Olympics

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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Lindsey Vonn
Alessandro Trovati/AP
January 21, 2019 - 7:05 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is going to take "the next couple/few days" to decide her future. Battling pain in both of her knees and after failing to finish better than ninth in three races this weekend, Vonn said Sunday that immediate retirement from ski racing "is a possibility...
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NBC sportscaster Bob Costas
Gail Burton/AP, file
January 16, 2019 - 10:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. A representative for Costas didn't...
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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman
Ted Shaffrey/AP, file
January 10, 2019 - 1:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is recovering from a broken elbow suffered in a fall on the stairs. Raisman in a Twitter post says "I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone ... the stairs got me ... I fell and broke my elbow." She also...
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Larry Nassar
AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File
December 05, 2018 - 4:27 pm
USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an effort to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich.
Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File
November 05, 2018 - 6:17 pm
(AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry...
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U.S. Olympic journalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross
AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File; AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File
August 16, 2018 - 11:01 am
By Will Graves, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. The more their Olympic...
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People cool down under the cooling mist spot in Tokyo, Monday, July 23, 2018.
AP Photo/Koji Sasahara
July 24, 2018 - 10:16 am
By Jim Armstrong, AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Olympics will open in two years, and the heat is on. Since being awarded the games, which will be the largest ever with 33 sports and 339 events, Tokyo organizers have had to deal with a series of setbacks ranging from stadium and...
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