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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

U.S. Olympic Movement Focuses on Paris, With Eye Toward LA28

Yes, the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games are in Paris and yes, competition begins in less than a week and yes, there will be plenty of focus on the present. Yet within the U.S. Olympic movement, there is also a sense that this is just the preamble. Paris is a chance to re-light the […]

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CONCACAF Colombia US Soccer
United States midfielder Rose Lavelle, right, dribbles past Colombia midfielder Marcela Restrepo during a CONCACAF Gold Cup game in March in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

2024 Paris Olympics Will be Historic for Women’s Sports

One of the main talking points ahead of the 2024 Olympic Summer Games has been numerical gender parity on the field of play with equal representation of male and female athletes. Within the U.S. Olympic movement, that milestone has been the norm for multiple Games. The infrastructure around women’s sports has grown dramatically since the […]

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La Concorde venue
The Place de la Concorde venue will host 3X3 basketball, BMX freestyle, breaking and skateboarding during the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

3×3 Basketball Ready to Shine at 2024 Paris Olympics

The 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris are a big step forward for many sports and among those looking forward to the spotlight is men’s and women’s 3×3 basketball after its Olympic debut in 2021 in Tokyo was with no fans in attendance. The 3×3 competition in Paris will take place in a festival-type atmosphere […]

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Jim Tooley: USA Basketball’s Road to Paris and the Olympic Games

One of the most high-profile sports in the Olympic Summer Games in Paris will be basketball. The USA Basketball teams have been some of the most dominant in Olympic history in any sport. The women’s team looks to extend its streak to eight consecutive gold medals and the men’s team looks for its fifth in […]

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OLY–Volleyball Glance
Jordan Larson spikes the ball during a U.S. women's volleyball semifinal match against Serbia at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The one thing Larson will not forget when packing before the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris is vitamins and recovery tools. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

What to Pack for the Summer Olympics When You’re an Olympian

Some of the best athletes in the world in their respective sports will be in the spotlight during the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games — but before they get to Paris, they have to pack for Paris. So what are the things they can’t leave home without? SportsTravel has canvassed opinions from dozens of […]

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OLY Paris 2024 Venues Photo Gallery
A surfer rides a wave in Teahupo'o, Tahiti, French Polynesia. The world-famous surf spot is set to host the 2024 Paris Olympics surfing competition. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole, File)

Olympic Games’ Reach Extends Beyond Paris

For all of the attention on Paris’ use of temporary venues and existing landmarks throughout the city for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, plenty of the focus has also been on a venue nearly 10,000 miles away where surfing will be organized in the Teahupo’o village in the overseas territory of French Polynesia. “The women […]

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Paris Olympics Mayor Swim
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee, swim in the Seine river Wednesday in Paris. After months of anticipation, Anne Hidalgo swam in the Seine Rive, fulfilling a promise she made in January nine days before the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympics. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Paris Mayor, Olympic Executive Swim in Seine Before Opening Ceremony

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Paris 2024 Organizing Committee President Tony Estanguet swam Wednesday in the Seine River, fulfilling a promise to show that the long-polluted waterway was clean enough to host swimming competitions during the 2024 Olympic Summer Games as well as part of the opening ceremony, now only nine days away. Clad in […]

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Team USA One for all

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation Announces New Fundraising Campaign

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, has announced its largest fundraising campaign ever with a goal to raise $500 million by the time the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games begin in Los Angeles. The foundation promoted its “One for All: The Campaign […]

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River Eiffel
The River Seine will be the host for the Opening Ceremony with dozens of boats floating down the regenerated area with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

Paris Olympic Organizers Reveal Backup Plans for Swimming in Seine

The organizing committee for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris has revealed backup plans for open-water events if the Seine River remains unsuitable for swimming due to unsafe levels of E. coli. Triathlon and marathon swimming events are scheduled to take place in the river but rising levels of bacteria have been detected in […]

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Jamie Davis Named Chief Executive Officer at USA Water Polo

Jamie Davis, the outgoing chief executive officer at USA Volleyball, will has been approved as the new chief executive officer at USA Water Polo effective October 1 after a recent meeting of the USA Water Polo Board of Directors. Davis will depart his role at USA Volleyball in late September after an eight-year run. His […]

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