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Tokyo panel details venue changes, cost cuts for 2020 Games

October 31st, 2016

TOKYO (AP) – The rowing and canoeing venue for the 2020 Olympics should either be moved to a site hundreds of miles (kilometers) away in northern Japan or downgraded to a temporary facility in Tokyo, a city government cost-cutting panel said Tuesday.

The recommendation came as officials of the International …

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Russian doping might keep Olympic champ from skeleton worlds

October 31st, 2016

Olympic women’s skeleton gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold is considering skipping this season’s world championships in Russia, citing doping concerns.

In interviews with the BBC and other British news agencies Monday, Yarnold said she’s also calling upon the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation – the sport’s governing body – to consider …

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Workers threaten to sue Rio Olympics over late payments

October 31st, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Nearly 2 ½ months after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, hundreds of workers still haven’t been paid and are planning to sue the local organizing committee to get their money.

Among those late getting paid are about 100 freelance contractors who worked as stadium announcers, …

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Michael Phelps has beach wedding months after legal marriage

October 31st, 2016

Four months after getting legally married to Nicole Johnson, Michael Phelps is celebrating in Mexico.

The 23-time Olympic gold medalist shared an Instagram photo Sunday of him walking down the aisle with the former Miss California USA, captioned, “My best friend…. I love you!!” Johnson also shared a picture of …

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EXCHANGE: Roselle teen raises the bar in weightlifting

October 30th, 2016

ROSELLE, Ill. (AP) – Inside a Schaumburg gym, Abby Raymond has an audience and doesn’t seem to notice.

She’s lifting a barbell with about 95 pounds of weight over her 4-foot, 10-inch frame. One observer, amazed, shakes his head.

Abby pays no attention. She’s lifted far heavier, and she’s not …

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Sports enthusiasts repair devastated Winter Olympic tracks

October 29th, 2016

MOUNT TREBEVIC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) – Sports enthusiasts and former athletes in Bosnia have taken it upon themselves to reclaim some of the glory Sarajevo savored as host of the 1984 Olympics – and in the process rekindled the flame of international cooperation.

Since the country lacks the resources to rebuild …

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After conquering pain, Katherine Reutter back at short track

October 29th, 2016

Katherine Reutter remembers the day well. Not that it should’ve been all that memorable. She was simply going through her normal grind at the rink, tinkering with the skates of some athletes she was coaching.

“I had been sitting for a while,” she says now. “When it was time to …

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WADA cites near collapse of anti-doping program at Rio Games

October 27th, 2016

MONTREAL (AP) – The World Anti-Doping Agency has detailed serious failings of doping control management at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, saying the system was only saved from collapsing by the “enormous resourcefulness and goodwill” of some key staff.

In a 55-page report from its independent observer team led …

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Joyful spirit at Olympic Stadium turns sour for West Ham

October 27th, 2016

LONDON (AP) – The joyful spirit from the 2012 London Games has gone from the Olympic Stadium, replaced instead by hatred and ugly skirmishes.

West Ham’s new home, converted into a soccer stadium with the seats newly painted in the team’s claret and blue colors, has been marred by violence …

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British government: Don’t return to soccer’s ‘dark days’

October 27th, 2016

LONDON (AP) – The British government has condemned the latest disorder at the Olympic Stadium and says it hopes it doesn’t spark a return to the “dark days” when fan violence blighted soccer in England.

Seats, coins and bottles were hurled as rival fans clashed in London on Wednesday in …

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