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US women build lead in gymnastics' world championships in Scotland

...The chasm between the U.S. and the rest of the world shows no signs of closing less than a year before the 2016 Summer Olympics.Led by two-time defending world champion Simone Biles and resurgent Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-10-24/us-women-build-lead-gymnastics-wo
Sporting goods store puts Olympic hopefuls to work

...Sporting Goods has filled that need for 100 of these athletes, most of them trying to stay on the road to Rio and the Summer Olympics next year. Through a new sponsorship deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee, the store is offering athletes 20-hour-a-week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-10-18/sporting-goods-store-put
Russia faces Olympic ban in track and field after scathing report of doping

...possible suspension that would ban Russian track and field athletes from international competition, including the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. IAAF President Sebastian Coe gave the Russian federation until the end of the week to respond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-11-09/russia-faces-olympic-ban
San Francisco's last gun store to close

...Champion pistol shooter Bob Chow opened the store in 1952, four years after competing for the United States in the summer Olympics in London. Chow sold the store to Andy Takahashi in 1988. Chow died in 2003. Takahashi, who also owns the building...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-04/san-franciscos-last-gun-st
US Latino Catholic population booming in Georgia; churches find it difficult to keep up

...weren't Masses, services or priests who spoke the language."The surge in construction jobs ahead of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta brought a wave of mostly Mexican immigrants. More came to work in the carpet-making industry in Dalton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-09-11/us-latino-catholic-popul
Jimmy Carter's decision to boycott 1980 Moscow Olympics remains controversial

...difficult decisions was supporting the boycott of the Summer Olympics."In his presidential memoir, "Keeping Faith...team to Moscow. In all, 60 nations sat out the 1980 Summer Olympics at Carter's behest, which led to a retaliatory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-30/jimmy-carters-decision-b
Phelps-Le Clos rivalry picking up steam with Olympics up ahead

...drunken-driving arrest.Phelps won with a time of 1:52.94 - faster than Le Clos' winning time at the last Summer Olympics or Laszlo Cseh's performance in Kazan, where Le Clos was the runner-up."I think we're in a pretty good...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-08/phelps-le-clos-rivalry-p
Boston drops bid for 2024 Olympics

...States the best chance to bring the Games back to our country in 2024."The United States hasn't played host to a Summer Olympics since the Atlanta Games in 1996, or any Olympics since the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002. That timing, along...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-27/boston-drops-bid-2024-ol
2024 Boston Olympic organizers release original, unredacted bid

BOSTON - Organizers of Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics on Friday released the full, unredacted version of the bid that won over the U.S. Olympic Committee, after city officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-24/2024-boston-olympic-orga
Toyota signs on as global Olympic sponsor in landmark deal

...the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the 2022 Winter Games and 2024 Summer Olympics. The host cities for the 2022 and 2024 games have not yet been selected.Two Asian candidates ? Beijing and Almaty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-03-13/toyota-signs-global-olym