Olympics

Chinese people wearing traditional costumes gather to celebrate as Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Shijiazhuang, the capital of northern China\'s Hebei province on July 31, 2015.  Performers erupted into orchestrated dancing and flag-waving in Beijing as the Chinese capital won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics host, with experts describing it as the only \"safe\" choice but campaign groups condemning the decision.   CHINA OUT   AFP PHOTO

The Olympics Are Heading Back To Beijing

By David Heim The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Friday that Beijing has won the rights to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, marking the second time Beijing will have the honors. Beijing defeated Kazakhstan […]

07/31/2015

FILE -- Bruce Jenner attends a charity event in New York in September 2013. (credit: Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

People In Jenner’s Home Town Of Tarrytown Support Former Olympic Star’s Transformation

On Monday, the buzz about Jenner from Tarrytown resident and visitor alike was because of his decision to live his life as a woman.

04/27/2015

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Q&A With Former Russian Hockey Player Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Fetisov On ‘Red Army’

“Red Army” revolves around Vyacheslav “Slava” Fetisov – the captain, leader, and soul of the hockey squad. While you’ll find the perfunctory highlights and archived evidence of Russia’s hockey acumen, the film is wonderfully spliced by sidebars between Fetisov and director Gabe Polsky.

01/22/2015

Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker addresses the media during a press conference to announce Boston as the U.S. applicant city to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on January 9, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images for the USOC)

Boston Gets Nod, Is US Bidder For 2024 Summer Olympics

The USOC picked Boston on Thursday as the American nominee for the 2024 Summer Games, choosing the sports-mad academic and high-tech Hub over San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington.

01/09/2015

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Boomer & Carton: Ex-Giant David Wilson Making Run At Olympics

David Wilson’s NFL career was cut short by a degenerative neck condition, but that hasn’t dampened the 23-year-old’s spirits. That much was evident Monday morning.

WFAN–11/03/2014

Michael Phelps of the United States swims in the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final during day four of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships at Gold Coast Aquatics on August 24, 2014 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Olympian Michael Phelps Arrested On DUI Charge In Maryland

Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.

09/30/2014

Caroline Wozniacki, Meb Keflezighi and New York City Marathon President Mary Wittenberg with Team for Kids participants. (Credit: WCBS 880/Marla Diamond)

Meb Keflezighi, Caroline Wozniacki To Run In 2014 NYC Marathon

Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki plan to run in the 2014 New York City Marathon on behalf of Team for Kids, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

07/31/2014

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6 Of The Most Devastating Team USA Losses In History

You win some and you lose some, but these losses hurt and they hurt bad. And let’s be honest, Sunday’s match against Portugal felt like a defeat …

06/23/2014

Olympic Rings (Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Boston, LA, San Francisco, DC Emerge As U.S. Choices For 2024 Olympics

An American bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running.

06/14/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill De Blasio Rules Out Making Bid To Host 2024 Olympic Games

De Blasio’s senior adviser Peter Ragone told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb they rejected the possible Olympic bid after a cost benefit discussion.

05/28/2014

A general view of the atmosphere around the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Day 2 of the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Report: NYC May Make Another Pitch To Host Summer Olympics

While Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he would work with Gov. Andrew Cuomo if a bid is planned, he has previously expressed little interest in hosting the Olympics.

05/14/2014

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24Gallo Images/Getty Images)

High Drama At Pistorius Murder Trial As Cross-Examination Concludes

Pistorius steered away from a direct response to the prosecutor’s invitation to take the blame for Reeva Steenkamp’s killing, saying only that he opened fire because he believed his life was under threat.

04/15/2014

Michael Phelps (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

He’s Back! Michael Phelps Ends Retirement, Could Target Rio Olympics

The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games in late April. “I think he’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes,” Phelps’ coach told the AP.

04/14/2014

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Witness Describes ‘Blood-Curdling’ Screams As Pistorius Murder Trial Begins

Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius’ gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp.

03/03/2014

(FILES): This August 17, 2008 file photo shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing in the men's 4 x 100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing. USA Swimming suspended Olympic superstar Michael Phelps for three months on February 5, 2009, a "reprimand" after a published photograph showed him apparently smoking marijuana. The national governing body of the sport stressed that the punishment was not for a doping violation, but said they wanted to send a "s trong message" to Phelps about his status as a role model for young people.

Top 5 Moments In Olympic History

For the past 118 years, the Modern Olympics have given us some of the most incredible moments in sports history. Paring them down to a mere five was a monumental task.

02/25/2014

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