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  • Amos relegates Rudisha to 2nd in 800 at Glasgow

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Nijel Amos of Botswana turned the tables on Olympic champion David Rudisha to win the 800-meter gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on a cool, rainy Thursday night at Hampden Park. Amos, who finished second to Rudisha at the 2012 London Games, cut outside with about 30 meters to go and swept past the world record...

  • BC-ATH--Amputee Jumper,1st Ld-Writethru

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships. Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, however, said Thursday he would use all means at his disposal to prove that his carbon-fiber prosthesis does not give him an unfair advantage,...

  • BC-OLY--Tokyo 2020,2nd Ld-Writethru

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics last year with a promise to deliver a compact games, with 28 of the...

  • BC-OLY--Pyeongchang 2018-President,2nd Ld-Writethru

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president. The Hanjin Group chairman was unanimously elected in a meeting of 94 committee officials on...

  • BC-OLY--Pyeongchang 2018-President,1st Ld-Writethru

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of a top official. The Hanjin Group chairman was unanimously elected in a meeting of 94 committee officials on...