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Russia, China among 9 top weightlifting countries suspended

September 30th, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Russia and China were among nine countries suspended from weightlifting for a year on Saturday in an attempt to combat an epidemic of doping.

The sport has been under pressure to clean up or face being dropped from the Olympics.

The decision by the International Weightlifting …

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Staley ready for USA women’s hoops camp

September 30th, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) – Dawn Staley is excited to lead her first USA Basketball camp as head coach of the national team.

She will oversee three days of training in Santa Barbara, California, this weekend. Originally 30 players were supposed to attend, but that number is down to 17 because …

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‘Anger, frustration’ from US biathletes, skiers

September 30th, 2017

Before Susan Dunklee became the first U.S. woman to win an individual medal in a world championship biathlon race, she spent years training 18 to 25 hours each week in the summer and racing about 35 times during the winter to fine-tune her athletic abilities.

“We do two workouts a …

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Olympics could be hot topic in next round of NHL CBA talks

September 30th, 2017

Going to the Olympics was a life-changing experience for T.J. Oshie, a shootout star for the United States against Russia in Sochi.

Oshie and dozens, if not hundreds, of NHL stars are disappointed they won’t get a chance to do it again at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. …

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SKoreans relieved after NKorean skaters qualify for Games

September 30th, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korean Olympic officials said they were pleased after a North Korean figure skating pair became the nation’s first athletes to qualify for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, hoping it might help improve strained relations between the countries.

North Korea won its first berth …

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Tergat is new head of Kenyan Olympic committee

September 29th, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Former marathon world-record holder Paul Tergat was elected head of the Kenyan Olympic committee on Friday, winning unopposed after the only other candidate was prevented from standing.

The election of the 48-year-old Tergat, an IOC member since 2013, comes amid turmoil at the National Olympic Committee …

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S. Korea nears completion of stadium for Olympic ceremonies

September 28th, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Construction has been nearly completed on a controversial stadium that will host the opening and closing ceremonies for next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

The Pyeongchang organizing committee said Friday the pentagonal, 35,000-seat stadium would be finished on Saturday. It will be …

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SKorea nears completion of stadium for Olympic ceremonies

September 28th, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Construction has been nearly completed on a controversial stadium that will host the opening and closing ceremonies for next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

The Pyeongchang organizing committee said Friday the pentagonal, 35,000-seat stadium would be finished on Saturday. It will be …

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Russian doping whistleblower faces arrest if he returns

September 28th, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) – A Russian court has ruled that doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov should be arrested if he returns to his home country.

The ruling could be a step toward Russia demanding the extradition of the former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director, though Russia does not have an extradition treaty with …

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Romney declines to comment on possible Senate run

September 27th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is declining to answer reports that he’s considering running for the Senate in Utah next year if longtime Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch retires.

Romney was asked about a possible Senate run during an interview about the Olympics with the …

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