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Kosovo athletes start training for Rio Olympics

Kosovo Olympic hopeful swimmer Lum Zhaveli is reflected in pool water as he arrives to a training session in the capital Pristina in this photo taken Oct. 29, 2014. Just a week after gaining provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Kosovo is already preparing in earnest for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. As Memli Krasniqi, Kosovo’s minister of culture, youth and sports, says "now our athletes will be able to represent their country." (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A week after gaining provisional recognition from the IOC, Kosovo is already preparing in earnest for the 2016 Olympics.

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Ex New Zealand IOC member Tay Wilson dies at 89

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former International Olympic Committee member of New Zealand Tay Wilson has died. He was 89.

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Olympic speed skating rink underway in Pyeongchang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Olympic organizers in Pyeongchang have broken ground on the speed skating rink for the 2018 Winter Games and say all six new competition venues are now on track to stage test events on schedule.

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Stockholm regrets withdrawal of 2022 Games bid

LONDON (AP) — If the IOC is willing to reopen the bidding to host the 2022 Winter Games, Stockholm would be happy to jump back into the race.

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CBC secures Canadian TV rights to 2018/2020 Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has secured the country’s broadcast rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympics.

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