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Azerbaijan tipped to bid for Olympics

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The head of the European Olympic Committees says he expects Azerbaijan’s capital Baku to bid for the Olympics after hosting this month’s European Games.

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Raducan asks IOC for gold medal back from 2000 Olympics

In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000 file photo, Andreea Raducan of Romania, receives her gold medal in the women's all-around gymnastics competition at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Former gymnast Andreea Raducan is still trying to get her Olympic gold medal back, 15 years after she was stripped of it for taking an over-the-counter cold medicine. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fifteen years after being stripped of her Olympic gold medal following a positive drug test, former Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan went to the IOC to see if she could get it back. She got sympathy, but not the medal.

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