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Forecast: Germany to top medal table at Pyeongchang Olympics

May 22nd, 2017

If the Pyeongchang Olympics were today, Germany would win the most gold medals and the most medals overall.

That was the forecast on Monday from U.S.-based Gracenote, a sports and entertainment data provider, which put out its calculations nine months before the Winter Games.

Germany is predicted to win 14 …

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Cross-country skier Therese Johaug has court date in June

May 22nd, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Cross-country skier Therese Johaug has a court date in June for a doping case that could force her to miss the 2018 Olympics.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will hear the International Ski Federation’s appeal to extend Johaug’s 13-month ban on June 6. …

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Runner Gabriele Grunewald delays chemo for a few more races

May 21st, 2017

Middle-distance runner Gabriele Grunewald reserved this month for racing.

Next month, chemotherapy.

Grunewald delayed her latest cancer treatments a few weeks – with her doctor’s consent – in a quest to qualify for the U.S. track and field championships at the end of June in Sacramento, California.

Should she …

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Peru organizes 2019 Pan Am Games in wake of deadly flooding

May 20th, 2017

Construction for the 2019 Pan American Games is way behind schedule. But that’s a secondary problem.

The quadrennial event in Lima, Peru, has no sponsors, no marketing and is relying on a $1.2 billion budget financed by the national government.

“This is the biggest challenge I have today – the …

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North Dakota students participate in Invertebrate Olympics

May 20th, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota teacher recently staged an Olympics for invertebrates that aims to get students involved in science, math and engineering.

For the Olympics for invertebrates, the students also form teams and research different countries and cultures, which they presented at the Opening Ceremonies.

Matt Guenther, …

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TrackTown Summer Series expands to 3 cities

May 19th, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – With an eye on sparking greater interest stateside in track and field, the TrackTown Summer Series is expanding this year.

The unique team competition – the brainchild of TrackTown President Vin Lananna – made its debut last year in Eugene, Oregon. It was a one-off meet …

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APNewsBreak: Beach volleyball hopes ESPN draws Olympic fans

May 19th, 2017

Beach volleyball has a new ally as it tries to grow from an Olympic phenomenon to an every-year attraction: ESPN.

The sports network will broadcast the World Series of Beach Volleyball, an international pro tour stop in California in July. Event organizers hope the exposure will help beach volleyball attract …

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IOC to discuss LA-Paris double Olympic host picks on June 9

May 19th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The IOC’s decision on whether to award Olympic hosting rights to both Los Angeles and Paris could be announced on June 9.

The IOC said Friday that its executive board will meet in Lausanne to discuss the 2024 and 2028 bid processes, and reforming rules for …

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Mutko agrees Isinbayeva should leave anti-doping agency

May 19th, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s top state sports official agrees that Yelena Isinbayeva cannot continue as chair of the scandal-hit Russian Anti-Doping Agency because of a conflict of interest.

Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who oversees sports policy, said Isinbayeva “will obviously leave the post as chair of the supervisory board,” …

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2018 Games head says NHL not being greedy, will cooperate

May 18th, 2017

LONDON (AP) – The head of the Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee said Thursday that the NHL isn’t being “greedy” preventing hockey stars going to the 2018 Games and he was willing to be flexible to meet its demands.

Organizing committee president Lee Hee-beom told The Associated Press on Thursday that …

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