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IOC warns 2018 Olympic organizers of white elephant venues

August 31st, 2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – The International Olympic Committee warned organizers in Pyeongchang on Thursday that they risk creating white elephants from 2018 Winter Games venues.

Completing a final full inspection visit before the Feb. 9 opening ceremony, an IOC panel predicted a successful Olympics but said “definitive legacy use …

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US Olympic sailor loses parts of 3 fingers in capsize

August 30th, 2017

LA GRANDE-MOTTE, France (AP) – U.S. Sailing says Olympian Bora Gulari of Detroit lost parts of three fingers on his right hand when his catamaran capsized during training for the world championships.

The governing body says Gulari’s fingers became entangled in the rigging of his Nacra 17 when it capsized …

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Michael Feldman, former top AP photo editor, dies at 70

August 30th, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Michael Feldman, a top photo editor whose 40-year career took him from the gritty streets of Philadelphia to major international sporting events including the Olympics and soccer’s World Cup, died Wednesday. He was 70.

Feldman, who spent two decades as a photography news leader at The Associated …

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Arizona police say Olympic runner found dead in pool

August 28th, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Police in Arizona say Olympic middle-distance runner David Torrence has died after being pulled from a swimming pool at a condominium complex.

They say the 31-year-old Torrence, who represented Peru at the 2016 Summer Olympics, came to Scottsdale a few weeks ago to train.

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Sports court confirms Chinese doping at Beijing Olympics

August 28th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Two Chinese female weightlifters have lost their appeals against being stripped of their 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medals for doping.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday that the IOC was right to disqualify Cao Lei from the 75-kilogram class and Liu Chunhong in the …

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Stadium Formerly Known as Turner Field begins a new chapter

August 28th, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) – Call it the chameleon of stadiums.

From Olympic track and field to major league baseball to, now, college football, this place has undergone plenty of changes since it broke ground less than a quarter-century ago.

Welcome to Georgia State Stadium.

“It feels like a football stadium” said …

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Former Olympian publishes book on bipolar disorder

August 27th, 2017

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – After spending most of her adult life hiding her mental illness from everyone, including herself, Amy Gamble of Sherrard is bravely telling the world about her battle with bipolar disorder.

In her book “Bipolar Disorder: My Biggest Competitor,” Gamble – an Olympic athlete and John Marshall …

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Snyder upsets Sadulaev to give US world wrestling title

August 26th, 2017

PARIS (AP) – Ohio State star Kyle Snyder scored a late takedown of Olympic gold medalist Abdusalim Sadulaev in the deciding match, and the United States won the world freestyle wrestling title Saturday night for the first time in 22 years.

The U.S. and Russia were tied heading into the …

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Bach says no immediate concerns for Pyeongchang Winter Games

August 26th, 2017

BEIJING (AP) – International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday he sees “no reason for any immediate concern” about tensions on the Korean Peninsula affecting next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Bach told The Associated Press in Beijing that the IOC was monitoring developments but was buoyed …

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Survivor: Reality show becomes possible road to Olympics

August 26th, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The fact that Josh Williamson hadn’t stepped on ice until about a month ago hardly makes him an ideal candidate to become an Olympic bobsledder.

Then again, if Williamson completes the journey from the lacrosse fields in Florida to a bobsled track in Pyeongchang next …

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