Olympic games

November 24, 2017 - 1:53 pm
Steven Holcomb remains a winner of three Olympic medals. He will have held only one of them. Another round of International Olympic Committee sanctions against Russian athletes who were found to have participated in doping at the 2014 Sochi Games came down Friday, headlined by bobsledder Aleksandr...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo the driver of Russia's RUS-1, Alexander Zubkov kisses the medal after they won the gold medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The IOC has disqualified two-time Sochi Olympic bobsled champion Zubkov and three other Russians for their part in a state-backed doping program. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)
November 24, 2017 - 12:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Fourteen Russian athletes have now been banned for doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, with nine medals stripped from six athletes in four sports. Here's a look at the medalists who have been banned: ___ ALEXANDER ZUBKOV Sport: Bobsled 2014 Olympic results: Gold in two-man, gold in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Four more Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Olympics shortly after IOC President Thomas Bach told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country's participation at the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov was removed from the 2014 records by the IOC for links to a widespread doping program. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
November 24, 2017 - 12:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — As four more Russians were disqualified Friday for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country's athletes from the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the...
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November 24, 2017 - 10:48 am
T25-MIAMI-PITTSBURGH No. 2 Miami hopes to avoid slip-up against Pitt PITTSBURGH (AP) — No. 2 Miami will try to clinch its first undefeated regular season in 15 years when the Hurricanes visit Pittsburgh today at noon. Miami is already assured of a spot in the ACC championship game against No. 4...
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November 24, 2017 - 9:20 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has disqualified two-time Sochi Olympic bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov and three other Russians for their part in a state-backed doping program. The International Olympic Committee says Zubkov, who is now the Russian bobsled federation president, has been...
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November 24, 2017 - 8:37 am
NFL-SCHEDULE Vikings extend win streak...Chargers silence Cowboys...Redskins top Giants UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have a stronger hold on first place in the NFC North after knocking off the second-place team. The Vikings also have a seven-game winning streak after Case Keenum threw for...
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November 24, 2017 - 2:23 am
PRO BASKETBALL ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jameel Warney and Reggie Hearn each scored 17 points, and the United States opened qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup with an 85-78 victory over Puerto Rico on Thursday night. Xavier Munford scored 12 points and Markel Brown added 10 for the Americans,...
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November 23, 2017 - 6:12 pm
The two Russians who had their medals from the Sochi Games stripped because of doping have been barred from competing in World Cup races, at least temporarily. It's the latest sanction against Aleksandr Tretiakov and Elena Nikitina, who had their medals — gold for Tretiakov, bronze for Nikitina —...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2016, file photo, gymnast Aly Raisman poses for photos at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit in Beverly Hills, Calif. Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman’s gymnastics career has set the stage for what she believes is the next chapter in her life: as a spokesperson for victims of sexual abuse. The 23-year-old detailed her own history of abuse by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor in her recently released autobiography. Raisman says the book is just the beginning in her quest to bring change to her sport.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 23, 2017 - 3:17 pm
The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell. It was jarring at first, if Raisman is being honest...
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