Posts Tagged Summer Olympic games

Kostner called in for new doping hearing by CONI

In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrates during the flower ceremony after finishing third in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities in Rome on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer. Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 world champion, was to be asked by CONI about allegations that she told prosecutors in Bolzano she helped Schwazer evade a test and knew he slept with a banned altitude machine. Kostner risks a ban of up to four years from all sports activities in Italy. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)

ROME (AP) — Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner has been called in for another hearing with the Italian Olympic Committee’s anti-doping prosecutor.

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Kostner skips doping hearing in Schwazer case

In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Carolina Kostner of Italy celebrates during the flower ceremony after finishing third in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities in Rome on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer. Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 world champion, was to be asked by CONI about allegations that she told prosecutors in Bolzano she helped Schwazer evade a test and knew he slept with a banned altitude machine. Kostner risks a ban of up to four years from all sports activities in Italy. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)

ROME (AP) — Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing on Friday before Italian authorities investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer.

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Asian Games swimming competition promises drama

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — What promises to be a dramatic showdown between China’s Olympic gold champion Sun Yang and his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, is heat up the Asian Games swimming program.

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North Korean team welcomed to Asian Games village

A North Korean flag, right, is prepared for a welcoming ceremony at the Flag Plaza of the Athlete's Village for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The games will be held in the South Korea's west city from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — First hurdle cleared — the Asian Games organizers raised the right flag for North Korea on Thursday. The South Korean break dancers, however, found themselves working a tough audience.

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NKorean Olympic gymnast banned for age cheating

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A North Korean female gymnast on Wednesday was banned and stripped of all her results since 2006 in a case of age cheating.

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