U.S. Olympic Committee Selects Boston To Bid For The 2024 Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Thursday that it had selected Boston to represent the United States in bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Boston's bid beat out those from Washington, San Francisco/Bay Area, and Los Angeles. Boston still has a long way to go, of course, before it can actually be chosen to host the… » 1/08/15 7:02pm 1/08/15 7:02pm

How Colorado Springs (And A Former Cold War Tactical Room) Became The…

Fast Company published a fascinating article today, which details how the United States Olympic Committee came to make its home in Colorado Springs, Colo., after winning control over amateur Olympic athletes from the NCAA and Amateur Athletic Union. It's worth a read, especially for all you Olympiphiles out there. » 6/20/12 3:30pm 6/20/12 3:30pm

The U.S. Is Not Even Trying To Host The Olympics Anymore

"America's next chance to host an Olympics would be the 2022 Winter Games. Denver and the Reno/Tahoe area have expressed interest, though the USOC would put the same caveats on a bid for those games—that there would be no attempt unless the revenue-sharing deal is worked out and the relationship with the IOC… » 8/22/11 4:40pm 8/22/11 4:40pm

IOC Keeps Stuffing Its Head Up Its Ass With Doping Policy

When athletes blame failed drug tests on protein supplements, I usually call bullshit. But in this story, U.S. swimmer Jessica Hardy missed the '08 Olympics because of a nutritional supplement, and now, she may also miss the London Games. This is bullshit! » 11/11/10 7:43pm 11/11/10 7:43pm

Please Refrain From Soiling The Spirit Of The Olympics With Your…

Here's an amusing story out of Washington involving an alternative lifestyle organization (The Northwest Bears) and the stuffy policies of the United States Olympic Committee. The Bears were busy promoting their annual summer campout which they originally dubbed "Kamp Kodiak 2008 Olympic Village," until they received… » 7/23/08 5:45pm 7/23/08 5:45pm