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As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country's post-Winter Games plans for a host of...

Double Olympic gold medalist Simon Dickie dies at age 66
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Simon Dickie, who coxed New Zealand rowing crews to Olympic victories at Mexico City in 1968 and Munich in 1972, has...

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Disciplines intersect in Olympic City USA as bull riding champion works out with USA Wrestling team
By: Brent Briggeman - 0 14 hr ago

Jess Lockwood sat on an Olympic Training Center wrestling mat surrounded by his heroes as they watched highlights from his world championship bull...

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KHL undecided on allowing players to go to the Olympics
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MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the Kontinental Hockey League said Wednesday he is waiting to find out how many Russians will be banned from the...

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IOC confident 2020 Tokyo Games will not be tainted by doping
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TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee expects Japan to lead the way against doping when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.

IOC vice...

Russian skater Pogorilaya to miss Olympics with injury
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian figure skater Anna Pogorilaya says she will miss the Olympics with a back injury.

Pogorilaya tells Russian state news...

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Bode Miller talks Winter Olympics, climate warming
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VAIL - Bode Miller, the most decorated American ski racer in Olympic history, says the Games must change to stay relevant to a younger audience,...

Mixed doubles gives curling more Olympic time to shine
By: 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

A day and a half before the torch is lit and more than 12 hours before any Olympian slips into a ski or skate, the 2018 Winter Games officially will...

BC-AP Sports Digest
By: 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Ben Nuckols at 5 p.m. and Jay Cohen at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext....

USA Gymnastics bans coach for sexual misconduct with athlete 
By: - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

CHICAGO — USA Gymnastics says it has banned an Illinois coach after an investigation revealed he violated its code of ethical conduct by engaging in...

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Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in SKorea
By: 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Despite Russia's ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at...

Dutch report highlights sexual harassment in sports
By: 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A report commissioned by the Dutch Olympic Committee says urgent action must be taken to tackle widespread sexual abuse...

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Russian Doping
By: 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Russia national ice hockey team captain Ilya Kovalchuk listens to a journalists question during a news conference followed an Russian Olympic committee...

3 more Russians appeal against Olympic doping bans
By: 0 Mon, Dec 11, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Three more Russian athletes, including an Olympic silver medalist, have filed appeals at the Court of Arbitration for...

Russia says its athletes want to compete at the Olympics
By: 0 Mon, Dec 11, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee says its athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang...

Danish men, women, Italian men earn Olympic curling berths
By: 0 Sun, Dec 10, 2017

The Olympic curling fields are set, with men's and women's teams from Denmark and the Italian men grabbing the last spots during a qualification...

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Lindsey Vonn withdraws from World Cup race due to injury
By: 0 Sun, Dec 10, 2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Lindsey Vonn will not start Sunday in a World Cup super-G, one day after injuring her back in a race.

Vonn says...

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Olympic boxing medalists Stevenson, Conlan remain unbeaten
By: 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic boxing medalists Shakur Stevenson and Michael Conlan remained unbeaten on the undercard of the Vasyl...

White finishes third in a head-scratching Olympic qualifier
By: 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White says he walked away a bit puzzled after a third-place finish in the opening...

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Russia's Denis sets world record in men's 1,500 meters
By: 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Russia's Denis Yuskov broke the men's 1,500-meter world record on Saturday in the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah...

China earns berth in Olympic women's curling tournament
By: 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

China's women's curling team has reached the Winter Olympics with an 11-4 victory over Italy at a qualification tournament in Pilsen, Czech...

Injured Olympic snowboard medalist Karl doubtful for games
By: 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

VIENNA (AP) — Two-time Olympic snowboard medalist Benjamin Karl could miss the Pyeongchang Games after breaking a bone and tearing two ligaments in...

Wisconsin's Annie Pankowski cut US women's hockey team
By: 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Wisconsin forward Annie Pankowski has been released from the U.S. women's national team, leaving the roster with 25...

Friday's Sports in Brief
By: 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

BASEBALL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has ruled out the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.

The Giants announced they...

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Catching US, Canada requires cash, people and 1 great game
By: 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Finland goalie Noora Raty believes her country is closing the gap on the United States and Canada in women's...

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US Canada vs World hockey
By: 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014, file photo, Finland goalkeeper Noora Raty catches a puck during a practice session ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in...

With win, Wise takes giant step in Olympic title defense
By: 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — David Wise took a major step in his bid to capture back-to-back Olympic gold medals Friday, winning a World Cup ski...

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USOC aims to go to Olympics unless 'physically impossible'
By: 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says the plan is to take a team to the Pyeongchang Games "unless it's legally or physically...

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Vonn happy to mix sport and politics ahead of Olympics
By: 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Lindsey Vonn says she won't stop expressing her political views, though her main goal is regaining her Olympic...

Loelling, Yun win skeleton World Cup races to stretch leads
By: 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Jacqueline Loelling and Yun Sung-bin of South Korea won skeleton World Cup races on Friday to extend...