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Gable fired up for Olympic Trials in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Wrestling legend Dan Gable has spent the last 40 years working to grow the sport that has defined his life. Supporters won’t need to look at …


Successes boost CdA swimmer’s hopes

Diana MacManus is back in her element – chlorine. Years after a pair of devastating injuries that left her doubting herself and her future, the former youth swim star and …


Japanese man qualifies for Olympics at 70

TOKYO – Japanese equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu qualified for the London Olympics at age 70, although it’s not yet clear if he will actually compete. The oldest Olympian in history is …


Former U.S. Olympic skier’s spirit shines through

The daredevil downhill skier in him still craves going fast even if his body no longer permits it. Once helped into his motorized scooter, former Olympic champion Bill Johnson races …


Organizers build city’s event résumé

Organizers of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s women’s boxing trials that start Monday in Spokane say this will be both a historic occasion and another chance to add to the region’s …


Olympics, World Cup preparation bring evictions

RIO DE JANEIRO – Like most Brazilians, Evandro dos Santos’ devotion to soccer borders on the religious. Even when he wasn’t watching a game, he loved hearing the roar of …


NHL-less Olympics possible

LOS ANGELES – While the NHL and NHL Players Association squabble over last season’s hockey-related revenue and future realignment, Rene Fasel watches from afar and hopes their disagreements won’t spill …


Working vacation: Spokane rower one boat away from Olympics

With the U.S. Olympic Trials six months off, two-time world champion rower Jamie Redman isn’t letting a holiday break in Spokane distract her from a six-year goal. She’s working out …


London Olympics organizer: recent violence won’t scar image of games

LONDON – After days of silence while images of fires, looting and riots were beamed across screens around the world, the chief organizer of the London Olympics finally spoke and …


Frantic lobbying day leading up to vote for 2018 Olympics

DURBAN, South Africa – In a frantic final day of campaigning, the three cities vying for the 2018 Winter Olympics lobbied for votes Tuesday in what shapes up as a …


Reputation on line, London Games chief says

LONDON – London 2012 chief Sebastian Coe says Britain’s international reputation will be in tatters if the Olympic Stadium is turned into a soccer-only venue after next year’s games. Tottenham, …


Ceremony offers break from already troubled Games

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — With the din of Canada’s pride careening through domed BC Place like a Rocky Mountain storm, the 2010 Winter Olympics began Friday night with history’s first …


On the Cross-County Road to the 2010 Olympics

When dignitaries light the official Olympic cauldron in Vancouver, B.C., Feb. 12, the Olympic torch will have traveled across Canada’s six time zones. Each athlete has inspirational and humbling stories, …


Canada schools Team USA

First punch, counterpunch, combination. Whatever it threw, Team Canada delivered it with more dramatic effect Friday night, and as a result its 5-2 victory over the United States in front …


Who knew sword fights could be so heart-rending?

I’ve been celebrating these final glorious days of summer by sitting on my couch watching the Beijing Olympics. What’s wrong with me?


Broadband in Beijing

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which start this Friday, will feature the most extensive use of online media of any Olympics to date. In 2004, there were some video highlights …


High-Caliber kid

After piling up enough brass in six years to build a monument, Amanda Furrer is just 60 rounds from making the 2008 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Being a hot shot …


Miscellany

The Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee cleared the way for the minor hockey league Denver Grizzlies to move to Utah by deciding to give $7 million to West Valley City …


Usoc All Business Right Now

The summer of ‘96 will be a watershed for the U.S. Olympic Committee. It will be hosting the world when the modern Games celebrate their 100th birthday in Atlanta, and …