Posts tagged as: OLYMPICS

Los Angeles Lakers’ Gasol to speak for Madrid bid (Yahoo! Sports)

Los Angeles Lakers’ Gasol to speak for Madrid bid (Yahoo! Sports)

MADRID (AP) — Madrid’s 2020 Olympic bid committee says it has appointed Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol to act as one of its spokesmen.

Washington DC to bid for 2024 Summer Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

Washington DC to bid for 2024 Summer Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The inconveniences of the daily routine in the nation’s capital will be a selling point as Washington, D.C., makes a push to host the 2024 Olympics.

Russia defends anti-gay law in letter to IOC (Yahoo! Sports)

Russia defends anti-gay law in letter to IOC (Yahoo! Sports)

LONDON (AP) — The Russian government has told the IOC it will not discriminate against homosexuals during the Sochi Olympics, while defending its law against gay ”propaganda.”

Oscar Pistorius indicted on murder charge (Yahoo! Sports)

Oscar Pistorius indicted on murder charge (Yahoo! Sports)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was indicted Monday on a charge of murdering his girlfriend, and prosecutors said witnesses heard a woman screaming before the sound of fatal gunshots fired by the double-amputee Olympian in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.

Prosecutors: Oscar Pistorius trial early next year (Yahoo! Sports)

Prosecutors: Oscar Pistorius trial early next year (Yahoo! Sports)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be indicted for premeditated murder on Monday and the double-amputee Olympian will go on trial in early 2014, about a year after shooting dead his girlfriend, prosecutors said.

Irving stars in USA Basketball exhibition (Yahoo! Sports)

Irving stars in USA Basketball exhibition (Yahoo! Sports)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving had 23 points and seven assists to lead the White team to a 128-106 victory over the Blue on Thursday night in the USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Paul George returns to Team USA a star on the rise (Yahoo! Sports)

Paul George returns to Team USA a star on the rise (Yahoo! Sports)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul George says his experience with Team USA last summer showed him how to be a star.

US hockey team emphasizing youth at Olympic camp (Yahoo! Sports)

US hockey team emphasizing youth at Olympic camp (Yahoo! Sports)

The U.S. hockey team’s Olympic orientation camp next month is expected to be full of newcomers.

Babcock to again coach Canada Olympic hockey team (Yahoo! Sports)

Babcock to again coach Canada Olympic hockey team (Yahoo! Sports)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mike Babcock will return as coach of Canada’s Olympic hockey team.

Babcock to again coach Canada Olympic hockey team (Yahoo! Sports)

Babcock to again coach Canada Olympic hockey team (Yahoo! Sports)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mike Babcock will return as coach of Canada’s Olympic hockey team.

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