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Phelps Readying For Comeback

AP | EDDIE PELLS and PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics. Phelps told T...

The Strongest Sign Yet That Michael Phelps Is Coming Back

AP | EDDIE PELLS and PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 11.14.2013 | Sports

Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug-testing program, the strongest sign yet that he's returning for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The U.S. Anti-Dopi...

Is Phelps Coming Back?

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain -- When Michael Phelps walked away from swimming after the London Olympics, he was adamant about one thing: His career was over. Now...

Phelps Making A Comeback?

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 07.17.2013 | Sports

-- Is Michael Phelps planning a comeback? A report Friday evening from WBBH, an NBC television affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla., said Phelps will ret...

Brazil Taking 'All Necessary Measures' To Keep World Cup, Olympics Safe

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD and TALES AZZONI | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian officials said Tuesday they were closely following the investigation into the explosions at the Boston Marathon as t...

Bolt Reveals 2016 Goals

AP | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Usain Bolt will aim for a three-peat of Olympic sprint titles in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, rat...

Bolt Will Be Back.. And WIth More Events?

Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports

For the self-described "greatest athlete to live," it might not be such a big deal to reach a world-class level in a few more Olympic events. Not...

Olympic Notes -- Looking Backward and Forward

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 10.21.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

I named my downstairs sofa 'Olympic Workout.' So when people phoned and asked what I was doing I could truthfully say "I'm devoting a lot of time to my Olympic Workout."

Rio Takes Spotlight From London

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 08.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- For all those beach volleyball players who thought Horse Guards Parade transformed itself into the sport's best Olympic venue yet, wait unti...

Q&A: British Lord Walked 3,000 Miles for 2012 Olympic Peace Truce, Now Says "Best Bet" is Rio Olympics 2016

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Ellen Freudenheim

Lord Michael Bates would be the first to agree that there's a disconnect between the stunning sporting event in London and the Olympics' too-obscure legacy of peace.

Paul Needham

With A Year To Go, Olympic Park Construction Nears End

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

With just about a year to go before the 2012 Olympics begin in London, the city is grappling with the kind of scandal it had hoped to avoid in the nea...

Rio 2016 Olympic Logo Designers Deny Plagiarism Of Colorado Organization

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SAO PAULO — The designers of the logo for the 2016 Rio Olympics insist any similarities to one from a U.S. foundation is a coincidence. The des...

'Rio Won The Bid ...Chicago Did Not Lose': Former USOC Chief

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW ORLEANS — The ousted CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee said changing leadership and strained relations with international Olympic officials ...

Chicago Olympics Bid Chief: No Way To Beat Rio

Chicago Tribune | Kathy Bergen and Philip Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago's campaign for the 2016 Summer Games went down in flames in the first round of voting, there was nothing more the city could have done ...

Obama Chicago Olympics: President Mocks Critics Of His Push For 2016 Olympics

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama is having some fun at the expense of those who criticized him for trying to help his Chicago hometown land the...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

This week, in the battle for the 2016 Olympics, the Brazilians waxed the star power of Oprah and the Obamas. Chicago was rejected on the first ballot, and conservatives couldn't contain their glee. I thought it was only the coasts that Republicans think are not part of the real America. Now it's the Midwest, too? I wonder how far their bizarre wish for America to fail would go: if the Windy City had gotten the Olympics, would Republicans have rooted against American athletes? Would chants of "USA! USA!" have been replaced by shouts of "Government-run sports is socialism!" and "Keep your hands off my high jump!"? One sure sign that a political party has completely lost its way is when it finds itself cheering that an American city will not be hosting the Olympics.

Rio Celebrates 2016 Olympics Win (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousand of Brazilian fans broke out into a spontaneous celebration as Rio de Janeiro won the bid to host the 2016 Olympics. Go here for more. Get...

Obama Blows the Olympics

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Guy T. Saperstein

Losing the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro just shows that Dick Cheney, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and the Republicans have been right all along. Relying on reasoning, discussion and goodwill is bullshit.

2016 Olympics Announcement: Chicago Eliminated In First Round Shocker (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a major upset, Chicago was eliminated in the first round of IOC voting for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Tokyo, considered the underdog at the outset, ...

Rio in 2016: A Great Consolation Prize for U.S. Hispanics With South American Ties

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Rio should be a tremendous source of pride for the millions of U.S.-born Hispanics whose familial roots stretch not only south of the border, but south of the hemisphere.

Rio's Final 2016 Olympics Pitch: 'Time To Light The Olympic Cauldron In A Tropical Country' (VIDEO)

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COPENHAGEN — Rio de Janeiro delivered a passionate appeal for South America to be awarded the Olympics for the first time. Brazilian President ...

Hours Before Olympics Vote, It's A Dead Heat

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COPENHAGEN — In 30 minutes, it will be over. Years of preparations, arm-twisting, sweet-talking and hopes will be rejected or rewarded Friday w...

Chicago Favored To Host 2016 Olympics, Rio Close Second

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COPENHAGEN — In 30 minutes, it will be over. Years of preparations, arm-twisting, sweet-talking and hopes will be rejected or rewarded Friday w...

What Rivalry? Brazil's Lula Says He Urged Obama To Make Olympics Trip

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COPENHAGEN — Brazil's president says he's not worried that U.S. President Barack Obama is coming to Denmark to lobby that Chicago and not Rio de...

Olympics Countdown: Rio, Chicago Squaring Off In Copenhagen

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COPENHAGEN — Rio or Chicago? Risk vs. reliable. For the International Olympic Committee, the biggest decision in choosing the city to host the ...