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IOC says yes to Paris in ’24, and L.A. for ’28

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Red Wings' DeKeyser: NHL made bad call on no players in 2018 Olympics

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Doctor at center of USA Gymnastics scandal left warning signs at Michigan State

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Michigan snowboarder trying to make US Olympic team featured in national ad

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Ex-Tour de France cyclist Andreu serves as announcer for Waterloo Race

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Michigan runners due for honors at Cobo, say anyone can run to be fit

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Farmington Hills’ Keller mining for Olympic gold
Among the most dominant players in women’s collegiate hockey and a veteran of international play, defenseman Megan Keller optimized her opportunities while training in youth hockey in Metro Detroit. Now, Keller prepares for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. A product of local peewee hockey and the HoneyBaked Hockey Club in her hometown, Farmington Hills, Keller led the nation in scoring by a defenseman each of the last two seasons at Boston College, with 52 points (12 goals, 40 assists) in 41 games in 2015-16 and 39 (10 goals, 29 assists) in 35 games last season   Read More ...
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Detroit to host skating championship for 1st time since Nancy Kerrigan attack
Based on true events, 'I, Tonya' follows American figure skater Tonya Harding, the infamous skater known for her association with a violent attack on a Nancy Kerrigan. USA TODAY. Detroit has been chosen as the host city for the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which serves as the annual qualifying event for the U.S. World Figure Skating Team and U.S. Olympic Team every four years, U   Read More ...
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Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by Larry Nassar
DETROIT - Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar. Maroney posted a statement to Twitter, where the 21-year-old alleges Nassar molested her for many years. “People should know that this is not just happening in Hollywood,” she wrote “It started when I was 13 years old, and it didn’t end until I left the sport,” Maroney continued   Read More ...
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IOC says yes to Paris in ’24, and L.A. for ’28
Paris for 2024. Los Angeles for 2028. And the International Olympic Committee for transforming an unruly bidding process to lock down its future by choosing not one, but two Summer Olympics hosts at the same time. The IOC put the rubber stamp on a pre-determined conclusion Wednesday, giving Paris the 2024 Games and LA the 2028 Games in a history-making vote   Read More ...
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It's official: Los Angeles will host Olympics in 2028
Casey Wasserman, LA 2024 chairman and CEO of Wasserman Media Group, describes Los Angeles' Olympic bid and what sets it apart. USA TODAY Sports. The Summer Olympics are returning to the United States. With a vote on Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2028 Games to Los Angeles as part of a historic move to select two host cities simultaneously   Read More ...
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Clarkston native, 81, gearing up to cycle in another Michigan Senior Olympics
Norm Flaga is still cycling at age 81. The Clawson native is preparing for another 10-kilometer race in the Michigan Senior Olympics Summer Games this month. He took silver (29 minutes, 46 seconds) in the 2016 race, but he might have taken first had his chain not fallen off while shifting gears up a hill. Flaga will take a minor challenge like that any day, though   Read More ...
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Red Wings' Chris Chelios named Team USA assistant for 2018 Olympics
Chris Chelios thanks fans after Red Wings-Avalanche alumni game at Coors Field, Feb. 26, 2016. Video by Helene St. James, DFP. Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios will serve as an assistant coach for the 2018 U.S. Olympic team, USA Hockey announced Friday. The 2018 Winter Olympics begin in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February. Chelios was a defenseman for the Red Wings in 1999-2011 and a four-time Olympian   Read More ...
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Chris Chelios named assistant for U.S. Olympic hockey team
Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios will be an assistant coach for the U.S. men’s hockey team at the 2018 Olympics, the first Winter Games without NHL players since 1994. Wisconsin’s Tony Granato was named the head coach. Yale coach Keith Allain, Boston University assistant Scott Young and former Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston will join Chelios on Granato’s staff   Read More ...
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Red Wings' DeKeyser: NHL made bad call on no players in 2018 Olympics
Counting down the top-10 athletes playing on Detroit's four major professional sports teams right now! Check out our other video for Nos. 20-11! Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press. The NHL announced in April its players won't be allowed to play in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. That didn't sit well with most of its players, including Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser   Read More ...
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Team USA Hockey practices before World Junior Summer Showcase
USA National Junior Team goalie Keith Petruzzelli, taken by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2017 draft, defends the goal during practice at U.S.A. Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan on July 28, 2017.   Read More ...
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Team USA Hockey practices before World Junior Sumer Showcase
USA National Junior Team goalie Keith Petruzzelli, taken by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2017 draft, defends the goal during practice at U.S.A. Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan on July 28, 2017.   Read More ...
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Metro & state: Carl Lewis highlights AAU Junior Games opener at EMU
Nine-time Olympic gold medalist and AAU Track and Field alum Carl Lewis will highlight the 51st annual AAU Junior Olympic Games Opening Ceremony at Rynearson Stadium at Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti. Lewis, along with successful athletes like Jackie Joyner Kersee and Greg Louganis, participated in the Games as youths. More than 15,000 athletes and 30,000 spectators will be in town this week for the AAU Junior Olympic Games, the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the U   Read More ...
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Michigan Olympian Meryl Davis gets engaged to Fedor Andreev
DETROIT - Metro Detroit native and gold medal winning Olympic skater Meryl Davis has a shiny new ring on her finger. Meryl Davis and boyfriend Fedor Andreev, a retired skater, announced their engagement this week. Davis, who won the gold with skating partner Charlie White at the 2014 Winter Olympics, announced the engagement on her Instagram page. A post shared by Meryl Davis (@meryledavis) on   Read More ...
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AAU Junior Olympics in Metro Detroit seeks volunteers
The AAU Junior Olympics are coming back to Michigan and the Detroit Sports Commission needs your help. The DSC is seeking volunteers to fill more than 3,000 shifts for the nation’s largest multisport youth event, which will take place across Metro Detroit from July 26-August 5. Each volunteer will receive an official shirt and will play an integral role throughout the event, from registration to the awards ceremonies   Read More ...
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Volunteers needed for AAU Junior Olympic Games
(WJBK) - At the end of month, the largest national multi-sport event for young people in the country is happening in metro Detroit. The AAU Junior Olympic Games are being held July 26-August 5. The Games will take places at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, and Oakland University in Rochester. Volunteers are still needed to help out with the games   Read More ...
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AAU Junior Olympics coming to metro Detroit: Can you volunteer?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email AAU Junior Olympics coming to metro Detroit: Can you volunteer? This is the fourth time metro Detroit is hosting the event. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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AAU Junior Olympic Games are coming to metro Detroit, and volunteers are needed
The Detroit Sports Commission needs volunteers. The 2017 Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games, the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the United States, will be in the area from July 26 to Aug. 5, and more than 3,000 shifts are needed. This is the fourth time metro Detroit is hosting the event. Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi will host trampoline and tumbling; cheerleading, jump rope, baton twirling, sport stacking, boys and girls wrestling, taekwondo, karate, powerlifting, weightlifting and all sports combine   Read More ...
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Flint’s Shields to face Adler in Detroit title bout
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Flint native Claressa Shields will vie for her first world boxing title next month in Detroit. Shields (3-0, 1 KO) will fight WBC super middleweight world champion Nikki Adler on Aug. 4 at MGM Grand Detroit. The bout is the main event in Showtime’s “ShoBox: The Next Generation.” Though it is just the 22-year-old Shields’ fourth professional fight, it’ll be the third title defense for Adler (16-0, nine KOs), who is making her United States debut   Read More ...
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Doctor at center of USA Gymnastics scandal left warning signs at Michigan State
In a May 2014 email to a recruit, Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages listed reasons the young woman should pick the school. Klages touted the value of a Michigan State education and boasted the Spartans gymnastics team was one of the best in the country. Then Klages mentioned an aspect of Michigan State no other school could offer. “We have Larry Nassar!” Klages wrote, referring to the longtime physician for USA Gymnastics’ women’s team — renowned for his ability to keep Olympic gymnasts healthy — who taught at Michigan State’s medical school and treated Spartan gymnasts   Read More ...
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Special Olympics day at UD Mercy
University of Detroit Mercy hosts 80 Detroit Public School special needs athletes at its campus athletic facilities on Thursday, April 13, 2017.   Read More ...
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Michigan snowboarder trying to make US Olympic team featured in national ad
DETROIT - Michigan snowboarder Zoe Kalapos is trying to make the U.S. Olympics team, all while being featured in a national Subaru commercial. Kalapos is from Beverly Hills, Michigan - she's one of a group of local snowboarders trying to qualify for the 2018 Winter Games. Here's some background on her from US Snowboarding: Zoe first learned to ski at the age of two with her parents as her instructors at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, Michigan   Read More ...
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Olympic athletes to train in Detroit
DETROIT - The World Figure Skating Championships begin Wednesday March 29 in Helsinki, Finland with athletes training in metro Detroit competing. According to NBC Sports, the US could have its best team in more than a decade, which is crucial since the results of the World Championship determine how many entries each nation gets in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea   Read More ...
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Ex-Tour de France cyclist Andreu serves as announcer for Waterloo Race
Cycling is a cleaner sport since Frankie Andreu and his wife, Betsy, helped expose Lance Armstrong and the doping scandal in 2006. Andreu, 50, still lives in Michigan. He's raced in nine Tour de France events, and the 1988 and 1996 Olympic Games. On Saturday, he’ll be the announcer at the 2017 Waterloo G&G Gravel Road Race. “Waterloo G&G, which is kind grit and gravel, gravel road ride,’’ said Andreu   Read More ...
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Michigan Special Olympians ready to shine in Austria starting Sunday
Six Michiganders are among 150 U.S. athletes in Austria who will compete this weekend in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. Competition begins Sunday after opening ceremonies. The Michigan athletes are: Chloe Fox, Grosse Pointe Woods. Fox is competing in Alpine skiing. She has been part of the Special Olympics for four years. Joe Kaczynski, Midland. The 32-year-old will compete in cross-country skiing   Read More ...
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Claressa Shields win NABF tile with 4th-round TKO at MGM Grand Detroit
Buy Photo. Claressa Shields, the two-time Olympic champion from Flint, won the NABF Female Middleweight title when she beat Hungary’s Szilvia Szabados with at technical knockout in the fourth round early Saturday morning at the MGM Grand Detroit Event Center. Referee Harvey Dock stopped the fight 1:30 into the fourth round after Shields (2-0) caught Szabados (15-9) flush with a left hook. It was one of several power shots Szabados absorbed in furious action throughout the fight, which was the main event of Showtime’s Shobox: The New Generation   Read More ...
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Michigan runners due for honors at Cobo, say anyone can run to be fit
She's aiming at the 2020 Olympic marathon. He's semi-retired after years of shouting "Take your mark!" Both? Winners. Buy Photo. At 33, she's a world-class marathon runner, shooting for her third Olympics and training as many 20 miles a day on California's mountains and the rail trails of Rochester Hills. He's 74, a retired middle school teacher and one of Detroit's early marathoners, back when that meant going five times around Belle Isle, before hanging up his sneakers to become founding race director of the Detroit Free Press marathon in 1978   Read More ...
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Flint’s Claressa Shields forecasts KO for Showtime bout
Two time Olympic gold medal boxer Claressa Shields press conference before her first professional fight against pro boxer Szilvia Szabados at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit. Daniel Mears, The Detroit News. The two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist from Flint — the only American boxer with back-to-back golds — will become the first woman to headline a professional fight card on Showtime when she faces Szilvia Szabados in a six-round bout for the North American Boxing Federation middleweight belt on Friday at the MGM Grand Detroit Event Center   Read More ...
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Boxers Claressa Shields and Szilvia Szabados pre-fight press conference
Two time Olympic gold medal boxer Claressa Shields press conference before her first professional fight against pro boxer Szilvia Szabados at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit.   Read More ...
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Olympic boxing champ Claressa Shields at Kronk
Claressa Shields shows the numerous medals she has won in competitions on Feb. 28, 2017 at Kronk Boxing Comunity Center in Detroit.   Read More ...
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Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold moves to Michigan to prepare for Olympic year ahead
Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold is making metro Detroit her new training ground as she prepares to make a run for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The women’s figure skater made the announcement during a Facebook Live post for NBC Olympics this morning. She was skating at the Rink at Rockefeller Center for the Today Show as part of "1 Year To Go" celebration of the Winter Games which will be   Read More ...
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Claressa Shields: Bigger punch with 2nd gold medal
Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields. talks about training for the Olympics in Rio, being from Flint, Michigan and the struggles that city has faced in 2016 and about getting ready for her first professional bout. Clarence Tabb Jr., The Detroit News. Flint native found becoming the first U.S. boxer to win back-to-back Olympic golds brought her a larger audience Buy Photo. Claressa Shields wasn’t fighting for redemption at   Read More ...
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Olympic fencers visit Detroit for North American Cup
After a strong showing at the Rio Games, members of the U.S. Olympic fencing team hope to give their sport a boost during the North American Cup. this weekend in Detroit. “It’s not at the top of your mind when you think of Olympic sports,” said Dave Beachnau, executive director of the Detroit Sports Commission, which helped bring the event to Cobo Hall. “(This event) helps further the movement of   Read More ...
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Canton's Olympic 'power couple' dialing down
Jeff and Tiffany Porter were dubbed a “power couple” by Canton Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy during Thursday’s rally at Heritage Park Amphitheatre. And with good reason. The Porters just returned to their home in Canton after competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil. for Team USA’s track and field team while she raced the 100-meter hurdles for Great Britain’s squad. But for a month or two, at least,   Read More ...
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Metro area celebrates 3 Rio Olympians’ return
Buy Photo. The crowd cheered and waved mini American flags as swimmer and Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt and hurdlers Jeff Porter and Tiffany Porter, all of Canton Township, arrived for a parade for the city’s Hometown Olympic Heroes Celebration at Heritage Park Amphitheater. “We heard you all the way in Rio,” Schmitt told the crowd of more than 200 adults and children. Canton Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy presented the Olympians   Read More ...
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Ryan Lochte to join latest 'Dancing with the Stars' cast
Ryan Lochte is going on Dancing with the Stars, locking down a deal in the works before his Olympic saga, a person familiar with the deal confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. The 23rd season of the show premieres on Sept. 12. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the addition of Lochte has not been announced publicly. Lochte, the 12-time Olympic medalist who was condemned in media   Read More ...
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Report: Lochte heading to 'Dancing with the Stars'
Embattled swimmer Ryan Lochte is reportedly heading to the dance floor. The six-time gold Olympic medalist will join the cast of ABC’s "Dancing with the Stars," according to multiple reports. The new season of the show is slated to premiere on Monday, Sept. 12. Lochte has been embroiled in controversy since he fabricated a story about getting robbed at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.   Read More ...
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Jimmy Feigen issues statement on Rio gas station incident, release negotiations
Ryan Lochte has been pilloried for his exaggerated tale of robbery in Rio, but did the Rio police also tell a tall tale of the swimmers' behavior? USA TODAY Sports. The last of the three swimmers with Ryan Lochte at the scene of a Rio gas station dispute on Aug. 14 that turned into an international incident released a statement late Tuesday night, including details on the negotiations between   Read More ...
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Windsor: Olympic heroine Shields hopes Flint can succeed as she did
Buy Photo. She got a Hollywood movie this time. Got a deal with a sports drink company (Powerade), an online shoe and clothing label (Zappos) and an automaker (Mini Cooper), too. But securing endorsements isn’t the only difference between now and four years ago, when Claressa Shields won the first of her two Olympic gold medals for boxing. No, this time Shields understands better what she’s done. And what she   Read More ...
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Gold medal-winning boxer Claressa Shields returns to Flint
FLINT, Mich. - Flint native Claressa Shields put on a clinic in Rio, boxing her way to her second straight gold medal. On Tuesday evening, after months and months of training, Shields celebrated her return home. Shields landed at Flint Bishop Airport and spoke with some of her hometown fans about the experience and how she brought the spirit of Flint with her to every fight. Copyright 2016 by WDIV   Read More ...
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Boban Marjanovic provides Pistons insurance if Aron Baynes leaves
With the heart of the NBA offseason in the books, USA TODAY Sports’ Kevin Spain and AJ Neuharth-Keusch explore three teams that will be almost unrecognizable — for better or for worse — next season as a result of trades and free agency. USA TODAY Sports. Pistons backup center Aron Baynes and the Australian national team fell just short of a medal in the recent Rio Olympic Games. The   Read More ...
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