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Odds of D.C. landing World Cup? Not good thankfully, 2020 August 12

When I wrote last week about the recurring scam of trying to convince cities to host the Olympics — and the economic ruin that usually follows those that do — I left out a part that was close to home: Washington, D.C.'s flirtation with the Games.

Twice in the past ...

Isiah Thomas' Olympic hopes were denied, not once but twice, 2020 August 12

Isiah Thomas loved to play road games, and the ones he could have been part of in 1980 might have been unlike any other in his career.

The Olympics. Inside the Soviet Union. During the Cold War.

Much still gets made of how Thomas was famously left off the U.S. ...

Dream Team Turned '92 Olympics From Contest Into Coronation, 2020 August 12

EDITORS - With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1992 Barcelona Games, where the “Dream Team” - a squad of NBA pros allowed in ...

Cycling road world championships in Switzerland canceled, 2020 August 12

GENEVA (AP) - Cycling’s road world championships in Switzerland next month were canceled Wednesday after a government ruling on mass gatherings during the pandemic was extended until October.

However, cycling's governing body said it still hoped to find a new host for the event on the same dates of Sept. ...

AP WAS THERE: 1988 Seoul Olympics, 2020 August 11

EDITORS - With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in The Clarksdale Press Register (Miss.) on Oct. 3, 1988. The story, a review of the major developments at ...

Evictions, drugs, boxing rows: reliving '88 Games in Seoul, 2020 August 11

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - EDITORS - With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. The 1988 Seoul Olympics were the last Summer Games of the Cold War era.

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The final ...

Three decades after Jones fight, gold still stings for Park, 2020 August 11

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) - EDITORS - With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. South Korean boxer Park Si-hun was interviewed 32 years after his controversial gold medal victory over Roy ...

List 3/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic, 2020 August 10

GYMNASTICS

Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew.

All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on March 7: Russia team withdrew.

Artistic World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, from March 14, Day 3 of 4, canceled.

Artistic World Cup in Doha, Qatar on March 18-21 postponed to June ...