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Simone Biles, tiny gymnast, interviews Levine Toilolo, tallest Falcons player

January 31st, 2017

As incredible of an athlete as you could ever find, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles stands at just 4-foot-9.

The 19-year-old four-time gold medalist, is working as a special correspondent for “Inside Edition,” and that means that each time she interviews a player, they will tower over her.

But when Biles …

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USOC: Foreign athletes to get expedited access to US events

January 30th, 2017

DENVER (AP) – The U.S. government has told the U.S. Olympic Committee that the travel ban put in place over the weekend shouldn’t impact athletes traveling to the United States for international events.

In a statement Monday, USOC leaders said the government told them it would work to ensure athletes …

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NHL brass still leaning against Olympic shutdown in 2018

January 28th, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The NHL is likely to skip the Pyeongchang Olympics unless something big changes in the next few months.

The league’s owners are still leaning against allowing the world’s top hockey players to participate in the Olympics next year, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Saturday.

In …

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Lake Placid arena’s ‘Miracle on Ice’ scoreboard coming down

January 28th, 2017

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) – The scoreboard flashing results during the 1980 U.S. men’s hockey team’s “Miracle on Ice” run to Olympic glory is being replaced.

The 37-year-old board hanging over center ice at the Lake Placid Olympic Center will be removed on Feb. 6 to make way for a …

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Better late than never: Jamaica DQ gets Brazil Olympic medal

January 27th, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Bruno de Barros is on the verge of finally getting an Olympic medal.

It will be more than eight years late arriving, and it’s bronze – not gold or silver. None of this matters one bit to the Brazilian.

Jamaica was stripped of its gold …

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Stockholm: Staging 2026 Winter Olympics is ‘desirable’

January 27th, 2017

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Stockholm staging the 2026 Winter Olympics is “possible and desirable,” the Swedish Olympic Committee said Friday.

Chairman Hans Vestberg said a report presented by the Swedish capital about hosting the games was “an important step” toward a formal bid, expected in March 2018.

The work was “pretty …

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China hopes teenager could become first male tennis star

January 27th, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – In China, the women have enjoyed all the success in tennis, winning Grand Slam titles, Olympic gold medals and reaching the top 10 in both singles and doubles.

Male players, on the other hand, have lagged behind. Despite increased investment and improved resources at home, a …

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Do you believe in upgrades? End for Lake Placid scoreboard

January 26th, 2017

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) – The scoreboard from the “Miracle on Ice” game at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics is about to come down.

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is replacing it next month with a state-of-the-art video board. The existing scoreboard will be illuminated for the final time on …

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Electricity cut at Maracana stadium over unpaid bills

January 26th, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Rio de Janeiro’s famed Maracana stadium is without power after a dispute over unpaid electricity bills.

Electric utility company Light said in a statement that power was cut Thursday at the stadium, which hosted the 2014 World Cup soccer final, and the opening and closing …

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Belarus weightlifter banned for urine swap ahead of Olympics

January 26th, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Belarusian weightlifter Stanislav Chadovich has been banned for four years for trying use substitute urine in a pre-Olympic doping test.

Chadovich had been entered into the 62-kilogram category at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Games and was considered a medal contender before he was withdrawn from …

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