Olympics

International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany speaks during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
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June 25, 2019 - 1:51 pm
By Graham Dunbar, AP Sports Writer LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris. Called breaking in Olympic circles, its medal debut was last October at the Buenos Aires Youth Summer Games...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and NHL Player's Association Executive Director Donald Fehr take part in announcing the return of the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 in Toronto, during a news conference at Natio
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June 23, 2019 - 7:05 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — With labor talks having already begun on an informal basis, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Don Fehr are in favor of rebooting the World Cup of Hockey tournament and holding it every four years. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar...
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June 07, 2019 - 5:50 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The organization tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. USA Gymnastics tells The Allentown Morning Call that John Holman's suspension issued by the...
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Meldrick Taylor
Philadelphia Police Department
Kim Glovas
June 04, 2019 - 12:18 pm
UPDATED: 5:54 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Boxer Meldrick Taylor has been arrested on aggravated assault charges by Philadelphia police after his landlord tried to evict him. Police say two men showed up outside Taylor's home in the 2700 block of Lehigh Avenue around 11 p.m. Monday night to...
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Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez
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May 10, 2019 - 10:51 am
MONACO (AP) — Olympic race walk silver medalist Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez has been banned for four years for doping. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which prosecutes cases for the IAAF, says the Mexican walker's ban for taking anabolic steroids took effect on Nov. 16. Gonzalez's results have been...
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Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps attends the game between the Phoenix Suns and the Cleveland Cavaliers with his wife Nicole Johnson during the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
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April 01, 2019 - 6:23 pm
( RADIO.COM )— Michael Phelps’ family is expanding. On Sunday, the retired Olympic swimmer revealed he and wife Nicole Johnson are expecting their third child. “No. 3 on the way! Can’t wait to see the journey that this takes us on!!!” the 33-year-old captioned a photo of his sons Boomer, 2, and 13-...
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In this file picture taken with a long time exposure on March 12, 2017, Jannis Bednarzik performs during the German Breakdance Championships in Magdeburg, Germany.
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February 21, 2019 - 1:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — From the streets of New York to the Olympic podium: Breakdancing's conquest of the globe seemingly knows no bounds. Getting hip to breakdancing's appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a...
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Competitors battle during a national lightsaber tournament in Beaumont-sur-Oise, north of Paris.
Christophe Ena/AP Photo
February 18, 2019 - 9:15 am
By John Leicester, AP Sports Writer BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, Grigory Dudko opens a door for journalists during a visit to Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia.
AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File
January 22, 2019 - 3:41 pm
(AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency straddled the wide gulf between vindication and capitulation Tuesday, agreeing to keep Russia's anti-doping operation in business after receiving much-sought-after lab data that could be used to prosecute hundreds of cheaters. But the decision came with a warning...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, first place finisher Shim Suk-hee, from South Korea, races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File
January 21, 2019 - 9:34 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a...
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