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Bascue, Olsen, Cunningham picked as USA bobsled men's pilots
By: 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Codie Bascue, Justin Olsen and Nick Cunningham are going to start the Olympic season as drivers on USA Bobsled's men's national team.

It's the...

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APTOPIX Brazil OLY Nuzman
By: 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Carlos Nuzman, former president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee walks from a prison accompanied by his defense team, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,...

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Rio Olympic head leaves prison; will face corruption charges
By: 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carlos Nuzman left prison on Friday after his arrest two weeks ago on eventual charges that he arranged bribes to land the...

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Brazil OLY Nuzman
By: 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Carlos Nuzman, former president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, walks from a prison accompanied by his defense team, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,...

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CORRECTION Brazil OLY Nuzman
By: 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

CORRECTS DAY AND DATE - Carlos Nuzman, former president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, center, walks from a prison accompanied by his defense team,...

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POLL: Would you be in favor of Colorado hosting the Winter Olympics?
By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

The International Olympic Committee might forgive Colorado.

But is Colorado interested in this massively expensive forgiveness?

First,...

Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion
By: 0 Fri, Oct 20, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has accused the U.S. government of pushing for Russia's exclusion from the Olympics.

A day after Russian President...

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Rio 2016 leader Nuzman to be released from jail
By: 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will be released from jail following a decision in a top...

BC-AP Sports Digest
By: 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The supervisor is Rebecca Miller, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.m. and Jake Seiner at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at...

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US ice dance champs begin road to Olympics in Moscow event
By: 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The icy road to the 2018 Winter Olympics begins in earnest with the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow this weekend.

As the Grand Prix series gets going...

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IOC expects decisions on Russian doping cases next month
By: 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Investigators at the International Olympic Committee expect to have "a number" of doping cases involving Russians at the Sochi Olympics resolved by...

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IOC Russia Doping
By: 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo the Russian national flag, right, flies after it is hoisted next to the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony...

Olympic cyclist Nothstein in Pennsylvania congressional race
By: 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein is the latest to announce he's running for the eastern Pennsylvania...

Beijing forms 'snow affairs work team' for 2022 Olympics
By: 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing, host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, has a snow problem: Hardly any of the stuff falls on the Chinese capital despite...

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Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early...

Mintenko becomes 1st female to lead US national swim team
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time Olympian Lindsay Mintenko was appointed Wednesday to lead the U.S. national swimming team, becoming the first...

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Daly, Antoine, Uhlaender return to US national skeleton team
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

John Daly is through the first step in his latest Olympic quest.

Daly, who saw a chance at an Olympic medal go awry in his final run of the...

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US roster for Deutschland Cup an indication of Olympic team
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

USA Hockey revealed its roster for the upcoming Deutschland Cup on Wednesday, the best indication so far of what the American Olympic team will look...

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Shani Davis leads US speedskating team for World Cup circuit
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis leads an experienced U.S. speedskating team that will compete on the World Cup circuit...

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Mehta-North American Tour
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, conductor Zubin Mehta appears with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's concert...

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Rio Olympic head Nuzman formally charged with corruption
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has been charged by Brazilian federal prosecutors with...

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US National Team Skeleton
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, John Daly of the United States puts his head in his hands after a bad final run that dropped him out of medal...

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Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's federal government said Wednesday it is prepared to pay almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting...

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Colorado cornerback/decathlete has NFL and Olympics on radar
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado junior cornerback Isaiah Oliver can run with the best of them. Same goes with high jump, hurdle, pole vault , shot...

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Gold medal gymnast says she was molested by team's doctor for several years
By: - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney came forward on Wednesday with allegations that the former USA Gymnastics doctor molested her for years...

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McKayla Maroney
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

FILE - In this July 29, 2012, file photo, U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney poses after completing her routine on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic...

Spanish Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia retires
By: 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

MADRID (AP) — Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia says she is retiring after enduring a series of injuries this year.

The 38-year-old...

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Audit: Utah needs $39M to improve venues for new Olympic bid
By: 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A foundation that runs venues from the 2002 Winter Olympics in the Salt Lake City area needs $39 million over the next decade...

Olympic champion Simone Biles returns to gym with new coach
By: 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to get serious about her comeback.

Biles, who won four gold medals and five total during the...