Almost half of all tickets for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be sold for $30 or less in a bid to make the Games “as affordable as possible,” the organising committee said on Tuesday.
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HARTFORD, Conn. — A former Olympic and professional runner from Ethiopia who was due to give birth in three weeks has died after collapsing at a Connecticut restaurant, but doctors were able to save her baby, her friends said Wednesday.
Amanda Bingson hammered out danger and hammered out warning. Then the former Silverado High and UNLV product hammered out a new American record in the women’s hammer throw, twirling and tossing the 8.82-pound ball and chain from a field just north of historic Drake Stadium to a field just south of Sioux Falls.
Last time, it was pizza in a Chicago hotel lobby that convinced him to come back. This time, it was pasta in a Las Vegas restaurant.
He won six gold medals of a possible eight at the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona — only Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz won more in a single Olympics — and is considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. But you wouldn’t know this from visiting the Vitaly Scherbo School of Gymnastics at 3250 N. Bronco St., a mile east of the Cheyenne exit off the 95 freeway.
My life is complete. I found a Greco. He’s the real deal with a name to match. Panagiotys Gounaridis.
Did you know that Abe Lincoln was a freestyle wrestler? He wasn’t the only president who wrestled. Andrew Jackson wrestled. Why do you think they called him Old Hickory?
As much as amateur wrestling would like to avoid politics, it has no choice but to engage in them if it wants to remain in the Olympics beyond 2016.
Want to get an amateur wrestling fan upset? Bring up World Wrestling Entertainment or drop a Vince McMahon reference on him.
I always will remember the 80,000 strong, rising and cheering and shaking Olympic Stadium to its foundation.
Las Vegas will host the 2015 World Wrestling Championships, the first qualifying event for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The championships will be held in September 2015 at Orleans Arena.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - For wrestling, this might have been the ultimate body slam: getting tossed out of the Olympic rings.
There's no questioning Zou Shiming's amateur boxing credentials - three appearances at the Olympics for China that culminated in two gold medals and a bronze, along with three gold medals and a silver at the World Championships.
The Fierce Five won't be out in full force - McKayla Maroney is recovering from a fractured tibia - but there will still be plenty to be impressed by when The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions tumbles into the Thomas & Mack Center at 7:30 p...
Say this about Aly Raisman: She's not one to pull down the shades on a window of opportunity. The shelf life of a gymnast's career varies, but those who earn Olympic gold often discover ways to extend moments that follow the magazine covers and...
Before the Blade Runner, there was the forerunner. Before Oscar Pistorius - the South African sprinter who this summer became the first double amputee ever to compete in the Olympics - there was American Marlon Shirley, who had previously owned the...
It has been only a week since Morgan Freeman's last Visa commercial. The Olympics from London ended last Sunday, but it seems longer than that. There was no beach volleyball on TV Sunday, no water polo. True, there were four Little League games, and...
Long before the first punch was thrown in London, Dawn Barry of Barry's Boxing in Las Vegas knew the nine men representing the United States would not win a medal. "We didn't give our kids a chance to succeed, she said, blaming a lack of leadership at USA Boxing that has not groomed athletes.
A runner named Kiprotich winning the Olympic marathon? Hardly a surprise. That he was the one from Uganda and not Kenya? Major surprise.
LONDON - Most medals, most gold medals. The U.S. got what it wanted from these Olympics.
This was no Dream Team. This was reality.
LONDON -- This is what happens when some become incredibly rich and successful. They are often single-minded in scope, never considering the alternative to something they believe a business opportunity that will line their pockets even more. They...
Seventeen days ago, before Usain Bolt again proved himself the planet's fastest human, before a man with fiber legs competed against able-bodied athletes, before Michael Phelps won more medals than anyone in Olympic history and American gymnast Gabby Douglas made her own for a person of color, before more questions about doping arose and female badminton players brought disgrace to the games, the goal was to inspire generations.