Summer Olympics

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Fort Worth Olympian's Lawsuit Against U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Moves to Federal Court

    A defamation lawsuit filed against anti-doping authorities and United States track and field star Tyson Gay is likely on the move after the United States Anti-Doping Agency asked that the case be moved from a state district court in Tarrant County court to federal court. Jon Drummond, a Fort Worth ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
  • 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

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2012

    At Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, Errol Spence's Supporters Call Bullshit Before an Olympic Loss is Turned Into a Win

    It was uncomfortably warm inside the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym on Friday afternoon, and the air wasn't moving despite the industrial-sized fan rattling loudly in a corner. No one noticed. They didn't pay any mind either to the bags hanging motionless from the ceiling or the or the TV news camera set o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    The Problem With... Cher Lloyd's "Want U Back"

    See also: The problem with... Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" The United Kingdom is revving up songs on U.S. charts this summer, likely in tandem with the 2012 London Olympics. However, instead of promoting fresh British artists like Michael Kiwanuka and Emeli Sandé, they're giving America by-t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 5, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Sandbar Cantina and Grill in Deep Ellum is Almost Beach Ready

    The Sandbar Cantina and Grill at 317 Second Ave. in Deep Ellum will have a soft opening this weekend. They're hosting the College Beach Volley Regional Championships on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. and some league play on Sunday. The guys behind Sandbar are a group of friends who have played beach ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    You Can Always Get What Yu Wants: Texas Rangers and Darvish Agree to Six-Year Deal

    ​With a 4 p.m. deadline on the horizon, T.R. Sullivan wasn't hopeful at daybreak: "The word Wednesday morning was that the Rangers' optimism has waned a bit." Sources have been saying in recent days that Japanese pitching sensation and magazine cover boy Yu Darvish wanted a five-year deal, the Tex ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Cinco de Mayo: The Top 10 Sorta Mexican Athletes in the History of Dallas

    ​Should probably consult Gustavo for a round of Ask a Mexican on this, but with it being Cinco de Mayo and all I figured I'd just crack open a Corona and give it a go myself. 10. Mike Bacsik - Well, he was a local athlete with an affinity strong feelings for about Mexicans. 9. Bryan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Luis Yanez Pisses Off Some More Folks

    ​Last time we saw Duncanville Olympic boxer Luis Yanez he was mending fences, winning fights and building a professional career while re-building his reputation. Whoops. Turns out the snotty-nose brat who got crossways with U.S. Olympic Boxing is at it again, this time acting the fool enough ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009
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    May 14, 2009
  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Made In China

    The Peking Acrobats bring magic to the DSO

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Carly Who? I Kid, I Kid.

    Looks like SEGA made the right decision putting Parker's Nastia Liukin on the cover of its Beijing 2008 Olympics video game. Here's something, then, for those who were up too late to watch morning TV: She and silver medalist Shawn Johnson were on Today today. But, hey there, what happened to Katie C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Forget Dirk, Look at the Spaceman

    Wasn't all that excited about watching the Beijing 2008 Olympics opening ceremony on tape delay tonight, till I stumbled across this extraordinary 93-photo slide show courtesy a German newspaper -- which, of course, features a couple of photos of Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki, tapped a few days back ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    On the Eve of the Olympics, How Things Have Changed for Luis Yanez

    Brian Harkin Luis Yanez, back on the U.S. Olympic boxing team When I visited Luis Yanez at his Oak Cliff boxing gym in December for a story on the light flyweight’s bid for Olympic gold, he seemed not far removed from the rough streets he had grown up on. There were no handlers, no hangers-on; it ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Down Under

    Buckner Barbecue tries to resuscitate drive-in dining

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Gold gamble

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

  • 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