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Gambia avoid suspension by IOC executive board

In this Wednesday, July 9, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

LONDON (AP) — Gambia escaped suspension by the IOC on Thursday after the government allowed the reopening of the country’s Olympic committee offices.

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Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction

Rob Olson of Erkelens & Olsen Auctioneers displays Rulon Gardner's memorabilia at his auction house Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 in Salt Lake City. Next to it are dozens of medals the Greco-Roman wrestler won during his career, countless knives and watches. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday in Salt Lake City.

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NBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team

This March 2, 2014, file photo shows Johnny Weir, left, and Tara Lipinski at the Oscars in Los Angeles. NBC is promoting Weir and Lipinski to its top figure skating broadcasting team. The network said Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014,  that the two former Olympians and play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon will take over the role starting with this week's Skate America.  (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s top pairs figure skating couple is in place: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.

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IOC board to consider recognition of Kosovo

This is a Thursday, May 24, 2011 file photo of Majlinda Kelmendi, left,  as she reacts after she read the news that the ethnic Albanian Judo star has not been allowed to compete for her native Kosovo, but only for Albania in a sports hall in the Kosovo city of Pec . Kosovo could join the Olympic fold this week, while Gambia could face suspension. The status of the two countries will be discussed Friday during an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Wednesday Oct 22, 2014. Kosovo, which has a majority of ethnic Albanian inhabitants, declared independence in 2008. Serbia, which considers Kosovo the cradle of its statehood and religion, has refused to accept the split.  (AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu, File)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Mori worried about Tokyo stadium delays

TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo’s Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020 Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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