famers. At a news conference/luncheon held at the Sports Legends Museum, Brooks Robinson is announced as one of the new Maryland State Athletic Hall of Famers.


  18. Remembering Sam Okwaraji: The quintessential offensive mid-fielderCYRIL C. NWOKEJI, BelgiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Nigeriaworld

    Sam Okwaraji died wearing the colours of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, in a 1990 World cup qualifier, against Angola, at the National stadium, Lagos. He slumped and died with about 15 minutes left to play; in a match in which he was not at his usual best.


  19. Minnow FC Astana Splashes Into Champions League, Seeking AttentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Weekday Magazine

    Ghanaian Patrick Twumasi of FC Astana crosses the ball during a game against HJK Helsinki in Astana on August 5. Soccer fans burst into the streets of the Kazakh capital to celebrate after FC Astana became the first Central Asian team to advance to the group stage of Europe's Champions League, the most exclusive club tournament in the world. FC Astana's 1-1 draw with APOEL in Cyprus on August 26, after a late goal by Nemanja Maksimovic, gave the Kazakh club a 2-1 aggregate win after its 1-0 victory over APOEL at home last week.


  20. Wait-and-See ApproachRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Fox Sports

    Amidst the spate of retirement news coming from the United States women's national soccer team since their 2015 Women's World Cup win on July 5 in Vancouver, soccer's all-time leading goal scorer said her future remains undecided. "It's really hard.