Posts Tagged Olympic games

2004 Olympic 800m champ Borzakovsky of Russia retires

MOSCOW (AP) — Yuri Borzakovsky of Russia, the men’s 800-meter champion at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has announced his retirement.

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S. Korea’s swimming star Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s former Olympic swim champion Park Tae-hwan has failed a recent doping test, his agency said Tuesday.

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NTT becomes first domestic sponsor of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers have signed up Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation as the first domestic sponsor of the 2020 Games.

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World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and NHL Player's Association Executive Director Donald Fehr take part in announcing the return of the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 in Toronto, during a news conference at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, before the NHL All-Star hockey skills competition, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.

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Olympic steeplechase champ Zaripova faces doping ban

In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, Russia's Yuliya Zaripova celebrates as she wins the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Zaripova faces a doping ban in the latest scandal to hit Russian athletics. Athletics' world governing body, the IAAF, told The Associated Press on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 that Zaripova is under suspicion under biological passport rules, a means to track extreme blood values which indicate doping. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic 3,000 meters steeplechase champion Yulia Zaripova faces a doping ban and the potential loss of several major titles in the latest scandal to hit Russian athletics.

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