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Five cities, including Los Angeles, set to bid on 2024 Olympics

...Boston's bid collapsed in July amid a lack of public and political support. The Californian city is bidding to bring the Summer Games back to the U.S. for the first time since Atlanta held the 1996 Olympics.On Tuesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-09-15/five-cities-including-lo
Former US assistant Olympic swimming coaches to take over for Rio Games

...longtime coach of Michael Phelps, and Marsh were announced Wednesday as head coaches of the U.S. team for the 2016 Summer Games.Both will be leading an Olympic team for the first time ? Bowman in charge of the men, Marsh overseeing the women...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-09-09/former-us-assistant-olym
USOC picks Los Angeles for 2024 bid

...The IOC had set a Sept. 15 deadline for cities to enter the race for the 2024 Games.The U.S. hasn't hosted the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta.The selection of Los Angeles ends an awkward period for the USOC, after it booted Boston when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-09-01/usoc-picks-los-angeles-2
Overtime

...International Olympic Committee's deadline to nominate a city is Sept. 15. The United States hasn't played host to the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta."There are some complicated issues in the discussion," Blackmun said. "But I'm very optimistic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-12/overtime
Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event

...Americans' experience is almost certain to raise more concerns for the Olympics. About 10,500 athletes will attend the Summer Games, and 1,400 will participate in rowing, sailing, triathlon, canoeing and distance swimming in the waters around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-10/some-us-rowers-fall-ill-
Phelps-Le Clos rivalry picking up steam with Olympics up ahead

SAN ANTONIO - Get ready for the Thrilla in Rio.A tantalizing rivalry at the pool is unfolding with the 2016 Summer Games just a year away as Michael Phelps and Chad Le Clos duel from afar, spiced up by the South African's willingness to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-08/phelps-le-clos-rivalry-p
Some US rowers get sick after event in Rio

...likely through the rest of the week, and review protocols for cleanliness.About 10,500 athletes will attend the Summer Games, and 1,400 will participate in rowing, sailing, triathlon, canoeing and distance swimming in the waters around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-10/some-us-rowers-get-sick-
Organizers believe 2016 Olympics will show better side of Brazil

...Several have become underused "white elephants" that cost local governments millions to maintain.Now come the Summer Games, which are more complex and put Brazil under scrutiny again.Instead of a one-month tournament with 730 players...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-28/organizers-believe-2016-
Baseball, softball up for consideration for 2020 Tokyo Games

...Under the "Olympic Agenda 2020" reforms approved in December, the IOC agreed to abolish the cap of 28 sports for the Summer Games and move to an "events-based" system that would allow new competitions to come in, while keeping to about 10...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-06-22/baseball-softball-consid
IOC cites challenges for Almaty and Beijing bids for 2022 Winter Olympics

...snow and compact layout. Beijing was praised for its high-quality venues, experience from playing host to the 2008 Summer Games and plans to develop a winter sports market for more than 300 million people in northern China.While the report did...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-06-01/ioc-cites-challenges-alm