<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> olympics]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/olympics Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:53:48 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[McDavid disappointed at NHL decision to skip Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/mcdavid-disappointed-at-nhl-decision-to-skip-olympics/article/feed/479511?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mcdavid-disappointed-at-nhl-decision-to-skip-olympics/article/feed/479511?custom_click=rss

TORONTO (AP) — Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid said he's disappointed the NHL won't be sending players to the Winter Olympic in South Korea.

"It would have been a special group, and you're just hopeful to be a part of it," McDavid told reporters at a charity event Wednesday. "It's disappointing, but that's the way it is. You want to be able to represent your country on the highest stage, and the Olympics is obviously the highest stage possible."

McDavid's comments came a day after Hockey Canada announced it was looking for non-NHL talent for Canada's roster in Pyeongchang.

Sean Burke, the team's GM, said Tuesday the bulk of Canada's team will come from players based in Europe.

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]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:30:54 -0600 <![CDATA[Who's winning? Who knows? Welcome to mixed medley relay]]> http://gazette.com/whos-winning-who-knows-welcome-to-mixed-medley-relay/article/feed/479419?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/whos-winning-who-knows-welcome-to-mixed-medley-relay/article/feed/479419?custom_click=rss

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Matt Grevers wasn't sure what was going on. He wasn't alone.

One of swimming's newest — and certainly craziest — events was on display Wednesday at the world championships, where the United States set a pair of world records while winning the 4x100 mixed medley relay.

Grevers led things off by swimming the backstroke, giving the Americans a slight lead, but breaststroker Lilly King — competing against seven men, including Britain's world-record holder Adam Peaty — was only in fifth place when she passed off to teammate Caeleb Dressel.

"When Caeleb was in the water, I had no idea who's winning the race," Grevers said. "I don't know if we're ahead or behind.

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]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:59:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Stunner in Budapest: Ledecky loses for 1st time at worlds]]> http://gazette.com/stunner-in-budapest-ledecky-loses-for-1st-time-at-worlds/article/feed/479388?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stunner-in-budapest-ledecky-loses-for-1st-time-at-worlds/article/feed/479388?custom_click=rss

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky reached for the wall.

Someone else was already there.

For the first time ever at the world championships, Ledecky knows what it's like to lose.

Bidding to become only the second female swimmer to win six golds at a single worlds, Ledecky settled for silver in the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday evening when Italy's Federica Pellegrini surged to a stunning victory on the final lap.

Pellegrini, the world-record holder, avenged a close defeat at the hands of Ledecky two years ago in Kazan, Russia. This time, it was the Italian touching first in 1 minute, 54.73 seconds.

Ledecky and Australia's Emma McKeon tied for the silver at 1:55.18.

"I just didn't really have it t

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]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:21:07 -0600 <![CDATA[US kicking off tournament vs Australia, Brazil faces Japan]]> http://gazette.com/us-kicking-off-tournament-vs-australia-brazil-faces-japan/article/feed/479443?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-kicking-off-tournament-vs-australia-brazil-faces-japan/article/feed/479443?custom_click=rss

Mallory Pugh approaches her opportunities with the U.S. national team pragmatically: It's a chance to get better.

"I think if you talk to anyone that goes into national team camp they'll say it's the most competitive environment that you can be in," she said.

Pugh is among those on the U.S. roster for the upcoming Tournament of Nations, which starts Thursday in Seattle. The 19-year-old forward grabbed headlines earlier this year when she decided to eschew a college career at UCLA and go pro.

She plays for the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League, and is learning to navigate her job and all that it entails — including juggling club and national team obligations.

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]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:01:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Turmoil at top of Olympic sports bodies 1 year after Rio]]> http://gazette.com/turmoil-at-top-of-olympic-sports-bodies-1-year-after-rio/article/feed/479444?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/turmoil-at-top-of-olympic-sports-bodies-1-year-after-rio/article/feed/479444?custom_click=rss

GENEVA (AP) — The Olympic family of sports is in a period of turmoil one year after a troubled Rio de Janeiro Games.

A slew of critical headlines for sport's world governing bodies in the past week has tarnished soccer's FIFA, swimming's FINA and boxing's AIBA organizations.

A common theme is allegations of financial mismanagement to retain power and influence in the sports governance world that typically involves first-class travel, five-star hotels and access to political leaders.

Personal enrichment is alleged against a rising star of the International Olympic Committee, former sprinter Frankie Fredericks.

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]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:53:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Hungary's proud water polo tradition goes on at home worlds]]> http://gazette.com/hungarys-proud-water-polo-tradition-goes-on-at-home-worlds/article/feed/479206?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hungarys-proud-water-polo-tradition-goes-on-at-home-worlds/article/feed/479206?custom_click=rss

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The spirit of the 1956 Olympics lives on in the Hungary men's water polo team.

Some 61 years after the infamous "Blood in the Water" game against the Soviet Union, Hungary routed Russia 14-5 to book a place in the semifinals at the world championships on Tuesday.

Hungary captain Denes Varga scored four to set up a match with Greece on Thursday. Defending champion Serbia and Croatia, the 2015 finalists, are in the other semi.

Most of the spectators on Tuesday weren't around for the 1956 Olympic match in Melbourne, Australia, arguably the most well known game of water polo ever played. But memories are long.

"Everyone in Hungary remembers this match.

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]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:38:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Canada names Burke as GM, Desjardins as coach for Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/canada-names-burke-as-gm-desjardins-as-coach-for-olympics/article/feed/479143?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/canada-names-burke-as-gm-desjardins-as-coach-for-olympics/article/feed/479143?custom_click=rss

Canada has taken the first steps toward trying to win a third consecutive Olympic gold medal, only this time without NHL players.

Hockey Canada on Tuesday named Sean Burke as its general manager and Willie Desjardins as its coach for the 2018 Olympics, the first that will be played without NHL players since 1994. The United States and Canada face arguably the toughest challenge in preparing for Pyeongchang with most of their top off-ice candidates working in North America, where leagues aren't taking an Olympic break.

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]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:29:21 -0600 <![CDATA[The Iron Lady makes a huge splash _ in and out of the pool]]> http://gazette.com/the-iron-lady-makes-a-huge-splash-in-and-out-of-the-pool/article/feed/479051?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-iron-lady-makes-a-huge-splash-in-and-out-of-the-pool/article/feed/479051?custom_click=rss

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katinka Hosszu has a case full of medals.

She wants so much more.

From marketing marvel to ambitious businesswoman to fledgling union organizer, the Hungarian swimmer known as the "Iron Lady" knows how to make a splash — in and out of the pool.

Along with American star Katie Ledecky, Hosszu is perhaps the biggest name at the world championships this week, the home-country favorite whose face seemingly appears on every billboard around Budapest, whose every appearance at Duna Arena is accompanied by foot-stomping, flag-waving euphoria.

She lived up to the enormous expectations in her first event of the meet, winning the 200-meter individual medley Monday night.

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]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:59:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Russian Olympic hockey player Zaripov banned for doping]]> http://gazette.com/russian-olympic-hockey-player-zaripov-banned-for-doping/article/feed/479036?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/russian-olympic-hockey-player-zaripov-banned-for-doping/article/feed/479036?custom_click=rss

MOSCOW (AP) — Danis Zaripov, who played for Russia at the 2010 Olympics, is among three Kontinental Hockey League players banned for doping.

The league said Tuesday that Zaripov tested positive during the 2016-17 season for unnamed substances including a stimulant and a banned diuretic, or masking agent.

The KHL said Zaripov has been banned by the International Ice Hockey Federation until May 2019.

The 36-year-old left wing was long considered one of the best players outside the NHL, winning the IIHF world championship three times with the Russian national team. He also won the KHL's Gagarin Cup four times.

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]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:25:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Embattled Olympic boxing body picks Russia for 2019 worlds]]> http://gazette.com/embattled-olympic-boxing-body-picks-russia-for-2019-worlds/article/feed/479035?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/embattled-olympic-boxing-body-picks-russia-for-2019-worlds/article/feed/479035?custom_click=rss

MOSCOW (AP) — The embattled governing body of Olympic boxing has picked Russia to host the 2019 men's world championships, amid reports of a no-confidence vote against President Ching-Kuo Wu over concerns about the Switzerland-based body's finances.

The International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, said its executive committee chose 2014 Winter Games host city Sochi to stage the biennial event. The 2017 edition opens Aug. 25 in Hamburg, Germany.

AIBA's ruling committee, meeting Monday in Moscow, also picked the Russian capital to host its 2018 congress of member federations.

An AIBA statement on the hosting decision did not mention a reported rebellion against Wu.

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]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:25:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Boxing AIBA Russia]]> http://gazette.com/boxing-aiba-russia/article/feed/479044?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/boxing-aiba-russia/article/feed/479044?custom_click=rss FILE - This a Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 file photo of AIBA President Ching-Kuo Wu as he poses for picture with referees in the ring after the final matches at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The embattled governing body of Olympic boxing has picked Russia to host the 2019 men's world championships, amid reports of a no-confidence vote against President Ching-Kuo Wu. The International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, says its executive committee chose Sochi to host the two-yearly event.

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:17:49 -0600
<![CDATA[BC-AP Sports Digest]]> http://gazette.com/bc-ap-sports-digest/article/feed/88176?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bc-ap-sports-digest/article/feed/88176?custom_click=rss The supervisor is Rebecca Miller, followed by Simmi Buttar at 5 p.m. and Brian Mahoney 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 http://www.apexchange.com . For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT.

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GLF--BRITISH OPEN

SOUTHPORT, England — The start was not what anyone expected out of Jordan Spieth. All that mattered to him was how he finished the British Open. And that might have been the biggest surprise of all. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 840 words, photos.

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]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:08:07 -0600 <![CDATA[APTOPIX Japan Tokyo Olympics 2020 Countdown]]> http://gazette.com/aptopix-japan-tokyo-olympics-2020-countdown/article/feed/478825?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aptopix-japan-tokyo-olympics-2020-countdown/article/feed/478825?custom_click=rss Olympic logos are projected on Tokyo Metropolitan Government building during the Tokyo 2020 flag tour festival for the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Monday, July 24, 2017. Japan began its three-year countdown to the Olympics on Monday with concerts, races and other events meant to drum up public enthusiasm for the games. The 2020 Games will be Japan's first summer Olympics since the 1964 edition in Tokyo.

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:13:17 -0600
<![CDATA[APTOPIX Japan Tokyo Olympics 2020]]> http://gazette.com/aptopix-japan-tokyo-olympics-2020/article/feed/478819?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aptopix-japan-tokyo-olympics-2020/article/feed/478819?custom_click=rss Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike waves an Olympic flag applauded by Japanese athletes during the Tokyo 2020 flag tour festival for the 2020 Games at Tokyo Metropolitan Plaza in Tokyo, Monday, July 24, 2017. Japan began its three-year countdown to the Olympics on Monday with concerts, races and other events meant to drum up public enthusiasm for the games. The 2020 Games will be Japan's first summer Olympics since the 1964 edition in Tokyo.

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:12:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Japan Tokyo Olympics 2020 Countdown]]> http://gazette.com/japan-tokyo-olympics-2020-countdown/article/feed/478818?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/japan-tokyo-olympics-2020-countdown/article/feed/478818?custom_click=rss Images of projection mapping are illuminated on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building during the Tokyo 2020 flag tour festival for the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Monday, July 24, 2017. Japan began its three-year countdown to the Olympics on Monday with concerts, races and other events meant to drum up public enthusiasm for the games. The 2020 Games will be Japan's first summer Olympics since the 1964 edition in Tokyo.

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:49:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Ryan Lochte cleared of criminal charge stemming from Rio Olympics incident]]> http://gazette.com/ryan-lochte-cleared-of-criminal-charge-stemming-from-rio-olympics-incident/article/1607142?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ryan-lochte-cleared-of-criminal-charge-stemming-from-rio-olympics-incident/article/1607142?custom_click=rss

An appellate court in Brazil has dismissed a criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, concluding that Lochte did not break the law in exaggerating the details of an incident at a gas station during the Rio Olympics in August.

Lochte had been charged with falsely communicating a crime to authorities after he gave an interview to NBC in which he said he and three other members of the U.S. swim team had been stopped and robbed at gunpoint as the cab they were in tried to pull away from the service station. Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen had been out celebrating after the conclusion of the swimming competition at the Rio Games.

The swimmers, who were returning to the Olympic Village from a party,



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Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:11:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Summer Olympics likely coming to Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028]]> http://gazette.com/summer-olympics-likely-coming-to-paris-in-2024-and-los-angeles-in-2028/article/1606893?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/summer-olympics-likely-coming-to-paris-in-2024-and-los-angeles-in-2028/article/1606893?custom_click=rss

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — If they can agree who goes first, Paris and Los Angeles will be awarded the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

International Olympic Committee members voted unanimously to seek a consensus three-way deal between the two bid cities and the IOC executive board. Talks will open with Paris widely seen as the favorite for 2024.

If a deal falls through, only the 2024 hosting rights will be voted on when the  IOC next meets, on Sept. 13 in Lima, Peru.

However, an agreement seemed assured by the reaction of the two mayors. Eric Garcetti of LA and Anne Hidalgo of Paris emerged on stage holding hands to welcome the decision.



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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:06:25 -0600
<![CDATA[U.S. Olympic Committee sued by gymnast in sex-abuse scandal]]> http://gazette.com/u.s.-olympic-committee-sued-by-gymnast-in-sex-abuse-scandal/article/1606846?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/u.s.-olympic-committee-sued-by-gymnast-in-sex-abuse-scandal/article/1606846?custom_click=rss

The sex-abuse scandal roiling the gymnastics world has taken a new turn with the parents of an elite athlete filing a lawsuit against the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Olympic Committee.

The unnamed gymnast's family is being represented by famed attorney Gloria Allred, who is making her first foray into the ever-expanding case, and by John Manly, who has more than 100 clients who say they were molested by former team doctor Larry Nassar.



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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:08:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Through plea deal, USA Gymnastics doctor Nassar may avoid charges for alleged abuse at Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/through-plea-deal-usa-gymnastics-doctor-nassar-may-avoid-charges-for-alleged-abuse-at-olympics/article/1606860?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/through-plea-deal-usa-gymnastics-doctor-nassar-may-avoid-charges-for-alleged-abuse-at-olympics/article/1606860?custom_click=rss

Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team physician accused by more than 100 women of sexual assault, has agreed to a plea deal that could mean he won’t ever face criminal charges stemming from allegations he assaulted Team USA gymnasts overseas at the Olympics and other international events.

Under the agreement, Nassar has agreed to plead guilty to three federal charges related to possession of child pornography. Each charge carries a potential sentence of up to 20 years. According to the agreement, U.S. attorneys will recommend a combined prison sentence of about 22 to 27 years for Nassar, a 53-year-old osteopathic physician and father of three.

In exchange for Nassar’s admissions of guilt, U.S.



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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:05:07 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Coronado grad Kyle Snyder prepares to tangle with 'The Russian Tank']]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-coronado-grad-kyle-snyder-prepares-to-tangle-with-the-russian-tank/article/1606744?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-coronado-grad-kyle-snyder-prepares-to-tangle-with-the-russian-tank/article/1606744?custom_click=rss

Everyone, Kyle Snyder says, is surprised by the heft of his gold medal.

Visitors to his apartment in Columbus, Ohio, want to see the gold he won as a wrestler at the Rio Olympics, and Snyder never says no. He heads to top of his dresser, where he keeps his gold medal. It’s not in some security deposit box. It’s on display in his bedroom.

When you visit Snyder’s place, you get a chance to wear the medal around your neck.

 “Everyone says it’s heavier than they would think it would be,” Snyder says as he takes a break from a workout at the Olympic Training Center, where he’s preparing for the August 1-7 World Championships in Finland.

He brings the medal along for



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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:05:12 -0600
<![CDATA[IOC completing 1,000 retests of Vancouver Olympic samples ]]> http://gazette.com/ioc-completing-1000-retests-of-vancouver-olympic-samples/article/1606778?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ioc-completing-1000-retests-of-vancouver-olympic-samples/article/1606778?custom_click=rss

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The IOC expects to complete retesting of more than 1,000 doping samples from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics next month.

Hundreds of results have already been obtained in the reanalysis program, said Richard Budgett, the Olympic body's medical director. He declined to provide details Sunday at a news conference after an IOC executive board meeting.

Any positive tests would allow the IOC to remove athletes who are still active from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, which open Feb. 9 in South Korea.

All samples from more than 170 Russian athletes who competed in Vancouver are being retested.



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Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:50:48 -0600
<![CDATA[USA Women's U19 basketball team practicing in Colorado Springs for World Cup]]> http://gazette.com/usa-womens-u19-basketball-team-practicing-in-colorado-springs-for-world-cup/article/1606687?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/usa-womens-u19-basketball-team-practicing-in-colorado-springs-for-world-cup/article/1606687?custom_click=rss

The USA U19 Women's World Team is beginning its preparation to defend its FIBA U19 World Cup title this upcoming week in Colorado Springs.

USA will begin its training at 9 a.m. Saturday. The team will train twice a day through Friday, with the exception ofMonday, when it will only practice at 11 a.m. Also, every night practice will be open to the public at the Olympic Training Center.

The team is a six-time defending FIBA U19 gold medalists and is looking to make it seven in a row July 22-30 in Cividale, France, and Udine, Italy.

Prior to the World Cup play, the team will participate in a three-game invitational against Italy, Latvia and Spain from July 17-19.



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