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Olympic flame arrives in South Korea for 2018 Winter Games

October 31st, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday where it will be passed throughout the country by thousands of torchbearers on a 100-day journey to the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

South Korean figure skating prospect You Young will kick …

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Van Niekerk out for months after injuring knee in rugby game

October 31st, 2017

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) – South African runner Wayde van Niekerk was forced to put his honeymoon on hold to have surgery Tuesday in the United States on a serious right knee injury he sustained while playing in a celebrity tag rugby game three weeks ago.

The Olympic champion …

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IOC eases ban on Brazilian body amid Nuzman corruption case

October 31st, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The IOC has partially lifted the Brazilian Olympic Committee’s suspension, imposed four weeks ago after long-time president Carlos Nuzman was arrested in a corruption case.

The easing of sanctions allows Brazilian officials to attend an annual assembly of Olympic bodies this week, in the Czech Republic …

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Bode Miller heading back to Olympics, as analyst for NBC

October 31st, 2017

Bode Miller is heading back to the Olympics. This time, he’ll be calling the action from the TV booth.

The six-time Olympic medalist, and only American to compete in Alpine skiing at five Winter Games, will work for NBC as an analyst alongside Dan Hicks at the Pyeongchang Games next …

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Pyeongchang gets Olympic flame ahead of 100-day relay

October 31st, 2017

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – The Olympic flame was handed to organizers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, and it will now head off on a 100-day journey across South Korea before the opening ceremony on Feb. 9.

Pyeongchang organizing committee president Lee Hee-beom said the games would be an …

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5 things to know about Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next year

October 31st, 2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – South Korea’s sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang is finally looking like a Winter Olympics host city after more than a decade of work, two failed bids, and chapters of controversy over venue locations, construction delays and costs.

With a little more than three months until …

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IOC picks officials to oversee Olympic progress in Paris, LA

October 30th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The IOC says it has appointed members to lead panels overseeing preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics and the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, president of the Belgian Olympic body, will chair the coordination commission for Paris. The International Olympic Committee says the panel’s first …

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Catalan secession threatens Spain’s golden age for sports

October 28th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Catalonia’s audacious attempt to secede from the rest of Spain represents a threat to one of the world’s sporting powers.

For more than a decade, Spain has punched above its demographic weight in sports. The Mediterranean country of 42 million citizens has produced stars in sports …

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Tokyo marks 1,000 days to go before start of 2020 Olympics

October 28th, 2017

TOKYO (AP) – Tokyo marked 1,000 days until the 2020 Olympics on Saturday with a ceremony that included a demonstration of new sports that will debut at the Summer Games.

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike and kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa were among the dignitaries attending the festivities in the Nihonbashi district …

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FIFA to give 2018 World Cup champion $38M from $400M fund

October 27th, 2017

KOLKATA, India (AP) – The 2018 World Cup champion will get $38 million from a prize fund FIFA has increased by 12 percent to $400 million.

FIFA said Friday that each of the 32 competing national federations in Russia will get at least $8 million, the same as in 2014 …

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