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Former Olympic swimming champion Park banned 18 months

In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan adjusts his goggles after competing a men's 200-meter freestyle swimming heat at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea has been banned 18 months for doping. Swimming governing body FINA says Park tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test in September. The ban will begin retroactively the day of the positive test and expire March 2, 2016 — putting Park's participation in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in doubt. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea was banned 18 months Monday for doping after testing positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test, the latest in a series of high-profile doping cases in swimming.

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IOC commissioners prepare to inspect Beijing’s 2022 bid

In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, a Chinese girl waves the Chinese national flags and wears the 2022 Olympic bid logo to show her support at the ski resort in Yanqing, a suburb of Beijing, where the speed mavens of Alpine skiing and the sliding events - bobsled, skeleton and luge - have been proposed to be held in the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Tibetan groups calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reject Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Games are out of touch with the Himalayan region and their campaign is "doomed to failure," a Chinese state newspaper said Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — An IOC evaluation commission began meetings in Beijing on Monday in preparation for a five-day inspection of the city’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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German officials endorse Hamburg’s bid for 2024 Olympics

The mayor of Hamburg  Olaf Scholz, right, laughs with Berlin's  mayor Michael Mueller  during a meeting of the  German Olympic Sports Confederation DOSB   in Frankfurt, central Germany Saturday March 21, 2015. Hamburg’s bid for the 2024 Olympics has been officially endorsed by members of Germany’s national Olympic committee. The committee’s general assembly voted unanimously Saturday to back Hamburg’s bid, approving a recommendation by its board. The vote officially sends the northern  German port city into a race that already includes Boston and Rome and that Paris is expected to join. (AP Photo/dpa, Christoph Schmidt)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Hamburg’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was approved unanimously by members of Germany’s national Olympic body on Saturday.

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Pool from US Olympic trials to relocate to Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The pool from the 2012 Olympic trials will be dismantled and moved to Boston after the competition.

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