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Nine years after disaster, Fukushima to host 2020 Olympic baseball games
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Nine years after disaster, Fukushima to host 2020 Olympic baseball games

Yahoo News Fukushima, the prefecture that was hit by a tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster in March 2011, has been approved to host baseball and softball matches in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

'Ghost skier' leads Winter Olympic Games data revolution
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'Ghost skier' leads Winter Olympic Games data revolution

Yahoo News A "ghost skier" hurtling down the slope, an athlete's glucose levels flashing across the screen along with his heart rate -- it is all part of an Olympic data revolution awaiting

Germany's top Olympic official proposes Russia ban
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Germany's top Olympic official proposes Russia ban

Yahoo News BERLIN (AP) — The president of the German Olympic Committee has called for Russia to be banned from the 2018 and 2020 Olympics if sports bosses there are found to have known about

Olympic Run Day 2017 slated for March 26
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Olympic Run Day 2017 slated for March 26

The Olympic Run Day for Public Health 2017 is scheduled to begin across the country at 7am on March 26, announced the Vietnam Sports Administration.

India's Olympic body seeks to clarify contentious awards
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India's Olympic body seeks to clarify contentious awards

Yahoo News NEW DELHI (AP) — Already threatened with being suspended and stripped of its government funding, the Indian Olympic Association has sought to clarify its position regarding plans to

Rio cancels first bidding process for Olympic Park
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Rio cancels first bidding process for Olympic Park

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro has cancelled its first attempt to auction off a concession to operate the Olympic Park used for this year's Summer Games in Brazil.

Hungary's top court rejects referendum on 2024 Olympic bid
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Hungary's top court rejects referendum on 2024 Olympic bid

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's supreme court has again rejected a plan to hold a national referendum on Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

British Olympic chief would support Russian worlds boycott
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British Olympic chief would support Russian worlds boycott

Britain's skeleton Olympic gold medallist Lizzie Yarnold would be backed by the British Olympic Association (BOA) were she to boycott the 2017 skeleton and bobsleigh world championships in Russia

Tokyo starts construction of main Olympic stadium
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Tokyo starts construction of main Olympic stadium

Construction of the main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially started Sunday, more than a year after the original blueprints were torn up following public outcry over skyrocketing costs. "I

Column: Time to make Russians pay for Olympic doping
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Column: Time to make Russians pay for Olympic doping

There are really only two possible explanations why two members of the Russian women's hockey team at the Sochi Olympics had urine samples that contained male DNA.

4-time Olympic sailing champion Paul Elvstrom dies at 88
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4-time Olympic sailing champion Paul Elvstrom dies at 88

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Paul Elvstrom, a yachtsman who won four straight Olympic sailing gold medals between 1948 and 1960, has died, the Danish sports confederation said Thursday. He was 88.

Trump speaks with Bach to express support for LA Olympic bid
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Trump speaks with Bach to express support for LA Olympic bid

President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee to voice his support for Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Games.

US Sailing hires Aussie Malcolm Page to lead Olympic team
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US Sailing hires Aussie Malcolm Page to lead Olympic team

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sailing is turning to two-time gold medalist Malcolm Page of Australia to try to turn around the American Olympic team's sagging fortunes.

3 Olympic gold medals stripped in latest IOC doping retests
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3 Olympic gold medals stripped in latest IOC doping retests

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has stripped three gold medals and one silver medal in the latest positive doping retests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Hugh Robertson elected chair of British Olympic Association
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Hugh Robertson elected chair of British Olympic Association

LONDON (AP) — Former British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson has been elected chairman of the country's national Olympic committee.

Kazakh weightlifter Ilyin stripped of 2 Olympic gold medals
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Kazakh weightlifter Ilyin stripped of 2 Olympic gold medals

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Kazakhstan says weightlifter Ilya Ilyin, one of the sport's biggest names, has been stripped of his two Olympic gold medals.

Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields wins pro debut
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Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields wins pro debut

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Claressa Shields didn't feel at her best, but her pro debut was a winning one anyway.

Brazil authorizes Irish Olympic chief's release on bail
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Brazil authorizes Irish Olympic chief's release on bail

A Brazilian judge ruled that Irish Olympic Committee (IOC) president Patrick Hickey, awaiting trial over an alleged ticketing scam, could be released on bail and leave the country. Judge Juliana Leal

IIHF encouraged by 2018 Olympic talks with NHL and NHLPA
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IIHF encouraged by 2018 Olympic talks with NHL and NHLPA

International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel said he had a "good discussion" Wednesday with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players Association Executive Director Don Fehr about the

Hawaii to use Olympic surfing to attract tourists
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Hawaii to use Olympic surfing to attract tourists

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is trying to bring in more tourists by taking advantage of surfing's elevation to Olympic sport status.

Olympic voters weigh Trump effect on Los Angeles 2024 bid
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Olympic voters weigh Trump effect on Los Angeles 2024 bid

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Donald Trump's election as U.S. president has the potential to influence Los Angeles' chances of hosting the 2024 Olympics. For better or worse.

Gotcha! Science's march nets dopers, rights Olympic wrongs
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Gotcha! Science's march nets dopers, rights Olympic wrongs

PARIS (AP) — After a career of athletic success, Kim Gevaert regretted that her kids weren't born when she was in her prime and didn't see the sprinter make history at the Beijing Olympics. A

Investigation ordered into rising costs of Olympic Stadium
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Investigation ordered into rising costs of Olympic Stadium

LONDON (AP) — The mayor of London has ordered an investigation into the rising costs of converting the Olympic Stadium into the home venue for Premier League club West Ham.

Tokyo panel shows cost and venue options for Olympic Games
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Tokyo panel shows cost and venue options for Olympic Games

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo metropolitan government panel reviewing costly Olympic venues has proposed downgrading the expensive rowing and canoeing site for the Tokyo Games to temporary quality, or moving