Olympics

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September 02, 2018 - 12:46 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn't certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games. But he was clear in an interview with The Associated Press at the Asian Games on Saturday about the need to meet some conditions before...
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August 19, 2018 - 9:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The legal portion of the Larry Nassar scandal at USA Gymnastics may soon be over. USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry said representatives for both the organization and athletes who were abused by Nassar — a former national team doctor who abused hundreds of women under the guise of...
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U.S. Olympic journalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross
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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.
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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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In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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July 23, 2018 - 2:40 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File
July 23, 2018 - 12:55 pm
By Tim Reynolds, AP Sports Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic...
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July 20, 2018 - 8:55 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Despite two possible bidders dropping out in recent weeks, IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with the 2026 Winter Games hosting race. Austrian Olympic officials withdrew a project centered on Graz this month, and voters in Switzerland rejected...
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 In this Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, United States' swimmer Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File
June 28, 2018 - 8:24 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The prosecution of U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte for filing a false police report during the 2016 Olympics is back on after a Brazilian court decision this week. During the games in Rio de Janeiro, the 12-time Olympic medalist told NBC that he and fellow swimmers were robbed at gunpoint...
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Dr. Larry Nassar
AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File
May 24, 2018 - 5:23 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics agreed to use false excuses in 2015 to account for the absence of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who had been accused of sexually abusing female athletes, according to emails obtained by a newspaper. Nassar suggested that USA Gymnastics tell people that he couldn't...
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In this Dec. 6, 2008, file photo, Ariana Kukors swims to win the Women's 200-yard breaststroke finals during the 2008 USA Swimming Short Course National Championships at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta.
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May 21, 2018 - 3:26 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a swim club near Seattle, groomed her...
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