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  • L.A. officially in 2024 Olympic bid race

    L.A. officially in 2024 Olympic bid race
    Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles has officially thrown its hat in the ring again. "I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote to U.S....
  • Marathon runs out of medals, 1,300 runners to get them in the mail

    Marathon runs out of medals, 1,300 runners to get them in the mail
    -------------------- Running coverage of the 2012 Chicago Marathon today. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon ran out of medals for about 1,300 participants who finished the course seven hours after it had begun. Marathon organizers said they were...
  • Lemont cyclist Vande Velde admits to doping, gets 6-month ban

    Lemont cyclist Vande Velde admits to doping, gets 6-month ban
    Cyclist Christian Vande Velde of Lemont is among the 11 former Lance Armstrong teammates who admitted to doping during testimony under oath in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency investigation of Armstrong. Vande Velde said in an affidavit he had doped from 1999...
  • Illini runner Riley makes NCAA track history

    Illini runner Riley makes NCAA track history
    Andrew Riley made history again Saturday. The Illinois senior from Jamaica became the first person to win the high hurdles and 100 meters in an NCAA championship meet. Riley added his second 110-meter hurdles title in three years to his surprise win...
  • McCall fails to make final in Olympic trials

    McCall fails to make final in Olympic trials
    BEAVERTON, Ore. – It was a rare day for U.S. hammer throwers, often left to feel their event is a ball-and-chain around a track meet. For reasons both logistical and promotional, the U.S. Olympic Trials hammer throw took place Thursday at Ronaldo...
  • Tougher competition leaves Verzbicas behind

    Tougher competition leaves Verzbicas behind
    Foot speed was not enough for Lukas Verzbicas when he moved up to the top level of triathlon competition Sunday. Despite the second fastest time in the run phase, Verzbicas finished 32d in the Triathlon World Series event in Kitzbuehel, Austria. The...
  • Bar raised on pace of Olympic coverage

    Bar raised on pace of Olympic coverage
    As my 16th Olympics as a reporter approaches, I am getting ready in a different way from the past. In all my previous OIympics, I have focused on one sport – figure skating in winter, track and field in summer.  In London, I will be a general...
  • Should the Olympics suspend cycling?

    No, but UCI must go Philip Hersh Chicago Tribune Cycling gets to stay in the Olympics on one condition: the International Cycling Union leaders who turned a blind eye to doping (best case) or enabled it (more likely) must go. Ex-UCI President Hein...
  • Gold 5th in short at Four Continents skate

    Gold 5th in short at Four Continents skate
    Mistakes on two jump landings left Gracie Gold fifth after Saturday's short program at the Four Continents Championship in Osaka, Japan. But the Elk Grove Village-based skater still is within reach of everyone but runaway leader Mao Asada of Japan, whose...
  • The Babe wasn't the last woman to win long jump-high jump double medals

     
    When Chaunte Howard Lowe won the high jump and finished second in the long jump Saturday at the U.S. Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, I wrote that it was a rare double and that Lowe was "believed to......
  • U.S. strength with iron ball no one-shot deal

     
    When a guy with a 6-foot-6, 320-pound body and an Olympic silver medal talks about creating a competitive monster, you figure he knows a little about the subject. So you can take Christian Cantwell's word on how his success and......