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IOC: no final decision on meeting in Sochi

FILE- In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation (IJF), looks on at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia, after he was elected as president of SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations. Sochi has been selected to host a major sports convention next year, despite global criticism of Russia following the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. SportAccord, an umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, announced Tuesday that it would take its annual convention in 2015 to Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Games. SportAccord President Marius Vizer says Sochi is "a city that demonstrated its passion for sport and capability through the successful organization of the Winter Olympic Games."The meeting will be held in April or May. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says no final decision has been made on holding an executive board meeting next year in Sochi, the Russian city which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Monaco beats 3rd seed Garcia-Lopez at Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Juan Monaco of Argentina beat third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Open second round on Wednesday.

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2-time champ Bellucci wins 1st match at Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci won his first-round match at the Swiss Open on Tuesday, beating Gerald Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4.

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Troicki wins match at Swiss Open after 1-year ban

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Viktor Troicki returned from a one-year ban for a doping rules violation with victory in the Swiss Open first round on Monday.

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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

GENEVA (AP) — In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter’s last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last performance was on July 14 at the Cahors Blues Festival in southwestern France, not July 12 in Austria.

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