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Durango man is an all-around talent, on and off the bike

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Will Christopher Blevins pick a road cycling career, or will he continue to race his mountain bike? It is one of the biggest questions in American cycling. It's also a question the 20-year-old from Durango is tired of answering. "I get a
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Durango man is an all-around talent, on and off the bike

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Will Christopher Blevins pick a road cycling career, or will he continue to race his mountain bike? It is one of the biggest questions in American cycling. It's also a question the 20-year-old from Durango is tired of answering. "I get asked that a lot, more ...

USA Gymnastics VP Faehn out amid fallout from Nassar scandal

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 stat
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USA Gymnastics VP Faehn out amid fallout from Nassar scandal

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 with USA ...

Suspension of Russian anti-doping agency remains in force

Russia's anti-doping agency remained suspended after world anti-doping officials declared the country had made no progress on its key reinstatement criteria. The World Anti-Doping Agency's executive committee confirmed RUSADA's continued suspension at its mee
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Suspension of Russian anti-doping agency remains in force

Russia's anti-doping agency remained suspended after world anti-doping officials declared the country had made no progress on its key reinstatement criteria. The World Anti-Doping Agency's executive committee confirmed RUSADA's continued suspension at its meeting Thursday in Montreal. WADA has called for access to the Moscow anti-doping lab and for Russia ...

Michigan State and Larry Nassar victims reach $500M settlement

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500 million to more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, the university announced Wednesday
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Michigan State and Larry Nassar victims reach $500M settlement

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500 million to more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, the university announced Wednesday. The deal surpasses the more than $109 million ...

Japanese officials remain vague about Winter Olympic bid

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese officials are being vague about the city of Sapporo's bid to land the Winter Olympics. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto and Tsunekazu Takeda, an IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, met Monday in Tokyo to quell rumors th
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Japanese officials remain vague about Winter Olympic bid

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese officials are being vague about the city of Sapporo's bid to land the Winter Olympics. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto and Tsunekazu Takeda, an IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, met Monday in Tokyo to quell rumors that Sapporo was dropping out of bidding ...

British ex-culture secretary Tessa Jowell dies at 70

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 War
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British ex-culture secretary Tessa Jowell dies at 70

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 ...

Parkersburg Brewing Co. wins gold at 'Olympics of Beer'

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Parkersburg brewery won a gold medal in the 2018 World Beer Cup, a prestigious competition dubbed the «Olympics of Beer.» The Parkersburg Brewing Co. won the gold for its Cell Block 304, an American-style brown ale, own
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Parkersburg Brewing Co. wins gold at 'Olympics of Beer'

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Parkersburg brewery won a gold medal in the 2018 World Beer Cup, a prestigious competition dubbed the «Olympics of Beer.» The Parkersburg Brewing Co. won the gold for its Cell Block 304, an American-style brown ale, owner and brew master Dan Curtis said. More than ...

Sapporo seems to have second thoughts about 2026 Olympic bid

TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese city of Sapporo seems to be having second thoughts about bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics and could focus instead on the 2030 Games. A spokesman for the city's bid promotion department tells The Associated Press that public opini
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Sapporo seems to have second thoughts about 2026 Olympic bid

TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese city of Sapporo seems to be having second thoughts about bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics and could focus instead on the 2030 Games. A spokesman for the city's bid promotion department tells The Associated Press that public opinion polls are indicating a preference for ...

Olympic observers find skepticism over anti-doping program

Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes at the Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. Independent observers released their report Thursday about the anti
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Olympic observers find skepticism over anti-doping program

Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes at the 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. In all, there were 3,189 tests conducted that led to ...

Frank King, an architect of 1988 Calgary Games, dies at 81

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Frank King, an architect of the 1988 Winter Olympics that helped change the face of Calgary, has died. He was 81. He died Wednesday of a heart attack while training at a downtown club, said Bob Niven, the chief executive officer of Cal
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Frank King, an architect of 1988 Calgary Games, dies at 81

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Frank King, an architect of the 1988 Winter Olympics that helped change the face of Calgary, has died. He was 81. He died Wednesday of a heart attack while training at a downtown club, said Bob Niven, the chief executive officer of Calgary's bid committee. King ...

Sex-abuse lawsuits illustrate USOC's difficult path

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 spor
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Sex-abuse lawsuits illustrate USOC's difficult path

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 Bela Karolyi ...

USOC calls sex-trafficking lawsuit 'calculated to offend'

DENVER (AP) - A U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman is portraying a sex-trafficking lawsuit filed against the federation as one «calculated to provoke and offend» rather than seek justice. Last week, four taekwondo athletes sued the USOC and USA Taek
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USOC calls sex-trafficking lawsuit 'calculated to offend'

DENVER (AP) - A U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman is portraying a sex-trafficking lawsuit filed against the federation as one «calculated to provoke and offend» rather than seek justice. Last week, four taekwondo athletes sued the USOC and USA Taekwondo, alleging they allowed athletes to train and compete with "known predator ...

Award-winning former AP photographer Russell McPhedran dies

Former Associated Press photographer Russell McPhedran, whose balcony photo of a hooded terrorist at the 1972 Munich Olympics became one of the iconic images of the 20th century, has died after a heart-related illness. He was 82. McPhedran, who was inducted i
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Award-winning former AP photographer Russell McPhedran dies

Former Associated Press photographer Russell McPhedran, whose balcony photo of a hooded terrorist at the 1972 Munich Olympics became one of the iconic images of the 20th century, has died after a heart-related illness. He was 82. McPhedran, who was inducted into the Australian Media Hall of Fame last November, ...

Olympic taekwondo champ suspended in sexual misconduct probe

DENVER (AP) - Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez has been temporarily suspended while the U.S. Center for SafeSport resolves a case against him involving sexual misconduct allegations. Lopez's suspension Monday comes days after four women filed
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Olympic taekwondo champ suspended in sexual misconduct probe

DENVER (AP) - Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez has been temporarily suspended while the U.S. Center for SafeSport resolves a case against him involving sexual misconduct allegations. Lopez's suspension Monday comes days after four women filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing USA Taekwondo and the U.S. Olympic Committee ...

Plan to remove goats from Olympics could begin this summer

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - Federal and state officials plan to capture and relocate as many mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the North Cascades and killing the others. The efforts would start this summer once a 30-day waiting period is completed a
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Plan to remove goats from Olympics could begin this summer

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - Federal and state officials plan to capture and relocate as many mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the North Cascades and killing the others. The efforts would start this summer once a 30-day waiting period is completed and a final decision is signed. The ...

American Galen Rupp wins Prague international marathon

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 Ethi
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American Galen Rupp wins Prague international marathon

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, ...

IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC says boxing still risks being kicked out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid concerns about the sport's governing body. The International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, has been in financial turmoil, faced claims of fixed
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IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC says boxing still risks being kicked out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid concerns about the sport's governing body. The International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, has been in financial turmoil, faced claims of fixed bouts at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, and ...

US Speedskating brings back 2 familiar coaches for 2022

KEARNS, Utah (AP) - U.S. Speedskating is setting up its coaching staff for the 2022 Winter Olympics, bringing back two familiar names after the program has struggled at the last two Games. Ryan Shimabukuro is returning to the organization as a co-head coach f
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US Speedskating brings back 2 familiar coaches for 2022

KEARNS, Utah (AP) - U.S. Speedskating is setting up its coaching staff for the 2022 Winter Olympics, bringing back two familiar names after the program has struggled at the last two Games. Ryan Shimabukuro is returning to the organization as a co-head coach for the long track national program. Wilma ...

IOC to challenge Russian doping cases at Swiss supreme court

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The International Olympic Committee plans to appeal to Switzerland's supreme court against rulings which cleared some Russian athletes of doping at the Sochi Games. The Olympic body is «unsatisfied both by the decision and t
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IOC to challenge Russian doping cases at Swiss supreme court

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The International Olympic Committee plans to appeal to Switzerland's supreme court against rulings which cleared some Russian athletes of doping at the Sochi Games. The Olympic body is «unsatisfied both by the decision and the motivation» of verdicts by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, IOC ...

Final venues set for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics

TOKYO (AP) - All venues for Tokyo's Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 have been set with the approval of the sites for soccer matches. Tokyo organizers say soccer will be played at seven venues: Tokyo Stadium, Sapporo Dome, Miyagi Stadium, Ibaraki Kashima Stad
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Final venues set for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics

TOKYO (AP) - All venues for Tokyo's Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 have been set with the approval of the sites for soccer matches. Tokyo organizers say soccer will be played at seven venues: Tokyo Stadium, Sapporo Dome, Miyagi Stadium, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Saitama Stadium, Yokohama Stadium, and the new ...

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