An up-and-coming runner from Ethiopia conquered his first Bay to Breakers and Olympian Ryan Hall placed as high as any American since 1986.Tolossa Gedefa Fufi, 23, won the men’s field in the 102nd Bay to Breakers presented by Craigslist on Sunday, finishing the 12-kilometer race through the heart of The City in 35 minutes 1 second. Hall finished in second place 39 seconds later. Read More
Flamboyant Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is getting a lot of attention for his new reality show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” But it’s not the good kind of attention.
The Hollywood Reporter calls him a “lovable dope” who combines the worst stereotypes of frat boys with a big cuddly Labrador retriever. Nice! TV has been missing that very thing. Read More
The U.S. Olympic Committee is looking for cities interested in bidding for the 2024 Summer Games.
The USOC sent letters to the mayors of 35 cities — including San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento — Tuesday to gauge interest in a potential bid to bring the Summer Olympics back to the country for the first time since 1996. Read More
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter dubbed the Blade Runner, was charged Thursday in the Valentine’s Day slaying of his girlfriend at his upscale home in South Africa, a shocking twist to one of the feel-good stories of last summer’s Olympics. Read More
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III said nationalistic pride fanned by the London Olympics would further fire up interest in the matches against Europe’s best dozen golfers starting on Friday.
“Our whole country is interested, because it’s the U.S. team. We just went through an Olympics, and this is becoming like the Olympics for America,” Love told reporters on Wednesday. Read More
LONDON — London bid farewell to the Olympic Games on Sunday with a high-octane romp through British pop music, bringing the curtain down on more than two weeks of action at the end of which the United States topped the sporting world with 46 gold medals.
There was another sellout crowd at the 80,000-capacity athletics stadium in East London for the final act of the tournament, and another 300 million people were expected to tune in on television sets around the world. Read More
The U.S. men's basketball team proved that talent and team play could overcome a shortfall in size as they beat an inspired Spain 107-100 to win the Olympic gold on Sunday. Read More
LONDON — The United States flexed its Olympian track and field muscles Wednesday as Allyson Felix won the 200-meter gold, Aries Merrit claimed the 110-meter hurdles, Brittney Reese the long jump and Ashton Eaton took a stranglehold on the decathlon at halfway. Read More
San Francisco’s Shannon Rowbury easily moved into the semifinals of the 1,500-meter race on Monday at the London Olympics after she turned in a solid time of 4 minutes, 06.03 seconds.Rowbury, who was the highest-qualifying American, finished seventh in her heat, but her time would have been fast enough to win either of the other two qualifying heats. Ethiopia’s Abeba Aregawi was the top qualifier at 4:04.55. Read More
Michael Phelps became the first male swimmer to win the same event at three successive Olympics when he clinched the men’s 200-meter individual medley gold medal at the London Games on Thursday.
The American may no longer be the unstoppable force he was in Beijing four years ago, but he still provided an everlasting reminder of his incredible talent and determination by winning the grueling multi-discipline event. Read More