<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - olympics]]> http://gazette.com/rss/olympics Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:27:19 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Chicago to redevelop what would have been Olympic Village]]> http://gazette.com/chicago-to-redevelop-what-would-have-been-olympic-village/article/feed/404750?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chicago-to-redevelop-what-would-have-been-olympic-village/article/feed/404750?custom_click=rss CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago will seek proposals for redeveloping a site that would have been an Olympic Village had the city's bid to host the 2016 Summer Games been successful.

The city bought the 49-acre site in the Bronzeville neighborhood in 2009 after the closure of a hospital there. Besides the Olympics, the site had also been talked about as a possible location for the Obama presidential library, though that will be located elsewhere in Chicago.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office said Friday it will begin accepting proposals next month for a mixed-use development for commercial, institutional, residential and recreational uses.

The city says it could select a developer by spring.

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]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:50:29 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Euros mix and match pairs as Americans stand pat]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-euros-mix-and-match-pairs-as-americans-stand-pat/article/feed/404459?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-euros-mix-and-match-pairs-as-americans-stand-pat/article/feed/404459?custom_click=rss

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):

8:05 p.m.

The late comeback that pulled Europe within 5-3 after Round 1 bought captain Darren Clarke enough breathing room to get the last two of his six rookies on the course at the start of Round 2.

His opening and anchor duos for Saturday morning's foursomes will be familiar: Rory McIlroy-Thomas Pieters and Sergio Garcia-Rafa Cabrera Bello, respectively, already played together in Round 1. In between those pairs, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose will split and take on a rookie each; Stenson will partner Matt Fitzpatrick and Rose will play with Chris Wood.

U.S. captain Davis Love has only two rookies and both played in Round 1.

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]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:05:25 -0600 <![CDATA[NHL, NHLPA expect World Cup of Hockey to return in 2020]]> http://gazette.com/nhl-nhlpa-expect-world-cup-of-hockey-to-return-in-2020/article/feed/404672?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nhl-nhlpa-expect-world-cup-of-hockey-to-return-in-2020/article/feed/404672?custom_click=rss

TORONTO (AP) — The World Cup of Hockey will return, without a doubt, and avoid another 12-year break.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr both confirmed for The Associated Press on Friday that they expect the next World Cup of Hockey to be in 2020.

It is much less certain whether the best players will go to South Korea to participate in the 2018 Olympics.

International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel told the AP on Tuesday the odds of NHL players going to the Pyeongchang Games were 50-50, a slight upgrade from his forecast in May.

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]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:54:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Ed Temple's gold medalists honor him at memorial service]]> http://gazette.com/ed-temples-gold-medalists-honor-him-at-memorial-service/article/feed/404603?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ed-temples-gold-medalists-honor-him-at-memorial-service/article/feed/404603?custom_click=rss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ed Temple, the trailblazing former Tennessee State and U.S. Olympic women's track and field coach who died last week, was honored Friday by many of the gold medalists who ran for him.

"He was a man with a heart that was as big as anyone," Lucinda Williams Adams said at a memorial service on Tennessee State's campus. "He taught us how to have pride and dignity and to be able to lift each other up. Do not dwell on not having, but dwell on what you are going to have."

Temple died Sept. 22 at age 89. He coached the women's track team at Tennessee State, formerly Tennessee A&I, from 1953 to 1994. His Tennessee State Tigerbelles won 13 Olympic gold medals while shattering racial and gender barriers.



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]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:22:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Lawmaker: Olympic tax bill popular but 'bad policy']]> http://gazette.com/lawmaker-olympic-tax-bill-popular-but-bad-policy/article/feed/404602?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lawmaker-olympic-tax-bill-popular-but-bad-policy/article/feed/404602?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Olympic medal winners will soon get a tax break, but not everyone thinks getting rid of the so-called victory tax is a good idea.

"I promise you, this is bad policy," said Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., who cast the lone vote against a bill that would block the IRS from taxing most Olympic winnings.

President Barack Obama is expected to sign the measure, which repeals a tax on cash prizes awarded to U.S. medal winners: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze.

The measure sailed through the House and Senate, winning final approval Thursday just as Obama welcomed several hundred members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House. The U.S. won 121 medals at the Rio Ol

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]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:51:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Congress Olympics Tax]]> http://gazette.com/congress-olympics-tax/article/feed/401271?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/congress-olympics-tax/article/feed/401271?custom_click=rss FILE - In this June 18, 2013 file photo, Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. Olympic medal winners will soon get a tax break, but not everyone thinks getting rid of the so-called victory tax is a good idea. “I promise you, this is bad policy,’’ said Himes, who cast the lone vote against a bill that would block the IRS from taxing most Olympic winnings.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:15:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Boxing federation to develop Olympic anti-betting program]]> http://gazette.com/boxing-federation-to-develop-olympic-anti-betting-program/article/feed/404450?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/boxing-federation-to-develop-olympic-anti-betting-program/article/feed/404450?custom_click=rss

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The international boxing association says it is developing a new anti-betting education program after three boxers were sanctioned by the IOC for gambling on fights at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

AIBA President C.K. Wu says "the actions of a very small minority at Rio 2016 have shown that what we believed to be a very clear message still needs some reinforcing."

Olympic boxers Michael Conlan and Steve Donnelly of Ireland and Britain's Antony Fowler received "severe reprimands" from the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday for betting on fights during the Rio Games.

Wu says AIBA is developing "a clear and comprehensive educational program" for 200 national federations and their box

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]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:06:18 -0600 <![CDATA[A look at rising costs for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/a-look-at-rising-costs-for-the-tokyo-2020-olympics/article/feed/404414?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-look-at-rising-costs-for-the-tokyo-2020-olympics/article/feed/404414?custom_click=rss

TOKYO (AP) — An expert panel set up by Tokyo's newly elected governor says the price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed $30 billion unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken. That's more than a four-fold increase from the initial estimate at the time Tokyo was awarded the games in 2013.

Following is a breakdown of the panel's projected costs by category. Original bid estimates have been included when available.

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NATIONAL STADIUM

The building of the new national stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies and track and field, has been plagued by a series of problems. An earlier design by the late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid had risen to $2.65 billion, more than twice the or

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]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:04:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Japan Olympics Tokyo 2020 Cost]]> http://gazette.com/japan-olympics-tokyo-2020-cost/article/feed/404436?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/japan-olympics-tokyo-2020-cost/article/feed/404436?custom_click=rss FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2015, file photo, a skyscraper reflects in a pool of water in the site of Japan's National Stadium demolished for the renovation for the 2020 Olympic games as the compound is shown to the media for the first time after the completion of the demolition work in Tokyo. The price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken and several key venues are relocated, an expert panel warned Thursday, Sept. 30, 2016, in the latest blow to Japanese organizers. "Naturally, anyone who hears these numbers is alarmed," panel leader Shinichi Ueyama said.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:52:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Japan approves $1.5b deal for new Tokyo Olympic stadium]]> http://gazette.com/japan-approves-1.5b-deal-for-new-tokyo-olympic-stadium/article/feed/404359?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/japan-approves-1.5b-deal-for-new-tokyo-olympic-stadium/article/feed/404359?custom_click=rss

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government approved a 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract Friday to build a new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a project that has been delayed by more than a year.

Officials said the stadium construction would begin in December after an earlier plan was scrapped because of spiraling costs and an unpopular design.

The Japan Sport Council, a government-funded organization operating the project, said the stadium was scheduled for completion at the end of November 2019, still five months behind schedule. The delay forced a venue change for the Rugby World Cup that Japan is also hosting in 2019.

The cost of an earlier design by the late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid had risen t

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]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:52:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Japan Olympics Tokyo 2020 Stadium]]> http://gazette.com/japan-olympics-tokyo-2020-stadium/article/feed/404367?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/japan-olympics-tokyo-2020-stadium/article/feed/404367?custom_click=rss FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2016, file photo, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, left, speaks about his design of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics stadium, background, during a press conference in Tokyo. Japan’s government approved on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, a plan for a nearly 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract with a joint venture to build a new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The stadium construction will begin in December, more than a year after an earlier plan was scrapped due to spiraling cost and an unpopular design.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:32:00 -0600
<![CDATA[WADA releases list of prohibited substances]]> http://gazette.com/wada-releases-list-of-prohibited-substances/article/feed/404339?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wada-releases-list-of-prohibited-substances/article/feed/404339?custom_click=rss MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has released its 2017 list of prohibited substances for athletes, adding a drug used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and eating disorders to its catalog of banned stimulants.

The substance, known chemically as lisdexamfetamine, is part of a family of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system.

Other substances used to treat ADHD, including methylphenidate, were already on WADA's prohibited list as specified stimulants, meaning they can't be used by athletes without a prior therapeutic use exemption.

Nicomorphine, an opioid analgesic drug available in parts of Europe and which is converted to morphine following administration, was added to the list

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]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:23:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Obama Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/obama-olympics/article/feed/404019?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/obama-olympics/article/feed/404019?custom_click=rss Olympic gold medal swimmer Katie Ledecky mingles with fellow Olympians in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, prior to a start of a ceremony where President Barack Obama honored members of the 2016 United States Summer Olympic and Paralympic Teams. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)President Barack Obama delivers remarks to members of the 2016 United States Summer Olympic and Paralympic Teams during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:04:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians]]> http://gazette.com/obama-welcomes-relatives-of-1936-african-american-olympians/article/feed/404134?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/obama-welcomes-relatives-of-1936-african-american-olympians/article/feed/404134?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of Jesse Owens and America's 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didn't receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago.

Along with the relatives of the 1936 African-American Olympians, gloved-fist protesters Tommie Smith and John Carlos and members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams met the president and first lady Michelle Obama. Obama congratulated the Rio athletes, thanked Smith and Carlos for waking up Americans in 1968 and praised 1936 Olympians who made a statement in front of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.

After running down a list of accomplishments of U.S.

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:31:50 -0600 <![CDATA[California governor approves $250 million Olympics guarantee]]> http://gazette.com/california-governor-approves-250-million-olympics-guarantee/article/feed/404197?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/california-governor-approves-250-million-olympics-guarantee/article/feed/404197?custom_click=rss SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is approving legislation that puts California taxpayers on the hook for up to $250 million if Los Angeles is awarded the 2024 Olympics and the Games go over budget.

Brown announced Thursday that he signed the bill, SB1465, by Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles.

LA Olympics boosters say the guarantee is needed to bolster their case against rivals seeking the Games in Paris and Budapest, Hungary.

They insist LA has a sustainable budget and insurance protection. Backers say the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics were profitable.

Critics say the guarantee is not a good use of tax dollars.

The state provided similar guarantees for Los Angeles' bid

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]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:52:51 -0600 <![CDATA[US Olympic sports lag on minority, women hiring]]> http://gazette.com/us-olympic-sports-lag-on-minority-women-hiring/article/1586235?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-olympic-sports-lag-on-minority-women-hiring/article/1586235?custom_click=rss

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports it oversees are behind the curve when it comes to placing women and minorities in key coaching and leadership positions, according to a set of "scorecards" the federation has compiled over the past three years.

The USOC itself is 24 percent or more behind benchmarks it set for hiring "people of color" on its roster of professional staff, administrative support and executive and senior-level management positions.

The federations for swimming and gymnastics, two sports that brought home 45 of the country's 121 medals from the Rio de Janeiro Games, have similar shortfalls.



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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:15:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Widefield mixed-martial artist A.J. Robb looking at win, future options]]> http://gazette.com/widefield-mixed-martial-artist-a.j.-robb-looking-at-win-future-options/article/1585350?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/widefield-mixed-martial-artist-a.j.-robb-looking-at-win-future-options/article/1585350?custom_click=rss

A.J. Robb is looking to cap off a pretty good 2016 for himself.

The Widefield mixed-martial artist is 2-0 on the year and looking to make it a perfect 3 for 3 next month before weighing some serious options.

Robb (8-1) is slated to fight David O'Brien at Sparta Combat League 53 on Oct. 15 at the Denver Coliseum.

Robb is coming off a first-round stoppage of Jesse Tafoya. Robb dropped Tafoya with a strike, then went to work with the ground and pound that lasted more than 20 seconds, capped by a huge, right hammer first prompting the ref to stop it with 1:43 left in the first July 17 at SCL 50.

After the fight, O'Brien stepped into the cage, giving Robb a chance to scope out his competition.



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