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6 Of The Most Devastating Team USA Losses In History

You win some and you lose some, but these losses hurt and they hurt bad. And let’s be honest, Sunday’s match against Portugal felt like a defeat …

06/23/2014

The skyline of Washington, D.C. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

What D.C. Has to Offer as Potential Host for 2024 Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee is in discussions with Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington as potential hosts for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The USOC will decide early next year whether to bid.

06/13/2014

Washington D.C. is among the finalist cities in the U.S. being considered to host the 2024 Olympic Games. (credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Washington Remains Potential Host for 2024 Olympics

Washington is among the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

06/13/2014

Gold medallist Katie Ledecky of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 800m Freestyle on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Olympic Swimmer And Bethesda Native Katie Ledecky To Attend Stanford

Olympic champion swimmer Katie Ledecky plans to swim for Stanford after she graduates from high school next year.

05/15/2014

Michael Phelps competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly final during day one of the Arena Grand Prix at the Skyline Aquatic Center on April 24, 2014 in Mesa, Airz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Michael Phelps Loses First Race In Comeback

Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.

04/25/2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ESPY)

Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

04/14/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama accept autographed U.S. Olympic flags from Jon Lujan of Littleton, Colo., Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer; and Julie Chu of Fairfield, Conn., Women's Ice Hockey and 2014 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer, during an event in the East Room of the White House April 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House Says No ‘Selfie’ Ban Despite Olympians Not Allowed To Take Pictures Of Obama With Cellphone

The White House says it has not banned selfies despite Olympic athletes barred during a visit last week.

04/08/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama accept autographed U.S. Olympic flags from Jon Lujan (L) of Littleton, Colorado, Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer; and Julie Chu of Fairfield, Connecticut, Women's Ice Hockey and 2014 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer, during an event in the East Room of the White House April 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Olympic Athletes Get Their White House Moment

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at their performances.

04/03/2014

(FILES): This August 17, 2008 file photo shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing in the men's 4 x 100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing. USA Swimming suspended Olympic superstar Michael Phelps for three months on February 5, 2009, a "reprimand" after a published photograph showed him apparently smoking marijuana. The national governing body of the sport stressed that the punishment was not for a doping violation, but said they wanted to send a "s trong message" to Phelps about his status as a role model for young people.

Top 5 Moments In Olympic History

Do any Olympic moments from Sochi make it on to our top 5 all-time list?

02/25/2014

Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin assisted Under Armour in determining how air flow best wraps around the skaters, providing the ideal aerodynamic skeleton for the suits. (Credit: @UnderArmour)

Under Armour Signs New Deal With U.S. Speedskating Despite Controversy

Despite the controversy over the U.S. Speedskating Olympic Team’s uniform, Under Armour inked a new eight year deal to continue providing uniforms for the team.

02/23/2014

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