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21 athletes, 5 sports in focus as doping probe expands

MUNICH (AP) - German prosecutors say as many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since
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21 athletes, 5 sports in focus as doping probe expands

MUNICH (AP) - German prosecutors say as many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich prosecutor Kai ...

Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil torch for next year's games

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year's games, playing off the image of Japan's famous cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom is Japan's most-loved flower. Organizers on Wednesday said the torch image was picked because t
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Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil torch for next year's games

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year's games, playing off the image of Japan's famous cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom is Japan's most-loved flower. Organizers on Wednesday said the torch image was picked because the torch relay will begin a year from now in ...

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

PARIS (AP) - When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olymp
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Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

PARIS (AP) - When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and ...

Huston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team

VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Nyjah Huston, Brighton Zeuner and Tom Schaar were among the 16 members of the inaugural U.S. national skateboarding team announced Tuesday, less than two years before the sport makes its Olympic debut with mens' and women's park and stree
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Huston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team

VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Nyjah Huston, Brighton Zeuner and Tom Schaar were among the 16 members of the inaugural U.S. national skateboarding team announced Tuesday, less than two years before the sport makes its Olympic debut with mens' and women's park and street disciplines. The 16 skaters qualified based on ...

Kreis to coach US U-23 team, tasked with reaching Olympics

CHICAGO (AP) - Former Major League Soccer coach Jason Kreis has been hired to run the U.S. under-23 team and tasked with the challenge of reaching next year's Olympic tournament after the Americans failed to qualify for the London and Rio de Janeiro Games. H
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Kreis to coach US U-23 team, tasked with reaching Olympics

CHICAGO (AP) - Former Major League Soccer coach Jason Kreis has been hired to run the U.S. under-23 team and tasked with the challenge of reaching next year's Olympic tournament after the Americans failed to qualify for the London and Rio de Janeiro Games. He will coach the team for ...

Panathinaikos-Olympiakos game abandoned after clashes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek league rivals Panathinaikos and Olympiakos had their soccer game abandoned on Sunday after fans from host Panathinaikos clashed with police outside Athens' Olympic Stadium, and attempted to attack the Olympiakos bench inside the st
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Panathinaikos-Olympiakos game abandoned after clashes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek league rivals Panathinaikos and Olympiakos had their soccer game abandoned on Sunday after fans from host Panathinaikos clashed with police outside Athens' Olympic Stadium, and attempted to attack the Olympiakos bench inside the stadium. With tear gas heavily used as police tried to get back ...

51 women sue USOC for failing to stop Nassar abuse

DENVER (AP) - Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federa
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51 women sue USOC for failing to stop Nassar abuse

DENVER (AP) - Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver, details abuse dating to the ...

Some good news in Aussie rugby: women leading the way

Led by girls and young women, the ruck-and-maul and rougher-than-rough sport of rugby union is looking to regain its relevance in Australia. The Wallabies lost nine of their 13 test matches last year - the worst performance in 60 years - and none of the Supe
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Some good news in Aussie rugby: women leading the way

Led by girls and young women, the ruck-and-maul and rougher-than-rough sport of rugby union is looking to regain its relevance in Australia. The Wallabies lost nine of their 13 test matches last year - the worst performance in 60 years - and none of the Super Rugby franchises was a ...

U.S. Olympic cyclist Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23. USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini sa
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U.S. Olympic cyclist Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23. USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement Sunday that "the ...

Tick tock, tick tock: Tokyo Olympics clock hits 500-day mark

TOKYO (AP) - Tick tock, tick tock. The Tokyo Olympic clock has hit 500 days to go. Organizers marked the milestone on Tuesday, unveiling the stylized pictogram figures for next year's Tokyo Olympics. The pictogram system was first used extensively in 1964 whe
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Tick tock, tick tock: Tokyo Olympics clock hits 500-day mark

TOKYO (AP) - Tick tock, tick tock. The Tokyo Olympic clock has hit 500 days to go. Organizers marked the milestone on Tuesday, unveiling the stylized pictogram figures for next year's Tokyo Olympics. The pictogram system was first used extensively in 1964 when the Japanese capital lasted hosted the Olympics ...

US Olympic cyclist Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23. USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini sai
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US Olympic cyclist Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23. USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement Sunday that ...

As curling grows, it finds a new target: college campuses

WAYLAND, Mass. (AP) - Harvard sophomore Jack Schroeder has modest expectations for the prestige and fortune that might await him across the river if the Crimson manage to win the college curling national championships outside of Boston this weekend. With a vi
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As curling grows, it finds a new target: college campuses

WAYLAND, Mass. (AP) - Harvard sophomore Jack Schroeder has modest expectations for the prestige and fortune that might await him across the river if the Crimson manage to win the college curling national championships outside of Boston this weekend. With a victory, Schroeder has been promised an extension on his ...

Olympic medalist Daniel Rudisha, father of David, dies at 73

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Daniel Rudisha, an Olympic silver-medalist runner in 1968 and the father of two-time Olympic 800-meter champion David Rudisha, has died. He was 73. David Rudisha made the announcement on Thursday, saying his father had a heart attack on
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Olympic medalist Daniel Rudisha, father of David, dies at 73

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Daniel Rudisha, an Olympic silver-medalist runner in 1968 and the father of two-time Olympic 800-meter champion David Rudisha, has died. He was 73. David Rudisha made the announcement on Thursday, saying his father had a heart attack on Wednesday while undergoing dialysis treatment. The elder Rudisha ...

Red, white & blueprint: US biathlon forms plan to close gap

The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television. There, on the screen, was a biathlon competition . On TV. In a bar. In America. «I've waited,» CEO Max
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Red, white & blueprint: US biathlon forms plan to close gap

The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television. There, on the screen, was a biathlon competition . On TV. In a bar. In America. «I've waited,» CEO Max Cobb said, ...

2022 Asian Games to include athletes from Oceania

BANGKOK (AP) - Basketball, volleyball and soccer players from Australia and other Oceania countries will be permitted to compete at the next edition of the Asian Games. The Olympic Council of Asia confirmed after its general assembly over the weekend that ath
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2022 Asian Games to include athletes from Oceania

BANGKOK (AP) - Basketball, volleyball and soccer players from Australia and other Oceania countries will be permitted to compete at the next edition of the Asian Games. The Olympic Council of Asia confirmed after its general assembly over the weekend that athletes from Oceania would be eligible to compete in ...

Olympic medalist gets 3-month ban for accidental doping

If Devin Logan has her way, she'll be the first and last to serve this sort of doping ban. The 2014 Olympic silver medalist is in the final week of a three-month suspension, announced Friday, for using a cannabis-based product that contained higher-than-allow
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Olympic medalist gets 3-month ban for accidental doping

If Devin Logan has her way, she'll be the first and last to serve this sort of doping ban. The 2014 Olympic silver medalist is in the final week of a three-month suspension, announced Friday, for using a cannabis-based product that contained higher-than-allowed levels of the banned substance, THC. Though ...

Russia to bar athletes drinking beer at doping tests

MOSCOW (AP) - A beer with your urine sample? No longer in Russian sports. Citing «aggressive» athletes and interference with drug-testing results, Russia has barred sportspeople from drinking alcohol when they're tested for banned substances. A po
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Russia to bar athletes drinking beer at doping tests

MOSCOW (AP) - A beer with your urine sample? No longer in Russian sports. Citing «aggressive» athletes and interference with drug-testing results, Russia has barred sportspeople from drinking alcohol when they're tested for banned substances. A post-race beer might help a dehydrated athlete produce a urine sample, but now they'll ...

Auction nets $2M for horses owned by ex-Venezuelan official

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Bidders spent over $2 million for show-jumping horses once owned by Venezuela's former national treasurer, who is serving a decade-long U.S. prison sentence for taking part in a $1 billion bribery scheme. Fifty-four-year-old Aleja
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Auction nets $2M for horses owned by ex-Venezuelan official

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Bidders spent over $2 million for show-jumping horses once owned by Venezuela's former national treasurer, who is serving a decade-long U.S. prison sentence for taking part in a $1 billion bribery scheme. Fifty-four-year-old Alejandro Andrade is being held at a federal penitentiary in Pennsylvania. ...

Don't expect to puff away at next year's Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo Olympic organizers have announced a stringent ban on all tobacco products and vaping devices for next year's games. Smoking will be banned at any indoor or outdoor Olympic or Paralympic venue, including perimeter areas being run by the Toky
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Don't expect to puff away at next year's Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) - Tokyo Olympic organizers have announced a stringent ban on all tobacco products and vaping devices for next year's games. Smoking will be banned at any indoor or outdoor Olympic or Paralympic venue, including perimeter areas being run by the Tokyo Games. Organizers say the prohibition it tougher ...

Ex-coach of Spanish Olympic medalist guilty of sexual abuse

MADRID (AP) - The former coach of a Spanish track-and-field athlete who won a silver medal at the 1992 Olympics has been convicted of sexually abusing young boys and was sentenced to 15 ½ years in prison. A judge issued the ruling against Miguel Angel Milla
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Ex-coach of Spanish Olympic medalist guilty of sexual abuse

MADRID (AP) - The former coach of a Spanish track-and-field athlete who won a silver medal at the 1992 Olympics has been convicted of sexually abusing young boys and was sentenced to 15 ½ years in prison. A judge issued the ruling against Miguel Angel Millan on Wednesday. He had ...

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