Winter Olympic games

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 - 11:14 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 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 - 8:20 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 Sept. 22, 1981, file photo, IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch, left, on looks as Frank King, chief executive officer of Calgary's organizing committee, points to model of Calgary's sports area while Canadian native Lombart Fox watches during exhibition of the candidates for 1988 Olympic Games in Baden-Baden, West Germany. King, an architect of Calgary's 1988 Winter Olympics, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, of a heart attack while training at a club in Calgary. He was 81. King was an avid runner who competed in the Seniors Games. (AP Photo/Kurt Strumpf, File)
May 10, 2018 - 5:15 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Frank King, an architect of the 1988 Winter Olympics that helped change the face of Calgary, has died. He was 81. He died Wednesday of a heart attack while training at a downtown club, said Bob Niven, the chief executive officer of Calgary's bid committee. King was an avid...
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In this photo taken on Monday, June 26, 2017, Russian tourists enjoy the black sea in front of the Fisht stadium in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 10, 2018 - 2:10 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Visiting Sochi is a mouthwatering prospect for World Cup fans, with beaches, blue skies and arguably the best game in the group stage. Portugal and Spain meet on June 15 in Sochi, which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics and is a top Russian tourist destination. The legacy of the...
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South Korea's Park Woosang, right, checks Germany's Jonas Muller, left, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Germany and South Korea at the Jyske Bank Boxen arena in Herning, Denmark, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 09, 2018 - 1:49 pm
HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Olympic runner-up Germany rebounded from three straight losses at the ice hockey world championship on Wednesday to hand newcomer South Korea a 6-1 defeat. Switzerland recovered from a loss to the Czech Republic with a 5-2 victory over Belarus. Yasin Ehliz scored twice for...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, reacts prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/KEYSTONE via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 2:35 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will appeal to Switzerland's supreme court against rulings which cleared some Russian athletes of doping sanctions from the Sochi Games. The Olympic body is "not satisfied at all" by the verdicts and written explanations from the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Los Angeles Kings, and Vancouver Canucks fight for the puck during the NHL China preseason hockey game at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. The NHL is going back to China for two exhibition games this fall between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. The league announced Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Bruins and Flames will face off Sept. 15 in Shenzhen in southeast China and then again Sept. 19 in Beijing. (AP Photo/File)
May 02, 2018 - 9:07 pm
The NHL is staging more exhibition games in China this fall, hoping to make further inroads in establishing hockey as a sport in the world's most populous nation. The Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames will face off Sept. 15 in Shenzhen in southeast China and then again Sept. 19 in Beijing in the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov addresses the media after an Russian Olympic committee meeting in Moscow, Russia. The head of the Russian Olympic Committee says he will step down, it was reported on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The decision comes three months after Russian athletes were forced to compete at the Pyeongchang Games as neutral athletes. Alexander Zhukov says he wants to focus on his political career. His intention to leave paves the way for vice president Stanislav Pozdnyakov to take charge at scheduled elections on May 29. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
May 02, 2018 - 3:12 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Olympic Committee is stepping down from his post, three months after athletes from his country were forced to compete at the Pyeongchang Games as neutral athletes. Alexander Zhukov said he wants to focus on his political career as a deputy speaker of parliament...
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April 30, 2018 - 3:27 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A North Korea women's table tennis team funded by the International Olympic Committee scored an unexpected win to open the world championships in Sweden. The IOC says it paid the costs for 12 men and women from North Korea to compete at the week-long team worlds in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks during an NBA basketball news conference in New York. The whistleblower who exposed Russia's scheme to cheat at the 2014 Olympics has filed a motion to dismiss a libel lawsuit brought on behalf of three Russian biathletes whose medals were stripped from the Sochi Games for doping. Lawyers for whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov also filed a lawsuit Monday, April 30, 2018, against Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. They say Prokhorov's support of the biathletes in the suit is little more than a ruse to reveal Rodchenkov's whereabouts. Rodchenkov has been living in hiding in the United States, fearful of retribution. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 30, 2018 - 12:56 pm
The whistleblower who exposed Russian cheating at the 2014 Olympics filed a motion Monday to dismiss a libel lawsuit against him, which his lawyers portrayed as a ploy led by the Russian owner of the Brooklyn Nets to reveal his whereabouts. Former Moscow lab director Grigory Rodchenkov has been...
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