Olympic games

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps checks his time after competing in a men's 200-meter individual medley semifinal during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After revealing the depths of his depression _ and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest _ Phelps is hoping to make a difference for those who are dealing with similar issues. The 23-time Olympic gold medalist announced a partnership with Talkspace, which provides online therapy, and said he considers it a higher calling than anything he ever did as a swimmer.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
May 22, 2018 - 7:54 pm
Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday. No, he's not planning another comeback. He's got a bigger goal to tackle. Mental health. After revealing the depths of his depression — and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest — Phelps is hoping to make a difference for...
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Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith poses for a photo, Monday, May 21, 2018, before an Associated Press interview in Seattle. Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 21, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him. Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a swim club...
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May 21, 2018 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee hired an FBI executive as senior director of athlete safety, marking its latest effort to strengthen sex-abuse policies that are being rewritten in the wake of cases involving Olympic athletes. Wendy Guthrie comes to the USOC after spending the past six...
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This photo taken on Thursday, May 17, 2018 shows a view of the Olympic Sports Center where Panama's soccer team will live during the 2018 World Cup in Saransk, Russia. Russia is trying to wipe its sports reputation clean by hosting the World Cup after years of doping scandals. In the host city of Saransk, a training center notorious for doping abuses and tainted medals will now be the home of Panama’s soccer team. (AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
May 21, 2018 - 10:14 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Nestled on the edge of the forest outside the Russian city of Saransk is the home of one of the most successful doping programs in history. Athletes from the V.M. Chegin Olympic Training Center dominated race-walking for over a decade, winning nine Olympic and 18 world...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 25, 2010 file photo, Britain's Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell laughs during a meeting with Rio de Janeiro City's Mayor Eduardo Paes, and Rio de Janeiro State's Governor Sergio Cabral in Rio de Janeiro. Tessa Jowell, the former U.K. culture secretary who played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics, has died her family has said on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Jowell, was 70, was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. Among those offering condolences were former Prime Minister Tony Blair who praised Jowell's "passion, determination and simple human decency."(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, file)
May 13, 2018 - 8:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Tessa Jowell, the former U.K. culture secretary who played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics and used her own cancer diagnosis to campaign for better treatment, has died. She was 70. Jowell died peacefully at the family home in Warwickshire on Saturday evening, her...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn heads into the doping control room after competing in women's downhill at the Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea. Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. In all, there were 3,189 tests conducted. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 10, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes this year at Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. Independent observers released their report Thursday about the anti-doping operation in Pyeongchang...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela Karolyi, left, and his wife, Martha Karolyi, talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Two lawsuits filed this spring against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the USOC finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the federation has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and Bela Karolyi are suing the USOC, along with USA Gymnastics, seeking damages for the canceled sale of their famed Texas training center _ a transaction that tanked in the wake of sex-abuse cases involving team doctor Larry Nassar. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 10, 2018 - 4:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — Two lawsuits filed recently against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the federation finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the USOC has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and...
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May 10, 2018 - 3:35 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Frank King, an architect of the 1988 Winter Olympics, has died at 81. Bob Niven, who was instrumental in Calgary's winning bid, says King died Wednesday of a heart attack while training at a downtown club. King was an avid runner who competed in the Seniors Games. King was...
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FILE - This Aug. 3, 2012, aerial file photo shows the Olympic Stadium at Olympic Park, in London. A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball intends to announce next week plans have been finalized to have the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox play a two-game series at London’s Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 next year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, May 3, 2018, because no public comments were authorized. These will be the first regular-season MLB games in Europe. The Red Sox will be the home team for the both games. (AP Photo/Jeff J Mitchell, File)
May 08, 2018 - 8:18 am
LONDON (AP) — The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will face each other in two regular-season games at the Olympic Stadium in London next year. "We are bringing you one of the best rivalries in baseball," MLS Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. Boston will be the home team for both of MLB's...
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May 06, 2018 - 6:17 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race. Rupp who pulled ahead away from the favorite Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia with about four kilometers to go,...
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