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  • Whistler track to host bobsled and skeleton worlds in 2019

    The 2019 bobsled and skeleton world championships have been assigned to the 2010 Olympics track in Whistler, Canada. Whistler edged Altenberg, Germany, by one vote - 20-19 - at the international federation's congress Tuesday. St. Moritz in Switzerland was eliminated in the first round of voting.

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  • Jenner debuts post-Bruce look, breaks Twitter record

    Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, unveiled her new name and sexy look Monday in a Vanity Fair covershoot -- drawing widespread praise and smashing a Twitter record. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender campaigners -- and many well-wishers -- welcomed the…

  • Joannie Rochette finds a new way to soar

    Triple jumps just don't deliver the same thrills for Joannie Rochette. ''I started skydiving last fall and did my solo certification and got really into it,'' said the Vancouver Olympics bronze medalist in figure skating who has completed about 30 jumps, leaping from as high as 14,000 feet. …

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  • IOC cites challenges for Almaty and Beijing Olympic bids

    The IOC on Monday cited serious challenges facing the two bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics, including pointed concerns over Beijing's air pollution and lack of natural snow and Almaty's budget risks and limited experience in hosting major events. The International Olympic Committee issued a…

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  • FIBT eliminating 3rd sled in Olympics, world championships

    Nations will now be able to enter only two sleds at the Olympics and the world championships in bobsled and skeleton, after the sport's ruling body voted Monday to cap the fields. The changes will first take effect at the 2017 world championships. Stronger nations such as the U.S. and Germany…

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  • Olympics Commission says China promises to respect rights as part of 2022 bid

    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China has assured the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of its respect for human rights as part of its bid to host the 2022 Winter Games, an Olympic panel said on Monday, prompting anger from Tibetan groups. The Olympic Evaluation Commission said in a…

  • Former overall World Cup ski champion Nicole Hosp retires

    Austrian skier Nicole Hosp is retiring, less than four months after winning her 12th medal at a major championship. ''I feel now is the right time for a change,'' said the 31-year-old Hosp, whose biggest triumph was winning the 2007 overall World Cup title. A year after winning the overall…

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  • Austrian ski champion Hosp announces retirement

    Austria's former world champion Nicole Hosp announced on Monday she was retiring from alpine racing, after a stellar career spanning 12 World Cup victories, three Olympic medals and 57 podium finishes. The announcement comes just four months after she took silver in the combined event at the world…

  • Rio knife attacks claim more victims: police

    Two more people were injured Saturday in knife attacks in Rio, raising to 13 the number of stabbing victims in as many days in the city that hosts the 2016 Olympic Games. Police said an 18-year-old student was stabbed in the arm during a robbery attempt on a suburban train, and a 19-year-old was…

  • Cameroon humbled in Olympics qualifier

    Cameroon became the first major casualty of the 2016 Olympic Games football qualifiers in Africa after being eliminated by Sierra Leone this weekend. Sierra Leone captain Sorie Barrie reacted quickest when his 93rd-minute penalty was blocked by Andre Ako to equalise and secure a third-round date…

  • F-bombs, shouting: Uncivil discourse on Boston's Olympic bid

    If there were an Olympic medal for acrimony, Boston would take the gold. It's a wound to our civic morale,'' said Ed Lyons, a Boston political activist whose arguments in favor of the Olympics have been met with profanity on social media. Britni de la Cretaz, a social worker and member of No…

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  • Vizer quits as SportAccord chief amid backlash to IOC attack

    With no allies left to support him, Marius Vizer resigned as president of the umbrella body for international sports federations on Sunday and delivered a defiant rebuke to the critics who forced him out after his attacks on the IOC. Vizer quit amid a backlash that led more than 20 sports bodies…

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  • Big Time Athletes Drawn to the Big Top

    Cirque du Soleil has become a haven for athletes that don’t have the luxury of a professional league or other highly competitive outlets

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  • IOC's own bitter lessons could prove useful for FIFA

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - FIFA could learn from the lessons of the International Olympic Committee's own bribery affair as it battles to survive the biggest corruption scandal world soccer has ever seen. U.S. prosecutors issued an indictment on Wednesday accusing nine FIFA officials,…

  • Japanese parliament enacts bill to create Olympics minister

    The Japanese parliament has enacted a bill to create a ministerial post in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics minister will coordinate work among related government agencies ahead of the games. Toshiaki Endo, a former senior vice education minister, is seen as the top candidate and…

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  • Katie Ledecky set to chase Olympic history

    Ledecky could be in for a Michael Phelps-type blitz through the 2016 Olympics, all while lapping her gender in freestyle swimming.

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  • Green oasis rises in heart of Rio slum

    The stench of rotting dog corpses used to waft through Mauro Quintanilha's Rio slum home. It took a decade and lots of help from volunteers, but Quintanilha moved that stinking mountain. Although locals enjoy an unrivalled view over some of Rio's most plush districts, their favela, like most…