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It's official, the Summer Olympics are coming to Paris in 2024 – and four years later they'll be in Los Angeles in the first "double allocation" of the Olympic contests in modern history.

The International Olympic Committee announced it had approved the allocations — the result of a three-way deal — by vote Wednesday.

The International Olympic Committee decided Tuesday that Paris and Los Angeles can work out a deal to be awarded the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games.

The committee's members voted unanimously that it can award both Olympics at its next meeting in September and that a three-way deal can be brokered among the two cities and the IOC.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo joined IOC President Thomas Bach on stage in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bach raised their hands in the air in a pose of shared victory.

Fans of curling, synchronized diving, discus and other Olympic sports may soon be able to watch year-round, as NBC and its partners get ready to launch a TV network dedicated to Olympic sports programming.

The Olympic Channel, which began as a digital outlet after the Summer Games in Rio, is a collaboration between NBC, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee. It's expected to launch in the second half of 2017.

Hundreds gathered at Lexington Lafayette High School Monday night to pay tribute to the life of Trinity Gay.  The 15-year-old died early Sunday after being hit during an exchange of gunfire.

Prayers, candles, and airborne balloons accompanied pleas for unity in the effort to reduce gun violence.

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Amidst issues such as the threat of Zika, theft, and corruption, the Rio 2016 Olympics are officially underway. A Kentucky expert has insight as to why many empty seats are attracting attention early on in the troubled city and country hosting the summer games.

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While the world’s best known amateur athletic competition is about to gear up, Kentucky’s long standing amateur sports event is winding down. The Olympic Games carry an impact in the Commonwealth.

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UPDATE: Friday 6 p.m.

Former Murray State sprinter Alexis Love didn't move on in the trials for this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Friday, she finished 24th out of 28 competitors in the first round of the women's 200-meter dash trials.

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Murray State University alumna Alexis Love is in Eugene, Oregon this weekend trying to qualify for this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

UPDATE: Love did not qualify for the next round of trials in the women's 100 meter dash. She finished 29th out of 33 competitors on Saturday. Love still has a chance to qualify for the Olympics, however, with the women's 200 meter dash trials beginning Friday, July 8.

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Last year, the World Anti-Doping Agency, or WADA declared Russia out of compliance with the ban on performance- enhancing drugs. Unless Russia fixes the problem, their athletes could be barred from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton speaks with Dr. Kalinski about how deep the "culture of cheating" runs.

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Murray State alumna Alexis Love finished her college career as a three time All-American, OVC Athlete of the Year, NCAA Division 1 Finalist and Top 25 ranked in the US in the indoor 200 meter. Now as a post-collegiate athlete she's working on getting a bid to compete in next August's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's all about time, as we learn in Love's conversation with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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