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Majority of French back Paris Olympic bid: poll

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Majority of French back Paris Olympic bid: poll

- PARIS Some 73 percent of people in France support Paris's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, a poll showed on Sunday. Some 30 percent of those polled said they fully backed the idea while 43 percent said they were favorable toward it, while 26 percent opposed it, the poll said. The Odoxa poll for RTL radio and online gaming group Winamax of 1,008 people was conducted on June 21-22

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Local athletes compete for spot on Olympic team

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Local athletes compete for spot on Olympic team

- Local Olympic hopefuls are competing for a spot on Team USA. This is the first time the U.S. Olympic Committee has ever held open auditions. 24 Hour Fitness in Winter Park opened their doors to the athletes Saturday.

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Now in the Olympics: Could 3-on-3 basketball catch on in America?

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Now in the Olympics: Could 3-on-3 basketball catch on in America?

- The U.S. national 3-on-3 basketball team’s leading scorer has never played in an NBA game. He’s not a Drew League standout or a star on the streetball circuit. Dan Mavraides is, in fact, an investment portfolio manager in Beverly Hills. Four years ago, when Mavraides left a professional basketball career in Italy, he figured hoops would never again extend beyond pickup games at West Hollywood Park

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Robby Andrews upsets Olympic gold medalist Matt Centrowitz in 1,500 at U.S. championships

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Robby Andrews upsets Olympic gold medalist Matt Centrowitz in 1,500 at U.S. championships

- Robby Andrews sprinted past Olympic gold medalist Matt Centrowitz in the final straight to win to win the 1,500 meters on Saturday at the U.S. track and field championships in Sacramento. It's the first U.S. title for Andrews, and the upset of the meet. Andrews, who came from off the pace in the final turn, finished in 3:43.29, ahead of Centrowitz (3:43

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Macron promotes Paris 2024 Olympic bid playing tennis

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Macron promotes Paris 2024 Olympic bid playing tennis

- PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged hits with tennis players on an outdoor court set up on a Paris bridge to promote the capital's bid for the 2024 Olympics. Macron visited tennis players practicing on the Alexandre III bridge on Saturday and, at one point, grabbed a racket to play a few points in a suit. Then he took off his jacket and sat on a wheelchair to play para-tennis

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South Korea Leader Hopes for Unified Olympic Team With the North

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South Korea Leader Hopes for Unified Olympic Team With the North

- If they form a unified team for the Pyeongchang Olympics, it would represent a major milestone in inter-Korean relations. South Korean officials hope such a feat would held create a thaw on the Korean Peninsula after years of tensions spurred by the North’s nuclear and missile tests. North Korea has yet to announce whether it wanted to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics

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Justin Gatlin holds off Christian Coleman to win U.S. title at 100

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Justin Gatlin holds off Christian Coleman to win U.S. title at 100

- The baton has not yet been passed in American sprinting. Veteran Justin Gatlin outdueled 21-year-old NCAA champ Christian Coleman to win the U.S. championship at 100 meters on Friday at the U.S. track and field championships in Sacramento. Gatlin won in 9.95 seconds, into a headwind. Coleman finished in 9.98, and Christopher Belcher was third at 10.06. It's the fourth U

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PHOTOS: Friday is International Olympic Day and the countdown continues toward Pyeongchang in 2018

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PHOTOS: Friday is International Olympic Day and the countdown continues toward Pyeongchang in 2018

- The Winter Olympics in South Korea will run February 8 - 25 and be followed by the Paralympic Games March 9 - 18. The events will take place in three clusters: the coastal, the mountain and the snow park. The coastal cluster will feature curling, ice hockey, speed skating and figure skating. While the mountain cluster will play host to alpine skiing, and the snow park - freestyle skiing and snowboarding

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South Korean official: Too late to host 2018 Olympics with North Korea

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South Korean official: Too late to host 2018 Olympics with North Korea

- North Korean participation would require approval of International Olympic Committee Despite technically still being at war, the two Koreas have history of competing in sport Seoul (CNN)A South Korean governor says he wants participation with North Korea in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, but there's simply not enough time to consider co-hosting the event. "We don't have enough time to organize between the two Korean teams, but I am scheduled to meet North Korean (International Olympic Committee) member Chang Ung next week -- I will propose positive participation in the Pyeongchang Olympic Games

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Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS

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Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS

- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYS. Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook as the four nominees for best male athlete

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NBC monitors Korea tensions as it prepares for Winter Games

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NBC monitors Korea tensions as it prepares for Winter Games

- U.S. broadcaster NBC is monitoring the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and so far does not expect to change its plans to send a more than 2,000-person workforce to the Winter Games in South Korea, NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel said in an interview on Thursday. Tension has been high for months over North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, and due to fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test and more ballistic missile launches in defiance of U

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Places: United States |  India | 

NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games

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NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games

- SAN FRANCISCO U.S. broadcaster NBC is monitoring the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and so far does not expect to change its plans to send a more than 2,000-person workforce to the Winter Games in South Korea, NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel said in an interview on Thursday. Tension has been high for months over North Korea's nuclear and missile development, and due to fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test and more ballistic missile launches in defiance of U

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K-pop star Taeyang lends support to 2018 Winter Olympics

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K-pop star Taeyang lends support to 2018 Winter Olympics

- (CNN)The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea just got a little bit cooler -- thanks to the help of K-pop sensation Taeyang. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter has taken on the role of honorary ambassador for next February's Winter Games in PyeongChang. Boasting 7.4 million Instagram followers, Taeyang is a member of Big Bang, South Korea's biggest boy band, and the first K-pop act to feature on Forbes' prestigious list

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Special Olympics Washington to feature 62 teams at 2017 Spokane Hoopfest

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Special Olympics Washington to feature 62 teams at 2017 Spokane Hoopfest

- By Special Olympics Washington Special Olympics Washington will feature 62 teams at the 2017 Spokane Hoopfest, displaying some of the most-skilled and competitive traditional and Unified (athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team) 3-on-3 squads Special Olympics has to offer. Since 1990, Spokane Hoopfest has been a landmark supporter of Special Olympics donating nearly $1 million dollars and supporting 17,500 athletes across the state

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Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games

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Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games

- Who needs fireworks when you’ve got drones? Or event tickets when you’ve got virtual reality? That’s Intel’s message as it prepares to bring technology to the 2018 Winter Olympics and future Olympic games. The company today announced that it had joined the Olympics partner program as a major sponsor through 2024. No dollar figures were mentioned at the press event, held in New York City and via web conference, however, the rumor mill has been pegging the deal at nine figures, or somewhere over $100 million

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IOC’s President Thomas Bach to meet US President Donald Trump at White House

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IOC’s President Thomas Bach to meet US President Donald Trump at White House

- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, a source within the Olympic movement told Reuters, as Los Angeles bids against Paris to host the 2024 summer Games. The source gave no further details about the meeting, which comes a day after Bach announced a new IOC sponsorship deal with chipmaker Intel Corp in New York that is set to run until 2024

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Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark

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Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark

- The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July. . Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July The Olympian will help kick off Discovery's Shark Week in July. "He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps

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Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark

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Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark

- The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July. . Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July The Olympian will help kick off Discovery's Shark Week in July. "He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps

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Majority of French back Paris Olympic bid: poll
Majority of French back Paris Olympic bid: poll PARIS Some 73 percent of people in France support Paris's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, a poll showed on Sunday. Some 30 percent of those polled said they fully backed the idea while 43 percent said they were favorable toward it, while 26 percent opposed it, the poll said. The Odoxa poll for RTL radio and online gaming group Winamax of 1,008 people was conducted on June 21-22   Read More ...
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Local athletes compete for spot on Olympic team
Local athletes compete for spot on Olympic team Local Olympic hopefuls are competing for a spot on Team USA. This is the first time the U.S. Olympic Committee has ever held open auditions. 24 Hour Fitness in Winter Park opened their doors to the athletes Saturday.   Read More ...
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Now in the Olympics: Could 3-on-3 basketball catch on in America?
Now in the Olympics: Could 3-on-3 basketball catch on in America? The U.S. national 3-on-3 basketball team’s leading scorer has never played in an NBA game. He’s not a Drew League standout or a star on the streetball circuit. Dan Mavraides is, in fact, an investment portfolio manager in Beverly Hills. Four years ago, when Mavraides left a professional basketball career in Italy, he figured hoops would never again extend beyond pickup games at West Hollywood Park   Read More ...
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Robby Andrews upsets Olympic gold medalist Matt Centrowitz in 1,500 at U.S. championships
Robby Andrews upsets Olympic gold medalist Matt Centrowitz in 1,500 at U.S. championships Robby Andrews sprinted past Olympic gold medalist Matt Centrowitz in the final straight to win to win the 1,500 meters on Saturday at the U.S. track and field championships in Sacramento. It's the first U.S. title for Andrews, and the upset of the meet. Andrews, who came from off the pace in the final turn, finished in 3:43.29, ahead of Centrowitz (3:43   Read More ...
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Macron promotes Paris 2024 Olympic bid playing tennis
Macron promotes Paris 2024 Olympic bid playing tennis PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged hits with tennis players on an outdoor court set up on a Paris bridge to promote the capital's bid for the 2024 Olympics. Macron visited tennis players practicing on the Alexandre III bridge on Saturday and, at one point, grabbed a racket to play a few points in a suit. Then he took off his jacket and sat on a wheelchair to play para-tennis   Read More ...
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South Korea Leader Hopes for Unified Olympic Team With the North
South Korea Leader Hopes for Unified Olympic Team With the North If they form a unified team for the Pyeongchang Olympics, it would represent a major milestone in inter-Korean relations. South Korean officials hope such a feat would held create a thaw on the Korean Peninsula after years of tensions spurred by the North’s nuclear and missile tests. North Korea has yet to announce whether it wanted to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics   Read More ...
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SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program. Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present   Read More ...
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SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program. Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present   Read More ...
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SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program. Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present   Read More ...
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Senators propose legislation to offer money, legal protection to Olympic sex abuse prevention agency
Senators propose legislation to offer money, legal protection to Olympic sex abuse prevention agency Two Senators proposed legislation Friday that would offer federal funding and legal protections to a new nonprofit focused on preventing sexual abuse in Olympic sports organizations. The Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 — proposed by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) — would send $5 million in federal money over five years to the U.S. Center for SafeSport, a nascent organization created by the United States Olympic Committee to investigate allegations of sexual abuse within Olympic sports organizations   Read More ...
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Ageless Gatlin beats the youngsters in U.S. 100m final
Ageless Gatlin beats the youngsters in U.S. 100m final Olympic silver medalist Justin Gatlin stormed to the lead in the final 20 meters and defeated favored youngster Christian Coleman in the 100 meters final at the U.S. nationals/world championships trials on Friday. Gatlin, 35, claimed the victory in 9.95 seconds in his best performance of an injury-plagued season. Coleman, 21, clocked 9.98 for second with another newcomer Chris Belcher, 23, running 10   Read More ...
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Justin Gatlin holds off Christian Coleman to win U.S. title at 100
Justin Gatlin holds off Christian Coleman to win U.S. title at 100 The baton has not yet been passed in American sprinting. Veteran Justin Gatlin outdueled 21-year-old NCAA champ Christian Coleman to win the U.S. championship at 100 meters on Friday at the U.S. track and field championships in Sacramento. Gatlin won in 9.95 seconds, into a headwind. Coleman finished in 9.98, and Christopher Belcher was third at 10.06. It's the fourth U   Read More ...
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Highlights from the 2017 USA outdoor track and field championships
Highlights from the 2017 USA outdoor track and field championships   Read More ...
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PHOTOS: Friday is International Olympic Day and the countdown continues toward Pyeongchang in 2018
PHOTOS: Friday is International Olympic Day and the countdown continues toward Pyeongchang in 2018 The Winter Olympics in South Korea will run February 8 - 25 and be followed by the Paralympic Games March 9 - 18. The events will take place in three clusters: the coastal, the mountain and the snow park. The coastal cluster will feature curling, ice hockey, speed skating and figure skating. While the mountain cluster will play host to alpine skiing, and the snow park - freestyle skiing and snowboarding   Read More ...
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Paris shows off in race against Los Angeles for 2024 Olympic Games
Paris shows off in race against Los Angeles for 2024 Olympic Games PARIS | High-divers plunged into the River Seine, trampoline athletes somersaulted inside the Petit Palais art museum and runners raced on a floating track as Paris turned some of its world-famous landmarks over to sports on Friday in hopes of wowing the International Olympic Committee. With Paris competing against Los Angeles to host the 2024 Olympics, bid organizers hoped the two-day festival of more than 30 sports would help showcase the French capital’s suitability for the games   Read More ...
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North Korea will not co-host the Olympics - Dauer: 2 Minuten, 2 Sekunden
North Korea will not co-host the Olympics - Dauer: 2 Minuten, 2 Sekunden South Korea wants North Korea to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, but there's simply not enough time to consider co-hosting the event. CNN's Paul Hancocks reports.   Read More ...
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South Korean official: Too late to host 2018 Olympics with North Korea
South Korean official: Too late to host 2018 Olympics with North Korea North Korean participation would require approval of International Olympic Committee Despite technically still being at war, the two Koreas have history of competing in sport Seoul (CNN)A South Korean governor says he wants participation with North Korea in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, but there's simply not enough time to consider co-hosting the event. "We don't have enough time to organize between the two Korean teams, but I am scheduled to meet North Korean (International Olympic Committee) member Chang Ung next week -- I will propose positive participation in the Pyeongchang Olympic Games   Read More ...
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Olympics-Paris turns into Olympic park as part of push to host 2024 Games
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Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS
Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYS. Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook as the four nominees for best male athlete   Read More ...
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NBC monitors Korea tensions as it prepares for Winter Games
NBC monitors Korea tensions as it prepares for Winter Games U.S. broadcaster NBC is monitoring the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and so far does not expect to change its plans to send a more than 2,000-person workforce to the Winter Games in South Korea, NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel said in an interview on Thursday. Tension has been high for months over North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, and due to fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test and more ballistic missile launches in defiance of U   Read More ...
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NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games
NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games SAN FRANCISCO U.S. broadcaster NBC is monitoring the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and so far does not expect to change its plans to send a more than 2,000-person workforce to the Winter Games in South Korea, NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel said in an interview on Thursday. Tension has been high for months over North Korea's nuclear and missile development, and due to fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test and more ballistic missile launches in defiance of U   Read More ...
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Olympics-NBC monitors Korea tensions as it preps for Winter Games
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K-pop star Taeyang lends support to 2018 Winter Olympics
K-pop star Taeyang lends support to 2018 Winter Olympics (CNN)The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea just got a little bit cooler -- thanks to the help of K-pop sensation Taeyang. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter has taken on the role of honorary ambassador for next February's Winter Games in PyeongChang. Boasting 7.4 million Instagram followers, Taeyang is a member of Big Bang, South Korea's biggest boy band, and the first K-pop act to feature on Forbes' prestigious list   Read More ...
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Special Olympics Washington to feature 62 teams at 2017 Spokane Hoopfest
Special Olympics Washington to feature 62 teams at 2017 Spokane Hoopfest By Special Olympics Washington Special Olympics Washington will feature 62 teams at the 2017 Spokane Hoopfest, displaying some of the most-skilled and competitive traditional and Unified (athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team) 3-on-3 squads Special Olympics has to offer. Since 1990, Spokane Hoopfest has been a landmark supporter of Special Olympics donating nearly $1 million dollars and supporting 17,500 athletes across the state   Read More ...
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Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games
Drone “Fireworks,” 5G communications, and Streaming VR Coming to Olympic Games Who needs fireworks when you’ve got drones? Or event tickets when you’ve got virtual reality? That’s Intel’s message as it prepares to bring technology to the 2018 Winter Olympics and future Olympic games. The company today announced that it had joined the Olympics partner program as a major sponsor through 2024. No dollar figures were mentioned at the press event, held in New York City and via web conference, however, the rumor mill has been pegging the deal at nine figures, or somewhere over $100 million   Read More ...
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IOC’s President Thomas Bach to meet US President Donald Trump at White House
IOC’s President Thomas Bach to meet US President Donald Trump at White House International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, a source within the Olympic movement told Reuters, as Los Angeles bids against Paris to host the 2024 summer Games. The source gave no further details about the meeting, which comes a day after Bach announced a new IOC sponsorship deal with chipmaker Intel Corp in New York that is set to run until 2024   Read More ...
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Delaware Memorial Bridge to host 5K run for first responders benefiting Special Olympics
Delaware Memorial Bridge to host 5K run for first responders benefiting Special Olympics   Read More ...
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5K run across Delaware Memorial Bridge to aid Special Olympics
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Olympics: Calgary would need C$2.4 billion to cover Games cost
Olympics: Calgary would need C$2.4 billion to cover Games cost TORONTO Calgary would need C$2.4 billion ($1.81 billion) in funding to cover the shortfall between revenue and costs if the western Canadian city were to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, according to a group exploring a potential bid. The Calgary Bid Exploration Committee told the City Council in a presentation on Monday that C$2.2 billion in revenue from the Games would offset less than half their C$4   Read More ...
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Lindsey Vonn wants "Battle of Sexes" ski race after Olympics
Lindsey Vonn wants "Battle of Sexes" ski race after Olympics Vonn wants to race male rivals Targeting Lake Louise, Canada in November She often beats the men in training Wants to broaden sport's popularity in US Hurtling down the mountain at speeds of over 80 miles-per-hour, Lindsey Vonn has never let anything get in the way of achieving her goals. But as the greatest female ski racer of all time enters the final phase of her career, there is one target the 32-year-old former Olympic downhill champion has yet to achieve: competing against the men   Read More ...
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Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark
Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July. . Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July The Olympian will help kick off Discovery's Shark Week in July. "He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps   Read More ...
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Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark
Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July. . Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July The Olympian will help kick off Discovery's Shark Week in July. "He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps   Read More ...
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Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark
Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July. . Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July The Olympian will help kick off Discovery's Shark Week in July. "He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps   Read More ...
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Will Michael Phelps swim against a Great White during Discovery's Shark Week?
Will Michael Phelps swim against a Great White during Discovery's Shark Week? Back in March, the Discovery Channel teased that Olympic champ Michael Phelps, who grew up in Rodgers Forge, would participate in Shark Week. But the network didn't make clear what he would do. At the time, Discovery President Rich Ross said he's intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature's fastest. Ross said that perhaps Phelps could be persuaded to get into a cage underwater wwith a Great White   Read More ...
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Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark
Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July. . Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July The Olympian will help kick off Discovery's Shark Week in July. "He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps   Read More ...
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McDonald’s Ends Olympic Sponsorship Deal Early
McDonald’s ended its 41-year-old sponsorship of the Olympic Games three years early, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday, reflecting the company’s focus on its core business as well as rising Olympics sponsorship costs and declining television ratings. The McDonald’s deal would have run through the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and bowing out is likely to save the company hundreds of million of dollars   Read More ...
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Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark
Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July. . Olympic medalist Michael Phelps to race great white shark The retired Olympic swimmer will appear in two specials for Shark Week this July The Olympian will help kick off Discovery's Shark Week in July. "He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps   Read More ...
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Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps will race a great white for Shark Week
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps will race a great white for Shark Week With 23 Olympic gold medals under his belt, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps is no slouch when it comes to swimming at great speeds— but can he swim faster than a Great White shark?That’s what TV viewers will find out during this year’s Shark Week when the Discovery channel unveils its annual shark-themed week of programming, with Phelps and an as-yet-identified finned friend to face off in a new special, “Phelps vs   Read More ...
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Contributors to LA 2024's Olympic bid include familiar cast of region's top sports, entertainment figures
Contributors to LA 2024's Olympic bid include familiar cast of region's top sports, entertainment figures A familiar cast of Los Angeles sports, entertainment and philanthropic heavyweights are among the leading contributors bankrolling the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, according to documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service this week. The Dodgers, Clippers, Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, the David Geffen Foundation, Live Nation, Universal Studios, Live Nation and Fox each contributed $1 million to LA 2024’s $32   Read More ...
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McDonald's and the Olympics are parting ways
McDonald's and the Olympics are parting ways McDonald's will no longer be a sponsor of the Olympics. The fast food chain is ending its decades-long affiliation with the Games, cutting short a deal that was supposed to run at least through 2020. McDonald's has worked with the Olympics since 1968, when it delivered hamburgers to athletes competing in the Winter Games in Grenoble, France. It became an official sponsor of the U   Read More ...
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