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Russia launches investigation into doping

...extorting money from athletes and destroying 1,417 samples.The lab - which handled doping tests for last year's Winter Olympics - has stopped work after WADA stripped its accreditation.In comments reported by Russian agency R-Sport, Mutko...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-11-11/russia-launches-investig
Russia faces Olympic ban in track and field after scathing report of doping

...President Vladimir Putin's use of sports to improve his country's global standing. Russia played host to the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 and will hold the next World Cup in 2018."It's worse than we thought," said Dick Pound, an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-11-09/russia-faces-olympic-ban
IOC cites challenges for Almaty and Beijing bids for 2022 Winter Olympics

LONDON - The IOC on Monday cited serious challenges facing the two bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics, including pointed concerns over Beijing's air pollution and lack of natural snow and Almaty's budget risks and limited experience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-06-01/ioc-cites-challenges-alm
Japanese athletes turn back the clock

...first at an event in Finland on Nov. 29.Kasai has been on the global circuit since 1989. He has appeared at seven Winter Olympics, most recently winning a large hill individual silver medal at Sochi last year.Tennis player Kimiko Date-Krumm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-04-12/japanese-athletes-tu
Hamburg's Olympic bid is approved by country

...Games.Germany has not staged an Olympics since the 1972 Summer Games in Munich.Munich failed in a bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics and dropped a planned bid for the 2022 Winter Games after it was rejected in a referendum. TIBET CONCERNS: Tibetan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-03-21/hambugs-olympic-bid-appr
Reunion set for 'Miracle on Ice" hockey team set for Saturday

...round at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics still sends chills down an awful...their sixth gold medal in seven Winter Olympics, then clinched the gold by rallying...three places to play host to a Winter Olympics twice (St. Moritz, Switzerland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-18/reunion-set-miracle-ice-hockey-te
Olympics are returning to Beijing in 2022 - this time in winter

...Beijing will be the first do it ? and in the span of just 14 years.The Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakh rival Almaty 44-40 in a surprisingly close vote marred by technical problems, taking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-31/olympics-are-returning-b
IOC President Bach: Boston failed to deliver on 'promises' to USOC during failed 2024 bid

...flag that goalie Jim Craig draped over his shoulders after the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics is on the auction block.The flag is one of 19 items in "The Jim Craig 'Miracle on Ice' Collection," which also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-29/ioc-president-bach-bosto
Augusta area authors publish books

...hotel when learns there are foreign interests intent on putting an end to Lake Placid's hopes of hosting a third winter Olympics by hiring a group of Islamic terrorists.It's available on Amazon.com in e-book and paperback.Augustan's 'Heart...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-07-16/augusta-area-authors-pub
IOC approves new events for 2018 Winter Games

...determined to attract younger audiences, as evidenced by the addition of halfpipe and slopestyle events at recent Winter Olympics."The changes reflect the continued evolution of the Winter Olympic program and build on the success of recent editions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-06-08/ioc-approves-new-events-