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  • Rio de Janeiro games seek diversity in volunteers

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics want diversity in the ranks as they begin the search for 70,000 volunteers. Organizers are looking for 45,000 volunteers for the Olympics and 25,000 for the Paralympics. Rio volunteer manager Flavia Fontes said she expected...

  • Gold medal swimmer Ye enrolls in top China college

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — China's two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman. The 2012 London Games champion in the women's 200- and 400-meter medleys registered this week at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University under a government program waiving the grueling...

  • Rio Olympics gets 1st qualified athletes

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    CAEN, France (AP) — Almost two years before the 2016 Summer Olympics starts, the first competitors have qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Games. The International Equestrian Federation says Germany, Britain and Netherlands earned their Olympic entries in team dressage Tuesday by finishing in the...

  • Berlin and Hamburg want to run for Summer Olympics

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Berlin and Hamburg have announced their intention to bid for the Olympics in 2024 or 2028. The lawmakers in both cities approved plans on Tuesday to present a bid to the German Olympic Committee. The committee will decide on Dec. 6 whether to bid for the Olympics. The Germans...

  • Bill Hancock's road from Hobart to head of the College Football Playoff

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock’s journey to one of the most prominent jobs in college sports began in tiny Hobart. How did he go from small-town kid to big-time player in college football?

  • Paralyzed swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen takes first steps since accident

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Olympian Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was partially paralyzed in a terrible ATV accident this summer, but soon after the accident she went on the Today Show and vowed she would walk again , says USA Today. On Thursday, with the help of a walker and what appears to a bionic device that aids her legs,...

  • Youth Olympics open in China amid Ebola worries

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    NANJING, China (AP) — Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday's opening of the second Youth Olympics in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, after three athletes were barred from competition because of the risk of infection. The entire delegations from three nations affected by the...

  • Ebola: 3 athletes can't compete at Youth Olympics

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    NANJING, China (AP) — Three teenage athletes from the Ebola-affected region of Africa will not be allowed to compete at the Youth Olympics in China because of the risk of possible infection, the IOC and local organizers said Friday. All athletes and officials from the four West African nations...

  • Ebola forces Sierra Leone to skip Youth Olympics

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's National Olympic Committee says its delegation for the upcoming youth games was asked not to travel to China because of an outbreak of Ebola. The president of the committee, Patrick Coker, said the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone said the delegation...

  • Rio organizers: 1st Olympic test event successful

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio organizers say the sailing competition that marked the first test event for the 2016 Games was "a great success." Organizers said all objectives were "successfully reached" in the seven-day event that ended Saturday. Nearly 330 athletes from 35 countries participated...

  • Rio says it can't relax despite World Cup success

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The success of the World Cup in Brazil doesn't mean that organizers of the 2016 Olympics can afford to relax, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said Thursday. Paes said the football tournament eased some of the concerns of both the International Olympic Committee and the...

  • Sailing venue for Tokyo Games under review

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are considering moving the sailing venue as part of a widening review into plans for the games. In Tokyo's winning bid for the games, sailing was to take part at the Wakasu Olympic Marina. But because the marina is within the approach zone for...

  • AOC appoints Fiona de Jong as secretary general

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Olympic Committee has appointed Fiona de Jong as its secretary general, making her the first woman to take charge of the organization's administrative and financial roles. The AOC on Thursday said De Jong, a lawyer who was the AOC's director of sport for 10 years,...

  • IOC awards Aussie TV rights to Seven through 2020

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Seven Network has re-acquired the Australian broadcast rights to the next three Olympics, the latest long-term television deal struck by the IOC. The IOC said Seven secured the rights on all media platforms to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the 2018 Winter...

  • Mixed feelings about sailing in polluted Rio bay

    Updated: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Josh Adams expressed slightly mixed feelings about sailing in polluted Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the site of the city's first test event, which started Sunday. Adams, managing director of the American Olympic sailing...

  • Tennis on a glacier: Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn play in Swiss Alps

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Tennis great Roger Federer and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn get to do a lot of things most people would never be able to. One of those things: Play tennis on a glacier. Set up by chocolate maker Lindt, Vonn and Federer were able to play some tennis high in the Swiss Alps ... on top of a glacier....

  • Oklahoma State's Shadrack Kipchirchir runs after his American dream

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    COMMENTARY — Cowboy standout finished second in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships. But his road to Stillwater was even longer.

  • Oscar Pistorius to return to dock after psychiatric tests

    Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius returns to the dock on Monday after a month of psychiatric tests to determine whether mental illness played any part in his actions on the night he shot dead his girlfriend, The Guardian reports. The Paralympian will be back in the high court in Pretoria, the capital of South...

  • Four cities make US short list for 2024 Summer Olympics bids

    Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    The Boston Globe reports that Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Boston the cities on the United States Olympic Committee's short list of potential 2024 Summer Olympics hosts. The USOC will figure out by next year if it will advance an Olympic bid by a US city. The winning US entry,...

  • Endeavor Games: Endeavor Games continues to grow, enters 15th year

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    The Endeavor Games will be Thursday and through Sunday at six sites in Edmond, Oklahoma City and near Arcadia.


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