“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.”
“We’ve now done the ‘little-picture’ thinking,” Pagliuca said. “We think we’ve made the major leaps.”
Association president Rune Gerhardsen says Maier died on Tuesday at his home in southern Norway. The cause of death was not given.
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 […]
Missy Franklin has been honored in a lot of places since her incredible performance at the Summer Olympics. The swimming phenom’s Aurora high school, Regis Jesuit, will do so officially with an assembly at the school on Aug. 27.
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 […]
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 […]