Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Switzerland’s Cologna wins cross-country ski World Cup

RYBINSK, Russia (AP) — Switzerland’s Dario Cologna and Norway’s Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen won men’s and women’s cross-country skiing World Cup races on Friday.

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3 FIFA sponsors won’t renew for 2018 World Cup in Russia

ZURICH (AP) — Three second-tier World Cup sponsors opting not to renew for the 2018 tournament in Russia was normal in sports business, FIFA insisted on Friday.

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Russia: UEFA may create football league in annexed Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says UEFA may set up its own directly administered football league in the disputed region of Crimea.

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Teenage snowboarder Chloe Kim ready to soar in halfpipe

In this Dec. 14, 2013, file photo, Chloe Kim competes during the women's snowboarding superpipe final at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colo. One of the best snowboarders in the world was too young to go to the Sochi Olympics a year ago. So teenager Chloe Kim watched the halfpipe competition from the comfort of her living room while eating popcorn with her family. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — One of the best snowboarders in the world was too young to go to the Sochi Olympics a year ago. So teenager Chloe Kim watched the halfpipe competition in the comfort of her living room while eating popcorn with her family.

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IAAF probes banned Russian walker listed as coach

This is a Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009 file photo of Russia's gold medal winner Olga Kaniskina, right,  stands with  Ireland's silver medal winner Olive Loughnane,  during the ceremony for the Women's 20k Race Walk at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin.  A Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015 ruling against Russian athletes  has brought unexpected good news. Irish walker Olive Loughnane retired almost two years ago but now looks set for a gold medal She finished second in the women's 20-kilometer walk at the 2009 world athletics championships, but the original winner, Russia's Kaniskina, has now seen her result annulled. For Loughnane, it's a happy moment with a tinge of pity for Kaniskina.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — The IAAF is investigating why a Russian race-walker serving a life ban for doping is listed as a coach at Russia’s national training center.

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