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Time to Stop the 'Cold' War at Winter Games

Mike Smith | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

Is it time to crawl under my desk yet? Like the ice and snow in Sochi, can't we have a thawing of our relationship with Russia? The continued undermining of the Sochi Games and trying to miscast Putin's Olympics as a $50 billion ego trip really needs to stop.

U.S. Olympic Committee Wants Games Back In 2024

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 12.03.2013 | Sports

The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee says "it is our intention to bid" for the 2024 Olympics if a number of criteria are met — the strongest i...

Sports Leagues Embrace Progress on Climate Change

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

The single most important thing we can do to address the urgent ecological challenges we face is change cultural expectations and attitudes about how we relate to the planet. The motivation for sports to engage in greening is simple.

Is The U.S. Olympics Committee Making A Pro-Gay Gesture Toward Russia?

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee board revised its non-discrimination policy to include sexual o...

Stop Child Abuse in Sport

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 07.09.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

We wish to make a commitment to learn more about the problem and to combat it by taking steps to educate and ensure that those organizations involved in youth sports implement policies to stop abuse.

Want To Host The Olympics?

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 02.19.2013 | Sports

-- The U.S. Olympic Committee is looking for cities interested in bidding for the 2024 Summer Games. The USOC sent letters to the mayors of 35 citie...

Team USA Coach On Training Olympians

Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living

Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series. During the 2012 London Olympics, HuffPost Healthy Living will take a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons f...

An Olympic Ban of Nations With Anti-Gay Policies Is a Terrible Idea

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 09.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

No gymnast, swimmer, diver, runner or rower should be held back from the Games because of policies they have no control over. I wish people would stop trying to play politics with the hopes and dreams of these athletes.

Ponies and Stripes Forever: The Olympics' Shameless Polo Product Placement

Anne Zeiser | Posted 09.19.2012 | Media
Anne Zeiser

So it seems the mega-pony on the U.S. uniform represents how we have sold our loftiest commodity -- our national honor -- to corporate branding.

USOC Passes On 2022 Olympic Games Bid

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 07.05.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- The U.S. Olympic Committee will not bid for the 2022 Winter Games, instead choosing to explore the possibility of hosting either the Summer ...

Olympics: Coming Back To The US?

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 12.11.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If there's any sense of urgency to bring the Olympics back to the United States, the president of the IOC isn't tippin...

BP Extends U.S. Olympic Committee Sponsorship

AP | By EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- BP extended its sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Committee through the 2016 Games on Thursday, giving the USOC a boost as it...

One Year After Chicago 2016 Failure, US Olympic Committee Regroups

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After a year of turmoil and one grand humiliation, the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee feel they're on their way...

Denver Olympic Bid Gets Boost From USOC's Decision Not To Pursue 2020 Games

Colorado Springs Gazette | BRIAN GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Olympic Committee doesn't plan to bid on the 2020 Summer Games,...

Stephanie Streeter, USOC Chief Who Botched Chicago Olympics, Made Over $1 Million Last Year

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — In less than a year, Stephanie Streeter earned about $1 million as acting CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, according to tax reports f...

New USOC Headquarters

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders have cut the ribbon on their new headquarters, the cornerstone of a $53 million project...

The First Monday of April Gives Us Lotsa "Maybes" as to Why We Love Sport

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Maybe the first Monday in April is the day we can point to where we all learned from sport in some way, and can use those examples in our everyday life.

U.S. Olympic Committee Won't Seek 2020 Summer Games After Chicago 2016 Failure

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After the embarrassing failure of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Games, the United States Olympic Committee has announced it won't put forward a ca...

USOC Belongs in Colorado, Not Mississippi

Michael D. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael D. Brown

Flying under the radar has been the surprising story of the United States Olympic Committee and the City of Colorado Springs arguing about money, facilities and threats to leave the state.

USOC Looking Local For New CEO: Report

Colorado Springs Independent | Ralph Routon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

For those who have been hoping that the U.S. Olympic Committee would hire a new CEO with local ties to Colorado Springs, there is positive news today....

Stephanie Streeter, USOC Chief, Leaving After Chicago Olympics Bust

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Six months of shaky decisions and turmoil came to a head for the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday when its acting CEO said she would step down, bri...

USOC Leadership: Winter Olympics In U.S. A Possibility, Denver On The Short List

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK — Leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee would consider bidding to bring a Winter Games to America as part of a larger effort to repair ...

'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 ...

Colorado Springs Gazette Won't Send Reporters To Olympics For First Time Since 1977

The Colorado Springs Independent | Pam Zubeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As Freedom Communications Holdings Inc., moves through bankruptcy, its second-largest newspaper -- the Gazette -- is showing sharp declines in circula...

Scott Blackmun Named USOC Chief

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Olympic Committee has turned to Scott Blackmun, a former interim leader for the organization, to become its third chief executive officer in ...