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Some Olympic leaders impatient with onslaught of scandals

September 15th, 2017

LIMA, Peru (AP) – As soon as he got the job, the new ethics chair of the International Olympic Committee received an earful, as well.

Former U.N. secretary general Ban Ki-moon was elected to his new position Thursday – handed the task of restoring credibility to an organization that, according …

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Capitals’ Ovechkin says Olympic decision out of his hands

September 14th, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) – Alex Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night through the Washington Capitals acknowledging that the ability to represent Russia in the 2018 Olympics has been taken out of his hands.

On the eve of the first day of on-ice training camp workouts, Ovechkin said in the statement that …

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Capitals’ Ovechkin releases statement about Olympics

September 14th, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night through the NHL team expressing frustration about the league’s decision to skip the Olympics.

“I wanted to make this statement so that my words are clear and nobody misunderstands what I am saying,” the Russian forward wrote. …

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Alex Ovechkin accepts decision to not participate in Winter Olympics

September 14th, 2017

Alex Ovechkin has come to terms with not being able to play in the upcoming Olympics. Though, he’s not happy about it.

The Washington Capitals star released a statement late Thursday saying he understands he won’t be allowed to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in …

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Top anti-doping expert Gary Wadler dead at 78

September 14th, 2017

Gary Wadler, one of the strongest voices in the fight against performance-enhancing drugs in sports, has died. He was 78.

Wadler’s wife told The New York Times that her husband died of multiple system atrophy, a degenerative neurological disorder.

Wadler testified in front of Congress in the 1990s about the …

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Former UN leader Ban Ki-moon tabbed for IOC ethics chair

September 14th, 2017

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has been elected chair of the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission.

The South Korean, who served as leader in the U.N. from 2007 through 2016, will take over for Youssoupha Ndiaye.

In his acceptance speech Thursday, Ban called his …

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Anti-doping group wants Winter Games ban of Russian leaders

September 14th, 2017

LIMA, Peru (AP) – A group of 17 anti-doping leaders wants the Russian Olympic Committee banned from the upcoming Winter Games.

In a statement released Thursday, the leaders say “sports leaders and organizations should not be given credentials to the Olympics when they intentionally violate the rules and rob clean …

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American ballers find their Dream Teams in Africa

September 14th, 2017

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) – Reggie Moore rarely gets through a day without stopping for an autograph or selfie in the basketball-mad African country of Angola.

“If I’m in the mall, it’s going to be 30 to 40 selfies,” said Moore, a bearded 36-year-old Californian who plays in Angola’s professional league …

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The wait is on: Los Angeles wins 2028 Olympics

September 13th, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Olympic cauldron blazing above the Coliseum gave it away: Los Angeles will host a third Olympics – in 2028.

The news on Wednesday after a vote by the International Olympic Committee in Lima, Peru, was anticlimactic. Competing with Paris to win the 2024 Summer Games, …

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WADA clears 95 Russian doping cases, still pursuing others

September 13th, 2017

LIMA, Peru (AP) – The World Anti-Doping Agency has dismissed all but one of the first 96 Russian doping cases forwarded its way from sports federations acting on information that exposed cheating in the country.

The cases stem from an investigation by Richard McLaren, who was tasked with detailing evidence …

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