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IOC cautions sports bodies on Serbia, Kosovo hosting events

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The International Olympic Committee says it will ask sports organizations to «carefully consider» allocating events for Serbia or Kosovo to host. The Olympic body's executive board took the position Thursday after a Ko
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IOC cautions sports bodies on Serbia, Kosovo hosting events

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The International Olympic Committee says it will ask sports organizations to «carefully consider» allocating events for Serbia or Kosovo to host. The Olympic body's executive board took the position Thursday after a Kosovo national karate team was blocked from entering Serbia which was hosting the European ...

Women getting a second bobsled event at 2022 Olympics

Women's bobsledders wanted a second medal event at the Olympics, and it's going to happen. It just isn't exactly what everyone wanted. Monobob - a one-person sled - is getting added to the slate of women's competitions for the 2022 Beijing Games, after the In
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Women getting a second bobsled event at 2022 Olympics

Women's bobsledders wanted a second medal event at the Olympics, and it's going to happen. It just isn't exactly what everyone wanted. Monobob - a one-person sled - is getting added to the slate of women's competitions for the 2022 Beijing Games, after the International Olympic Committee decided Wednesday to ...

IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has added seven events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, creating a program of 109 gold medals. The IOC says its executive board approved women's monobob, Big Air freestyle skiing for men
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IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has added seven events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, creating a program of 109 gold medals. The IOC says its executive board approved women's monobob, Big Air freestyle skiing for men and women, plus mixed team events in short track speed ...

Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

TOKYO (AP) - Japan on Wednesday approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the watered-down measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking ris
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Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

TOKYO (AP) - Japan on Wednesday approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the watered-down measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking risks ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid international calls for a ...

Tokyo Olympic venues make progress with 2 years to go

TOKYO (AP) - The Japan Sports Council gave a progress report on the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying the project is 40 percent complete with two years to go before the opening ceremony. Located in central Tokyo, the Olympi
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Tokyo Olympic venues make progress with 2 years to go

TOKYO (AP) - The Japan Sports Council gave a progress report on the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying the project is 40 percent complete with two years to go before the opening ceremony. Located in central Tokyo, the Olympic Stadium will be the centerpiece ...

Usain Bolt to make run at pro soccer in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt is making a run at professional soccer in Australia. The Olympic sprint great has long expressed his love of the game. Since his retirement from track, he has tested himself with Germany's Borussia Dortmund and the Norwegian clu
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Usain Bolt to make run at pro soccer in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt is making a run at professional soccer in Australia. The Olympic sprint great has long expressed his love of the game. Since his retirement from track, he has tested himself with Germany's Borussia Dortmund and the Norwegian club Stromsgodset. Now, at 31, he will try ...

Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

MOSCOW (AP) - Despite a national wave of elation from the World Cup that bathed Russia in a rosy light, President Vladimir Putin will face some challenges in extending the post-soccer glow at home and abroad. Well-organized, festive and friendly, the World Cu
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Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

MOSCOW (AP) - Despite a national wave of elation from the World Cup that bathed Russia in a rosy light, President Vladimir Putin will face some challenges in extending the post-soccer glow at home and abroad. Well-organized, festive and friendly, the World Cup has shown off a welcoming and modern ...

Scandal-hit USOC picks golf executive Sarah Hirshland as CEO

DENVER (AP) - Sarah Hirshland is known as the tough negotiator who helped the U.S. Golf Association broker media and sponsorship deals, including its 12-year TV contract with Fox. Her next job, as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be a more delicate tas
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Scandal-hit USOC picks golf executive Sarah Hirshland as CEO

DENVER (AP) - Sarah Hirshland is known as the tough negotiator who helped the U.S. Golf Association broker media and sponsorship deals, including its 12-year TV contract with Fox. Her next job, as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be a more delicate task - repairing a frayed relationship ...

Heat is on Tokyo 2020 organizers to combat high temperatures

TOKYO (AP) - The head of an IOC inspection team says organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will explore all options to combat the extreme summer heat that will likely prevail in the Japanese capital during the games. John Coates was in Tokyo for a two-day ins
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Heat is on Tokyo 2020 organizers to combat high temperatures

TOKYO (AP) - The head of an IOC inspection team says organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will explore all options to combat the extreme summer heat that will likely prevail in the Japanese capital during the games. John Coates was in Tokyo for a two-day inspection of the city's ...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima

TOKYO (AP) - Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics say the torch relay will start in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The route was approved by the organizing committee at a meeting with the central and Tokyo govern
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima

TOKYO (AP) - Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics say the torch relay will start in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The route was approved by the organizing committee at a meeting with the central and Tokyo governments on Thursday. The relay will ...

Former Olympic sprinter charged with damaging an embassy in Washington

Gustavo Envela, a four-time Olympic sprinter, was charged with illegally entering and damaging the embassy of Equitorial Guinea in Washington, according to an NBC Washington report. Court filings showed that U.S. Secret Service arrested Envela, 50, two weeks
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Former Olympic sprinter charged with damaging an embassy in Washington

Gustavo Envela, a four-time Olympic sprinter, was charged with illegally entering and damaging the embassy of Equitorial Guinea in Washington, according to an NBC Washington report. Court filings showed that U.S. Secret Service arrested Envela, 50, two weeks ago. He left behind a picture supposedly depicting the assassination ...

Organizers of 2020, 2024 Olympics sign cooperative agreement

TOKYO (AP) - Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have signed a cooperative agreement with their counterparts from the 2024 Paris Olympics. The two organizing committees signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Tokyo on Wednesday. The agreement covers areas s
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Organizers of 2020, 2024 Olympics sign cooperative agreement

TOKYO (AP) - Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have signed a cooperative agreement with their counterparts from the 2024 Paris Olympics. The two organizing committees signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Tokyo on Wednesday. The agreement covers areas such as exchange of personnel, volunteer recruitment, language services, communications, and ...

Larry Nassar, ex-trainer charged with sex assault in Texas

DALLAS (AP) - Disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar and a former trainer were charged with sexual assault on Friday following an investigation involving an elite gymnastics center in Texas. A grand jury indicted Nassar on six counts of second-degree sexual
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Larry Nassar, ex-trainer charged with sex assault in Texas

DALLAS (AP) - Disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar and a former trainer were charged with sexual assault on Friday following an investigation involving an elite gymnastics center in Texas. A grand jury indicted Nassar on six counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child, while a former trainer, Debbie Van ...

Brazil court allows prosecution of US swimmer Ryan Lochte

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil's Superior Court of Justice has ruled that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte can be prosecuted on a charge of filing a false police report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte had claimed that he and fellow swimmers were robbed a
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Brazil court allows prosecution of US swimmer Ryan Lochte

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil's Superior Court of Justice has ruled that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte can be prosecuted on a charge of filing a false police report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte had claimed that he and fellow swimmers were robbed at gunpoint in a ...

Romney looks to November after landslide Utah primary win

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mitt Romney looks like a shoo-in for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah after and winning a landslide primary victory and toning down his criticism of Donald Trump, but first he'll face a Democratic opponent with a distinctly different politic
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Romney looks to November after landslide Utah primary win

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mitt Romney looks like a shoo-in for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah after and winning a landslide primary victory and toning down his criticism of Donald Trump, but first he'll face a Democratic opponent with a distinctly different political outlook. Jenny Wilson holds an ...

Abused gymnast Aly Raisman: 'I've barely worked out'

BOSTON (AP) - Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she's barely been able to work out since going public with allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of a former sports doctor. The six-time Olympic medalist told The Improper Bostonian magazine, for a cover stor
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Abused gymnast Aly Raisman: 'I've barely worked out'

BOSTON (AP) - Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she's barely been able to work out since going public with allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of a former sports doctor. The six-time Olympic medalist told The Improper Bostonian magazine, for a cover story published this week, that she's still ...

Parents: Man accused of killing cyclist had mental illness

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The parents of a Florida man accused of intentionally running over and killing a cyclist out for a family bike ride said Monday that their son has struggled for years with profound mental illness. Tampa Police said Mikese Morse, a 30-year-o
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Parents: Man accused of killing cyclist had mental illness

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The parents of a Florida man accused of intentionally running over and killing a cyclist out for a family bike ride said Monday that their son has struggled for years with profound mental illness. Tampa Police said Mikese Morse, a 30-year-old former Olympic track and field ...

The Latest: Parents of man who killed bicyclist speak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on a hit-and-run crash that killed a Florida father on bike ride with his young sons (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The parents of a man arrested in Florida for allegedly hitting and killing a man on a bicycle say their son is a ..
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The Latest: Parents of man who killed bicyclist speak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on a hit-and-run crash that killed a Florida father on bike ride with his young sons (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The parents of a man arrested in Florida for allegedly hitting and killing a man on a bicycle say their son is a ...

The Latest: Would-be Olympian charged in death of cyclist

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on a hit-and-run crash that killed a Florida father on bike ride with his young sons (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A motorist arrested in Florida after a witness said he deliberately ran over a man on a bicycle is an American tra
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The Latest: Would-be Olympian charged in death of cyclist

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on a hit-and-run crash that killed a Florida father on bike ride with his young sons (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A motorist arrested in Florida after a witness said he deliberately ran over a man on a bicycle is an American track and ...

The Latest: Watchdog highlights dangers of pools, other toys

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on a consumer watchdog group's warning about 10 types of potentially unsafe summer toys (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A consumer watchdog group says the recent drowning of Olympic skier Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller's toddler daughter undersc
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The Latest: Watchdog highlights dangers of pools, other toys

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on a consumer watchdog group's warning about 10 types of potentially unsafe summer toys (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A consumer watchdog group says the recent drowning of Olympic skier Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller's toddler daughter underscores how unsafe swimming pools can be. World Against Toys ...

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