Olympic games

FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren, and other senators have written a letter to USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean to express their concerns about the organization’s treatment of the women’s national team. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2017 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team. Players have a href=' https://apnews.com/cac4b959fac248629ba637676d83cce0/US-women 's-hockey-players-threaten-boycott-over-wages'...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Washington. Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel says he and national hockey federations need to know by the end of April whether the NHL will participate in Winter Olympics next year, or not. Capitals and Russian superstar Alex Ovechkin has said he plans to play in South Korea, even if he has to leave his NHL team while it is playing games. “(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
March 23, 2017 - 6:59 pm
The NHL may be nearing a deadline to decide whether to allow the world's best hockey players to participate in the Winter Olympics next year in South Korea. "I hope we can find a compromise in the next two or three weeks," International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel told The Associated...
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March 22, 2017 - 4:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Three Russian athletes have been disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after failing doping retests, the country's track federation said. Hammer throwers Maria Bespalova and Gulfiya Khanafeeva, and triple jumper Viktoria Valyukevich were all disqualified. None of them were medalists...
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, March 17, 2017. The IOC has moved closer toward picking both Los Angeles and Paris to host a Summer Games in an unprecedented double vote this year. Bach has repeatedly hinted at picking both LA and Paris by awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games hosting rights at the IOC Session on Sept. 13. (Yoo Hyung-jae/Yonhap via AP)
March 21, 2017 - 10:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Paris bid team is fine with an unprecedented double vote on Olympic hosts, as long as the French capital is awarded the 2024 Games. With Paris and Los Angeles the remaining 2024 bidders, IOC President Thomas Bach has raised the prospect of one city getting 2024 and the other...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, WNHL player Hilary Knight answers questions during an interview in New York. The U.S. women's hockey team is threatening to boycott the world championships because of a wage dispute. The team announced Wednesday that they will not participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament that begins March 31, 2017, in Plymouth, Michigan. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 16, 2017 - 2:46 am
As Hilary Knight read a text message from a former U.S. women's hockey player praising the team for sacrificing playing in the world championships over a wage dispute, she started to wonder who will play if they don't make progress in talks with USA Hockey. "We're unanimously united as a player...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Meghan Duggan of the United States looks up during a face off during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Sweden at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. women's hockey team is threatening to boycott the world championships because of a wage dispute. The team announced Wednesday that they will not participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament that begins March 31, 2017, in Plymouth, Michigan. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 15, 2017 - 1:00 pm
The U.S. women's hockey team announced Wednesday that it will boycott the upcoming world championship tournament on home ice unless there is significant progress in settling a wage dispute with USA Hockey. Players said they informed USA Hockey that they would not report to training camp next...
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Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the first run in the women's World Cup slalom competition Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Olympic Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Sady)
March 11, 2017 - 1:54 pm
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin clinched her fourth slalom title in five seasons before she even took her first run at the World Cup race Saturday in Squaw Valley. The American standout wrapped up the season-long discipline crown when her closest competitor, Veronika Velez Zuzulova...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny speaks during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that U.S. Olympic Committee officials will consider recommending the ouster of Penny at their board meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ron Jenkins, File)
March 09, 2017 - 6:10 pm
U.S. Olympic Committee leaders have contacted USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny about his future at the federation and say they'll wait for Penny to respond before divulging what they told him. Penny was discussed at Thursday's board meeting. He is under scrutiny for the federation's handling of...
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March 04, 2017 - 4:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Longtime NHL defenseman Ken Klee is out as the coach of the U.S. women's hockey team after leading the Americans to gold medals at the last two world championships. Who's in? The players are waiting to hear, less than a month before the world championships and less than a year before...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2013, file photo, Dominican Republic players celebrate their 3-1 win over the United States in a second-round game of the World Baseball Classic in Miami. The fourth edition of the World Baseball Classic, which opens Monday, March 6, 2017, when South Korea hosts Israel in Seoul, figures to be the most lucrative. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
March 03, 2017 - 3:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Baseball Classic returns Monday for its fourth edition, growing slowly yet still far from rising to the prominence of soccer's World Cup or the Olympics. South Korea hosts Israel at the opener of the 16-nation tournament in Seoul, and the Dominican Republic starts its...
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