The International Olympic Committee warned organizers of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro five years ago that construction contracts they drew up could give developers incentives to cut corners, presaging problems with athletes’ housing that drew complaints from several countries this week, documents showed.
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Archery people from around the world and around the United States — but mostly from places such as South Dakota — were making their way to the Equestrian Center. They wielded high-tech bows affixed with pulleys and wheels. Quivers of arrows were strapped across shoulders. This was Las Vegas Shoot 2016.
The issue of transgender athletes recently gained wider global attention when Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion, announced he had undergone gender reassignment surgery and was now living as a woman, Caitlyn Jenner.
Five members of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors have been named among the list of 30 finalists announced Monday for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team.
U.S. Olympic gold medalist skier Picabo Street was charged with assault and domestic violence after an alleged altercation with her father, The Salt Lake Tribune reported on Wednesday.
When Las Vegas was first proposed as a host site for the 2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup of curling, many laughed and shook their heads. The tournament — or bonspiel, as they say in curling — in Sin City ended up being a smashing success.
The Review-Journal Sports will unveil some new features beginning this week. Those changes began in Sunday's print edition with columnist Ron Kantowski debuting his Las Vegas Insider. He will report on the sports people that make up the city.
When some of us were kids, bobsled was a sport mostly shown on two-week tape delay in black-and-white. It usually was on "Wide World of Sports" when Jim McKay still sported a crew cut.
Kobe Bryant, who is retiring after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the NBA season, would be very happy to give an encore performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Last week's Paris killings have raised fears about the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, a country with so little history of terrorism that the president has played down the chance of an attack and legislators long resisted bills to make it a crime.
Russia could be banned from international athletics, including the 2016 Olympic Games, after an anti-doping commission report on Monday alleged widespread corruption and collusion that added up to a state-sponsored drugs culture in a sporting superpower.
Las Vegas, known as the town of free-standing sporting events, will host the World Men's Curling Championships in 2018.
USA Basketball announced Friday that longtime San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been selected to replace Mike Krzyzewski as coach of the men's national team.
U.S. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy, who won a silver medal at last year's Sochi Olympics, came out as gay in a cover story for ESPN The Magazine published on Thursday, making him the first openly gay action sports athlete.
Five additional sports — baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing — have been recommended by the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics for inclusion at the 2020 Summer Games, it was announced on Monday.
Five cities are in the running to stage the 2024 Olympic Games.
During the spring of 1980, Lee Kemp, a celebrated amateur wrestler from the University of Wisconsin, had an Afro and a dream.
Los Angeles was selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said.
More than five years have passed since then-18-year-old Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead San Diego State over UNLV for the 2010 Mountain West Tournament championship at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Since 2006, USA Basketball's men's national team has found a summer home in Las Vegas. But when the organization unveiled plans a couple of years ago to build a new headquarters in Tempe, Ariz., the fear was the move from Colorado Springs, Colo., to Tempe also would mean saying goodbye to Las Vegas.
They tend to live in the moment around USA Basketball. Never reacting much to the past, rarely predicting the future. They also don't seem to hold grudges. At least not against one of the world's best players.
UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice spoke from a hallway adjacent to the Mendenhall Center's practice courts, several of his players gathering inside that doorway as the likes of James Harden and Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul competed in drills. They watched every dribble, soaked in every pass.
It was the summer of 1992, and Tom Thibodeau was trying to work his way up in the NBA. He had spent the prior season serving as an advance scout for the Seattle SuperSonics. Now, he was in San Antonio as an assistant for Jerry Tarkanian, who at age 62 was a rookie head coach with the Spurs.