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Lavillenie, Adams named IAAF athletes of the year

MONACO (AP) — Pole vault indoor record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France and shot putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand were named world athletes of the year on Friday.

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Rocky love: Letters by great women are auctioned

GO WITH STORY GREAT WOMEN'S LETTERS BY THOMAS ADAMSON-- Auction expert Thierry Bodin, displays a letter from Catherine of Aragon, 1487-1536, at a auction house in Paris, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.  The letter from Catherine of Aragon asking a catholic official to block Henry VIII’s bid to annul their marriage so he could marry again, is to be auctioned in a two day auction beginning Tuesday Nov. 17, 2014, in Paris on Tuesday, part of an incredible collection of letters written by women throughout history, said to be the first of its kind in the world. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — An unprecedented collection of 1,500 documents from some of history’s greatest women is being auctioned in Paris, including everything from Catherine the Great’s imperious letter shunning her lover, to Brigitte Bardot’s plea to cancel the release of a song that ended up being banned in several countries owing to its sexual content.

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Doha to host 2019 athletics world championships

This is a Friday May 9, 2014  file photo of athletes as they compete in the men's 3,000m steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League in the Qatari capital Doha. Doha ere chosen Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014 to host the 2019 athletics world championships. The Qatari capital beat  bids from Eugene, Oregon, and Barcelona in a secret vote Tuesday by members of the IAAF council.  (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

MONACO (AP) — Doha will host the 2019 athletics world championships, another sporting victory for the tiny Gulf state of Qatar. It already has the World Cup in 2022, and may also have ambitions for the biggest prize of them all, the Olympics.

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Doha chosen to host 2019 athletics world championships

MONACO (AP) — Doha chosen to host 2019 athletics world championships.

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