• LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed
    The Associated Press4 hours ago

    LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed

    The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics released details of a nearly unheard-of budget plan Friday, insisting $5.3 billion will be enough to cover both operational and infrastructure costs for an Olympics that won't need any new, permanent stadiums. The cost would be less than half that

  • AP Source: NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    AP Source: NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics

    NHL players could still go to the 2018 Olympics, but it won't be in exchange for extending the collective bargaining agreement through 2025. A person with direct knowledge of the decision said the Players' Association on Friday rejected the NHL's offer to extend the current CBA three years

  • Bolt says 200-meter world record now likely beyond him
    The Associated Press

    Bolt says 200-meter world record now likely beyond him

    Usain Bolt again said he doesn't plan to run the 200 meters in his final season, realizing that his world record of 19.19 seconds is now likely beyond him. Speaking Friday in Monaco before picking up the IAAF's male athlete of the year award for a sixth time, the 30-year-old Bolt said he thought

  • Bolt is IAAF athlete of year; Ayana wins women's award
    The Associated Press

    Bolt is IAAF athlete of year; Ayana wins women's award

    Usain Bolt is track and field's male athlete of the year, winning the award from the sport's governing body for a sixth time. Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia won the women's award, after her world-record run to win Olympic gold in the 10,000 meters. The awards were handed out Friday by the IAAF