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Michael Phelps is AP's top male athlete

Michael Phelps edged out LeBron James to win the AP Top Male Athlete of the Year award for the second time.
IOC drops wrestling from the Games

Wrestling is dropped from Olympics starting with the 2020 Games.
Age investigation expands

...and made her eligible for Sydney. Dong's birthdate is listed as Jan. 20, 1983, making her 17 at the time of the Sydney Games. Her blog, however, includes a reference to being born in 1985. Yang is now engaged to Olympic all-around champion...
Pommel 'hoss'

Most gymnastic moves are named for the people who invented them.
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Augustan goes from gymnast to judge

...missed out on one in 1996 when he was the second alternate in Atlanta and again in 2000 when he missed the cut for the Sydney Games. After retiring from competition in 2000, Thornton started his own business and became an athlete representative...
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Jones' teammates stripped of medals

...of a team, that Marion Jones was disqualified from the Sydney Games due to her own admission that she was doping during...Jones last year that she was doping at the time of the Sydney Games. She returned her five medals last year and the IOC...
Jones could cost teammates

...long jump and 400-meter relay. She returned the medals last year after admitting she was doping at the time of the Sydney Games. The IOC formally stripped Jones of her medals at its last executive board meeting in December. But the board delayed...
Looking toward 2008, China studies Turin

BEIJING - Along with the usual complement of speedskaters and freestyle aerialists, China is packing its Olympic delegation with marketing managers and media handlers.
Marion Jones sues BALCO founder, denies steroid use

...broadcast an interview with Conte in which he said he gave Jones performance-enhancing drugs before and after the Sydney games. He also said he watched Jones inject herself with human growth hormone, statements the suit said "are false and...
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WADA's Pound chastises U.S.Coach: Jones on 400-meter relay team, hopefully for all three rounds

...she's lying about not using drugs, and he left open the possibility she could be stripped of her five medals from the Sydney Games if found guilty of doping. WADA chief Dick Pound also criticized U.S. track officials Thursday over recent drug...