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Salt Lake City has viable Olympic facilities over a decade later

...to locals who can barely stand on a pair of skates.What a contrast with other cities.Take Athens, which hosted the Summer Games two years after Salt Lake City. Many of those facilities were largely abandoned after the Olympics, quickly of no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-12-27/salt-lake-city-has-viabl
Jamaican drug testing comes up fire

...Anti-Doping Commission alleged the island didn't drug-test its athletes for entire months before they dazzled at the Summer Games.Statistics compiled by former JADCO Executive Director Renee Anne Shirley indicated a near-complete breakdown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-10-14/jamaican-drug-testing-co
Tulsa might make run at 2024 Summer Olympics

...Center downtown.And the price tag? It's steep: Mavis estimates it would take a $3.5 billion budget to host the Summer Games.Tulsa hosted the Bassmaster Classic in February, drawing the event's second-largest crowd ever with 106,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-04-27/tulsa-might-make-run-202
Brazil might not be ready to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games

...addition, the original bid did not include a $4 billion extension of Rio's subway system, he said.Gryner said the Summer Games budget was expected to grow from $2.8 billion to as much as $4 billion.On Friday, Gryner said $700 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-08-03/brazil-might-not-be-read
Newberry: Reinstating wrestling into Olympics is right thing to do

...aside, this would be a good time for the IOC to re-examine its rules that allow a maximum of 28 federations into the Summer Games, an arbitrary guideline that was supposed to hold down the size, scope and cost of the Olympics but turned into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-05-17/newberry-reinstating-wre
Opening Ceremony losing suspense thanks to leaks

...allotted three-hour running time so everyone can use public transport to get home.Boyle's spectacle is only part of the Summer Games opening ceremony, much of which is dictated by Olympic protocol.There also will be a parade of athletes from the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-07-23/opening-ceremony-losing-
North Korean lifter sets Olympic record

...from the IOC Tripartite Commission, which allows each National Olympic Committee to enter up to five athletes for the Summer Games. EQUESTRIAN: Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, wowed the home crowd and a few relatives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-07-29/north-korean-lifter-sets
Bolt breezes to victory in 100 meters

...100 in history and an Olympic record that let him join Carl Lewis as the only men with consecutive gold medals in the Summer Games' marquee track event."Means a lot, because a lot of people were doubting me. A lot of people were saying I wasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-08-05/bolt-breezes-victory-100
Serena Williams moves on in US Open

...30 Feliciano Lopez, who led in each of the three tiebreakers before faltering.The man he beat for the gold at the Summer Games, and lost to in the Wimbledon title match, Roger Federer, is also Murray's potential semifinal opponent in New...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-09-01/serena-williams-move
Ironman of the Day: Randy DuTeau

...development manager, Augusta Sports CouncilEXPERIENCE: A former Category 2 cyclist, he competed in one triathlon during the summer.GAME PLAN: DuTeau is competing in the cycling portion as part of a three-man relay team. His goal is to post a time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-09-23/ironman-day-randy-du