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Blanco re-elected president of Spanish Olympic Committee

May 31st, 2017

MADRID (AP) – Alejandro Blanco has been elected to his fourth consecutive term as president of the Spanish Olympic Committee.

Blanco will remain in charge until 2021, becoming the body’s longest-serving president since its foundation in 1912.

The 66-year-old Blanco took over the committee for the first time in 2005. …

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Star search: USOC on board with made-for-TV scouting camp

May 31st, 2017

DENVER (AP) – America’s got talent, and the leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee are turning on the TV cameras to find it.

The quest for gold and America’s insatiable appetite for reality television are merging this summer with an Olympic scouting camp that will ultimately be packaged as a …

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6 track athletes handed doping bans after Olympic retests

May 31st, 2017

MONACO (AP) – Six Russian and Ukrainian track athletes were handed doping bans Wednesday after retests found they had doped at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

The IAAF said Russian sprinter Yulia Chermoshanskaya, who won 4×100-meter relay gold in 2008, was banned for two years. Two Ukrainians, javelin silver medalist …

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Tokyo organizers reach agreement on allocation of 2020 costs

May 31st, 2017

TOKYO (AP) – Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics reached a broad agreement Wednesday on the allocation of costs for the 2020 Games with the metropolitan, national and local governments of the seven prefectures and four other cities hosting events.

Governments outside Tokyo that are to host competitions agreed on basic …

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AOC media official Tancred guilty of "disreputable conduct"

May 31st, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) – Australian Olympic Committee media and communications director Mike Tancred was found to have exhibited “disreputable conduct” in his dealings with a former executive, but an independent review panel has ruled that he was not guilty of bullying.

The AOC said in a statement Wednesday that the independent …

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Liberty set to lose Prince for a few weeks

May 30th, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Liberty’s thin backcourt is about to get even more sparse.

The Liberty are already missing Brittany Boyd for the season after she injured her left Achilles tendon in a game. They will be even more depleted after Tuesday night’s game against Los Angeles …

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NHL’s international plan includes China but not Olympics

May 29th, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The NHL is heading to Asia next season. Just not the Olympics.

Commissioner Gary Bettman emphatically reasserted the league will not take a break next February to participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea next February. The league previously announced it would skip going to …

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The Latest: Pittsburgh holds off Predators in Game 1

May 29th, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):

11 p.m.

Jake Guentzel broke a 37-minute shot drought to score the winning goal in the final minutes as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup …

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Russian skiers stay suspended awaiting Olympic doping cases

May 29th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Six Russian cross-country skiers will stay suspended until an IOC panel judges if they were part of a state-backed doping conspiracy at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the Olympic commission – chaired by International Olympic Committee member Denis Oswald – …

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Barcelona to keep goalkeeper Ter Stegen until 2022

May 29th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Barcelona says it has reached a deal to extend the contract of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen until June 2022.

The club said the new agreement, which has a buyout clause of 180 million euros ($201 million), will be signed on Tuesday.

Ter Stegen has been with …

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