United States Olympic Committee

  • 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

    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 >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    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

    February 8, 2011

    Can't Believe You're Not on This List of People Who've Received Keys to the City of Dallas

    ​You have asked, and Frank Librio, the public information officer at Dallas City Hall, has answered by providing a recent sampling of the famous, infamous and who's-that?'s who have received keys to the city of Dallas. At last, a list I can get behind. Because, as I've been reminded more than once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.14.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *This is why I thought Ron Washington should have been fired on the spot last summer when he first told Texas Rangers' management about his cocaine use: He can't be trusted. Twice in the last two w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Mike Modano Talks to Unfair Park About Why Tomorrow May -- or May Not -- Be His Last Game at AAC in a Stars Uniform

    A brief history of Mike Modano's career as assembled by the Dallas Stars​The Dallas Stars' season ends Saturday night as it did last year: with a whimper, as once again Tom Hicks's hockey club fails to make the playoffs. Yet it's hard to believe tickets remain for tomorrow night's final game of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Do You Believe in Miracles ... Ye ... Well, Do You?

    I was playing catch on a lazy Friday afternoon, warming up for a chilly practice as a sophomore second baseman on Duncanville High School's baseball team when our coach came running out of the field house: "We did it! We beat the Russians!!" Was an upset last night when the U.S. beat Canada, 5-3, ... 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 >>

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    November 26, 2009
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    June 9, 2009

    Norman Brinker, Dead at 78

    Kristina BowmanThe News is reporting that Norman Brinker died this morning while on vacation in Colorado Springs; he turned 78 last Wednesday. Brinker, of course, is the Colorado-born chairman emeritus of Brinker International -- and the man who, in 1984, took Larry Lavine's Chili's concept public; ... More >>

  • News

    February 19, 2009

    Is Dallas Boxer Luis Yanez a Future World Champion or Just a Suburban Myth?

    He was an Olympic disappointment, but with his first pro fight on Friday, Yanez is out to prove he's the real deal.

  • News

    August 21, 2008

    What a Drag

    Not long ago a rising All-Star, Josh Howard is suddenly regressing professionally and personally

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    Fine, I’ll Say It. Michael Phelps is Overrated

    Over-hyped. Clap. Clap. Clapclapclap. Over-hyped. Clap. Clap. Clapclapclap. I know, I know. But hear me out. Michael Phelps, the U.S. Olympic golden boy, isn’t overrated athletically. He’s amazing, of course. In Beijing he’s 5-for-5. As in gold medals and world records. We’re all imp ... 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

    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 22, 2008
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    April 17, 2008

    Volleyball in a Parking Lot or Bowling in a Bar? Pick 'Em. No, this is not the photo that was supposed to run with today's Bible Girl column. It's Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, competing this weekend in Arlington's volleyball throwdown. For those who despise mainstream sports and aren’t the least bit titillated by playoff drama, this is for ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    At 19 (Almost), Duncanville Fighter Is (Already) USA Boxing's Brightest Young Rising Star

    USA Boxing Duncanville's Luis Yanez is already being hyped as USA Boxing's best and brightest -- we'll find out this week in Chicago, just maybe. Duncanville High School product Luis Yanez turns a whopping 19 on Thursday, and as an early birthday present, the kid is the recipient of a flattering an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2007

    Max'd Out

    Meet a pop art legend

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Bob Hayes is Resting in Peace, If Only You Could Find Him

    Almost one month ago, there appeared in the Florida Times-Union a story I've yet to hear or see commented upon locally: Bob Hayes, holder of more than 20 Dallas Cowboys records (including 71 career TDs and 20 yards per reception), is buried in an unmarked grave in his hometown of Jacksonville, Flori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    Hatley One Step -- and Punch -- Closer to Making U.S. Olympic Team After Weekend Win

    Charles Hatley scored a weekend win over state boxing champ Jose Orozco. We're late on this, but since we wrote about our man Charles Hatley last week in this space, we thought an update was in order. In case you've forgotten, Hatley is the local boxer we've written about before who has a punch name ... 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 >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    I Love Josh Howard

    ...And great basketball

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2007

    Pimpin' Olympians

    Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth has been taking meals with ex-Tom Hicks partner Charles Tate. No word if Tate's actually on the menu. Seems Tom Hicks ain't the only member of the Fab Four -- which is to say, the buyout artists formerly known as Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst -- with a thing for the s ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006
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    October 27, 2006

    Who Owns "America's Team"?

    How this lawsuit slipped past the offensive line is beyond me; maybe Flozell Adams and Marc Colombo let it through, like everybody else trying to sack whoever's under center for Your Dallas Cowboys. But on October 16, the Dallas Cowboys and NFL Properties filed a federal suit in the Northern Distric ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005
  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Tommy's Gun

    How the tattooed Motley Crue sleaze won my heart

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Not Rockne

    A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter

  • 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

  • Film

    September 19, 2002

    Choice Documentary

    Fencer Peter Westbrook shows he may be mightier than the sword

  • News

    January 3, 2002


    Buzz looks back on 2001 and proves once again that the boy just ain't normal

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Down Under

    Buckner Barbecue tries to resuscitate drive-in dining

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Hand in Hand

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

  • News

    May 18, 2000


    Top-ranked boxer Jesus "El Matador" Chavez pummels opponents in the ring, but he's losing his biggest fight against a real heavyweight -- the INS

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    A clockwork Buzz

    1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Power play

    Coaches and parents in the area's elite youth hockey league say the Dallas Stars are trying to ice anyone who threatens their control of the kid hockey business

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Gold gamble

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

  • Culture

    March 4, 1999

    Pickin' Cotton

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

  • News

    January 7, 1999

    Look back in confusion

    Buzz remembers the year that might have been and proves that not only the winners write the history

  • 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

  • Culture

    November 27, 1997

    Pucking great

    Mike Modano has finally become the hockey player he always wanted to be

  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Rapper's delight

    Erotic D looks Beyond 2000

  • News

    February 1, 1996

    Games Grownups Play

    Recruiting violations. Cutthroat competion. Big money. Larger egos. It isn't NCAA football. It's kids' soccer, Dallas style.

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