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  • Only female mayor in history of Salt …

    Only female mayor in history of Salt …

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, has died. She was 70. … More »

    Associated Press - 45 minutes ago
  • English FA plans to send men's and …

    English FA plans to send men's and …

    The English Football Association plans to send men's and women's Great Britain teams to the Olympics Games in Rio next year. … More »

    AFP News - 56 minutes ago
  • Japan World Cup new start for rugby: …

    Japan World Cup new start for rugby: …

    The 2019 Rugby World Cup, the first to be hosted in Asia when Japan welcomes the elite of the sport, will provide the game with a new start and a new vision, said … More »

    AFP News - 6 hours ago
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity …

    Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity …

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. … More »

    Associated Press - 21 hours ago
  • Fenninger wins again in Bulgaria ski …

    Fenninger wins again in Bulgaria ski …

    Austria's Anna Fenninger made it back-to-back World Cup wins when she took the super-G at Bansko on Monday. Fenninger also won the super-combined race in the … More »

    AFP News - 22 hours ago
  • IOC takes new steps to mourn the dead …

    IOC takes new steps to mourn the dead …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC is taking new steps to mourn the dead during the Olympics — but stopping short of holding a moment of silence during opening … More »

    Associated Press - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 5:38 AM PHT
  • Northug wins 50K race for 4th gold of …

    Northug wins 50K race for 4th gold of …

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Petter Northug wrapped up his most successful championships with the kind of performance that has made him the world's top cross-country skier. … More »

    Associated Press - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 12:55 AM PHT
  • Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial …

    Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial …

    MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing … More »

    Associated Press - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 11:28 AM PHT
  • Durban to confirm bid for Commonwealth …

    Durban to confirm bid for Commonwealth …

    South African city Durban will Monday move significantly closer to staging the 2022 Commonwealth Games -- considered a possible launchpad for an Olympics bid. A … More »

    AFP News - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 8:23 AM PHT
  • Olympics-Bach defends Rio Games amid …

    Olympics-Bach defends Rio Games amid …

    By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic chief Thomas Bach defended Rio de Janeiro’s venues and legacy projects on Saturday after protesters gathered … More »

    Reuters - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 8:15 AM PHT
  • Bach defends Rio Games amid environmental …

    Bach defends Rio Games amid environmental …

    By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic chief Thomas Bach defended Rio de Janeiro’s venues and legacy projects on Saturday after protesters gathered … More »

    Reuters - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 8:04 AM PHT
  • Rio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by …

    Rio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up … More »

    Associated Press - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 7:52 AM PHT
  • IOC welcomes Qatar date move

    IOC welcomes Qatar date move

    The head of the International Olympic Committee on Saturday welcomed FIFA plans to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November and December, avoiding any clash … More »

    AFP News - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 7:05 AM PHT
  • Johaug upstages Bjoergen to win 30K …

    Johaug upstages Bjoergen to win 30K …

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Therese Johaug upstaged Norwegian teammate Marit Bjoergen by winning the women's 30-kilometer cross-country race by almost a minute Saturday, … More »

    Associated Press - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 3:23 AM PHT
  • Women protest on last day of Rio IOC …

    Women protest on last day of Rio IOC …

    By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Protesters tried to interrupt the last day of International Olympic Committee meetings in Rio on Saturday with … More »

    Reuters - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 1:45 AM PHT
  • Olympics Committee approves Tokyo 2020 …

    Olympics Committee approves Tokyo 2020 …

    The International Olympic Committee executive board on Friday gave the greenlight to organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Games to move three competition venues as part of … More »

    AFP News - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 10:10 AM PHT
  • Tokyo 2020 to save $1bn with three venue …

    Tokyo 2020 to save $1bn with three venue …

    By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 are to move or alter three venues, saving around a billion dollars, with more … More »

    Reuters - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 7:55 AM PHT
  • Head of 2018 Winter Games scotches claims …

    Head of 2018 Winter Games scotches claims …

    By Andrew and Downie RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 27 - All venues for the 2018 Winter Olympics are on schedule and no events will be held outside host city Pyeongchang and … More »

    Reuters - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 2:42 AM PHT
  • Rio Olympics: Will there be 1 flame, …

    Rio Olympics: Will there be 1 flame, …

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The biggest mystery at the opening ceremony of most Olympics is who lights the cauldron that holds the flame. … More »

    Associated Press - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 1:39 AM PHT
  • Tokyo 2020 planners issue playbook, …

    Tokyo 2020 planners issue playbook, …

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Planners for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics issued their playbook for organizing the sports extravaganza on Friday, but there was … More »

    Reuters - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 4:44 PM PHT

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