'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Thirteen years after he stood on the podium in Sydney, Lance Armstrong was stripped of his bronze medal from the 2000 Olympics because of doping.
Can't you just hear President Obama's speech to the U.S. Olympic athletes when they visit the White House? He'll point to their gold medals and say, "You didn't win that. Government did it for you. We built the Olympic training center the roads that lead to it we provide the coaches and team doctors. Since we won the medals for you, please place them in the communal pot behind the stage.
By any measure, the 2012 London Games will be considered a booming success for the United States.
Swimming, track and field, basketball, women's soccer, Serena Williams and Aly Raisman. They all found their way onto U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst's highlight list from the London Games.
The White House says President Obama supports a measure that would exempt U.S. Olympians from taxes on their prizes.
Allyson Felix waited. And waited. What was just a few seconds seemed an eternity as she looked up from the track at the scoreboard and watched the names appear. Carmelita Jeter. Tianna Madison. Jeneba Tarmoh. Allyson Felix.
In October 2009, LaShawn Merritt walked into a 7-Eleven a few minutes from his home in Suffolk, Va., after an evening at a nightclub. He paid cash for a box of condoms and had the clerk add a packet of four blue pills behind the counter called ExtenZe.
With the U.S. Olympic Committee caught red-faced earlier this month for dressing our nation's athletes in uniforms made in China, one harkens back to the day when "Made in America" was more than a nostalgic slogan.
Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue - but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming.
The U.S. plans to stick with its short-handed men's Olympic basketball team — at least for now.
Men with earpieces and dark suits, two metal detectors and a bomb-sniffing dog whose wet nose dribbled on the marble floor stood outside the Hilton Anatoles Grand Ballroom on Monday. This wasn't normal for the U.S. Olympic Committee's media summit: First lady Michelle Obama was minutes away.
YouTube is adding to its original programming by launching channels specializing in female dramas and U.S. Olympic athletes.
U.S. Olympic Committee leaders will resume negotiations with the IOC this week about the revenue-sharing dispute that's been blocking potential American bids for the games, including the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim apologized for questioning the motives of the men who accused his longtime assistant of molesting them as minors, saying his comments were especially insensitive to the overall issue of child abuse.