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Rome’s city council to vote Thursday on 2024 Olympics bid

September 26th, 2016

ROME (AP) – Rome’s city council will vote Thursday whether to support Mayor Virginia Raggi’s rejection of the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The motion is expected to pass easily since Raggi’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement holds a majority on the city council.

Raggi announced her formal opposition of …

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Lloyd shows human side, including rift with her family.

September 26th, 2016

Carli Lloyd’s voice catches just briefly when she considers whether revealing the emotional scars of a longtime rift with her parents might someday bring her family back together.

It’s an ever-so-slight display off raw emotion from Lloyd, belying her usual no-nonsense exterior.

“Growing up my family meant the world to …

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Asia Olympic leaders back idea to include Oceania athletes

September 25th, 2016

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) – The Olympic Council of Asia has backed a proposal to allow athletes from Oceania to compete at the Asian Winter Games in Japan next year.

OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said the executive board approved the idea and was waiting for acceptance from organizers in …

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WVU Olympic medalists to be honored in Morgantown

September 25th, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Three Summer Olympic medalists who attend West Virginia University are being honored at a community event in Morgantown.

The celebration scheduled for Monday evening at the Morgantown Event Center will honor U.S. rifle gold medalist Ginny Thrasher and Canada soccer bronze medalists Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley …

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RYDER CUP ’16: Capsules of the European players at Hazeltine

September 24th, 2016

A look at the European team in the 41st Ryder Cup on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota. Players are listed in the order they made the team.

RORY MCILROY

Age: 27.

Country: Northern Ireland.

Ryder Cup record (3 teams): 6-4-4.

World ranking: 3.

Career victories: 20.

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Mladenovic and Garcia cleared to play in Fed Cup final

September 24th, 2016

PARIS (AP) – Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia can play for France in the Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic after the French tennis federation lifted their ban on Saturday.

The pair had been provisionally suspended for “damaging” the federation’s image at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where the …

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Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos to join US team in DC

September 23rd, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the American sprinters whose raised-fist salutes at the 1968 Olympics are an ageless sign of race-inspired protest, will join the U.S. Olympic team at the White House next week for its meeting with President Barack Obama.

Smith and Carlos were …

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USOC, LA 2024 reach deal on key marketing agreement

September 23rd, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Olympic Committee and leaders of the effort to bring the 2024 Games to Los Angeles reached terms on a marketing agreement Friday, clearing a major hurdle nearly a year before those Olympics are awarded.

The Joint Marketing Program Agreement would shift a majority …

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US Olympic sports lag on minority, women hiring

September 23rd, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports it oversees are behind the curve when it comes to placing women and minorities in key coaching and leadership positions, according to a set of “scorecards” the federation has released that chart progress over the past three years.

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Italy: Another Olympic bid unlikely for 20 years

September 23rd, 2016

ROME (AP) – Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago says another bid isn’t likely for “the next 20 years” after the Rome 2024 candidacy was rejected by Mayor Virginia Raggi.

Malago says, “Anything can happen but it seems unlikely that there will be another Italian Olympics candidacy for the next …

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