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Rio Olympic head leaves prison; will face corruption charges

October 20th, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Carlos Nuzman left prison on Friday after his arrest two weeks ago on eventual charges that he arranged bribes to land the Olympics he headed last year in Rio de Janeiro.

Nuzman walked from a Rio prison wearing a white polo shirt, accompanied by his …

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Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

October 20th, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) – The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of pushing for Russia’s exclusion from the Olympics.

A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said the IOC was coming under pressure from the U.S., his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin meant “state (structures), including through social and non-government …

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Astros’ Gurriel goes from Cuban star to World Series hopeful

October 20th, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) – Yuli Gurriel is savoring his place with the Houston Astros as they chase their second trip to the World Series.

Still, there’s a part of him that yearns for the country he left behind for his shot in the majors as a 30-something rookie. Each time he …

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Officials: Utah would need to be frugal in hosting Olympics

October 19th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah officials are bullish about the prospects of hosting another Winter Olympics, but a co-chair of a new exploratory committee said Thursday they’ll have to find a way to reduce costs to make it feasible.

Fraser Bullock, who was a key player in Salt Lake …

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Rio 2016 leader Nuzman to be released from jail

October 19th, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will be released from jail following a decision in a top Brazilian court.

The 75-year-old Nuzman was arrested two weeks ago amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the 2016 Games to …

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Olympic cyclist Nothstein in Pennsylvania congressional race

October 19th, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein is the latest to announce he’s running for the eastern Pennsylvania congressional seat being vacated by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Dent.

Dent, a former state senator, is a centrist Republican who has held the seat since 2005. He’s retiring …

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Beijing forms ‘snow affairs work team’ for 2022 Olympics

October 19th, 2017

BEIJING (AP) – Beijing, host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, has a snow problem: Hardly any of the white stuff falls on the Chinese capital despite freezing temperatures.

Taking the matter in hand, the games organizing committee has formed a “snow affairs work team” and invited experts from Finland, …

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IOC expects decisions on Russian doping cases next month

October 19th, 2017

Investigators at the International Olympic Committee expect to have “a number” of doping cases involving Russians at the Sochi Olympics resolved by the end of November, but they have no plans to dictate the eligibility of these athletes for next year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

The leader of an IOC …

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"Princess Bride" actor Chris Sarandon to be at film festival

October 18th, 2017

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – Chris Sarandon, who played Prince Humperdinck in “The Princess Bride,” will talk to the audience after a 30th anniversary screening of the movie during the Adirondack Film Festival.

The film festival in Glens Falls starts Thursday evening with a youth hockey exhibition game followed by …

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Rio Olympic head Nuzman formally charged with corruption

October 18th, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has been charged by Brazilian prosecutors with corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and running a criminal organization.

Brazilian prosecutors announced the formal charges on Wednesday.

The 75-year-old Nuzman was arrested two weeks ago and …

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