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Brazil might not be ready to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games

...a Christmas party, it will cost you money," said Maenning, who won a gold medal in rowing for West Germany in the 1988 Olympics."Here in Germany, everyone would say the 2006 World Cup was a good thing. You don't have to convince anyone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-08-03/brazil-might-not-be-read
Doping allegations force shut down of stables

...four for stanozolol ? the same steroid found in the urine of Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson in his positive test at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.Al Zarooni said Monday he deeply regretted making a "catastrophic error," saying the horses involved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-04-24/doping-allegations-f
Small field bids for 2018 Games

...on July 6, 2011. It's the fewest number of Winter Games bids since 1981, when three finalists competed for the 1988 Olympics, which went to the Canadian city of Calgary. There were seven bids for 1992, four for 1994, six for 1998, nine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/18/oth_552373.shtml
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U.S. has successful Games

...took three of a possible four gold medals. But there were problems. After the United States won just six medals in the 1988 Olympics there was an effort to revamp the U.S. Olympic program, to make the country more competitive in the Winter Games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/22/edi_222968.shtml
Editorials
Jones clocks near-perfect season; 'FloJo' dies

...behind Griffith Joyner's 10.49 and 21.34. Griffith Joyner, winner of three gold medals and one silver medal at the 1988 Olympics, died at age 38 on Sept. 21 when she suffered a seizure in her sleep at her home in Mission Viejo, Calif. Jones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/27/oth_248560.shtml
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Olympians have Augusta ties

...RAY MERCERFormer Augusta resident Ray Mercer entered the 1988 Olympics in Seoul as a champion amateur boxer. Mercer cruised...SIMPKINSAfter finishing fifth in the triple jump in the 1988 Olympics, Aiken's Charlie Simpkins came back strong four...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-07-21/olympians-have-augusta-ties
Jansen expects records at Nagano

...named for his sister, Jane Beres, who died of leukemia just hours before Jansen competed in the 500-meter race at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. "I'm impressed," he said, looking up at its 141-foot-high pine roof. "I wish I could go...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/25/oth_218059.shtml
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Gymnastics' next generation gets its chance

...already established among the world elite. Liukin has a gold-medal pedigree, with a father who won two golds at the 1988 Olympics and a mother who was the world rhythmic champion the year before, and she routed the junior ranks. Expectations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/15/oth_445629.shtml
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U.S. gymnast settles for a silver after tie

...give out duplicate medals at the Olympics. In fact, Liukin's father, Valeri, got one of his gold medals at the 1988 Olympics after tying teammate Vladimir Artemov on high bar. But the International Olympic Committee told the FIG to stop...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/19/oly_469953.shtml
Olympics
Overtime

...prosecutor-general's office said. Nelyubin was a member of the four-man Soviet team that won the 4,000-meter pursuit at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Winter Sports Speedskater out for season after surgery Cindy Klassen , who won five speedskating medals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/09/oth_503235.shtml
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