Olympic Games

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Before Really Getting Started, Dallas' Olympic Dream Is Over

    The Associated Press is reporting the end of Dallas' nascent and somewhat quixotic bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. According to someone briefed on the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision making process, the committee has selected Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington to further compet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Like Olympic Champs, Trinity Road Backers Will Never, Ever Quit Chasing the Gold

    The U.S. Olympic Committee met yesterday, and one of the things reportedly on the agenda was which American city, maybe Dallas, will get to bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. It's a long, obscure, secretive convoluted competition -- sort of a modern bribery pentathlon -- and we're just excited as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Mark Lamster Thinks Dallas Should Host the Olympics Because Parties Are Fun

    Judging from an altogether odd post to The Dallas Morning News's Center Stage blog, the newspaper's architecture critic, Mark Lamster, has apparently decided that those "progressive types" who might be a little wary of the city's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics are just Debbie Downers who don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    It Seems the Morning News Thinks the Olympics Can Help Save Southern Dallas

    Talk of Dallas serving as a potential host city for the Olympics has ramped up in recent weeks, in part because Dallas attorney Matt Wood has begun work to woo the 2024 Summer Games, and partly because Dallas, along with Tulsa, Oklahoma and Rochester, New York, was one of an elite group of 35 cities ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    The Problem With... Gym Class Heroes' "The Fighter" Feat. Ryan Tedder

    See also: The Problem With Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine's "Stereo Hearts" The 2012 London Olympics are a month away, but I'm not as interested as I was for Beijing 2008. If London's opening ceremony has a TARDIS float, I'll be interested. To tie in to the Olympics, Gym Class Heroes -- the hip, ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2012
  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009
  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    "Hey, Good Liukin" and Other Clever Signs Greet Gold Medalist Nastia

    Sarah McDaniel Nastia Liukin's pal Carly Patterson crashed the welcome-home party yesterday at DFW. Intern Courtney ended up at Dallas-Fort Worth International yesterday -- just in time for Nastia Liukin's meet-and-greet with the media and a few hundred well-wishers. Her account, along with some ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Collin County Confirmed as the Women’s Gymnastics Hub of the World

    Who knew the Olympics' Golden Girls live just north of here? As usual, I didn’t make time to watch the Olympics last night. But I heard we have another “home-grown” golden girl. What Carly Patterson did for Allen, Nastia Liukin will apparently do for Parker. Which prompts two respo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    The Olympics: Patriotism vs. Commercialism

    Cool. Just wish he'd carve a Mavs' logo in his scalp once in a while. Got into a teensy tiny debate last night/this morning over the Olympics. My friend – like NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol – says there’s nothing like wrapping yourself in the flag and rooting for try-hard athletes ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2008

    All He Can Be

    After a bitter separation from Special Olympics, a Lewisville father keeps pushing his Unique Athletes

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Dirk Tapped as Germany's Flag-Bearer For Friday's Olympics Opener

    Dunno how much that petition had to do with it, but Your Favorite Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki was indeed named Germany's Olympic opener flag-bearer this morning during a media whassup. The main Mav will hoist the colors during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, which takes pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Cards to Keep Cowboys Fans Out, While FC Dallas Gets an Olympian

    FC Dallas's Dax McCarty A couple of sports notes this morning. First, out of Arizona comes word that the Cardinals are going to "Protect the Nest" this season by keeping Dallas Cowboys fans outta University of Phoenix Stadium. That is, if Cowboys fans -- who, historically, fill up Arizona games and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    When Of Rome

    Maraniss discusses a special Olympics

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Dousing the Olympic Flame

    Could you take this dude? Do you even care? At the risk of getting my ass kicked by a 106-pound 19-year-old, Luis Yanez should shut his pie-hole and follow the rules. That is, if like he says, his dream is to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing. Duncanville’s Yanez, one of the planet’s t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2008

    Mark Cuban, Jason Kidd and the Olympics' Gold Double-Standard

    Mark Cuban has weighed in today with his thoughts on "The NBA and the Olympics," which is more or less his original April 2004 post with an additional 322 unedited words added to the beginning. Among them: Are we sure the Olympics is about patriotism and pride? Or is it about commercialism? Im certa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Your Last Chance to Spar With Dallas' Boxing Olympic Hopeful

    Luis Yanez Last time we saw Dallas boxer Luis Yanez it was a week before Christmas, and Yanez was hardly in the mood for peace on earth. Instead he was dreaming of wreaking havoc on the Chinese, the Cubans -- the entire world. Since then, Yanez has been in Colorado Springs training for the upcoming ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008

    Winter Funland

    It's all about the games

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    Special Olympics' "Renegade" Coach

    Mark Graham Steve Fleming, the former Special Olympics coach, laments the state of Lewisville's delegation since his dismissal. The current issue of Sports Illustrated has a story on Steve Fleming, the firebrand Lewisville coach who tried to change the nature of the Special Olympics and was kicked ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Off the Short Bus

    Steve Fleming fought to make his Special Olympians equal, and that got him torched

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2007

    Fightin' For a Spot

    Charles Hatley's not giving up on his quest to join the U.S. Olympic boxing team. Here's what you need to know about Charles Hatley: The dude's got a punch named after him. It's a step back cross to the chin, says here. Ever since that story came out, we've been watching Hatley and his quest to make ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 11, 2007

    Camel Toe Champions

    "Olympians" take Frisco

  • Calendar

    July 6, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    February 16, 2006

    Torino It Off

    This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal.

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005
  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005

    Use Some "Imagination"

    Smucker's Stars on Ice skates into town

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    The Shootist

    Terry Anderson thought he'd be in Athens right now, chasing his lifelong dream of Olympic gold. Instead, he's in prison, his life plugged full of holes.

  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Slide It In

    For Kevin Ellis and crew, getting noticed is an uphill battle

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Reason to Go to Plano

    The World Olympics Gymnastics Academy

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Down Under

    Buckner Barbecue tries to resuscitate drive-in dining

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Native Son

    The children of an American Indian hero fight for his body's return home

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Hand in Hand

    Never mind lethal injection, there's lots of Olympic spirit here

  • Culture

    February 22, 2001

    Wang Time

    Why are the Mavs still going cuckoo for Zhi Zhi? Because it's all about the upside.

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Searching for Gold

    Like other past Olympic stars, local gold medal winners often have trouble keeping track of them

  • Culture

    September 14, 2000

    She's Better Than You

    Chicks dig the roundball, but for some reason fans don't care

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Gold gamble

    Voters would decide if Olympic efforts get up to $100 million in state subsidies

  • News

    April 22, 1999
  • News

    March 18, 1999

    No means yes

    City council speaks with forked tongue on tax funding for the Olympic bid

  • Culture

    March 4, 1999

    Pickin' Cotton

    While Dallas fools around with the Olympics, the Cotton Bowl crumbles

  • Culture

    February 18, 1999

    Master stroke

    Olympic gold medalist Jerry Heidenreich has become what he swore he never would -- one hell of a swimming coach

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Truth hurts

    Think Dallas' Olympic bid won't cost taxpayers anything? Take a look at Plan B.

  • News

    October 29, 1998
  • News

    October 22, 1998
  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Give her what she wants

    Olympics committee finds Dallas boosters' attitudes toward our city council a little scary

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    Going for the gold

    If Dallas taxpayers think they will get a free ride as the city pursues the Olympics, they might want to think again

  • Music

    July 25, 1996

    Leader of the band

    Olympic music director Mark Watters steers the sound of the games

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