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Peterson earns Olympic curling bid; Shuster still alive

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Team Peterson swept Team Christensen in the best-of-three U.S. curling trials, winning 11-4 on Saturday night to earn the Americans' spot in the Olympic women's tournament in Beijing. Peterson will be joined by her s...

Shortened Olympic torch relay starts for Beijing Games amid COVID-19 concerns

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The relay opened at the Olympic Forest Park. Luo Zhihuan, the country’s first internationally competitive speedskater, ran the first leg. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The torch will be carried through t...

Germany’s Vinzenz Geiger wins Olympic gold in Nordic combined

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Joergen Graabak of Norway earned silver Wednesday night and Lukas Greiderer of Austria took bronze. Vinzenz Geiger, of Germany, soars through the air during a trial round in the ski jump portion of the indi...

US women beat Finland 4-1, to face Canada in Olympic final

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During an Olympic tournament criticized for lacking parity because of too many lopsided scores — and big on predictability with the U.S. and Canada once again dominating — the title will be fittingly settled between ...

5 teenagers shot near Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, police say

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Several teenagers were shot Saturday night near Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, police said. Five people with ages ranging from 15 to 19 were injured but are stable, Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek said ...

Cuba baseball squad without visas as Olympic qualifier nears

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Managers and players expressed their concern about the lack of authorizations to attend the event even though they have sought to obtain them in more than three countries. Sanctions imposed by Washington on the islan...

Report: Stages of Olympic relay to be pulled off Tokyo roads

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Citing the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Kyodo said the relay would not appear on public streets from July 9-16. Kyodo said organizers would decide on the format for the relay from July 17 until the opening ceremony...

Kurt Angle, Olympic gold medalist and ex-WWE star, brushes off Conor McGregor injury: ‘Big deal’

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Angle won a gold medal in 100-kilogram freestyle wrestling for the U.S. at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics while dealing with a broken neck and few other injuries before he started his career in professional wrestling with...

Algerian judoka refuses potential Olympic bout with Israeli

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Fethi Nourine and his coach, Amar Benikhlef, told Algerian media they were withdrawing to avoid a possible second-round matchup with Israel's Tohar Butbul in the men's 73 kg division on Monday. Nourine was drawn to f...

Suni Lee’s family goes wild watching Olympic daughter win gold

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John Lee and Yeev Thoj are immigrants whose families fled Laos in the midst of the Vietnam War. Lee expressed his astonishment to WCCO radio in an interview after his daughter won. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE...

Great Britain’s Tom Bosworth furious over being fed ‘cold slop’ at Olympic housing complex

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Olympic race walkers were being housed in Sapporo Odori Park. Bosworth took issue with the so-called "cold slop" the athletes were allegedly being served. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "Any chance, in th...

Canada clinches Olympic gold in a shootout win over Sweden

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It was the first major tournament title for the Canadians, who were the bronze medalists at London in 2012 and in Rio de Janeiro five years ago. Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe stopped Jonna Andersson to make way...

China Olympic sponsors must hold Beijing accountable

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The Biden administration last week announced a diplomatic boycott of next year’s Games, which means no U.S. official will be in attendance. Given China’s complete disregard for human rights, this was the right choice...

Norway takes Olympic gold in 3-way sprint in biathlon relay

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Boe, Quentin Fillon Maillet of France and Eduard Latypov of the Russian team left the range close together after the last round of shooting and raced for position until the final stretch, when Boe sprinted for the wi...

Shaun White ends Olympic career with an emotional run at Beijing: ‘I wanted more today’

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White, a five-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist, was emotional when he reached the bottom of the course after placing fourth in the men’ halfpipe final on Friday, knowing that this would be his last ride at ...

IOC offers Olympic torches to US team as prizes while Winter Games deals with doping scandal: report

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Nathan and the rest of the nine-person U.S. team finished as runners-up in the team event, but chaos ensued after reports surfaced that Valieva used a banned medication. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . ...

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