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  • Italian resort Cortina set to host 2021 Alpine ski worlds

    OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) -- The Italian ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo is set to host the Alpine world championships again after four successive losing bids.

    The Associated Press
  • American Vonn named Pyeongchang honorary ambassador

    SEOUL (Reuters) - United States Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn has been named as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea's Pyeongchang, organizers (POCOG) said on Monday. Vonn, an Olympic gold medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Games, becomes the first international honorary…

    Reuters
  • Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn break up

    By Ben Everill SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Pro golfer Tiger Woods and U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn have broken up after a nearly three-year relationship, the pair said on Sunday. Vonn, 30, used her Facebook page to announce the split before Woods confirmed it on his website. "After nearly three…

    Reuters
  • Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

    Skiers and snowboarders at Vermont's Sugarbush resort right now can spend the morning on the slopes and play golf in the afternoon - testament to the abundance of snow that extended the season at many northern New England ski areas. Sugarbush is one of more than half dozen areas in Vermont, New…

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  • IOC president lobbies for sport to be part of UN plan

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has urged national and regional Olympic bodies to lobby their governments to back his plan to have sport included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

    The Associated Press
  • Rio Games ticket sales extended

    Rio Olympics organisers said they are extending the current round of ticket sales beyond Friday's original deadline to next Thursday as Brazil residents flock to make purchases. Organizers also confirmed that Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena will host football matches as one of seven venues in six…

    AFP
  • US pairs skater Haven Denney out after knee surgery

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- U.S. pairs skater Haven Denney has undergone knee surgery.

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  • Sao Paulo confirmed as football host in 2016 Olympics

    Olympic organizers have confirmed Sao Paulo as one of the host cities of the football tournament at the 2016 Rio Games. The announcement came after a meeting between the local organizing committee and the city government Thursday. In addition to Rio, the other Brazilian cities hosting the…

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  • Hamlin, Mazdzer, West headline USA Luge national team

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin is one of 14 sliders selected for USA Luge's 2015-16 national team.

    The Associated Press
  • Australia 2028 Olympic Games bid would stand good chance: Bach

    An Australian bid to host the 2028 Olympic Games would stand a good chance, the head of the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday, but insisted it would face strong competition. IOC president Thomas Bach said Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had raised a potential bid during talks in…

    AFP
  • IOC president Bach discusses potential Australia bid

    International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has discussed a possible bid by Australia's Queensland state to host the 2028 games during a meeting Wednesday with the prime minister Tony Abbott. Sports minister Sussan Ley and Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates also took part…

    The Associated Press
  • Volleyball and soccer top list of preferred Olympic tickets

    Rio's Olympic committee says volleyball and soccer are the most popular sports for fans seeking tickets for the 2016 Games. Brazilians have until April 30 to make their requests online, and a random draw in June will determine who gets the tickets.

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  • Australia backs away from top-five medals goal at Rio

    Australian sport has moved to dampen expectations of a big medal haul at the Rio Olympics by admitting that the goal to finish in the top-five on the table was more "aspirational" than likely. Australia slumped to 10th in the medal standings at the 2012 London Games, the country's worst Olympic…

    Reuters
  • Equestrian aims for more nations competing at Olympics

    The International Equestrian Federation could cut team sizes at the Olympics to create space for more competing countries. The FEI will also consider relaxing rider dress codes and using more music in dressage to help attract broadcasters and non-expert viewers. Ideas to modernize equestrian were…

    The Associated Press
  • India not bidding for Games, says IOC chief

    IOC supremo Thomas Bach met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday with both leaders unanimous in their belief that it was too early for the country to bid for the Olympics. The Indian media had been rife with speculation that the Modi government would sanction a bid for the 2024 Summer…

    AFP
  • OCA secretary says Bach visit is boost for Indian sports

    Olympic Council of Asia secretary-general Randhir Singh says International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country irrespective of whether it bids for the Olympic Games. Bach was due to arrive late on Sunday with a meeting…

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  • US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender

    US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner won praise Saturday from celebrities and activists for revealing he is transitioning from male to female, ending long-running speculation he identifies as a woman. "I've always been confused about my gender identity since I was this big," he…

    AFP