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03/23/2018 10:13 AM Return to the Future: Lillehammer explores another Olympics The Norwegian ski resort of Lillehammer, site of the popular 1994 Winter Olympics, could be in the running to host again. Gerhard Heiberg, who headed the 1994 Lillehammer Games, told The Associated Press the resort would like to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics but said 2030 seems more likely. Lillehammer
03/22/2018 09:47 PM Rio's latest slab Rio De Janeiro latest slab. Filmed and edited by Igor Hossmann
03/20/2018 04:53 PM Kostner's potential farewell subplot to world championships Olympic champion Alina Zagitova is without question the heavy favorite heading into figure skating's world championships, especially after the sprightly Russian's training partner and rival Evgenia Medvedeva withdrew because of injury. The former champion and six-time world medalist seemed to
03/20/2018 04:16 PM Putin orders Russian diplomats to seek doping rule changes Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his country's diplomats on Tuesday to seek changes to international doping rules in the wake of the nation's drug scandals. A month after the Winter Olympics took place without a full Russian team, part of the country's punishment for past doping
03/20/2018 03:45 PM Olympic golf's format, competitions and qualifying to remain unchanged for 2020 Summer Games According to the Golf Channel, the qualification process will remain unchanged for the 2020 Tokyo Games
03/19/2018 11:25 PM Golf's Olympic format, qualifying process remain the same Potential Olympic golfers for the 2020 Games in Tokyo were informed on Monday that the qualification process and the format will remain the same as for Rio.
03/16/2018 04:39 PM Olympic badminton champion Chen out of All-England Open Olympic men's singles champion Chen Long crashed out of the All-England Open on Friday when he was beaten by his Chinese team-mate Shi Yuqi in the quarter-finals. Apart from a brief spell in the second game when the fourth-seeded Chen turned a three-point deficit to a 16-15 lead, he rarely looked
03/07/2018 07:15 PM How to Watch—And What to Expect From—the Winter Paralympics 2018 on NBC If you have never viewed it, the greatest commercial advertisement for a sporting event I’ve ever seen ran on Channel 4 (U.K.) prior to the 2012 London Paralympics. The spot was titled “Meet The Superhumans” and along with winning industry awards, the campaign helped raised awareness and understanding
03/07/2018 07:22 AM Afghan female powerlifters flex their muscles Inside the Afghanistan Powerlifting Federation's cramped gym, Rasheda Parhiz lies on a bench wearing a tunic over sweatpants and holding a 70-kilogram (150-pound) weighted bar above her scarf-covered head. Several times a week Afghanistan's female powerlifting team squeezes into a small carpeted
03/05/2018 09:05 PM Gold-medal U.S. Olympic Men's Curling Team
03/05/2018 12:01 AM Lord Coe 'misled' MP's over extent of Russian doping as IAAF accused of burying drug-cheat revelations Lord Coe has been found to have given “misleading” and “frankly risible” testimony to parliament about drug-taking in athletics. The International Association of Athletics Federations, which Coe leads, was also adjudged to have shown “an apparent desire to suppress revelations about doping in sport”
03/04/2018 05:49 AM With Women’s Olympic Gold, Minnesota Hockey Coach Sees His Moment Robb Stauber grew up in Duluth and turned in quite the career as a goalie, Mike Max reports (3:22). WCCO 4 News At 10 – March 3, 2018
03/02/2018 09:52 PM Star gymnast sues U.S. Olympic Committee over Nassar sex abuse Raisman, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, said in November that she was sexually abused by Nassar, who pleaded guilty last year to molesting female athletes under the guise of medical treatment for nearly 20 years.
03/02/2018 05:43 PM Olympic Star Aly Raisman Suing Over Sexual Abuse Suing U.S> Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics for not doing more to protect gymnasts for Larry Nassar
03/02/2018 05:09 PM Raisman sues USOC over abuse scandal Olympic gymnastics gold medallist Aly Raisman is suing the United States Olympic Committee for negligence over its handling of the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, claiming the body must have known about the disgraced doctor's crimes but failed to act. A lawsuit filed in California on Wednesday against
03/02/2018 03:35 PM Aly Raisman sues U.S. Olympic Committee in response to Larry Nassar scandal Aly Raisman is filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Olympic Committee less than a week after the PyeongChang Games.
03/02/2018 01:36 PM Aly Raisman lawsuit says USOC was 'aware at highest level' of Nassar abuse Aly Raisman has filed a lawsuit against the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics alleging the organisations failed to protect athletes from the serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. The former USA Gymnastics team doctor was jailed earlier this year for abusing athletes under the guise of medical treatment
03/02/2018 03:12 AM Olympic champion Biles back on US national gymnastics team Simone Biles is back on the U.S. women's gymnastics team. The Athlete Selection Committee at USA Gymnastics named Biles to the senior national team Thursday after reviewing training video of the reigning Olympic champion and five-time Olympic medalist. Rhonda Faehn, senior vice president for women
03/01/2018 06:42 PM Lawyer blasts 'weak' IOC over Russia reinstatement The lawyer for doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov on Thursday slammed the International Olympic Committee's decision to reinstate Russia, branding the move an act of "appeasement". In a brief statement which followed the IOC's lifting of its Russia ban on Wednesday, attorney Jim
03/01/2018 08:37 AM Japan wrestling official accused of harassment A senior official of the Japan Wrestling Federation has been accused of harassing four-time Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho by interfering with her training. Kyodo news agency reported Thursday that a person close to the matter lodged a complaint against Kazuhito Sakae by submitting a letter to
03/01/2018 04:21 AM U.S. Olympic chief resigns after sex abuse scandal, health cited U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Scott Blackmun is resigning for medical reasons, the organization said on Wednesday, following months of sustained criticism stemming from the sex abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The USOC cited in a statement Blackmun's "
03/01/2018 12:09 AM Blackmun resigns as CEO as USOC addresses wide abuse scandal Scott Blackmun resigned as chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday, stepping aside so he can tackle his worsening bout with prostate cancer and to allow the federation to move forward under new leadership to address the sex-abuse scandal that has rocked gymnastics and other sports.
02/28/2018 09:46 PM US Olympics chief resigns in wake of abuse scandal Embattled United States Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun has stepped down following calls for his resignation in the wake of the USA gymnastics abuse scandal, it was confirmed on Wednesday. Blackmun, who faced stinging criticism for his handling of the case involving team doctor Larry
02/28/2018 09:26 PM USOC chief executive resigns following Olympics, amid Larry Nassar scandal A month after calling on the entire USA Gymnastics board to resign, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun has stepped down.
02/28/2018 08:31 PM Scott Blackmun steps down as CEO of US Olympic Committee COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Scott Blackmun steps down as CEO of US Olympic Committee.
02/28/2018 06:15 PM Russia's Olympic membership restored after doping ban The head of Russia's Olympic Committee said on Wednesday that the International Olympic Committee had reinstated his organization's membership after suspending it over doping allegations. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
02/28/2018 05:31 PM Japan Chooses Superhero Mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (TOKYO) — The schoolchildren have had their say: A pair of futuristic digital characters will be the mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.Organizers unveiled the winning designs at a school in Tokyo on Wednesday.A total of 205,755 classes at 16,769 elementary schools took part in selecting
02/28/2018 04:58 PM Russian Olympic Committee reinstated by IOC ZURICH/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after the remaining tests of the country's athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were all returned negative. Russians competed as neutrals at the Games after the IOC suspended the country'
02/28/2018 04:07 PM IOC lifts doping ban on Russia The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban against Russia, Moscow officials said on Wednesday, after the country had been barred from the PyeongChang games over state-sponsored doping. The news, confirmed later by the IOC, was announced as Olympic athletes were feted in the Kremlin, thanking
02/28/2018 04:01 PM Russia reinstated into Olympic movement after doping scandal Russia's ban from the Olympic movement was lifted on Wednesday despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang winter games. The decision by the International Olympic Committee appears to be an attempt to draw a line under the state-concocted doping scandal that tarnished the
02/28/2018 03:52 PM Olympic cross-country skiers behind Team USA's historic win Team USA made history by bringing home America's first gold for cross-country skiing in the Winter Olympics. Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall join "CBS This Morning" to discuss the first time they met, how they prepared for the competition and what they hope their win can do for the sport
02/28/2018 03:16 PM IOC Lifts Doping Ban on Russia The International Olympic Committee has reinstated Russia to the Olympic movement after two of the country's athletes failed doping tests at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Russia had received the ban following a doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics."The final notification of all
02/28/2018 02:39 PM IOC lifts doping ban on Russia - Moscow official The International Olympic Committee has lifted a doping ban against Russia, restoring the country's rights in full, Russian officials said on Wednesday. "The rights of the Russian Olympic Committee have been fully restored," said the head of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov
02/28/2018 02:11 PM Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots Tokyo Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and "special powers" that was picked by schoolchildren across mascot-mad Japan. The mascot, which has yet to be named, was selected by elementary school
02/27/2018 09:56 PM PyeongChang Winter Games set a record for lowest-rated Olympics ever The ratings are in for the 2018 Winter Games, and they've set a record — but not the good kind, like
02/26/2018 09:44 PM Skateboarding pole vault needs to be a part of the next Olympics Skateboarding pole vault needs to be a part of the next Olympics
02/26/2018 09:01 PM Denver Weighs Olympics Bid Years After Withdrawing As Host Over four decades after Denver became the only city to withdraw as an Olympic host after winning a bid, it is exploring whether to try again after many cities have decided it’s just not worth it. Matt Yurus reports.
02/26/2018 09:05 PM Denver Weighs Olympics Bid Years After Withdrawing As Host Over four decades after Denver became the only city to withdraw as an Olympic host after winning a bid, it is exploring whether to try again after many cities have decided it’s just not worth it. Matt Yurus reports.
02/26/2018 06:19 PM Russia gives Olympic athletes a heroes' welcome home Russian fans on Monday gave gold medal- winning athletes a heroes' welcome home at a Moscow airport following games overshadowed by the country's doping scandal. Russia's team competed as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" (OAR) and were unable to fly the national flag at the closing
02/26/2018 05:06 PM Olympics: Circus life beckons for some athletes after the Games By Steve Keating GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - When the Olympic flame goes out on Sunday life will go on for the nearly 3,000 athletes who thrilled, inspired or disappointed at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. For every Lindsey Vonn or Shaun White, who will live comfortably off their endorsements
02/26/2018 04:04 PM Man gives up first-class seat so curling gold medalist John Shuster can fly in style Despite a thrilling gold medal win, the United States men’s curling team was thwarted by Delta when it tried to cheese its way up to first-class accommodations on its way back from PyeongChang. When he arrived at the airport for his flight back to the United States, he was told that a stranger wanted
02/26/2018 04:30 PM Ivanka Trump stands for Korean team at Olympic close Ivanka Trump avoids interaction with senior North Korean official at Olympic closing ceremony in Pyeongchang. Greg Palkot reports.
02/26/2018 04:04 PM Discussion: Is Hosting The Olympics Worth It? Olympics are over and the athletes are heading home, some people are asking the question - are they worth the cost? The news team discusses. (3:06)WCCO This Morning – Feb. 26, 2018
02/26/2018 01:50 PM Norway hails Pyeongchang glory, with Nordic understatement By Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegians celebrated becoming the most successful ever nation at a Winter Olympics, after a triumphant campaign at Pyeongchang, but their Nordic reserve was on show too. Aksel Lund Svindal became the first Norwegian to win the Olympic men's downhill, the blue
02/26/2018 01:05 PM The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy. Seven years after a successful
02/26/2018 12:27 PM Team USA's Winter Olympics highlights and lowlights: our writers' verdicts Chloe Kim is set to dominate the snowboard halfpipe for years to come. No American woman had ever won an Olympic medal in cross country until Jessie Diggins overtook Sweden and Norway on the final lap to win the team sprint freestyle alongside Kikkan Randall. The bubbly 26-year-old from Minnesota,
02/26/2018 08:22 AM IOC says hockey players' singing won't derail Russian return Russia's imminent return from a doping suspension won't be derailed because its hockey players sang their national anthem, the International Olympic Committee said Monday. The IOC suspended Russia's membership in December over a doping scheme at the 2014 Olympics, but allowed 168 Russians
02/26/2018 06:12 AM Russia misses flag target but leaves with silverware By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian athletes walked away from the Pyeongchang Games with a medal count equivalent to that of Vancouver 2010 but fell short of their main goal: leave the Olympics with their flag. Pyeongchang has been an Olympics of caveats for Russian
02/26/2018 04:19 AM Speed skating: Japan's women make their mark at big Oval in Gangneung By Simon Jennings GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Dutch showed they are still the dominant force in speed skating by winning seven of the 14 gold medals at the Gangneung Oval during the Winter Olympics, but competition is more intense than it was four years ago. At the Sochi Games in 2014, the
02/26/2018 04:15 AM Curling: Breakthroughs for U.S. and Asia, double disaster for Canada By Mitch Phillips GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea's dream run to the women's final, a spectacularly-achieved first gold for the United States and a third triumph in four Games for Sweden's women were the headline stories of the 18-day curling competition at the Winter Olympics
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