More than 80 American athletes have sent medals they won at the Rio Olympics to U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters to be shipped to games organizers, who will replace them due to flaking, black spots and other damage.
Tucked into the more than $257 million the USOC spent in 2016 was a $10 million payment to the International Olympic Committee designed to give the United States a better chance of hosting an Olympics someday _ possibly in Los Angeles in 2024.
Several Team USA athletes have been spotted (literally) with round purple or red marks on their backs, shoulders and other body parts. An acupuncturist says these are the telltale signs of an ancient Chinese medicine practice called cupping. She explains why elite athletes may find it useful.
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