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  • Frenzel eases to Nordic combined WCup win in Trond

    Germany's Eric Frenzel extended his lead at the top of the Nordic combined World Cup standings after winning Wednesday's event in Trondheim. The reigning overall world champion started the 10-kilometer cross-country race 27 seconds behind Akito Watabe of Japan after the ski jumping. Frenzel…

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  • Ennis-Hill's coach wants Olympic camp moved due to Zika

    Toni Minichiello, the coach of athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, wants the British Olympic Association to move their preparation camp for the 2016 Olympics to outside Brazil due to the Zika virus. The BOA are planning to hold the camp in Belo Horizonte, where there has been an infestation of mosquitoes…

  • Ukrainian biathlete Abramova suspended in doping case

    Ukrainian biathlete Olga Abramova has been provisionally suspended after failing a drug test for a newly banned substance. The Ukrainian Biathlon Federation says Abramova, who recorded two top-10 finishes at last year's world championships, tested positive for the metabolism booster meldonium…

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  • Zika no threat to Rio Games, German Olympic doctor says

    The spread of the Zika virus in Brazil needs to be monitored but is not a threat to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Germany's chief Olympic doctor said on Wednesday. The German Olympic Sports Confederation's leading doctor, Bernd Wolfarth, told Reuters, however, it was up to the athletes…

  • British agency to run Russian drug-testing during suspension

    MONTREAL (AP) -- The World Anti-Doping Agency says a deal has been signed for British officials to take temporary charge of drug-testing in Russia.

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  • US women's national soccer team to be briefed on Zika virus

    The U.S. women's national soccer team was scheduled to be briefed Tuesday night on the developing Zika virus crisis in Latin America, a day before the start of the CONCACAF Olympic qualification tournament in Texas. The 2016 Olympics are scheduled for Aug. 5-21 in Brazil, where the Zika virus is…

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  • Hockey comes to LA: Kings at 50

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  • Care Devils: Martin Brodeur Honored

    The New Jersey Devils ceremony to retire goalie Martin Brodeur's number 30 Tuesday night at the Prudential Center was elaborate (one arena employee called it "D Day"). It was also fitting for a legend who helped define a franchise.

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  • Sarah Hammer headlines US team for track cycling worlds

    Olympic silver medalist Sarah Hammer will go for her third world title in the omnium while anchoring the U.S. women's pursuit team at the track cycling world championships. Hammer was part of a nine-member team announced Tuesday that will compete in London from March 2-6. Catlin and Valente will…

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  • Paris 2024 logo lights up Arc de Triomphe

    Paris' iconic Arc De Triomphe was lit up with the city's 2024 Olympic Games bid logo at precisely 20:24 local time on Tuesday. A multi-coloured image of the Eiffel Tower with the words 'Paris, Candidate city, Olympic Games 2024' was screened onto the Arc at the top of the Champs-Elysees, and…

  • Paris secures sponsors; presents logo for 2024 Olympic bid

    Paris ramped up its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, securing about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in four sponsorship deals and presenting its Eiffel Tower-shaped logo in a ceremony on the Champs Elysees. The bid committee said each of the four new sponsors - Caisse des Depots, Elior Group,…

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  • Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott

    Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday. Team chief Stephen Arap Soi denied reports that Kenya was threatening to pull out of the Olympics if the…

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  • Graabak comes back from 8th place to take World Cup victory

    Joergen Graabak of Norway overcame a deficit of more than a minute to win the Trondheim leg of the Nordic Combined World Cup on Tuesday. Graabak started the 10-kilometer cross-country race in eighth after the ski jumping round but along with Eric Frenzel of Germany chased down Jarl Magnus Riiber…

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  • Factbox: Impact of Zika virus on Olympic preparations

    (Reuters) - Sports authorities across the world are scrambling to find out more about the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil as they make plans for August's Rio Olympics. Below are the latest announcements: AUSTRALIA Australia's Olympic Committee said no athletes have indicated…

  • Golfers say Zika virus will not put them off their stroke at Rio Games

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes and Matt Smith LOS ANGELES/DUBAI (Reuters) - Leading male golfers say they will not allow fears about the Zika virus keep them away from Brazil when their sport returns to the Olympics after an absence of more than a century. The spread of the mosquito-borne virus spread…

  • French ski resorts lie about size of their ... pistes: study

    Skiers on French slopes enjoy some of the longest pistes in the world but a new study has shown that some resorts exaggerate their length by more than 30 percent. According to German consulting firm Montenius Consult, which on Tuesday released its annual study into the world's largest ski areas,…

  • Olympic champ Riner set for shoulder surgery

    France's Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner could have to undergo surgery on a painful shoulder injury next week, his coach told AFP on Tuesday. Franck Chambily said Riner had a small piece of cartilage that was pushing on a tendon at the top of his left shoulder and causing the athlete pain. …