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Jul 28, 2015

‘Dead in water’ U.S. swimming team expects slow start in Kazan

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – USA Swimming was rubbing its hands with glee when it announced a squad packed full of gold medal winners and record breakers for the 2015 world championships, but that was a year ago and the team that lands in Kazan may need time to fire on all cylinders.

Twelve months can be an eternity in the pool and while Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte take huge reputations to Russia, the form they were in then and where they are now are likely to be poles apart.

Jul 28, 2015

‘Dead in water’ U.S. team expects slow start in Kazan

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – USA Swimming was rubbing its hands with glee when it announced a squad packed full of gold medal winners and record breakers for the 2015 world championships, but that was a year ago and the team that lands in Kazan may need time to fire on all cylinders.

Twelve months can be an eternity in the pool and while Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte take huge reputations to Russia, the form they were in then and where they are now are likely to be poles apart.

Jul 28, 2015

Swimming-’Dead in water’ U.S. team expects slow start in Kazan

July 28 (Reuters) – USA Swimming was rubbing its hands with glee when it announced a squad packed full of gold medal winners and record breakers for the 2015 world championships, but that was a year ago and the team that lands in Kazan may need time to fire on all cylinders.

Twelve months can be an eternity in the pool and while Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte take huge reputations to Russia, the form they were in then and where they are now are likely to be poles apart.

Jul 27, 2015

Boston flop a sobering reminder to Toronto

TORONTO (Reuters) – Basking in the glow of a hugely successful Pan American Games

Toronto mayor John Tory was looking at an Olympic bid in a more sobering light on Monday as Boston pulled out of the 2024 Summer Games race.

Jul 27, 2015

Olympics-Boston flop a sobering reminder to Toronto

TORONTO, July 27 (Reuters) – Basking in the glow of a hugely successful Pan American Games Toronto mayor John Tory was looking at an Olympic bid in a more sobering light on Monday as Boston pulled out of the 2024 Summer Games race.

Emboldened by a Pan Am experience that won rave reviews, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut used a closing news conference to officially kick off a campaign to convince Canada’s largest city to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Jul 27, 2015

Pan Am party over, Toronto looks ahead to Olympic bash

TORONTO (Reuters) – A city that had been largely indifferent to the Pan American Games arrival did not want the party to end on Sunday, as Toronto bid a dazzling goodbye to the largest multi-sport event ever staged in Canada.

The mood was lifted by the prospects of an even bigger party in 2024 with Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut earlier in the day officially kicking off a campaign to convince city officials to bid for the Summer Olympics.

Jul 27, 2015

Games-Pan Am party over, Toronto looks ahead to Olympic bash

TORONTO, July 26 (Reuters) – A city that had been largely indifferent to the Pan American Games arrival did not want the party to end on Sunday, as Toronto bid a dazzling goodbye to the largest multi-sport event ever staged in Canada.

The mood was lifted by the prospects of an even bigger party in 2024 with Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut earlier in the day officially kicking off a campaign to convince city officials to bid for the Summer Olympics.

Jul 26, 2015

Toronto says goodbye to Pan Ams, eyes Olympic bid

TORONTO (Reuters) – As Toronto prepared to say goodbye to the Pan American Games on Sunday, the Canadian Olympic chief officially kicked off a campaign to convince the city to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Basking in the glow of a hugely successful Pan Am Games, a bullish Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut presented an enthusiastic sales pitch ahead of the closing ceremonies saying that it was Toronto’s time.

Jul 26, 2015

Games-Toronto says goodbye to Pan Ams, eyes Olympic bid

TORONTO, July 26 (Reuters) – As Toronto prepared to say goodbye to the Pan American Games on Sunday, the Canadian Olympic chief officially kicked off a campaign to convince the city to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Basking in the glow of a hugely successful Pan Am Games, a bullish Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut presented an enthusiastic sales pitch ahead of the closing ceremonies saying that it was Toronto’s time.

Jul 26, 2015

As Pan Am Games near end, Toronto ponders Olympic bid

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada was putting a golden finish on the Pan American Games by winning five events on Saturday but with one day to go officials were casting an eye at a bigger prize — a possible bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Emboldened by a Pan Am Games that has seen Canada post record medal totals and win positive reviews for a well-organized and entertaining competition, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Marcel Aubut told host broadcaster CBC that he will, ÔÇťabsolutely lead and advocate with the whole power of my office that Toronto becomes the host city for 2024 Olympic Games.”