Olympic games

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014, file photo, Lyndsey Fry of the United States skates during the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game against Switzerland, at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. Fry grew up in Arizona, where resources and opportunities for hockey were scarce. She managed to overcome the obstacles to play hockey at Harvard and earn an Olympics silver medal. Now Fry is back where she started, helping the Arizona Coyotes build their youth hockey programs to give kids opportunities she never had. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
January 17, 2019 - 2:38 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lyndsey Fry could have continued playing hockey. She had a stellar collegiate career, a degree, an Olympic silver medal placed around her neck, so playing professionally was a logical next step. The grueling rehab from hip surgery it would take to get back to an elite level...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas appears before an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, in Baltimore. NBC Sports said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
January 16, 2019 - 9:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. A representative for Costas didn't...
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International Olympics Committee member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda pauses during a press conference in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Takeda has denied corruption allegations against him concerning reported bribes paid to be awarded the rights to host the 2020 Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 15, 2019 - 2:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, has again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others in the bureaucracy at the Japanese body. Takeda read a seven-minute prepared text and...
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January 13, 2019 - 12:23 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors' bid to obtain doping data will head into a sixth day in the Russian capital as a WADA panel prepares to rule whether Russia has kept its word on the issue. WADA reinstated the Russian anti-doping agency in September — against protests from numerous...
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FILE - This is a Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 file photo of Tsunekazu Takeda, President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games bid, as he listens to a question from the media during their first international presentation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games bid in London. France's financial crimes office says International Olympic Committee member Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The National Financial Prosecutors office says Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed under formal investigation for "active corruption" on Dec. 10.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
January 12, 2019 - 5:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption investigation...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Employees work in Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia . World Anti-Doping Agency experts have started the process of copying data from a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
January 11, 2019 - 2:34 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency welcomed Friday an apparent breakthrough in a standoff over data sealed in a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases. Russian authorities missed a Dec. 31 deadline to hand over the data but the...
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President of the Italian National Olympic Committee, CONI, Giovanni Malago' talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Rome, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. With soaring costs, declining interest and a general lack of bids _ especially for the Winter Games _ the Milan-Cortina candidacy takes advantage of the more flexible rules provided by Agenda 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 11, 2019 - 11:31 am
ROME (AP) — It starts with the name — featuring two cities as opposed to the usual one — and involves venues dotted across a large swath of northern Italy stretching from Milan to the Dolomites. The Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympics has the potential to revolutionize the Winter Games and...
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FILE In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo an employee of the Russia's national drug-testing laboratory holds a vial in Moscow, Russia. The Kremlin said Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019, there is "understanding" on how crucial data on drug use by Russian athletes will be handed over to the World Anti-Doping Agency. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 11, 2019 - 11:17 am
MOSCOW (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency experts have started the process of copying data from a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases. "Work has started with the equipment, setting the equipment up and copying the database," Russia Sports Minister Pavel...
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January 11, 2019 - 10:20 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Olympic leaders met a deadline Friday to submit a 2026 Winter Games hosting plan after satisfying concerns of lawmakers in Stockholm which threatened to end the bid last year. The official name of the bid is now "Stockholm Are 2026," with Alpine skiing events taking place...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, right, escorts Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) President Tsunekazu Takeda during an IOC Executive Board meeting in Tokyo. France's financial crimes office says International Olympic Committee member Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The National Financial Prosecutors office says Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed under formal investigation for "active corruption" on Dec. 10.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
January 11, 2019 - 10:17 am
PARIS (AP) — In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed under...
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