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  • BC-OLY--IOC-Kosovo,4th Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee executive board granted provisional recognition to Kosovo,...

  • IOC gives provisional recognition to Kosovo

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee executive board granted provisional recognition to Kosovo,...

  • BC-OLY--FIG-Weir-Lipinski-NBC,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, after attracting attention for their rapport and fashion sense in an understudy role at the Sochi Olympics, were promoted by NBC on Wednesday to its top figure skating broadcast team. With figure skating the marquee sport during the...

  • BC-OLY--IOC-Kosovo

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is considering granting recognition to Kosovo and suspending Gambia. The status of the two countries will be debated Friday during an IOC executive board meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Wednesday. The...

  • BC-OLY--Tokyo 2020-Stadium Woes,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020 Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Demolition of the old National Stadium was supposed to begin on Sept. 29 but...

  • American shooters qualify for Rio 2016

    Joe Paisley
    Yesterday

    Dempster Christenson led an American sweep of the top-three spots in the men’s air rifle event, while Will Brown and Vincent Hancock won the men’s air pistol and skeet titles at the Championship of the Americas Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The victories secured three quota spots for...

  • Oscar Pistorius starts serving prison term

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times...

  • BC-Sports Briefs

    Yesterday

    OLYMPICS LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. It will be hoping to attract a competitive, high-profile field to show there are cities that want to host the games rather than shun them....

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The supervisor is Rachel Cohen, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. and Ira Podell at 1 a.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...

  • 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...

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