Olympic games

May 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from victims of a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison for abusing athletes. The organization announced in a statement Friday that Faehn "is no longer...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 25, 2010 file photo, Britain's Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell laughs during a meeting with Rio de Janeiro City's Mayor Eduardo Paes, and Rio de Janeiro State's Governor Sergio Cabral in Rio de Janeiro. Tessa Jowell, the former U.K. culture secretary who played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics, has died her family has said on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Jowell, was 70, was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. Among those offering condolences were former Prime Minister Tony Blair who praised Jowell's "passion, determination and simple human decency."(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, file)
May 13, 2018 - 9:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Tessa Jowell, the former U.K. culture secretary who played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics and used her own cancer diagnosis to campaign for better treatment, has died. She was 70. Jowell died peacefully at the family home in Warwickshire on Saturday evening, her...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn heads into the doping control room after competing in women's downhill at the Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea. Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. In all, there were 3,189 tests conducted. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:20 pm
Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes this year at Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. Independent observers released their report Thursday about the anti-doping operation in Pyeongchang...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela Karolyi, left, and his wife, Martha Karolyi, talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Two lawsuits filed this spring against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the USOC finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the federation has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and Bela Karolyi are suing the USOC, along with USA Gymnastics, seeking damages for the canceled sale of their famed Texas training center _ a transaction that tanked in the wake of sex-abuse cases involving team doctor Larry Nassar. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 10, 2018 - 5:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — Two lawsuits filed recently against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the federation finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the USOC has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and...
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May 10, 2018 - 4:35 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Frank King, an architect of the 1988 Winter Olympics, has died at 81. Bob Niven, who was instrumental in Calgary's winning bid, says King died Wednesday of a heart attack while training at a downtown club. King was an avid runner who competed in the Seniors Games. King was...
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May 06, 2018 - 7:17 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp who pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go,...
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Members of North Korea and South Korea table tennis teams pose together for a group photo after deciding to combine their teams to avoid playing against each other in the Quarter Finals of the World Team Table Tennis Championships at Halmstad Arena in Halmstad, Sweden, Thursday May 2, 2018. Their quarter final match was canceled after North and South Korea decided to play together in the semi finals, rather than eliminate one of their teams in the quarter final. ( Jonas Ekstromer/TT via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 11:37 am
HALMSTAD, Sweden (AP) — Pingpong diplomacy is uniting North and South Korea at the table tennis world championships. The women's teams from the two countries, originally competing separately, decided Thursday to combine teams rather than play each other in the quarterfinals. "When I informed the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Jonny Brodzinski, second from right, and the Vancouver Canucks' Derek Dorsett battle for control of the puck during the second period of their NHL China exhibition game at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The NHL is going back to China for two exhibition games this fall between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. The league announced Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Bruins and Flames will face off Sept. 15 in Shenzhen in southeast China and then again Sept. 19 in Beijing.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 02, 2018 - 2:55 pm
The NHL is going back to China for two exhibition games this fall between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. The league announced Wednesday the Bruins and Flames will face off Sept. 15 in Shenzhen in southeast China and then again Sept. 19 in Beijing. The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks...
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April 30, 2018 - 11:00 am
The whistleblower who exposed Russia's scheme to cheat at the 2014 Olympics has filed a motion to dismiss a libel lawsuit brought on behalf of three Russian biathletes whose medals were stripped from the Sochi Games for doping. Lawyers for whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov also filed a lawsuit...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968, file photo, Australian silver medalist Peter Norman, left, stands on the podium as Americans Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists in a human rights protest. Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) awarded on Saturday, April 28, 2018, a posthumous Order of Merit to Norman. AOC President John Coates said that Norman's achievements as an athlete - his silver-medal winning time of 20.06 seconds at Mexico City remains an Australian record 50 years after he set the mark - were dwarfed by his support for the gold and bronze medalists who raised their gloved fists and bowed their heads during the American national anthem. (AP Photo, File)
April 28, 2018 - 3:22 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter who stood on the podium alongside Tommie Smith and John Carlos when the two Americans gave their Black Power salutes at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, has been awarded Australia's highest Olympic award, 50 years after the event. The Australian...
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