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Russia faces Olympic ban in track and field after scathing report of doping

...a possible suspension that would ban Russian track and field athletes from international competition, including the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. IAAF President Sebastian Coe gave the Russian federation until the end of the week to respond...
Sporting goods store puts Olympic hopefuls to work

...Sporting Goods has filled that need for 100 of these athletes, most of them trying to stay on the road to Rio and the Summer Olympics next year. Through a new sponsorship deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee, the store is offering athletes 20-hour-a-week...
San Francisco's last gun store to close

SAN FRANCISCO - The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.
Jimmy Carter's decision to boycott 1980 Moscow Olympics remains controversial

ATLANTA - Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter's boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace.
Michel Platini has big decision to make about FIFA election

...teams win the past two World Cups and oversees a four-yearly European Championship, whose global TV ratings rival the Summer Olympics, plus the season-long Champions League which showcases the highest quality soccer played anywhere.People familiar...
Reunion set for 'Miracle on Ice" hockey team set for Saturday Iran, the U.S. economy was hurting and President Jimmy Carter already had announced a U.S. boycott of the Summer Olympics in Moscow.The sociopolitical impact of that era has since faded. The memory of that February night in Lake Placid...
IOC President Thomas Bach welcomes US bid for 2024 Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a "very strong" contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global race.
IOC seeks bidders for 2024 Summer Games

...Ukraine; and Oslo.Here is a look at some potential candidates:RETURN TO THE USA? The U.S. hasn't held the Summer Olympics since 1996 in Atlanta. New York failed in a bid for 2012, while Chicago was shot down by the IOC for 2016. But...
NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75 billion

NBC secured the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2032 on Wednesday in a record six-games agreement worth $7.75 billion, a surprise deal that shuts out rival American networks and provides further long-term financial security to the IOC.
U.S. team leads women's bobsled at halfway mark

...great driver. Jamie's driving great as well. It's not over."Williams, a two-time sprint medalist in the Summer Olympics, is attempting to join Eddie Eagan as the only athletes to win gold medals in different sports in both the Winter...