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Two time U.S. figure skating champ Gracie Gold withdraws from U.S. championships

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:36:28 -0500

Gracie Gold, who was a member of the bronze-medal winning U.S. figure skating team at the Sochi Games, has withdrawn from the U.S. championships.


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How will World Anti-Doping Agency decision on Russia impact International Olympic Committee?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:26:42 -0500

The IOC is set to decide on sanctions for Russia operating a state-sponsored doping system uncovered in two WADA-commissioned investigations.


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Lauren Gibbs turns strength into run at Olympics in bobsled

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:06:21 -0500

Lauren Gibbs played volleyball in college and her strength got her invitation to try bobsled


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Mikaela Shiffrin

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




It's time (again) to kick the Russians out of the Olympics

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:56:48 -0500

There has been no indication the country's anti-doping agency is playing by the rules following scandal leading ahead of 2016 Rio Games.


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Richmond Marathon disqualifies winners for using banned Russian agent

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:03:24 -0500

The men's winner and two top finishers in the women's half were disqualified for being represented by a Russian agent who used an alias to enter runners.


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Nassar to plead guilty in Ingham, Eaton sex assault cases

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:48:29 -0500

Former MSU doctor Larry Nassar is expected to plea guilty to sexual assault charges next week.


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N.J. fencer, first U.S. Olympian to compete in hijab, gets her own Barbie doll

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:05:24 -0500

Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first U.S. Olympian to compete in the Islamic head scarf, is included in a new "Shero" line of the popular doll.


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WADA receives electronic data from Moscow lab on Russian doping

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:12:05 -0500

WADA’s intelligence and investigations department received the “enormous backup file” in late October and is in the process of analyzing it.


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U.S. bobsledder Codie Bascue gets first World Cup gold

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:52:38 -0500

Steven Holcomb, who passed away in May, was on the minds of the U.S. bobsledders in Lake Placid.


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Four more Russian skiers banned for doping at Sochi Olympics

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 15:47:28 -0500

Six Russian cross-country skiers have now been found guilty of doping at the Sochi Olympics


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Olympic marathon champion banned four years

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 13:58:30 -0500

A doping tribunal rejected Sumgong's explanation that EPO was in her system from being treated at a hospital


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Shuster earns 4th Olympic curling berth, Roth claims 1st

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:11:51 -0500

John Shuster became the first American man to qualify for four Olympic curling tournaments when he led his team to victory in the U.S. trials



2-time Olympic equestrian champion Rolton dies at 61

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:35:42 -0500

Gillian Rolton, who won one of her two Olympic equestrian gold medals while riding with a broken collarbone, has died



Simone Biles slams Gabby Douglas for tweet at Aly Raisman

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:54:50 -0500

A rift between some of the famed Final Five team members surfaced on social media Friday


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IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:48:37 -0500

The International Olympic Committee says it will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games


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WADA decision damages Russia’s hopes for Winter Olympics

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:55:52 -0500

The World Anti-Doping Agency dealt a blow Thursday to Russia’s hopes of competing at next year’s Winter Olympics by refusing to reinstate the country’s suspended anti-doping operation.


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Russian Olympic hopes in peril after drug agency criticism

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:29:52 -0500

Russia's chances of competing in Olympics take hit after failing grade from international doping agency


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WADA committee recommends Russian agency not be reinstated

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:47:52 -0500

WADA declared RUSADA non-compliant in 2015 following an investigation into doping in Russia.


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Jamaica's Carter at court for Bolt Olympic relay medal case

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:11:21 -0500

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Olympics in a doping case that cost Usain Bolt a 4x100-meter relay gold medal


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