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Brazil's former Olympic chief charged in 2016 Games bribes investigation

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Connecticut high school acclaimed for unified sports program

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Brazil's Nuzman charged in 2016 Olympic Games bribes investigation

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Iowa City woman accused of stealing from man playing in Special Olympics

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Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez to visit Western Massachusetts gymnastics program

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Jorts and fanny pack fraternity dancers turning sudden fame into fortune for Special Olympics
The Sigma Tau Gamma brothers at University of Central Oklahoma have taken the Internet by storm with their impressive cheer and dance routine. Now, they're using the notoriety to raise money for The Special Olympics. USA TODAY. Finally, a reason someone would want to join a fraternity: become part of a viral dance video, and use that fame for good. That's what University of Central Oklahoma students from Sigma Tau Gamma are doing   Read More ...
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Olympic Skating Without Russia? ‘Like a Meal Without Salt and Pepper’
Photo MOSCOW — The Olympics continue to spin on a wobbly axis, trapped in a vortex of corruption and doping. Who should be held responsible for Russia’s systematic doping, which operated furtively at the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi and was exposed by the same man who masterminded its shadowy effectiveness? Should Russia’s Olympic committee be made to pay by a forced absence from the 2018 Winter Games in February in South Korea? Should all Russian athletes be barred from competing there? Some of them? How does one decide? And how much blame should the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency share? Both have been widely criticized for not spending the necessary effort or money over the years to seriously address the use of performance-enhancing drugs   Read More ...
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Olympic medalist says he's running for Charlie Dent's seat | Friday Morning Coffee
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well the already interesting race for U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent's 15th Congressional District seat just got about 10 times more interesting - at least 10 times speedier. That's because two-time Olympic medalist Marty Nothstein, the current chairman of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, says he's in it to win it for the Allentown-based seat that Dent is giving up in 2018   Read More ...
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'I want to win': Franklin athlete prepares for 2018 US Special Olympics
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U.S. pressured IOC to ban Russia from Winter Olympics: Putin
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the US had put indirect pressure on the IOC to block Russia from the 2018 Winter Games, adding it would be a “humiliation” for the country. The IOC is currently assessing if Russian athletes will be allowed to appear at the event in South Korea in February. The IAAF banned Russian track and field competitors from the 2016 Rio Games, after a World Anti-Doping Agency report on a vast system of state-sponsored doping   Read More ...
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2026 or 2030? Utah Olympic committee doesn’t know which billion-dollar Games to go after, but it may be more a matter of when than if.
He wore it at the 10th anniversary celebration of the 2002 Olympic Games. And in December 2012, when Utah officials announced that the state was ready to host another Games. And again at the 15th anniversary of the 2002 Games this February. At the unveiling of the newly formed Olympic Exploratory Committee (OEC) in the Rice-Eccles Stadium tower Thursday afternoon, the Utah businessman and former chief operating officer of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee recalled being in the same room 15½ years ago during the Closing Ceremony of the 2002 Olympic Games, before watching the fireworks go off from the roof of the stadium with then-Gov   Read More ...
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Winter Sports: Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses the US of strong-arming the IOC
Russia (REUTERS) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (Oct 19) said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. "We are seeing that the IOC is under strong pressure," Putin said at a forum with scholars. "It relies on advertisers, TV channels, sponsors, and so on   Read More ...
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Southbay Tip-A-Cop raises money for Special Olympics
BONITA (NEWS 8) — Local law enforcement gave the phrase to ‘protect and serve’ a whole new meaning by responding to money tips. National City Police and Coronado Police waited tables at the Bonita Red Robin for the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser. One hundred percent of the tops donated to the officers will benefit the Special Olympics Organization. Police say it’s a way for officers to strengthen ties with the community   Read More ...
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2018 Winter Olympics will be safe, South Korea tries to assure world
close South Korea is hosting officials and executives from around 120 embassies and companies Friday to assure them that February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will be safe -- despite nuclear threats from nearby North Korea. The country’s Foreign Ministry planned to host officials from the U.S., Japan, Russia and China, as well as business leaders from the region and Europe, Reuters reported   Read More ...
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Olympian Shawn Johnson East vaults into a new world
LOS ANGELES | When she was competing on the world gymnastics stage, Shawn Johnson used to sit back and try to read her competitors. “How are they playing the game? Is this a motive? Is this a ploy? Or are they just nervous.” Considering the Iowa native took home a gold medal and three silvers in the 2008 Olympic Games, she had a good sense of pegging people   Read More ...
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Utah would need to be frugal in hosting Olympics
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials are excited about the prospects of hosting another Winter Olympics, but a co-chair of a new exploratory committee says they'll have find a way to reduce the cost to make it feasible. Fraser Bullock, a key player in Salt Lake City's 2002 Olympics, said Thursday that he expects far less U.S. ad sponsorship revenue to be available to help fund the games this time   Read More ...
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U.S. Olympic gymnast: 'I thought I was going to die that night'
Two-time Summer Games medallist McKayla Maroney says team doctor molested her Related Stories Two-time Olympic medallist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career. Maroney posted a lengthy statement on Twitter early Wednesday that described the allegations of abuse against Dr   Read More ...
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The ‘Me Too’ Movement Inevitably Spills Into Sports
Photo There were more names. Of course there were. In gymnastics and in so many other sports — swimming and judo and hockey and basketball — there are always more girls, more women, more names. This time, the brave athlete stepping forward was McKayla Maroney, an Olympic champion who posted a Twitter message on Wednesday morning that was shocking, yet — sadly — not so shocking at all   Read More ...
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Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. “We are seeing that the IOC is under strong pressure,” Putin said at a forum with scholars. “It relies on advertisers, television channels, sponsors, and so on   Read More ...
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Olympic gold medalist declares he's running for Pa. congressional seat
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein is the latest to announce he's running for the eastern Pennsylvania congressional seat being vacated by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Dent. Dent, a former state senator, is a centrist Republican who has held the seat since 2005. He's retiring after his term expires next year. Nothstein won Olympic gold at the 2000 Sydney Games   Read More ...
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Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games
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Pole dancing in Olympics? International federation recognition helps pave the way.
No strip club necessary. Pole dancing now stands on its own as a provisionally recognized sport thanks to the Global Association of International Sports Federation, which granted the activity’s international governing federation “observer status” earlier this month. “Pole Sports is a performance sport combining dance and acrobatics on a vertical pole,” GAISF writes on its website. “Pole Sports requires great physical and mental exertion, strength and endurance are required to lift, hold and spin the body   Read More ...
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IOC expects decisions on Russian doping cases next month
Investigators at the International Olympic Committee expect to have "a number" of doping cases involving Russians at the Sochi Olympics resolved by the end of November, but they have no plans to dictate the eligibility of these athletes for next year's Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The leader of an IOC delegation in charge of reviewing 28 cases involving athletes at Sochi wrote this week to Angela Ruggiero, the head of the IOC Athletes Commission, to update the timeline of cases stemming from a report detailing a Russian doping scheme at the 2014 Olympics and beforehand   Read More ...
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Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame
ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday. Park, 36, who won a string of titles with Manchester United and Eindhoven before retiring, will be the second torchbearer in Olympia, site of the ancient Greek Olympics, after Greece’s Nordic skier Apostolos Aggelis at the start of the Greek relay   Read More ...
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Deutschland Cup roster offers early peek at U.S. men's Olympic hockey lineup
In a glimpse of what the U.S. men’s hockey roster will look like at the Pyeongchang Olympics without NHL players, former NHL standouts Brian Gionta, Ryan Malone and Mark Stuart were among the 29 players chosen to play for the U.S. select team in the Deutschland Cup tournament next month in Augsburg, Germany. In choosing the Olympic roster, Team USA executives will select among Americans who are playing in Europe and Russia, players who are signed to American Hockey League contracts and a small number of college players   Read More ...
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McKayla Maroney says US team doctor abused her during London 2012 as gold medal gymnast claims she was molested from the age of 13
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Colorado cornerback/decathlete has NFL and Olympics on radar
BOULDER | Colorado junior cornerback Isaiah Oliver can run with the best of them. Same goes with high jump, hurdle, pole vault , shot put, long jump and throw the javelin . A multidimensional threat on the football field , Oliver also happens to be a rising decathlete in track and field. His goals one day are straightforward: cover elite receivers in the NFL and contend at the Olympics in the 10-event competition   Read More ...
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Pole dancing, table soccer and poker to become Olympic sports?
Pole dancing isn't just for gentlemen's clubs, because it could become an Olympic sport. The global association of international sports federation gave pole dancing "observer status," which means it will now provisionally be classified as a sport. Other competitive events hoping to gain Olympic recognition include; poker, table soccer, arm wrestling and dodgeball.   Read More ...
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Snapchat signs Olympic deal with Eurosport
MANCHESTER, England, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Social media platform Snapchat will present Winter Olympics content at next year’s event in Pyeongchang after striking a deal with Discovery communications’ Eurosport, a move which could help the Games reach the younger demographic it craves. Discovery Communications is the exclusive TV and multimedia rights holder for 50 countries and territories in Europe for the Olympic Games from 2018-2024   Read More ...
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Shani Davis leads US speedskating team for World Cup circuit
KEARNS, Utah — Four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis leads an experienced U.S. speedskating team that will compete on the World Cup circuit leading up to the 2018 Winter Games. The 15-member squad was selected after a four-day qualifying meet last week at the Utah Olympic Oval. Over four World Cup meets, beginning Nov. 10 in Heerenveen, Netherlands, the team's performance will determine how many spots the U   Read More ...
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Brazil's former Olympic chief charged in 2016 Games bribes investigation
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with corruption based on an investigation of alleged bribery to have Rio de Janeiro host the 2016 Games. Nuzman, who was provisionally suspended by the International Olympic Committee and arrested in Rio on Oct. 5, was charged with racketeering, money laundering and violating currency laws   Read More ...
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Connecticut high school acclaimed for unified sports program
SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school is receiving national recognition from the Special Olympics for its unified sports program. Simsbury High School has been named a Special Olympics Champion School. The high school has more than 40 students participating in unified sports, which pairs kids with and without intellectual disabilities on athletic teams. The school has had a unified sports program for seven years, with teams in flag football, soccer and track   Read More ...
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Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney accuses team doctor of molestation
Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney is accusing the former National Gymnastics team doctor of molestation in a Twitter post inspired by the viral 'Me Too' hashtag.   Read More ...
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BC-OLY--2026 Olympics-Switzerland,1st Ld-Writethru
BC-OLY--2026 Olympics-Switzerland, 1st Ld-Writethru,263 Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid Eds: Updates with more detail. With AP Photos. Switzerland's federal government says it would contribute almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature which could still be stopped by public opposition   Read More ...
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BC-CT--Simsbury-Unified Sports, CT
BC-CT--Simsbury-Unified Sports,115 Connecticut high school acclaimed for unified sports program Eds: APNewsNow. A Connecticut high school is receiving national recognition from the Special Olympics for its unified sports program. Simsbury High School has been named a Special Olympics Champion School. The school has more than 40 students participating in unified sports, which pairs kids with and without intellectual disabilities on athletic teams   Read More ...
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Brazil's Nuzman charged in 2016 Olympic Games bribes investigation
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with racketeering based on a probe of alleged bribery to win the selection of Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Games. Nuzman, who was suspended by the International Olympic Committee and arrested in Rio on Oct   Read More ...
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Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid
AP Images; Pavel Golovkin SOURCE: AP Images; Pavel Golovkin Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid BERN, Switzerland — Switzerland's federal government says it would contribute almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which still requires approval from expected public votes   Read More ...
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Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid
AP Images; Pavel Golovkin SOURCE: AP Images; Pavel Golovkin Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid BERN, Switzerland — Switzerland's federal government says it would contribute almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which still requires approval from expected public votes   Read More ...
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Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid
AP Images; Pavel Golovkin SOURCE: AP Images; Pavel Golovkin Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid BERN, Switzerland — Switzerland's federal government says it would contribute almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which still requires approval from expected public votes   Read More ...
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Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid
AP Images; Pavel Golovkin SOURCE: AP Images; Pavel Golovkin Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid BERN, Switzerland — Switzerland's federal government says it would contribute almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which still requires approval from expected public votes   Read More ...
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Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid
AP Images; Pavel Golovkin SOURCE: AP Images; Pavel Golovkin Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid BERN, Switzerland — Switzerland's federal government says it would contribute almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which still requires approval from expected public votes   Read More ...
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Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid
AP Images; Pavel Golovkin SOURCE: AP Images; Pavel Golovkin Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid BERN, Switzerland — Switzerland's federal government says it would contribute almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which still requires approval from expected public votes   Read More ...
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Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by Larry Nassar
DETROIT - Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar. Maroney posted a statement to Twitter, where the 21-year-old alleges Nassar molested her for many years. “People should know that this is not just happening in Hollywood,” she wrote “It started when I was 13 years old, and it didn’t end until I left the sport,” Maroney continued   Read More ...
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Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid
AP Images; Pavel Golovkin SOURCE: AP Images; Pavel Golovkin Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid BERN, Switzerland — Switzerland's federal government says it would contribute almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which still requires approval from expected public votes   Read More ...
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Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney accuses team doctor of molestation
Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney is accusing the former National Gymnastics team doctor of molestation in a Twitter post inspired by the viral 'Me Too' hashtag.   Read More ...
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