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Carlos Nuzman, President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, center, is escorted by federal police officers after being taken into custody at his home, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was arrested amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro last year. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
October 05, 2017 - 2:45 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was arrested on Thursday amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Nuzman, who is also an honorary International Olympic Committee member, was held for questioning last month...
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FILE - At left, in a Feb. 4, 2017, file photo, U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor celebrates after a women's World Cup race in Innsbruck, Austria. At right, in a Feb. 27, 2010, file photo, U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb poses during the medal ceremony at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Meyers Taylor did not want it this way. She would have much preferred that the first official training run of the U.S. bobsled season would have gone to the person who traditionally was first down the ice for as long as anyone on the national team could remember. Steven Holcomb had that distinction for years. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, Meyers Taylor took the first run. (AP Photo/File)
October 04, 2017 - 2:22 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Elana Meyers Taylor did not want it this way. She would have much preferred the first official training run of the U.S. bobsled season gone to the person who traditionally was first down the ice for as long as anyone on the national team could remember. Steven Holcomb had...
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September 28, 2017 - 8:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has ruled that doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov should be arrested if he returns to his home country. The ruling could be a step toward Russia demanding the extradition of the former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director, though Russia does not have an...
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The Vancouver Canucks' Brandon Sutter, left, takes a shot on goal past the Los Angeles Kings' Derek Forbort during the first period of an NHL China exhibition game at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 23, 2017 - 10:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout to win both of the NHL's first preseason games in China. Saturday's game in Beijing caps a push by the National Hockey League to popularize the sport in China ahead of the country's hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics...
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September 15, 2017 - 7:20 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The president of the International Olympic Committee said Friday he remains confident the Winter Games will go on as scheduled in South Korea despite growing tensions on the peninsula, including North Korea's ballistic missile test this week. At the close of this week's IOC...
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September 15, 2017 - 6:39 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The raw feelings created by the Russian doping scandal spilled onto the floor and into the hallways of the International Olympic Committee meetings Friday, with less than five months until the Winter Games and still no decisions made about the fate of the country's athletes. IOC...
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September 15, 2017 - 8:43 am
PARIS (AP) — The French Olympic delegation has been welcomed back in Paris after securing the 2024 Olympic Games at a meeting in Lima, Peru. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo waved a flag Friday as she stepped off the plane, which had been sprayed by a celebratory water-canon. Hidalgo noted the seriousness...
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September 15, 2017 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night through the Washington Capitals acknowledging that the ability to represent Russia in the 2018 Olympics has been taken out of his hands. On the eve of the first day of on-ice training camp workouts, Ovechkin said in the statement...
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September 14, 2017 - 10:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night through the NHL team expressing frustration about the league's decision to skip the Olympics. "I wanted to make this statement so that my words are clear and nobody misunderstands what I am saying," the...
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September 14, 2017 - 11:43 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has been elected chair of the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission. The South Korean, who served as leader in the U.N. from 2007 through 2016, will take over for Youssoupha Ndiaye. In his acceptance speech Thursday...
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