LA 2024 Olympic bid venue plan (video)

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The updated Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid venue plan consisting of four main clusters was detailed in a video published Monday.

Some of the more well-known venues include:

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum — Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Track and Field
Rose Bowl — Soccer
The Forum — Gymnastics
Staples Center — Basketball
Pauley Pavilion — Judo, Wrestling
Riviera Country Club — Golf
Santa Monica Beach — Beach Volleyball
Honda Center — Volleyball
Galen Center — Badminton
City Hall — Cycling (Road), Marathon, Race Walk

Venue questions not answered in the video or in LA 2024’s latest bid file include which “cities across the United States” will host preliminary soccer matches and if the committee will propose venues for potential added sports, such as baseball and softball.

In a 2015 bid book, Dodger Stadium was listed as a baseball and softball venue if the sports were part of the 2024 Olympic program. More recent LA 2024 bid books have not mentioned baseball or softball venues.

Baseball and softball were added to the 2020 Olympic program in August, but are not yet on Olympic programs beyond that. The International Olympic Committee’s Agenda 2020 allows organizing committees to propose adding sports for their Games, which is what Tokyo 2020 did to get baseball, softball, skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing and karate onto its program.

Also, Staples Center is the only basketball venue listed. LA 2024 bid chairman Casey Wasserman said in 2015 that more, non-Los Angeles venues in California could also host basketball games.

Wasserman made those comments while the LA 2024 bid book also included preliminary basketball games to be held at Pauley Pavilion, but Pauley is now listed hosting judo and wrestling.

Five of the last six Olympic basketball tournaments have been split between two venues.

MORE: LA 2024 bid extends to Anaheim, Long Beach

Chloe Dygert crashes over guard rail at world championships, has surgery

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American Chloé Dygert crashed over a guard rail at the world road cycling championships time trial, where she appeared en route to a repeat title, and underwent leg surgery as a result.

Dygert, who last year won by the largest margin in history as the youngest-ever champion, lost control of her bike while approaching a curve to the right. Her front wheel bobbled, and she collided with the barricade, flipping over into an area with grass.

Dygert, who had a left leg laceration, was tended to by several people, put on a stretcher and taken to a hospital in Bologna, Italy, about 25 miles from the worlds host of Imola.

“We are relieved that this crash was not worse than what it could have been,” USA Cycling chief of sport performance Jim Miller said in a press release. “While this crash is distressing, Chloe is young and a fighter. With Chloe’s determination, we know she will be back riding before we know it. For now, we want her to focus on healing.”

About 10 minutes after the crash, Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen won her first time trial title.

Van der Breggen took silver the last three years behind Dygert and countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten, who missed this year’s race after breaking her wrist last week in the Giro Rosa.

Dygert, 23, had a 26-second lead at the 14-kilometer time check of the 31-kilometer race. Full results are here.

Dygert qualified for the Tokyo Olympics when she won last year’s world time trial title. She has been bidding to make the Olympics on the road and the track.

Worlds continue Friday with the men’s time trial airing on Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold for Cycling Pass subscribers at 8:15 a.m. ET. A full TV schedule is here.

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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