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  • Brazil's Rousseff waives visa requirement for Olympics despite security fears

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has agreed to suspend visa requirements for foreigners during the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's official gazette reported on Wednesday, despite heightened security fears after the Paris attacks. The government hopes the move will encourage…

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  • Phelps to compete at US Winter Nationals

    Michael Phelps, winner of a record 18 Olympic gold medals, will continue his quest to reach the Rio Games at the US Winter Swim Nationals next week. Phelps, Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin are among the Olympic champions expected at the meet, set for December 3-5 at King County Aquatic Center…

  • Skiing in New Mexico: New owners upgrading Taos resort

    When it comes to skiing, New Mexico has long been the stepchild of sorts to its northern neighbor, Colorado, and its abundance of larger, snowier mountains and well-developed towns and resorts. Relatively small and off-the-beaten path, this has always been a true skiers' mountain, renowned for…

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  • CAS to judge bans for 6 Russian athletes caught doping

    The Russian anti-doping system will go on trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport next week with two Olympic medals at stake. CAS will hear appeals from the IAAF on Dec. 2-3 against six Russian athletes, the country's track and field federation and the national anti-doping agency, the court…

    The Associated Press
  • Hungary scolded for claiming European support for 2024 bid

    Europe's Olympic association scolded Hungary on Tuesday for claiming it has secured the backing of 16 European countries for Budapest's bid for the 2024 Games. The Hungarian Olympic Committee said Monday that Budapest had received support from the national Olympic bodies from central and southern…

    The Associated Press
  • Jordan Spieth says Olympics is 'fifth golf major'

    World number one Jordan Spieth on Tuesday said he's treating the Olympics as a "fifth major" next year as he revealed his excitement at golf's return to the Games in Rio de Janeiro. "Winning a gold medal has got to be up there now in my mind with winning a major championship. Scott last week said…

  • Count Jordan Spieth as a likely Rio Olympics starter in 2016

    Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the two headliners at this week's Australian Open, have distinctly different excitement levels over next year's Rio Olympics golf tournament. While both agree a team competition would have been nice, Scott says he'll go if he can fit it into his schedule, and isn't…

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  • Olympic qualifying draw sets up possible US-Canada final

    The World Cup-champion U.S. women's national team will face Costa Rica to open the eight-team CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in February. The United States has won the past three tournaments that determine the Olympic representatives from North and Central America and the Caribbean. The…

    The Associated Press
  • Rio will be safest city in world during 2016 Games: organisers

    Rio will be the safest city in the world during the 2016 Olympics, organisers said on Monday after a minute's silence for the victims of the Paris attacks and a signing ceremony for the French language to be used during the Games. Despite growing concerns that the Games will become a target for…

  • Russia to hold talks with WADA this week

    Russia's sports minister said Monday he would meet with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Frankfurt this week to discuss a roadmap to revamp the country's scandal-ridden anti-doping system. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) this month provisionally suspended Russia…

  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Monday Picks

    Neil Parker's strategy for Monday's Yahoo game is to spend up for Vladimir Tarasenko and budget for the other positions.
  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Tuesday Picks

    Sasha Yodashkin has just two games to consider Tuesday, but he he has a good plan for choosing players, including Anaheim's superstar center Ryan Getzlaf.
  • Bowe breaks women's 1,000 record in World Cup event

    American Brittany Bowe broke the world record in the women's 1,000 meters Sunday in the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval. Bowe, from Ocala, Florida, finished in 1 minute, 12.18 seconds to break the mark of 1:12.51 set last week by teammate Heather Bergsma in Calgary Alberta. …

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  • Pesce's first NHL goal helps Hurricanes end skid

    Brett Pesce on the Hurricanes' 4-3 win over the Kings[MOBILE-AD-mobile_video_story_page_bottom]...

  • Controversial golf course handed over to Rio chiefs

    The golf course to be used for the 2016 Rio Olympics, which was at the centre of a series of delays and environmental disputes, was handed over to Games organisers Sunday. Situated at Barra da Tijuca to the west of the teeming city, the $10.6 million course which boasts an artificial lake and is…

  • New Canadian Olympic Committee chief: ex-rower Tricia Smith

    MONTREAL (AP) -- Olympic medalist rower and lawyer Tricia Smith has been voted president of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

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  • Brittany Bowe sets speedskating world record in 1,000 meters

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Brittany Bowe set a world record Sunday in the women's 1,000-meter race at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating event at the Utah Olympic Oval.

    The Associated Press
  • Daniel-Andre Tande of Norway wins ski jumping World Cup

    KLINGENTHAL, Germany (AP) -- Daniel-Andre Tande of Norway won the first individual ski jumping event of the new World Cup season on Sunday.

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  • Rio Olympic golf course handed over to games organizers

    Rio de Janeiro's Olympic golf course - slowed by environmental lawsuits, land ownership disputes and doubts it even needed to be built - was handed over Sunday to organizers of next year's games. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes spent 15 minutes defending the course, built in the wealthy neighborhood of…

    The Associated Press