Posts Tagged Olympic games

US women rout Angola 119-44 finish pool play 3-0

ISTANBUL (AP) — After winning the most lopsided game in U.S. women’s basketball history at the world championship, the players posed for photo after photo with the Angola players.

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Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), gestures to journalists prior to a televised presidential debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.

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USOC wary of funding for unit investigating abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee questions whether he can find the money for an independent agency to investigate sex-abuse claims in Olympic sports.

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Olympic sports on board for US 2024 bid

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee received near-unanimous support from the country’s sports federations in a poll asking whether they would support a bid for the 2024 Olympics — another sign that a U.S. city will make a run at hosting the next available Summer Games.

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3-time Olympic ski jump champ Morgenstern retires

Austria's ski jumper Thomas Morgenstern reacts during a press conference on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Salzburg, Austria. The three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern  announced the end of his professional career.(AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern retired on Friday, seven months after winning silver at the Sochi Games to end a season that included two bad crashes.

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