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IOC disqualifies 2-time Sochi Olympic bobsled champion

November 24th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The IOC has disqualified two-time Sochi Olympic bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov and three other Russians for their part in a state-backed doping program.

The International Olympic Committee says Zubkov, who is now the Russian bobsled federation president, has been banned for life from any Olympics.

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2-time Sochi Olympic bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov, 3 other Russians disqualified in doping inve

November 24th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – 2-time Sochi Olympic bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov, 3 other Russians disqualified in doping investigation.

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Nilsson, Klaebo win opening World Cup cross-country sprints

November 24th, 2017

RUKA, Finland (AP) – Swedish skier Stina Nilsson and Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo won sprint races as the cross-country World Cup opened for its Olympic season on Friday.

Nilsson won the women’s classical event by 0.24 seconds from Sadie Bjornsen of the United States. Yulia Belorukova of Russia was third, …

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As 4 more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics

November 24th, 2017

GENEVA (AP) – As four more Russians were disqualified Friday for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country’s participation at the Pyeongchang Games.

Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, …

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Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

November 24th, 2017

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

In an announcement that took …

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Amid doping scandal, skeleton federation suspends 4 Russians

November 23rd, 2017

The two Russians who had their medals from the Sochi Games stripped because of doping have been barred from competing in World Cup races, at least temporarily.

It’s the latest sanction against Aleksandr Tretiakov and Elena Nikitina, who had their medals – gold for Tretiakov, bronze for Nikitina – taken …

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Raisman embraces role as ‘Fierce’ advocate for abuse victims

November 23rd, 2017

The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell.

It was jarring at first, if Raisman …

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Olympic exploratory chair: Salt Lake can’t just break even

November 23rd, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The chairman of Salt Lake City’s Olympic exploratory committee says the city shouldn’t bid to host another Winter Games unless they’re sure they can make a profit.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Fraser Bullock said Monday at the committee’s meeting that nobody wants to …

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Ski federation unable to stop Russians from World Cup opener

November 23rd, 2017

GENEVA (AP) – Russian cross-country skiers found guilty of doping at the Sochi Olympics can compete in World Cup races this weekend because the International Ski Federation has been unable to prosecute its own cases in time.

Six Russians, including two medalists from Sochi, were disqualified from the 2014 Games …

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‘Justice’: US sliders relieved by IOC stand against Russians

November 22nd, 2017

Katie Uhlaender has shed plenty of tears over the years about how she was so close to an Olympic medal, so close to standing on that podium and watching the American flag get raised in her honor.

She cried again Wednesday. Those tears were happy ones.

The long-awaited word has …

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