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Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Chinese schoolchildren waves their national flags and the 2022 Olympic bid logo to show their support at the ski resort in Yanqing, a suburb of Beijing, where the speed mavens of Alpine skiing and the sliding events - bobsled, skeleton and luge - have been proposed to be held in the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chinese authorities are making the final push in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that will make the Chinese capital Beijing the first city to hold both the summer and winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Providence and Seattle mayors to make Super Bowl bet

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Boston’s mayor didn’t want to ante up, but Providence’s mayor is all in.

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Brazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled

SAO PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil’s capital was canceled on Thursday.

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NYC mayor’s vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm

In this Monday Jan. 26, 2015 video frame grab released by New York City Office of The Mayor, Sign-language Interpreter Jonathan Lamberton, left, translates during a news conference by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (AP Photo/ New York City Office of The Mayor)

NEW YORK (AP) — They were hanging on his every word — and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions.

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Chicago mayor places wreath Cubs great Ernie Banks’ statue

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has joined those who have come to downtown’s Daley Plaza to pay their respects to Cubs legend Ernie Banks.

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