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  • Colorado College student Nicolai Calabria will play for national amputee soccer team

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -By JOE PAISLEY - the gazette
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado College student Nicolai Calabria is thankful this holiday weekend that his parents Carl and Jeanine never coddled him for being born without a right leg and hip. "Both of my parents instilled a toughness in me," the education/public speaking major said. "From a young age I...

  • US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have all submitted spending plans under that mark for their bids to host the Olympics. Keeping the price tag down is a key goal of...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The supervisor is Rachel Cohen, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from...

  • DC Olympic bid touts 'unity' over dysfunction

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Place your hands together in just the right way, with thumbs overlapping and the other fingers pointing to the sky, and you've created the symbol for 2024 Olympics in the nation's capital. It's supposed to be a "U'' for unity. And, if you put two of them together and...

  • BC-BIA--Doping-Loginov

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian biathlete who competed at February's Winter Olympics in Sochi has been suspended after failing a doping test. The Russian Biathlon Union said Alexander Loginov had tested positive for an unspecified "banned substance" and had been withdrawn from the opening...

  • BC-ATH--IAAF-Coe,3rd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Two-time Olympic middle-distance champion Sebastian Coe is running for president of track and field's world governing body, calling for a shake-up of the sport to attract young people, create more head-to-head competitions between star athletes and restore public...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course Lawsuit,2nd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns, curtailing fears that the venue won't be ready in time for test events. Judge Eduardo Antonio Klausner said in his...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course Lawsuit,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns, curtailing fears that the venue won't be ready in time for test events. Judge Eduardo Antonio Klausner said in his...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course Lawsuit

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro judge has denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns, curtailing fears that the venue won't be ready in time for test events. Judge Eduardo Antonio Klausner said in his decision...

  • European Games to test Baku's Olympic potential

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — The head of next year's inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan hopes the event will serve as a springboard for a successful Olympic bid from Baku. Azad Rahimov, who also serves as Azerbaijan's minister of youth and sports, said Wednesday that building high-standard...

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