Olympics

The Olympic Rings sit on display outside the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters on January 11, 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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CNN
March 24, 2020 - 8:34 am
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agreed Tuesday to postpone the Olympics by about one year. Read more here.
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The Olympic Rings sit on display outside the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters on January 11, 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Dave Uram
March 23, 2020 - 10:45 am
The International Olympic Committee will take the next four weeks to decide whether to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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The Israeli baseball team prepares for its Olympic journey in Tokyo.
Margo Sugarman
Andrew Kramer
March 15, 2020 - 9:07 pm
One of the biggest underdog stories of this summer's olympic games is the Israeli baseball team's unlikely journey to Tokyo, and one of the players has a Philadelphia connection. Read more here.
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Japan Olympic Museum
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AP News
February 25, 2020 - 3:18 pm
A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it. Read more here.
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Vladimir Putin
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AP News
December 19, 2019 - 8:36 am
Russia has signaled it will file an appeal against its four-year Olympic ban due to World Anti-Doping Agency sanctions which President Vladimir Putin on Thursday branded “unfair.” Read more here.
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Russia Hockey
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CNN
December 09, 2019 - 8:07 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international sporting competitions -- notably the Olympics and the World Cup -- for four years over doping non-compliance. Read more here.
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Jack Whitaker
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Mark Abrams
August 19, 2019 - 7:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in...
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Simone Biles
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August 12, 2019 - 8:04 pm
By Hollie Silverman (CNN) — Simone Biles made history more than once this weekend during the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri. The five-time Olympic medalist and 14-time world champion became the first woman to ever land a triple-double in competition during her floor routine...
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Michael Barisone, former dressage Olympian, has been charged with attempted murder.
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August 09, 2019 - 7:18 am
By Madeline Holcombe and Rob Frehse, CNN (CNN) -- A former US Olympian was charged with two counts of attempted murder Thursday after a shooting was reported at his New Jersey farm, authorities said. Michael Barisone, 54, was part of the US Olympic Dressage Team in the 2008 Olympics in China. The...
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Balcony collapse
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July 29, 2019 - 12:23 pm
SOUTH KOREA (AP) — One moment, Kaleigh Gilchrist was celebrating an unprecedented third straight world championship for the U.S. women's water polo team. In the next moment, she was headed to a hospital in South Korea. Gilchrist was partying with teammate Paige Hauschild and other competitors from...
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