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Larry Nassar to appeal federal sentence on child pornography convictions

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:28:39 -0500

Larry Nassar filed court documents to appeal his 60-year prison sentence on federal child pornography conviction.


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IOC confident 2020 Tokyo Games won't be tainted by doping

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:56:54 -0500

The IOC expects Japan to lead the way against doping when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics


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Mikaela Shiffrin

Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:30:27 -0500




Lindsey Vonn on backlash to her Trump comments: Some 'hoping I break my neck'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:56:05 -0500

Olympic skier wrote on Instagram that some people told her she was being punished for being "anti-Trump."


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KHL undecided on allowing players to go to the Olympics

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:34:51 -0500

KHL previously expressed outrage at bans for Russian athletes in other sports tainted by doping in Sochi.


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IOC bans six Russian women's hockey players over doping

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:23:46 -0500

Tuesday's announcement is latest wave of sanctions from the Oswald Commission.


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D'Amato: With nothing left to prove, Olympic champion Shani Davis still finds joy in skating

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:23:36 -0500

Arguably the greatest middle-distance speedskater in history, he would love to go out in a blaze of glory at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.


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IOC encourages North Koreans to compete in Pyeongchang, but it's unclear if they will

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:15:04 -0500

The IOC could award two figure skaters, and any other North Korean athletes who qualify, an entry into the Games.


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USOC blames 'miscommunication' for conflicting White House statements on Pyeongchang

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:01:25 -0500

USOC repeats pledge to compete in Pyeongchang after statements by White House officials seemed to leave it in question


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D'Amato: U.S. speedskaters are behind the curve

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:25:13 -0500

Two months before the 2018 Winter Olympics, the American long-track skaters are struggling to find their speed and form.


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Mikaela Shiffrin fastest in opening run, but combined is canceled

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:41:21 -0500

In heavy fog, Shiffrin beats Holdener in slalom run before super-G run is called off.



White House sends mixed signals on U.S. Winter Olympic participation

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:24:57 -0500

U.S. Olympic Committee is not a government organization, so White House has no role in decision on whether U.S. sends a team to the Olympics.


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Count on Vladimir Putin turning Russia's Olympic ban into a win

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 17:17:47 -0500

IOC sanctions not quite as tough as it initially seemed, giving Russian president an opportunity to turn tables.


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IOC's decision to ban Russia from Pyeongchang as punishment for doping hailed by athletes

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:52:06 -0500

Russia prohibited from competing under its own flag in Pyeongchang as punishment for widespread, state-sponsored doping program


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Russian whistleblowers call IOC decision fair, remain focused on reform

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 07:19:19 -0500

Whistleblowers exposed a system in Russia that doped athletes and worked to cover up positive tests.


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While giving Russia a path to move past doping scandal, IOC must not be too lenient

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 22:11:55 -0500

Process for Russia remains tricky as IOC gives the country a chance to raise its flag in closing ceremony.


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Feds say Nassar should get 60 years in child pornography charges

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:44:52 -0500

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Larry Nassar, who has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, should spend 60 years in prison for the crimes.


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Issues in UCI investigation into Froome's use of asthma drug

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:00:35 -0500

A urine sample taken from at the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of salbutamol twice the World Anti-Doping Agency's permitted levels


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Double Olympic gold medalist Simon Dickie dies at age 66

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:50:29 -0500

Double Olympic rowing gold medalist Simon Dickie dead at 66



Tour de France winner Chris Froome returns abnormal doping test at Vuelta

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:57:34 -0500

Four-time Tour de France winner has been informed by the UCI that a urine test on Sept. 7 revealed a concentration of salbutamol of 2,000 nanograms, twice the threshold.


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