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USA Hockey head Ogrean looks back on tenure

February 22nd, 2017

BOSTON (AP) – When executive director Dave Ogrean thinks back on his tenure at USA Hockey, the American victory in the inaugural women’s Olympic tournament is among the highlights.

“At that time, we had a chance to do something brand new, and had a clean sheet of paper in front …

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Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics

February 22nd, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race.

Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs confirmed the withdrawal to The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The joint decision by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos …

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David Douillet running for French Olympic committee top job

February 22nd, 2017

PARIS (AP) – Former Olympic judo champion David Douillet will run for the French Olympic committee presidency later this year.

Douillet, a gold medalist at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and a four-time world champion, told L’Equipe newspaper that he will challenge current president Denis Masseglia in the May election.

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Top-seeded Kerber reaches quarterfinals in Dubai

February 22nd, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Angelique Kerber reached the quarterfinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships for the first time by beating Olympic champion Monica Puig 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday.

The top-seeded German is 3-1 against Puig, but the last time they played the Puerto Rican beat Kerber for the goal …

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Summer Britcher out of luge finale with shoulder injury

February 22nd, 2017

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) – Summer Britcher will miss the final World Cup luge race of the season because of a shoulder injury she’s battled since November.

USA Luge’s medical staff recommended that Britcher shut down early and miss the finale this weekend in Altenberg, Germany. Britcher will have an …

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Officials see Budapest’s 2024 bid chances slipping away

February 22nd, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Officials behind Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics said the chances of success have been practically lost because of the disappearing political consensus.

Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos said he would meet with Prime Minister Viktor Orban later Wednesday to discuss the situation.

The bid may …

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South Korea dominates short track speedskating in Sapporo

February 22nd, 2017

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) – South Korea won three gold medals in short track speedskating on Wednesday at the Asian Winter Games.

Seo Yi-ra won the men’s 1,000 meters to kick off South Korea’s gold medal run at the Makomanai Skating Rink.

Seo clocked 1 minute, 24.097 seconds for his first …

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Winter Asian Games are very topical in tropical East Timor

February 21st, 2017

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) – For Alpine skier Yohan Goutt Goncalves, the chance to be East Timor’s sole representative at the Asian Winter Games was too good to pass up, even if it meant missing the world championships.

Goutt Goncalves could have taken part in the Alpine skiing world championships in …

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Asian Olympic leader backs Sapporo for Winter Games bid

February 21st, 2017

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) – Asia’s Olympic leader thinks the continent could stage three consecutive Winter Games and Sapporo would be an ideal location to follow Pyeongchang and Beijing.

Olympic Council of Asian president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said Sapporo has all the facilities needed to organize the Winter …

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Texas Sports Hall class includes Super Bowl, Olympic champs

February 21st, 2017

WACO, Texas (AP) – Three-time Super Bowl winner Darren Woodson and 2008 Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin are among eight new members inducted Tuesday night into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Woodson played his 13 NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys from 1992-2003, and the safety retired as …

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