Italy to host Olympics in 2026
For weeks, it seemed that Italy held the edge in bidding for the 2026 Winter Games. On Monday, Olympic leaders made it official.
The cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo beat out a bid by Sweden on a 47-34 vote as the International Olympic Committee made good on its desire to return to a traditional winter sports setting.
Italy recently hosted the Winter Olympics, with Turin serving as host in 2006.
Sweden had proposed Stockholm and Are in hopes of earning its first Winter Games, but government officials had not promised significant support. Municipal officials in Stockholm had stated they would not sign the IOC’s host city contract.
Italy will rely mainly on existing facilities but must build an athletes village.
The 2028 Olympic Games should turn a record $1-billion profit, Los Angeles Mayor
The profit from the 1984 Olympics funded LA84, a foundation that has used those surplus funds to supply grants to more than 3,000 youth sports organizations, providing programming for almost 4 million children. Garcetti said a billion-dollar surplus from LA 2028 could provide a perpetual legacy for youth sports in the city.
CHRB’s power boosted by bill
The power of the California Horse Racing Board grew when the Legislature unanimously approved a bill that would grant the regulatory body the authority to suspend or move racing days without a 10-day public notice period.
The bill, SB 469, has to be signed by
If a California bill that would allow college athletes to profit from the use of their images and likenesses becomes law, the state’s schools could be prohibited from competing in NCAA championships, President
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The Rams will open training camp at UC Irvine on July 27, and seven practices will be open to the public, the team announced.
Admission to practices is free, but tickets are required. Fans can register for tickets at therams.com/trainingcamp. Ticket registration also will be available at UC Irvine. Prepaid parking is available at www.parking.uci.edu/rams.
The Rams will practice against the Chargers on Aug. 3 and against the Raiders in Napa before their Aug. 10 exhibition opener at Oakland.
A federal judge approved a settlement calling for the Rams to pay up to $24 million to personal seat license holders in St. Louis.
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