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Details emerge in deal to bring 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

Details emerge in deal to bring 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

Here are the cities that have hosted the Summer Olympics since Los Angeles last hosted in 1984. After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Games under terms they hope will generate hundreds of millions in savings and additional revenues. The agreement will bring the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time, after Los Angeles hosted in 1984 and 1932. It also opens the door for the 2024 Games to be held in Paris. Advertisement "It has been certainly a roller coaster," L.A. bid chairman...

August 1, 2017
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Imagine inventing a sport and then being shunned by it. That's the Haudenosaunee story

Imagine inventing a sport and then being shunned by it. That's the Haudenosaunee story

Copyright © 2020, Los Angeles Times | | | |AdvertisementBefore all the haggling, the ugly words and political machinations, there was a happier story.The way the Haudenosaunee people tell it, the animals of the forest gathered for a great ballgame. The powerful bear and swift deer led one team; on the other side stood the hawk, eagle and owl.Just before the start, a mouse and squirrel approached the birds, asking to join in. It seems they had been rejected by the larger four-legged animals because of their size. The birds welcomed them.This ancestral tale serves as a metaphor for the...

August 21, 2020
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LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard top list for U.S. team at 2020 Olympics

LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard top list for U.S. team at 2020 Olympics

LeBron James had just led the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title — including a tough, seven-game finals — when he decided to skip the 2016 Summer Olympics. That meant passing on a chance to become the first American to win four medals in men’s basketball. Now he has another chance in Tokyo. The Lakers star heads a list of 44 players nominated to represent the U.S. at the upcoming Summer Games. USA Basketball issued the finalists’ names on Monday morning, also including stars such as Damian Lillard, James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Tokyo would mark James’ fourth trip to the Games...

February 17, 2020
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Frank Meza, maratonista de 70 años acusado de hacer trampa, es encontrado muerto en río de Los Ángeles

Frank Meza, maratonista de 70 años acusado de hacer trampa, es encontrado muerto en río de Los Ángeles

Frank Meza, a quien el resultado en el Maratón de Los Ángeles le fue anulado por oficiales de la carrera, esta semana, después de revisar un video del recorrido, ha muerto. Tenía 70 años de edad. Un vocero del Departamento Forense del Condado de Los Ángeles dijo que Meza fue encontrado el jueves por la mañana en el Río de Los Ángeles cerca del puente de Figueroa Street. Fue declarado muerto a las 10:05 a.m. Aún se esperan los resultados de la autopsia. Advertisement Las autoridades respondieron a las llamadas de emergencia sobre un hombre que estaba en el puente alrededor de las 9:49 a.m....

February 23, 2020
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Olympics closing ceremony calls an end to 'Games in the middle of reality'

Olympics closing ceremony calls an end to 'Games in the middle of reality'

Dark clouds hovered over Maracana Stadium at dusk, with a sudden wind tugging at flags and whipping the Olympic flame. Then a drenching rain began to fall. Advertisement The storm that intruded on Sunday night's Closing Ceremony at the Summer Olympics befit a mega-sporting event that, over the past few weeks, had blended spectacle with more than a few glitches and negative headlines. "A Games in the middle of reality," Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, had called them. There were historic performances by some of the world's greatest athletes, cheered on – and...

February 23, 2020
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Bob Baffert gets a 4th chance at Triple Crown

Bob Baffert gets a 4th chance at Triple Crown

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has a fourth chance at the Triple Crown. He will saddle American Pharoah, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes in Elmont, N.Y.It takes a minute or so to walk from the racetrack at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., to the barns in back.Through the parking lot and down a dirt path, the man with the shock of white hair and ostrich-skin cowboy boots waves at everyone who calls his name. People want to shake his hand and congratulate him. They all say pretty much the same thing.Just one more win.Belmont Stakes show, 1:30...

February 23, 2020
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U.S. considering boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing over China's human rights abuses

U.S. considering boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing over China's human rights abuses

Copyright © 2021, Los Angeles Times | | | |AdvertisementThe United States is considering a boycott of next year’s because of Beijing’s repression of minorities and other human rights abuses, the State Department said Tuesday.State Department spokesman Ned Price said the U.S. would consult with other countries to see if a joint boycott could be staged for the Winter Olympics, which are set to run Feb. 4 to 20, 2022, in Beijing.He said the administration is considering such action, though a final decision has not been made.“It is something that we certainly wish to discuss,” Price said in a...

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Tokyo governor: 'Inappropriate' to suggest moving 2020 Olympics because of coronavirus

Tokyo governor: 'Inappropriate' to suggest moving 2020 Olympics because of coronavirus

Even as the coronavirus outbreak forced organizers to postpone some preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics this weekend, Japanese officials lashed back at a suggestion the Games might have to be canceled or moved. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike expressed anger at comments from a British politician who said London is ready to serve as a replacement host. “It’s inappropriate to say something that will make the coronavirus an issue for the mayoral race at a time when it has attracted global interest,” Koike told reporters at a news conference. Earlier in the week, Shaun Bailey, a mayoral...

February 23, 2020
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