• Paris shows off in race against Los Angeles for 2024 Games
    The Associated Press1 hour ago

    Paris shows off in race against Los Angeles for 2024 Games

    High-divers plunged into the River Seine, trampoline athletes somersaulted inside the Petit Palais art museum and runners raced on a floating track as Paris turned some of its world-famous landmarks over to sports on Friday in hopes of wowing the International Olympic Committee. With Paris competing

  • Paris turns into Olympic park as part of push to host 2024 Games
    Reuters1 hour ago

    Paris turns into Olympic park as part of push to host 2024 Games

    A diver plunged into the Seine while the mayor of Paris took to the river in a kayak, as the French capital transformed itself on Friday into a giant Olympic park as part of its final push to win the rights to host the 2024 Games. Paris and U.S. rival Los Angeles are the only two cities bidding to stage

  • Sochi club withdraws from league in blow to World Cup plans
    The Associated Press4 hours ago

    Sochi club withdraws from league in blow to World Cup plans

    The Russian city of Sochi's only professional soccer club says it is withdrawing from the league, in a move which calls World Cup legacy plans into question. FC Sochi says in a website statement that it's ''taking a break'' to rethink its strategy but plans to return in the 2018

  • Outspoken US swimmer Lilly King refuses to stay in her lane
    The Associated Press

    Outspoken US swimmer Lilly King refuses to stay in her lane

    Lilly King has always been one to speak her mind. ''That's just who she is,'' said her dad, Mark King. The 20-year-old made quite an impression at last year's Rio Olympics, calling out Russian star Yulia Efimova for a history of doping violations, and she has no intention of