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  • IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour. Tarpischev, head of the Russian...

  • Luge great Armin Zoeggeler retires

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Luge standout Armin Zoeggeler, the first athlete to medal in the same individual event at six consecutive Olympics, has announced his retirement. At a news conference on Tuesday, the 40-year-old Zoeggeler says, "My instinct after the (Sochi) Olympics told me that it was...

  • IOC on Rio: 'Lot of progress' but schedule 'tight'

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months but the schedule "remains tight," the head of the IOC's inspection team said Wednesday. Nawal El Moutawakel, who ended a three-day visit to Rio, was upbeat...

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