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Hamburg or Berlin? Olympic officials consider German bid for 2024

  German Olympic officials are meeting to decide whether to choose Berlin or Hamburg as their candidate for the 2024 Games. The eight-member board of the national Olympic committee will announce its recommendation later Monday. The decision is expected to be ratified Saturday at the committee's general assembly. Both cities presented their case over the weekend. The committee also...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

FIFA picks Manaus among 6 cities hosting Rio Olympic matches

ZURICH (AP) FIFA withdrew its objection to Manaus and chose the Amazon jungle city on Monday to host matches at the 2016 Olympics. FIFA said its Olympic tournament committee chose six cities across Brazil to host men's and women's matches: Olympic host Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Salvador and Sao Paulo. All six hosted World Cup matches last year. The Arena...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamburg or Berlin? Olympic officials consider German bid

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) German Olympic officials are meeting to decide whether to choose Berlin or Hamburg as their candidate for the 2024 Games. The eight-member board of the national Olympic committee will announce its recommendation later Monday. The decision is expected to be ratified Saturday at the committee's general assembly. Both cities presented their case over the weekend...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pyeongchang organizers set up group to organize test events

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang have set up a special body in charge of arranging test events for the games, addressing one of the major concerns raised by international sports officials.
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

IOC to open European TV rights bidding for '18 and '20 Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The IOC is preparing to open the tender process for the sale of broadcast rights across Europe for the 2018 and 2020 Olympics.
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2 athletes in Puerto Rico triathlon wounded by crossfire

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Authorities say two competitors in a Puerto Rico Ironman triathlon have been injured by crossfire exchanged by occupants of two cars as they sped past the bicycling part of the event in San Juan. Puerto Rico police identified the wounded competitors as Wisconsin woman Liz Boivin and Puerto Rico man Miguel Arroyo Ramos. Boivin was hit in the left calf while...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kenyans Daniel Limo, Ogla Kimaiyo win Los Angeles Marathon

Kenyans Daniel Limo, Ogla Kimaiyo win Los Angeles Marathon
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pullin, Maltais win snowboardcross World Cup events

VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland (AP) Alex Pullin of Australia and Dominique Maltais of Canada won snowboardcross World Cup events on Sunday.
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Semerenko wins women's mass-start race at biathlon worlds

KONTIOLAHTI, Finland (AP) Valj Semerenko of Ukraine shot cleanly to win the women's 12.5-kilometer mass start race Sunday for her first individual biathlon world championship title. Semerenko finished in 34 minutes, 32.9 seconds to beat Franziska Preuss of Germany by 6.2 seconds. Karin Oberhofer of Italy took bronze, 12.6 seconds back. Darya Domracheva of Belarus led for much of...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kristoffersen wins slalom, Hirscher extends World Cup lead

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia -- Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won a men's World Cup slalom Sunday, while Marcel Hirscher recovered from a disappointing first run to place sixth and extend his lead in the overall standings. Kristoffersen was third after the opening leg and used a strong final run to finish in a total time of 1 minute, 41.26 seconds for his third career win, beating 2010...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bjoergen wraps up dominant World Cup season with win in 30K freestyle race

Marit Bjoergen of Norway completed a dominant cross-country World Cup season by winning the concluding 30-kilometer freestyle race at Holmenkollen Sunday after pulling away from world champion Therese Johaug near the end.
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sao Paulo faces final push to host soccer games at 2016 Olympics

Sao Paulo may not be able to host games for the 2016 Olympic football tournament because of the high costs involved in the competition, city officials said this week.
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Germany wins men's relay ahead of Norway at biathlon worlds

KONTIOLAHTI, Finland (AP) Germany ended Norway's three-year win streak in the men's relay at the biathlon world championships, winning the 4x7.5-kilometer race by 15.4 seconds on Saturday.
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Eguibar, Moioli win snowboardcross World Cup events

VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland (AP) Lucas Eguibar of Spain and Michela Moioli of Italy won the first snowboardcross World Cup events of the season on Saturday. Eguibar earned his first career win ahead of Sochi Olympic silver medalist Nikolay Olyunin. Kevin Hill of Canada, the world championship silver medalist, was third. Moioli's victory continued her comeback from a serious knee injury...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucien Koch, Cheryl Maas win final snowboard races of season

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) Lucien Koch of Switzerland and Cheryl Maas of the Netherlands won the final World Cup snowboard slopestyle events of the season on Saturday.
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympian figure skater Gracie Gold 'can't wait to go back to the games'

Gracie Gold already has a place in the world as one of its best figure skaters. On Sunday, she'll be honored as the Sportswoman of the Year at the L.A. Sports Awards, an honor given to her by the L.A. Sports Council. 
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Why worry? USOC not concerned about tepid support in Boston

The U.S. Olympic Committee leadership isn't panicking over poll numbers showing tepid support for an Olympics in Boston. CEO Scott Blackmun said Boston is at exactly the point in the process he'd hoped it would be during this, the early phases of the 2024 bid process. The 2024 Olympics will be awarded in 2017. Polling of Boston-area residents last month by WBUR radio showed support...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Germany wins women's relay at biathlon worlds

KONTIOLAHTI, Finland (AP) Laura Dahlmeier shot clean on the last stage to give Germany the gold medal in the women's 4x6 kilometer relay Friday at the biathlon world championships.
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Toyota signs on as global Olympic sponsor through 2024

Toyota Motor Corp. has signed on as a worldwide Olympic sponsor in a long-term deal reportedly worth nearly $1 billion.
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Toyota signs on as global Olympic sponsor in long-term deal

TOKYO (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. has signed on as a worldwide Olympic sponsor in a long-term deal reportedly worth nearly $1 billion.
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

China political advisers cheer on Winter Olympics bid

BEIJING (AP) Chinese political advisers are cheering on Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bid ahead of venue inspections by the International Olympic Committee, with one saying a rise in sports injuries in recent months speaks to the public's growing enthusiasm for winter sports.
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Fourcade wins 20K individual at biathlon worlds

KONTIOLAHTI, Finland (AP) Martin Fourcade of France won his sixth biathlon world championship after he took the lead on the last standing stage in the individual 20-kilometer race on Thursday.
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Paris Mayor sounds positive about bid for 2024 Olympics

PARIS (AP) Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is sounding increasingly positive about a Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics.
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-McLaren F1 team boss joins Ainslie's America's Cup team

LONDON (AP) Former McLaren Formula One team principal Martin Whitmarsh is joining Ben Ainslie's bid to become the first Englishman to win the America's Cup.
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UAE equestrian body suspended for abuses in endurance events

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The United Arab Emirates' equestrian federation has been suspended by the world governing body following an investigation into ''major horse welfare issues'' and rules violations in endurance events.
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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