Posts Tagged Olympic games

Bubka troubled by Ukraine conflict as he seeks IAAF top job

In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, retired pole vaulter Sergei Bubka gestures to spectators before presenting the medals for the men's pole vault at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Bubka has made it official: He's running for president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The Ukrainian announced his candidacy Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 confirming what had been widely expected for months. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

LONDON (AP) — Sergei Bubka has more than just votes on his mind as he campaigns for the top job in track and field.

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German Olympic committee wants to reopen Pechstein case

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German Olympic Committee is seeking to reopen the doping case of five-time Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein, saying she was wrongly banned.

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Doping case gives unwanted attention to Olympic host nation

In this July 30, 2013 file photo, Brazil's Joao Gomes Junior looks up after finishing a Men's 50m breaststroke semifinal at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The Brazilian Swimming Confederation confirmed in the third full week of January 2015 that Gomes, a member of three winning relay teams, had tested positive for a banned diuretic, a substance that if often used as a masking agent that can hide the presence of other drugs. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian swimming reached new heights in December when it topped the gold-medal table at the short-course world championships in Qatar.

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Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics

In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, children shout during the KHL hockey match between Sochi and Atlant teams in the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia. The subtropical resort of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Games, now boasts a decent hockey team and a steady following of fans who turn the otherwise deserted Olympic park into a noisy busy place it was a year ago. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports.

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French lottery joins IOC betting monitoring program

PARIS (AP) — The operator of France’s national lottery has signed up to the International Olympic Committee’s system for monitoring betting patterns during major sports events.

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