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Golfers Tee Off To Help Special Olympics Iowa

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Golfers Tee Off To Help Special Olympics Iowa

- ANKENY, Iowa -- The Solheim Cup isn't the only golf tournament happening in Central Iowa. Today the 23rd Annual Jim Jordan Memorial Golf Classic was held at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. The event is put on by the Urbandale Kiwanis to benefit Special Olympics Iowa. It's named in honor of Jim Jordan a past Special Olympics Iowa Board member who started the tournament
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A year later, Olympic displaced are left to rebuild lives

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A year later, Olympic displaced are left to rebuild lives

- RIO DE JANEIRO — More than 70,000 people were displaced to make way for last year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Today some are satisfied in their new houses. Others had to start over and are struggling, bitter at the pressure from city officials and real estate speculators to relocate. It will take years, maybe decades, to understand the impact the Olympics had on Rio
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North Myrtle Beach police raise money to benefit Special Olympics of S.C

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North Myrtle Beach police raise money to benefit Special Olympics of S.C

- NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Local police are working to give back to the community in a fun and delicious way. The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety partnered with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for this year's Cops on Top event, a fundraiser that benefits the Special Olympics of South Carolina. This year's fundraising goal is $50,000. Those who give a $20 donation receive a dozen Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts and a Special Olympics T-shirt
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Olympics could open North Korea -- Rex Tilley

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Olympics could open North Korea -- Rex Tilley

- As the insanity increases and the threats between the U.S. and North Korea escalate, might I make a suggestion. The International Olympic Committee should offer the 2026 Winter Olympic Games to North Korea. Its the old carrot and stick diplomacy. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants world recognition for his regime and the U.S. needs to stop backing him into a corner
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Los Angeles takes another step toward 2028 Games

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Los Angeles takes another step toward 2028 Games

- LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles took another step Friday toward bringing the 2028 Olympics to the city, despite questions about future costs. The City Council voted 12-0 to endorse documents at the heart of its plan to stage the Summer Olympics for the third time since 1932. The contract outlines Los Angeles' financial responsibility in hosting the Games, including covering shortfalls if the $5
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2018 Winter Olympics pose a tough test for Hyundai's self-driving cars

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2018 Winter Olympics pose a tough test for Hyundai's self-driving cars

- The world's athletes won't need chauffeurs at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Hyundai is developing self-driving shuttles to transport participants between Seoul and Pyeongchang, the mountain resort Olympic host city located about 80 miles east of the South Korean capital. Once there, self-driving cars, like the Autonomous Ioniq Concept shown at the 2016 LA Auto Show, will take over the task of going between individual venues
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Stone-cold passion: Bothell’s Derrick McLean immerses himself in curling

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Stone-cold passion: Bothell’s Derrick McLean immerses himself in curling

- When Derrick McLean was 5, he and his older brother watched the 1998 Winter Olympics and began to act out one of the sports they saw. McLean and his brother, Ian, started curling in the hallway, improvising by using wads of paper as rocks, a plastic golf club as a broom and masking tape to mark the circular target area. Copying the Olympians they had seen on TV, one brother would yell, “Hard, hard,” to encourage the other to sweep harder with the golf club that wasn’t actually affecting the paper’s movement
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Throwback to the 1984 Olympics

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Throwback to the 1984 Olympics

- With the Olympics returning to Los Angeles in 2028. Here is a look at Dave Schultz winning his first wrestling Olympic gold medal in L.A. in 1984.
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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Prepping for the Winter Olympics includes learning some new lingo

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Council approves renaming of street after Olympian Shelby Houlihan

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Council approves renaming of street after Olympian Shelby Houlihan

- SIOUX CITY | The portion of Lincoln Way near East High School will soon be sporting a different title: Houlihan Run. The City Council voted unanimously Monday in approval of the street renaming, which honors Olympic runner Shelby Houlihan, the 24-year-old East High alumna who placed 11th in the 5,000 meters during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games. The portion of street to be renamed spans about two-fifths of a mile between South Lakeport Street and Sergeant Road, traveling to the east of Lakeport Commons Shopping Center and to the west of Nodland Elementary and East High
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Betty Cuthbert, who won Olympic gold in 100, 200 and 400, has died

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Betty Cuthbert, who won Olympic gold in 100, 200 and 400, has died

- PERTH, Australia — Betty Cuthbert, the only runner to win Olympic gold medals in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter sprints, has died following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 79. Cuthbert was dubbed the "Golden Girl" in Australia after her starring role as an 18-year-old at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, where she won the 100-200 double and anchored Australia's winning 4x100-meter relay team
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  • Los Angeles takes another step toward 2028 Games
    Los Angeles takes another step toward 2028 Games

    , bostonherald.com

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles took another step Friday toward bringing the 2028 Olympics to the city, despite questions about future costs. The City Council voted 12-0 to endorse documents at the heart of its plan to stage the Summer Olympics for the third time since 1932. The contract outlines Los Angeles' financial responsibility in hosting the Games, including covering shortfalls if the $5
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2016 Summer Games

  • IOC not helping Rio Olympics organizers with estimated $35-40 million debt
    IOC not helping Rio Olympics organizers with estimated $35-40 million debt

    , jsonline.com

    Casey Wasserman, LA 2024 chairman and CEO of Wasserman Media Group, describes Los Angeles' Olympic bid and what sets it apart. USA TODAY Sports. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC has balked at helping Rio Olympics organizers pay a debt estimated at $35-40 million. The executive board of the International Olympic Committee, meeting Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, said it had already contributed a "record" $1
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Olympians

  • Council approves renaming of street after Olympian Shelby Houlihan
    Council approves renaming of street after Olympian Shelby Houlihan

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    SIOUX CITY | The portion of Lincoln Way near East High School will soon be sporting a different title: Houlihan Run. The City Council voted unanimously Monday in approval of the street renaming, which honors Olympic runner Shelby Houlihan, the 24-year-old East High alumna who placed 11th in the 5,000 meters during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games. The portion of street to be renamed spans about two-fifths of a mile between South Lakeport Street and Sergeant Road, traveling to the east of Lakeport Commons Shopping Center and to the west of Nodland Elementary and East High
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Olympic Medals

  • Olympic Medal, Earned; Glory, Denied; Future, Uncertain
    Olympic Medal, Earned; Glory, Denied; Future, Uncertain

    , nytimes.com

    This time she clicked on the embedded link. She read a news report: Three Olympians — two Russians and a Ukrainian — who had finished in front of her in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing failed retroactive doping tests. She had moved from sixth to third place. She had become an Olympic bronze medalist. It was her first medal. She felt herself beginning to dance
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Olympic Champions

  • Park City remembers, celebrates and says goodbye to 'native son' and Olympic champion Steve Holcomb
    Park City remembers, celebrates and says goodbye to 'native son' and Olympic champion Steve Holcomb

    , deseretnews.com

    PARK CITY — In the mountain town he loved, adjacent to the track that launched his career, Steven Paul Holcomb’s friends, family and teammates offered every way they could think of to honor and remember the most successful bobsled pilot the U.S. has ever produced, who also happened to be a humble, compassionate man who quietly changed lives with the way he lived and loved
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Olympic Gold

  • Top showjumper Scott Brash disqualified over blood rule
    Top showjumper Scott Brash disqualified over blood rule

    , clickondetroit.com

    (CNN) - Olympic gold medalist Scott Brash was disqualified from a top showjumping event in Portugal Saturday after traces of blood were found on his horse Hello Forever. The Briton had jumped a clear round to secure victory for his team Miami Glory in the Global Champions League event in Cascais before an official from the international governing body, the FEI, made the ruling after examining the 11-year-old chestnut gelding
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