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Olympic skicross racer banned in doping rule case

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time Olympic skicross racer Sanna Luedi of Switzerland has been banned from competing for one year after breaking anti-doping rules.

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Beijing faces Almaty in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

FOR STORY OLYMPICS 2022 BID - In this Dec. 26, 2014 file photo, a worker walks past an ice rink with the logo for Beijing's Winter Olympics bid ahead of a countdown event to the new year in front of the iconic Beijing National Stadium "Bird's Nest" in Beijing. The International Olympic Committee will be faced with two starkly different choices, Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan , when it selects the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, on July 31 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

The world’s most populous nation against a new kid on the block. A global capital that hosted an Olympics just a few years ago against a city which many people may not be able to find on a map. A Chinese region with few big mountains and little natural snow against a former Soviet winter sports resort surrounded by towering peaks and plenty of real snow.

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Shaken, not stirred, Froome locks up Tour

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs towards Alpe d'Huez during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 110.5 kilometers (68.7 miles) with start in Modane and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (AP) — Feeling like he was “dying a thousand deaths,” Chris Froome started to think that a second Tour de France victory might be melting away like the patches of snow on surrounding Alpine peaks.

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