Olympics

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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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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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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