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Louis Zamperini presents an award at the 2011 Golden Goggles at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for USA Swimming)

WWII Hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini Dies At 97

Louis Zamperini had been battling pneumonia in recent days. He passed away in Southern California, surrounded by his family.

07/03/2014

A pregnant Alysia Montano runs in the opening round of the women's 800 meter run during day 2 of the USATF Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium on June 26, 2014 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

8 Months Pregnant, Cal Star Runner Competes In 800 Meters At U.S. Championships

A five-time national champion and former Olympian made headlines after running in the U.S. Track and Field Championships while eight months pregnant.

06/27/2014

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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

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2024 Olympics In San Francisco? Mayor Ed Lee Admits Working Quietly For Past Year On Bid

After the U.S. Olympic Committee announced San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, D.C. were on the short list of locations for the official national bid being submitted to the International Olympic Committee to host the 2024 summer games, Mayor Ed Lee outlined some of the next steps to make the Bay Area the host.

06/16/2014

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10:  Mathew Belcher (R) and Malcolm Page (L) of Australia celebrate in the Olympic rings after winning gold in the Men's 470 Sailing on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 10, 2012 in Weymouth, England.  (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

First The Super Bowl, Next The 2024 Olympics In The Bay Area?

San Francisco, and by extension, the entire Bay Area is on the short list of cities being considered by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the nation’s official bid for the 2024 summer games.

06/13/2014

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

Cal’s Missy Franklin Wins 1st NCAA Title, Shatters 200 Freestyle Record

Olympian Missy Franklin set a record in winning her first NCAA title for California on Friday and Georgia stretched its lead in the team standings on the second day of the NCAA women’s swimming and diving championships.

03/21/2014

A worker at the Harlick custom skate factory in San Carlos. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: San Carlos Firm Outfits Olympians With Custom-Made Skates

Harlick Skates in San Carlos has been making custom boots for Olympians for decades. 15-year-old Polina Edmunds will be wearing a pair of them on Wednesday when she represents the U.S. in competition.

02/18/2014

The Yosemite toboggan run seen in 1928. (NPS)

Once Touted As Olympic Venue, Yosemite Now Working To Keep Crowds Away

New plans by the National Park Service to retain Yosemite Valley’s natural wonders show a 180-degree shift from Prohibition-era plans to host the Olympic games and bring huge crowds to the national park.

02/18/2014

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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Len Ramirez gets scanned with 3-D technology developed by Artec Group of Palo Alto. (CBS)

Palo Alto Firm Provides 3-D Facial Recognition Technology For Olympics In Sochi

A Silicon Valley firm is providing state-of-the-art facial recognition technology currently being used at the international airport in Sochi, Russia to identify athletes, fans, and dignitaries attending the Olympics.

02/11/2014

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