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Olympians descend on Des Moines for Drake Relays

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of Rio Olympics standouts will return to the track this weekend for the Drake Relays.

The conditions won't feel anything like sunny Brazil.

Stars like LaShawn Merritt, Omar McLeod, Jenny Simpson, Kristi...

Paris to host 2020 European track and field championships
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PARIS (AP) — Paris has been confirmed as the host for the 2020 European track and field championships.

European Athletics announced Friday that...

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Lawmaker in Russia fights Olympic doping case at CAS
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A lawmaker representing Vladimir Putin's United Russia party in parliament has appealed to sport's highest court against...

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BOJ keeps monetary policy unchanged, says 2020 Games to help
By: 0 Yesterday

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank kept its ultra-lax monetary policy unchanged Thursday, forecasting that growth in the world's third-largest economy...

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Teams in name, but not uniforms, in New Orleans
By: 0 Yesterday

The Zurich Classic in New Orleans is bringing team competition to golf, minus the uniforms.

This will be the first official team competition on...

BOJ keeps lax monetary policy, forecasts steady growth
By: 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank has ended a policy meeting without changing its ultra-lax monetary stance.

The Bank of Japan forecast...

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Naysayers propel Denver wrestler Maya Nelson to greater heights, Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

CQ: Maya Nelson, Patrick Martinez, Matt Lindland, Terry Steiner, Ayana Gempei, Adeline Gray

 

EYE ON

Greco-Roman wrestler...

Stockholm drops bid for 2026 Winter Olympics
By: 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The city of Stockholm won't bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Stockholm Mayor Karin Wanngard, the city official in charge of...

Australian Olympic staffer steps down pending investigation
By: 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Olympic Committee's media director has stood down pending an investigation into allegations of bullying that have...

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USA Basketball scraps plans to leave Colorado Springs, will move downtown
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

After more than a decade of uncertainty, USA Basketball has committed to remain in Colorado Springs.

“Finally, right,” USA Basketball CEO Jim...

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Olympics, Rugby World Cup organizers to collaborate in Japan
By: 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics signed a collaborative agreement with the organizers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Wednesday,...

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Olympics Rugby World Cup Tokyo 2020 Collaboration
By: 0 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Tokyo 2020 Olympics CEO Toshiro Muto, right, and President and CEO of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Organizing Committee President and CEO Akira Shimazu show...

IOC creates advisory panel for cyber security after hack
By: 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Several months after a confidential document in its investigation of Russian doping was hacked and leaked, the IOC has...

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Tirico takes over for Hammond on NBC's horse racing coverage
By: 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Mike Tirico is taking the reins from Tom Hammond as a host of NBC's Triple Crown horse racing coverage.

Tirico adds the job to his recently...

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Move to Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center pays dividends for Rampart High School senior
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Emily Stith’s decision to move to Colorado Springs has paid off in a big way for the Rampart High School senior.

The 18-year-old recorded her...

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Australian Olympic chief says campaign is malicious
By: 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) — An increasingly bitter Olympic election in Australia has intensified with IOC Vice President John Coates describing the campaign as...

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Olympics Australia Bitter Election
By: 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, IOC Vice President John Coates delivers a speech during the closing plenary session of the IOC Debriefing of...

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Russia's Chernova stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze for doping
By: 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova has been stripped of her 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal for doping with an...

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David Ramsey: Brace yourself, Michael Phelps itching to return to pool
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Michael Phelps is probably, if not certainly, going to swim in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He will probably add to his vast collection of gold medals....

Russian marathon runner Mayorova banned for doping
By: 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's track and field federation says veteran marathon runner Albina Mayorova has been banned for four years for doping.

The...

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Chuck Wielgus, head of USA Swimming for 2 decades, dies in Colorado Springs
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus, who led a federation that brought home 156 Olympic medals during his 20 years at the helm, died...

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Wielgus, head of USA Swimming for 2 decades, dies at 67
By: 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus, who led a federation that brought home 156 Olympic medals during his 20 years at the helm, died...

Uzbek gold medalist wins pro debut after 1st-round knockdown
By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Fazliddin Gaibnazarov bounced back from a first-round knockdown to win his professional debut in a...

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Taking the plunge: US diving moves forward without Boudia
By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — These days, the pool deck seems a little empty for the U.S. diving team.

Someone's missing.

David Boudia.

He was the...

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US Without Boudia Diving
By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

In this Friday, April 14, 2017 photo, Steele Johnson wears the Olympic rings on his finger after diving in the 10-meter platform during the U.S. Diving...

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Granted UK asylum after 2012 Olympics, Somali to run again
By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Glancing at the Olympic Stadium for the first time in five years, Zamzam Farah's troubles momentarily wash away and she fondly...

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To Mars? The Eatons have elaborate plans in retirement
By: 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Items on the to-do list for two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton now that he's retired: Play with the puppy. Sharpen his snowboarding...

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US Without Bouda Diving
By: 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2016, file photo, United States' David Boudia competes during the men's 10-meter platform diving final at the 2016 Summer...

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NOCs impressed by what they see of Tokyo's 2020 plans
By: 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — With just over three years to go, sports administrators from around the world are already visiting Tokyo to check on the city's Olympic...

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Japan Tokyo 2020 Olympics
By: 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

In this Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo, Andrew Baker, Games Director of the Canadian Olympic Committee, speaks at Odaiba Seaside Park, the venue of the...