Posts Tagged Olympic games

Downhill champion Defago to help design Olympic ski courses

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic downhill gold medalist Didier Defago is starting a new career helping to design Alpine ski courses for the Winter Games.

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Vonn named honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang Olympics

This Oct. 3, 2013 file photo shows Tiger Woods watching with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Vonn announced on Sunday, May 3, 2015, that she and Woods have decided to end their three-year relationship. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Olympic organizers on Wednesday named U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

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Nastia Liukin to serve as Indianapolis 500 grand marshal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin (NAHS’-tee-uh LOO’-kihn) has been named the grand marshal for the Indianapolis 500.

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Griner opts out of US women’s basketball training camp

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittney Griner opted out of the U.S. women’s national basketball team training camp that began Monday.

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Maine Sports Hall of Fame inducts 9 new members

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Olympic gold medalist and a 17-year veteran of the NHL were among nine people inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

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