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  • Van Dyken-Rouen to be Fiesta parade grand marshal

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has been named grand marshal of the 44th annual Fiesta Bowl parade. The parade is on Dec. 27 in central Phoenix and Van Dyken-Rouen also will serve a special guest at the annual football game on Dec. 31. The...

  • 216 Rio Games organizers would welcome Pistorius

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organizers say Oscar Pistorius would be welcome to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the South African runner is declared eligible. The double-amputee athlete began a five-year jail sentence last week for killing girlfriend...

  • Radionova wins Skate America women's competition

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Gracie Gold is convinced the day will come when she wins a major international competition. For now, the U.S. champion is looking up at the Russians. Gold finished third in the Skate America women's competition on Sunday behind two-time world junior...

  • Hirscher wins World Cup GS, Ligety finishes 10th

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher sent a clear message to his rivals for the men's overall title on the opening day of the season, winning a giant slalom with a massive 1.58-second margin on Sunday. On a sunny national holiday, the Austrian's winning run was...

  • Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away. "Without the athletes, the games can't happen," he says in a recruiting...

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