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Rio Olympics 100-meter swim champion Kyle Chalmers to have heart surgery

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:13:59 -0400

Chalmers, who has supraventricular tachycardia, has withdrawn from July's world championships to undergo surgery.


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Scathing report on 2016 Rio Olympics: venues 'White Elephants'

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:21:24 -0400

A prosecutor looking into the $12 billion Rio Games says venues were built with "no planning."


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2024 and 2028 Olympic hosts could be announced by IOC next month

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:14:27 -0400

Awarding two Summer Games at the same time is seen as the IOC president's preferred option.


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Quintana reclaims pink jersey with 2 stages to go in Giro

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:10:34 -0400

Nairo Quintana reclaimed the pink jersey from Tom Dumoulin with two stages to go in the Giro d'Italia on Friday, setting up a close finish in Milan on Sunday


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Lance Armstrong announces engagement to Hansen

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:28:36 -0400

Cyclist Lance Armstrong has announced he's engaged to longtime partner Anna Hansen


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Van Garderen wins 18th stage, Dumoulin keeps Giro lead

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:19:44 -0400

Tejay van Garderen claimed his first Grand Tour victory on the tough 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia as Tom Dumoulin's overall lead remained unchanged


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Antonova upgraded to Olympic discus silver, Ukraine says

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:51:25 -0400

The Ukrainian Athletics Federation says its discus thrower Olena Antonova has been upgraded to an Olympic silver medal from the 2008 Beijing Games after a rival failed a drug test






Pierre Rolland wins Stage 17, Dumoulin keeps Giro lead

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:20:47 -0400

Pierre Rolland launched a late solo attack to win the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia, and Tom Dumoulin's overall lead remained unchanged



Brazilian cycling team hit with 2nd ban for doping

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:48:11 -0400

The International Cycling Union has suspended the Soul Brasil Pro Cycling team for the second time because of multiple doping offenses



Russian, Azerbaijani Olympic cyclists banned for doping

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:10:11 -0400

A pair of Olympic cyclists from Russia and Azerbaijan have been banned for doping by the International Cycling Union



Column: Just say no when it comes to hosting Olympics

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:13:47 -0400

Column: Rio woes show all but wealthiest cities should just say no to Olympics


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Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:51:15 -0400

More than 80 American athletes have sent medals they won at the Rio Olympics to U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters to be shipped to games organizers, who will replace them due to flaking, black spots and other damage


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Putin says whistleblowing on doping echoes Stalin's purges

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:27:39 -0400

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that plans to encourage athletes to give evidence about doping remind him of denunciations during Josef Stalin's purges


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Medals from Rio Olympics are rusting, chipping

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:13:21 -0400

Some medals from the Rio Olympics are chipping or rusting, but one Brazilian official called that 'totally normal.'


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Dumoulin keeps Giro lead despite nature break in 16th stage

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:17:28 -0400

Tom Dumoulin's overall lead in the Giro d'Italia is drastically reduced in the race's toughest stage Tuesday after the Dutchman has to stop for a nature break at the foot of the last of three major climbs



Russia facing ban from Paralympics for 2018 Games

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:40:59 -0400

The International Paralympic Committee says there is a "strong chance" that Russia will be banned from the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang because of the country's doping scandal


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Forecast: Germany to top medal table at Pyeongchang Olympics

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:58:32 -0400

A U.S.-based sports and entertainment data provider predicts that Germany will win the most gold medals and the most medals overall at next year's Pyeongchang Olympics


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Jungels wins 15th stage as Dumoulin keeps pink jersey

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:00:23 -0400

Bob Jungels took a sprint ahead of several overall favorites to win the crash-filled 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while Tom Dumoulin had six seconds shaved off his overall lead in the final leg before the high mountains



California prep track star equals Marion Jones

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:06:22 -0400

Tara Davis has won nine sectional events in her career, equaling the Olympic great


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Huffman wins stage, Bennett overall at Tour of California

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:51:04 -0400

Evan Huffman emerged from the breakaway for the second time to win the final stage of the Tour of California, while George Bennett finished safely in the chasing group to win the overall race



Dumoulin wins 14th Giro stage to extend overall lead

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:04:40 -0400

Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin put in a perfect performance on the tough climb up to Oropa to win the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia and extend his overall lead



Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:28:17 -0400

English cyclist Jon Dibben won the sixth stage of the Tour of California, and New Zealand's George Bennett took the overall lead with one stage to go



Gaviria wins his 4th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:46:29 -0400

Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria sprinted to his fourth stage victory at the Giro d'Italia in his Grand Tour debut



B samples confirm 2 Italian cyclists doped before Giro

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:54:58 -0400

Italian team Bardiani CSF have begun proceedings to sack Nicola Ruffoni and Stefano Pirazzi after it was confirmed they returned positive doping tests before the start of the Giro d'Italia