United States Olympic Committee

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    If You're Online, You Can Be In Vancouver, Too

    ​The unbridled passion. The raw emotion. The shattered dreams. The unlikely victory despite injury. The unexpected heroes. The unexplained delays in award ceremonies and ensuing bitchy commentary. The desperate tears shed after tragic, untimely crashes during downhill practice runs. The attempted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Aeros' Max Noreau: From Nowhere To All-Star

    ​One of the fun things about covering (and watching) sports is the joy that comes from watching the underdog triumph over all odds and get to the top. It can be a team -- like the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team -- or a player. Just someone or something that overcomes overwhelming obstacles that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Former Oiler Bo Eason Is Still The Runt of The Litter

    Photo courtesy​Eight years ago, we wrote of former Houston Oiler safety Bo Eason, who was premiering at Stages Theatre a searing autobiographical one-man play about his life and career.Runt of the Litter was a fascinating, well-written, nicely acted look at the dark forces that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Pete Newell, RIP

    Basketball fans ought to stop for a moment this weekend and mourn the loss of former San Diego Rockets General Manager (1968-1972) Pete Newell, who died on Tuesday at the age of 93. Long before UCLA made John Wooden a coaching legend, the blue and gold UC university system discovered another coac ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008
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    July 1, 2008
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    April 3, 2008
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    March 21, 2008
  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006

    Fit to Be Tried

    These cutting-edge, creative and downright weird exercises will get you to the gym

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2005

    Off the Hookom

    A local Olympic hopeful wants you to get on board

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Not Rockne

    A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2004

    Taking It to the Streets

    The Bayou City becomes an urban adventure

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Adieu, Monsieur Mojo

    ...And other SXSW adventures

  • Film

    February 5, 2004


    When it comes to hockey movies, Miracle is as big a winner as its heroes

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2003
  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003
  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Year of the Yao Woo

    The crazy times in 2002 Kmart raids, Olympian losses, stadium mania and more - now make sense. Houston was just mining Ming.

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Summer Games

    Everyone's a front-runner in the race to land the Olympics

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    The Olympic Bid

    Dan Morse is world-ranked. Ruthless. And 62 years old.

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Houston Comet

    Sheryl Swoopes

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Gymnast

    Sean Townsend

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Down for the Count

    "El Matador" Chavez fought his way to the top of the boxing ranks. Now he hopes to make his greatest comeback - if the INS will let him in the ring.

  • News

    May 25, 2000
  • News

    May 11, 2000

    A Dying Race

    Houston boasts some of the biggest track legends in the world. Who cares? They do.

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2000

    Gold Medals for the Golden Years

    Geezers go for the gold

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Grabbing for the (Public's) Gold

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

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Let the Games Begin

    A lack of lodging. Snarled transportation. Searing summer heat. No matter. Houston boosters say the Bayou City will be unbeatable in the bidding for the 2012 Olympics.

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Going the Distance

    Houston's John Kelley has pursued his dream of bringing the Olympics to Houston for years, despite all odds. Now he's official.

  • News

    April 2, 1998

    Wrong Turn

    Florida police say Chronicle columnist Fran Blinebury got "lost" after dinner and drinks, smashed into a police car and left the scene

  • News

    May 23, 1996

    Roots Rasslin'

    At Tugboat Taylor's gym, would-be wrestlers are taught the eternal verities: It's more fun to be a heel, but heels always lose.