Scott Blackmun, left, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO, speaks as Larry Probst, right, USOC chairman, listens during a news conference Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Redwood City, Calif. U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active opposition. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

“We want to see a positive trend, and the sooner the better,” said USOC chairman Larry Probst, who was joined by CEO Scott Blackmun and the leaders of the Boston bid at a news conference. “We want to see it get to 50 percent relatively soon, and ultimately get to the mid-60s range, certainly before the vote of the IOC.”

INDIANAPOLIS | Missy Franklin is fine tuning that victory smile for her next summer international tour. America’s biggest female swimming star in London made her grand reappearance on the national stage Tuesday night, winning the U.S. national championship in the 100-meter freestyle with the second-fastest time in the world this year and assuring herself of […]

DENVER | Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office announced a celebration for Colorado athletes who completed in the Olympics on Saturday, which will include an appearance by Missy Franklin. The 17-year-old swimming star — who won four gold medals and a bronze in London in her Olympic debut — will be among those on hand at 3:30 […]

DENVER | Missy Franklin is headed back to school after winning four gold medals at the Olympics. Franklin is beginning her senior year at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora on Thursday, three days after arriving home from London. The honor student managed to squeeze in an appearance on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday before returning […]

Dubbed the “Female Phelps,” Missy Franklin put herself on the road to that nickname in her Olympic debut. On the same day in London that legendary men’s swimmer Michael Phelps collected his 22nd overall medal, Franklin captured the fifth of her first trip to the world’s largest athletic stage. “I don’t think his shoes will […]

United States' women's 4 x 100-meter medley relay team members from left, Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer, and Alison Schmitt hold their gold medals on the podium at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

LONDON | On a night when the legendary Michael Phelps exited the world stage, Missy Franklin capped a brilliant Olympic debut by helping the U.S. win gold in the women’s medley relay — with a world-record time, no less. The 17-year-old  student at Aurora’s Regis Jesuit High School gives the U.S. hope for the post-Phelps […]