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IOC VP: Tokyo 2020 will attract youth, offer gender equality

June 30th, 2017

TOKYO (AP) – IOC Vice President John Coates says the addition of new sports at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will attract youth and create gender equality without driving up costs.

In an effort to give the games a more youthful and urban appeal, the IOC has added 3-on-3 basketball and …

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Bach says he’s open to unified Koreas team for Pyeongchang

June 29th, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday that he is open to the possibility of a unified Korean team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February.

Speaking in Muju, 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of Seoul, on the final day of the …

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U.S. Nationals win has trash-talking Lilly King tuning up for rival

June 28th, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS  — Lilly King toned down the trash talk for one night.

She’s still got three more weeks to come up with some new lines to throw at her Russian rival.

The brash Olympic gold medalist set up a potential world championship rematch with Yulia Efimova by winning the 200-meter breaststroke …

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USA track and field brings 2020 Olympic Trials to LA area

June 28th, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – USA track and field says the Olympic Trials for the 2020 Tokyo Games will be held in the Los Angeles area.

Track’s governing body said Wednesday its board of directors voted 11-2 to bring the event to Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. The stadium is …

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Germany coach wants clarity on Russia football doping claims

June 28th, 2017

SOCHI, Russia (AP) – Germany football coach Joachim Loew wants more clarity from sports leaders following speculation that doping of Russia’s 2014 World Cup squad was covered up.

The World Cup-winning coach urged the World Anti-Doping Agency and FIFA to be transparent and identify players implicated.

“If there really are …

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IOC’s Coates stresses cost cuts during Tokyo visit

June 28th, 2017

TOKYO (AP) – IOC Vice President John Coates kicked off a three-day evaluation of Tokyo’s preparations for the 2020 Olympics on Wednesday by emphasizing the need for further cost cuts.

The price tag of the 2020 Games has ballooned since Tokyo won the bid, even after a major cost-cutting effort.

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Former US, Canada rugby coach Ric Suggitt dies at 58

June 27th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta (AP) – Rugby coach Ric Suggitt, who guided national teams for both the United States and Canada, has died. He was 58.

Suggitt, coach of the women’s team at the University of Lethbridge, died Tuesday from a medical complication, the school said in a release.

The Edmonton native …

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Katie Ledecky, Nathan Adrian steals opening night show at US nationals

June 27th, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Olympic gold medalists Katie Ledecky and Nathan Adrian qualified for the American world championship team Tuesday night with each winning signature events at the U.S. National Championships.

Bethesda’s Ledecky easily claimed the women’s 800-meter freestyle title in a time of 8:11.50. The defending Olympic and world champion won …

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Olympic champ Camplin takes senior role in Australian sports

June 27th, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) – Olympic aerial skiing gold medalist Alisa Camplin-Warner has replaced former champion swimmer Mark Stockwell as deputy chair of the Australian Sports Commission.

The 42-year-old skier, who was competing as Alisa Camplin at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002 when she became Australia’s first female Winter Olympics …

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New Zealand promises to do ‘right thing’ with America’s Cup

June 27th, 2017

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) – When the post-race formalities ended, feisty Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton picked up the America’s Cup and carried it the few hundred yards to the team base.

Dalton, 59, seemed to struggle at first with the weight of the big silver trophy.

Perhaps it …

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