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  • Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

    Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president. The Hanjin Group chairman was unanimously elected in a meeting of 94…

    The Associated Press37 mins ago
  • Cho named as new head of Pyeongchang 2018 organizers

    By Narae Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean businessman Cho Yang-ho, who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics, has been named as the new president of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games. "I have decided to take up this position to keep the promise I made with the…

    Reuters
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  • Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

    Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics last year with a promise to…

    The Associated Press
  • Italy bobsledder Frullani could face 1-year ban

    MILAN (AP) -- Italian sport's anti-doping office has asked for bobsledder William Frullani to be banned for a year after failing a doping test at the Sochi Olympics.

    The Associated Press
  • Australian Hockey Player -- Inspired By 'Mighty Ducks' -- Is On Brink Of NHL

    Nathan Walker says watching 'The Mighty Ducks' movie inspired him to hit the ice.Keywords: Hockey, Mighty Ducks, Nathan Walker, NHL, Washington Capitals

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  • Photo In 'The Hockey News' Triggers Discussion About Chewing Tobacco

    Thomas Vanek of the Wild is shown throwing a first pitch at a baseball game, but a tin visible in his pocket might have been for chew.Keywords: Thomas Vanek, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, Chewing Tobacco, Tony Gwynn, MLB, NHL, Baseball, Hockey

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  • PRESS BOX: Judge rules in favor of Clippers sale

    A California judge ruled on Monday that the record $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can move forward, siding in favor of Shelly Sterling on all three counts in a probate court trial against Donald Sterling. Donald Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly,…

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  • Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

    Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. This is the image Rio organizers want the world to see. I guess you can get seriously ill.'' But sail they will, starting Sunday with the first…

    The Associated Press
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  • Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

    If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. It's one of those costly facts of life in the Olympics thanks to the Joint Marketing Program Agreement that a country's Olympic federation must sign…

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  • Korean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games

    The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games. Cho Yang-ho, chairman of Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group, said in a statement released by the company that he has accepted the…

    The Associated Press
  • US LPGA stars hope Phelps' golden touch rubs off

    For America's team of LPGA stars at the International Crown, winning twice Friday after a humbling start was nice, but handshakes with US Olympic swim star Michael Phelps were priceless. Phelps, whose record haul of 22 Olympic medals includes 18 golds, greeted Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis at the…

    AFP
  • USOC meets with four potential 2024 bid cities

    US Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst said Friday after meeting with officials from four American cities that he was "more optimistic than ever" that a US bid for the 2024 Olympics could succeed. Representatives from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met with this week with…

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  • City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met Friday with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

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  • Ahki predicts big rugby stars coming on board for Olympics

    New Zealand playmaker Pita Ahki said Friday he envisaged "bigger" rugby union names coming on board after sevens was included in the Rio Olympics in 2016. A surge in 15s stars to the abbreviated game has long been predicted ahead of Rio, albeit alongside warnings from sevens coaches that a certain…

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  • Wiggins bids farewell to road, targets Rio Olympics

    Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final of the men's team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games. The Australian quartet of Jack Bobridge, Luke Davison, Alex Edmondson and Glenn O'Shea set a new Commonwealth record on…

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  • Crown will give clues on 2016 Olympic gold fight

    Rivals at the LPGA International Crown see this week's global team matches as a sneak peek at the fight for gold in golf's 2016 Olympic return in Rio de Janeiro. "This is definitely the best preview we have ever had of the Olympics," world number one Stacy Lewis said. After years of watching the…

    AFP
  • Pettit Center, USOC renew training site agreement

    WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- The Pettit National Ice Center will continue to be an official U.S. Olympic training site.

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  • IOC: no final decision on meeting in Sochi

    The IOC says no final decision has been made on holding an executive board meeting next year in Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee said earlier Wednesday that the board would meet in Sochi from April 22-24 in conjunction with the…

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  • Brazil looking for medal 'bounce' in Rio Olympics

    Brazil hopes to nearly double its medal total for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, using increased funding to follow the pattern of recent Olympic host nations Britain and China. Marcus Vinicius, executive director of sport for the Brazilian Olympic Committee, said Wednesday that Brazil was…

    The Associated Press
  • AP NewsBreak: Cities to meet with USOC about 2024

    The USOC has asked teams from Los Angeles, Boston, Washington and San Francisco to send up to four people each for what it is billing as a low-key informative session about the finances and other details about bidding for the Olympics. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun told The Associated Press the list of…

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