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  • 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...

  • 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...