Olympics

The Olympic Rings are displayed outside Adler airport, near Sochi, (Photo credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

USOC: 10 Cities Interested In Hosting 2024 Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games, including a joint proposal from San Diego and Mexican neighbor Tijuana.

04/26/2013

South Africa's Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves the Boshkop police station on February 14, 2013 in Pretoria East, to be taken into police custody after allegedly shooting dead his model girlfriend having mistaken her for an intruder at his upscale home. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit STR/AFP/Getty Images

‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius Arrested in Shooting Death of Model Girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa — Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national […]

92.9 The Game–02/14/2013

Turkey's  Ramazan Sahin (L) wrestles Kazakhstan's  Akzhurek Tanatarov in their Men's 66kg Freestyle bronze medal match on August 12, 2012 during the wrestling event of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo credit MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/GettyImages)

Wrestling Out as an Olympic Sport

Rulon Gardner’s epic upset of Russian wrestling great Alexander Karelin in 2000 remains one of the most compelling moments of the modern Olympics. Starting in 2020, youngsters looking to Gardner and Karelin for inspiration won’t […]

92.9 The Game–02/12/2013

File photo of Eric Rudolph, center. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Atlanta Olympic Park Bomber To Write Autobiography

The man convicted of bombing Atlanta’s Centennial Park during the 1996 summer Olympics has announced plans to write an autobiography.

01/09/2013

US women's soccer team celebrates gold (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Opinion: Olympic Gold To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Title IX

As we celebrate these women’s victories we must remember that Title IX created the opportunities for women to succeed in sports. When progressives push for public policy changes, that is what we seek: not guaranteed outcomes but guaranteed access.

10/08/2012

File photo of a McDonald's sign, seen next to an American flag. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Going For The Golden Arches – McDonald’s And The Olympics

Exploring the relationship between McDonald’s – both as a food and a brand – and the Olympics.

08/20/2012

Olympics Day 7 - Athletics

Local Track and Field Olympian Takes the Gold

ATLANTA (AJC/WAOK) – Christian Taylor won the Olympic triple jump gold medal Thursday night, beating U.S. teammate Will Claye with his fourth jump in the final. Taylor attended Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia. […]

WAOK-AM–08/12/2012

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GOSPEL NEWS: SUNDAY MORNING PRAISE SALUTES GOLD MEDALIST GABBY DOUGLAS

If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you have been amazed at the performance of Gymnast Gabby Douglas. She has won two gold medals and the hearts of millions of people around the world. In an interview, she said […]

WAOK-AM–08/12/2012

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 200m Final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 9, 2012 in London, England. (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Usain Bolt: ‘I Have No Respect’ For Carl Lewis

Usain Bolt took a momentary break from basking in his historic Olympic sprinting double to fiercely criticize Carl Lewis.

08/10/2012

US women's soccer team celebrates gold (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Olympic Gold To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Title IX

As we celebrate these women’s victories we must remember that Title IX created the opportunities for women to succeed in sports. When progressives push for public policy changes, that is what we seek: not guaranteed outcomes but guaranteed access.

08/10/2012

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