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  • BC-ATH--Obit-Mulaudzi,2nd Ld-Writethru

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said. He was 34. Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said Mulaudzi was killed in an accident while traveling to the meet in...

  • Former 800 world champ Mulaudzi dies in car crash

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said. He was 34. Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said Mulaudzi was killed in an accident while traveling to the meet in...

  • BC-ATH--Obit-Mulaudzi

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — South African officials say former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has been killed in a car crash. He was 34. His death was announced Friday by the South African Olympic committee and the country's ruling ANC party, which called him a "flag bearer of our national pride." Mulaudzi won the world...

  • BC-SKI--WCup-Women's Preview,1st Ld-Writethru

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — With four different winners over the past four years, the women's Alpine skiing World Cup lacks a clear favorite for the overall title just before the start of the new season. Lindsey Vonn and Maria Hoefl-Riesch used to be safe bets for the top two spots. But the American, who won her fourth and most recent title in...

  • Women's alpine World Cup starts without favorite

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — With four different winners over the past four years, the women's Alpine skiing World Cup lacks a clear favorite for the overall title just before the start of the new season. Lindsey Vonn and Maria Hoefl-Riesch used to be safe bets for the top two spots. But the American, who won her fourth and most recent title in...

  • Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday in Salt Lake City. Among the items are dozens of medals the Greco-Roman wrestler won during his career, countless knives and watches and autographed jerseys from fellow sports...

  • A year wiser, Monument-based figure skater Jason Brown hopes to build on huge debut season

    Already an Olympian, Monument-based figure skater Jason Brown learned a lot during a breakthrough 2013-14 season as an international senior. "I felt like a sponge last year," the 19-year-old said. "This year, I am trying to take everything I learned and apply it all." Unlike most Olympic competitors, he did not take a few months off....

  • BC-OLY--IOC-Bach,1st Ld-Writethru

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC pushed forward Thursday with plans to revamp the troubled Olympic bidding process by making it more of an "invitation" rather than an "application" — but upheld the ban on member visits to candidate cities. The International Olympic Committee executive board also pressed ahead with proposals to make the sports program...

  • BC-OLY--IOC-Bach

    LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the ban on member visits to Olympic bid cities will remain in place. The visits were barred in the wake of the vote-buying scandal involving Salt Lake City's winning bid for the 2022 Winter Games. A possible reinstatement of visits was among the issues debated as part of Bach's "Olympic Agenda...

  • BC-Sports Briefs

    FOOTBALL NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision. The person spoke on condition of...

  • BC-SOC--WCup-Watching the Women,1st Ld-Writethru

    The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer. And this time, they won't conflict with the workday. A year after the World Cup transformed millions of Americans into red-white-and-blue-wearing soccer fanatics, another chance to cheer for a national team will arrive. The Women's World Cup kicks off in Canada in June — and if the...

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

    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, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008. It will...

  • IOC gives provisional recognition to Kosovo

    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, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008. It will...

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

    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 Winter Games, the promotion will make the former Olympians two of...

  • BC-OLY--IOC-Kosovo

    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 possible recognition of Kosovo has angered Serbian Olympic...

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

    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 has been delayed by bidding problems. A new round of bidding...

  • American shooters qualify for Rio 2016

    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 the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, bringing Team USA’s total to...

  • Oscar Pistorius starts serving prison term

    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 through a toilet cubicle door in his home when she delivered the...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    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 http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk...

  • IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

    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 tennis federation, was fined $25,000 and banned from the WTA...

  • Americans Kayne-O'Shea out of Grand Prix

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Tarah Kayne and Daniel O'Shea, the 2014 Four Continents pairs silver medalists, will not compete at their Grand Prix Series events this year. They were scheduled for Cup of China and Rostelecom Cup. But Kayne underwent right hip surgery on July 28 and is not ready to return to competition. Although the athletes, coach Jim...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course Lawsuit,1st Ld-Writethru

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The decision to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake, a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor warned on Wednesday. The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and the golf course developer in a lawsuit that contends...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course Lawsuit

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor says a decision to seed the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove a costly mistake. The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and the golf course developer in a lawsuit that contends environmental rules were breached in...

  • BC-OLY--DIV-Newbery-Drugs

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former Olympic champion diver Chantelle Newbery was sentenced for drug offenses Wednesday for the second time in three months. The 37-year-old Newbery, who won the 10-meter platform gold medal at Athens in 2004, pleaded guilty in a magistrates' court to two counts of possessing a dangerous drug and one count of...

  • Former Olympic gold medalist on drug charges

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former Olympic champion diver Chantelle Newbery was sentenced for drug offenses Wednesday for the second time in three months. The 37-year-old Newbery, who won the 10-meter platform gold medal at Athens in 2004, pleaded guilty in a magistrates' court to two counts of possessing a dangerous drug and one count of...

  • Luge great Armin Zoeggeler retires

    MILAN (AP) — Luge standout Armin Zoeggeler, the first athlete to medal in the same individual event at six consecutive Olympics, has announced his retirement. At a news conference on Tuesday, the 40-year-old Zoeggeler says, "My instinct after the (Sochi) Olympics told me that it was the right time to retire, but I wanted to be 100 percent...

  • Vancouver bronze medalist Takahashi retires

    TOKYO (AP) — Vancouver Olympic bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi announced on Tuesday he is retiring from competitive figure skating. The 28-year-old Takahashi finished sixth at the Sochi Olympics. Takahashi finished third behind Evan Lysacek and Evgeni Plushenko at Vancouver to become the first Asian man to win a medal in men's singles at...

  • BC-FIG--Takahashi Retires

    TOKYO (AP) — Vancouver Olympic bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi announced on Tuesday he is retiring from competitive figure skating. The 28-year-old Takahashi finished sixth at the Sochi Olympics. Takahashi finished third behind Evan Lysacek and Evgeni Plushenko at Vancouver to become the first Asian man to win a medal in men's singles at...

  • German confederation delays Olympic bid decision

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) will not decide until next year whether to present either Hamburg or Berlin as candidate cities for the 2024 or 2028 Olympics. DOSB president Alfons Hoermann tells the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that it is waiting for the outcome of proposed International Olympic...

  • BC-OLY--Germany-2024 Bids

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) will not decide until next year whether to present either Hamburg or Berlin as candidate cities for the 2024 or 2028 Olympics. DOSB president Alfons Hoermann tells the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that it is waiting for the outcome of proposed International Olympic...

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