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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates speaks during a joint press conference with Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori in Tokyo. Coates, the head of the IOC inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Olympics, warned local organizers on Monday, April 23, 2018 to get ready for some complaints. Coates says organizers are entering a “phase where questions from stakeholders become very pragmatic and very urgent.” (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
April 23, 2018 - 5:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are getting a warning: Get set for some tough questions. That was the word Monday from IOC member John Coates, the head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games. Coates said there will be...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and 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. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 23, 2018 - 2:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn't feel she should be held responsible for his actions. Karolyi told "Dateline NBC" in an episode...
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge reacts after crossing the finish line to win the Men's race in the London Marathon in central London, Sunday, April 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 22, 2018 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday. The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 27...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and 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. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 20, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings reacts while playing Brazil during the women's beach volleyball bronze medal match of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The five-time Olympian has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington Beach, California. Four stops in early 2019 are planned, including Chicago; the others were not announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:26 pm
Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington...
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Figure skater Craig Maurizi, right, with, from left, gymnast and Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher, gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber and speed skater Bridie Farrell, testify before a Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security hearing about "Olympic abuse: The role of national governing bodies in protecting our athletes" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 18, 2018 - 7:27 pm
The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask U.S. Olympic leaders is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?" Every bit as perplexing: How to make sure this doesn't happen again? The figure skater was one of four Olympic-sports athletes who testified to a Senate...
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FILE - In this August 4, 2017 file photo Tamas Gyarfas, former President of the Hungarian Swimming Association and Vice-President of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) listens to a question during a press conference in Budapest. On April 17, 2018 Gyarfas was taken into custody by the Hungarian National Bureau of Investigation (NNI) after he was questioned about the murder case of Hungarian media entrepreneur Janos Fenyo in 1998. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP,file)
April 18, 2018 - 2:47 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The former head of Hungary's swimming federation on Wednesday firmly denied allegations that he ordered the 1998 slaying of a business rival, his lawyer said. Tamas Gyarfas has been in police custody since late Tuesday on suspicion of ordering the February 1998 killing of...
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April 18, 2018 - 10:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian state medical official says "fecklessness" by bureaucrats was to blame for a bobsledder failing a doping test at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Nadezhda Sergeeva was disqualified from the games after testing positive for the banned substance trimetazidine. She was the second...
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April 17, 2018 - 6:10 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is the latest gymnast to sue Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee over former sports doctor Larry Nasssar's sexual abuse. Wieber was on the "Fierce Five" team that won gold in 2012. She filed a...
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Associated Press staffers Howie Rumberg, left, and Oskar Garcia pose for a photograph Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York, after they were named deputy sports editors for newsgathering and storytelling at the AP. Rumberg and Garcia will oversee a team of more than 100 journalists reporting and editing sports news in all media formats across the world. They will direct coverage of breaking news, planned events and enterprise and will lead efforts to integrate new techniques into the core work of developing and presenting distinctive stories to AP customers and emerging audiences. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
April 17, 2018 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has named Howie Rumberg deputy sports editor for newsgathering and Oskar Garcia deputy sports editor for storytelling, helping lead the global department's efforts to report and present the most compelling sports journalism. The appointments were announced...
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