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Katie Ledecky breezes to 3rd worlds gold, brash Lilly King wins again

July 25th, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary | Katie Ledecky breezed to her third gold medal of the world championships, backing off a bit on her most grueling night of the meet.

It was left to Lilly King, Kylie Masse and Adam Peaty to take down the swimming record book — and King to claim …

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Hungary’s proud water polo tradition goes on at home worlds

July 25th, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – The spirit of the 1956 Olympics lives on in the Hungary men’s water polo team.

Some 61 years after the infamous “Blood in the Water” game against the Soviet Union, Hungary routed Russia 14-5 to book a place in the semifinals at the world championships on …

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Relocate, kill are among options studied for mountain goats

July 24th, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) – Olympic National Park officials are weighing several options to remove mountain goats from the park, including a plan to capture and relocate as many of the animals as possible and shooting others.

In releasing a draft environmental review Monday, park officials say the plan will allow them …

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Michael Phelps didn’t actually race a shark, and people are mad

July 24th, 2017

Maybe the blame lays on the viewer, expecting Olympics legend Michael Phelps to actually swim against a shark. Maybe it lays with the Discovery Channel, who promoted and sent out press releases with the line, “The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark …

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Michael Phelps loses by 2 seconds to simulated shark in ‘Shark Week’

July 24th, 2017

Michael Phelps has finally met his match in the water: a “great white shark.”

The Olympic champion swimmer was bested Sunday night in the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.”

But Phelps didn’t swim with a real shark. He competed in the ocean …

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Japan marks three-year countdown to Tokyo 2020 Games

July 24th, 2017

TOKYO (AP) – Japan began its three-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday with concerts, races and other events meant to drum up public enthusiasm for the games.

The 2020 Games will be Japan’s first summer Olympics since the 1964 edition in Tokyo. After a rocky start, organizers …

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Step by halting step, Nieto walks down aisle with his wife

July 22nd, 2017

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) – Step by halting step, former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto made good on his vow to walk wife Shevon down the aisle after their wedding and out the door to a waiting limousine.

It was roughly 130 steps, with a stop halfway down the aisle …

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Beach v’ball star, 5x Olympian Walsh Jennings hurts shoulder

July 22nd, 2017

Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings injured her shoulder during the semifinals of a beach volleyball tournament in Poland and forfeited the bronze medal match.

Walsh Jennings and new partner Nicole Branagh were tied in the third set of their match against Canada on Saturday when Walsh Jennings dove for the …

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Tokyo 2020: Budget uncertainty will continue to 2019

July 18th, 2017

TOKYO (AP) – Uncertainty over the final budget for the 2020 Olympic Games will continue until 2019, the head of the Tokyo Organizing Committee said on Tuesday.

“We will continue to explore more cost efficiencies,” Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto told the foreign media amid concerns regarding the higher-than-projected costs.

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IAAF provisionally suspends Fredericks in payment probe

July 17th, 2017

MONACO (AP) – Four-time Olympic medalist Frank Fredericks has been suspended from duty by track and field’s governing body, the IAAF, while he is investigated for alleged corruption suspected of being linked to the 2016 Olympics hosting vote.

The independent Athletics Integrity Unit said Monday that its request for an …

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