Kings All-Star Center DeMarcus says he wants to make sure he’s “playing my part” for Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He’s averaging 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds but has struggled with foul trouble in the team’s seven victories. The team plays Serbia on Sunday for the gold medal.
President Donald Trump "pledged his full support" for the Los Angeles bid to host a future Summer Olympics, the White House said Friday, after an Oval Office meeting with the head of the International Olympic Committee.
With Los Angeles embroiled in a particularly complex phase of its bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, President Donald Trump will meet with the head of the International Olympic Committee at the White House on Thursday.
USA Track and Field announced Tuesday that Sacramento is a finalist to host the 2020 Olympic Trials along with Eugene, Ore., and Walnut, Calif. Sacramento hosted the Trials in 2000 and 2004 and set records for attendance.
Derek Miles, a Bella Vista High School graduate and current University of South Dakota assistant track and field coach, will be presented a bronze medal after a Ukrainian pole vaulter was disqualified from the 2008 Olympics for violating anti-doping rules, the school said Thursday.
Russian officials are for the first time conceding one of the biggest conspiracies in sports history: a far-reaching doping operation that implicated scores of Russian athletes, tainting not just the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi but also the entire Olympic movement. The officials, however, continue to reject the accusation that the doping program was state-sponsored.