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2 years 8 months ago

Head of Libyan Olympic Committee kidnapped

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Gunmen in the Libyan capital have abducted the head of the country's Olympic committee. Salah al-Alam says assailants snatched his brother, Libyan Olympic Committee chief Ahmed Nabil al-Taher al-Alam on Sunday near the organization's offices in central Tripoli. He says there has been no contact with...

3 years 9 months ago

Carl Lewis easily wins NJ Senate Dem primary

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis has won an uncontested Democratic primary in a New Jersey state Senate race. He still has legal hurdles ahead before he can appear on the general election ballot in November against incumbent Republican state Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego. A...

4 years 1 month ago

Coloradan Lindsey Vonn 'pretty sore' after crash

HINTERREIT, Austria (AP)-Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn escaped major injury after slamming her head on the slope during training, six days before the opening race of the world championships. Thomas Vonn, her husband and chief adviser, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the three-time overall World...

4 years 7 months ago

City leaders eye sports to develop image

Community leaders met Tuesday at the Broadmoor to learn how to improve Colorado Springs using sports. The keynote speaker is Jim Morris, President of the Indiana Pacers, who helped turn Indianapolis into a sports destination two decades ago. This ties in with a presentation by Scott Blackmun, the CO...

4 years 10 months ago

London unveils 1-eyed Olympic mascots

London has unveiled its 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots - one-eyed, alien-looking creations called Wenlock and Mandeville. London 2012 organizers introduced the mascots Wednesday, and predicted they will be a big hit with children and help inspire young people to get involved in Olympic sports. London organizing committee chairman...

5 years 4 weeks ago

As Sochi takes Olympic torch, greens in despair

As Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi prepares to take the Winter Olympics torch from Vancouver, environmentalists are sounding the alarm. The southern city, surrounded by the pristine forests and rivers of the North Caucasus mountains, is hosting the 2014 games. But as the four-year countdown begins, the World...

5 years 1 month ago

Bode Miller wins Olympic medal

American Bode Miller has broken his personal streak of major championship mishaps by taking the bronze medal in the Olympic downhill skiing event. Didier Defago of Switzerland took gold, while Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won silver. Get this-- 0.07 seconds separated gold from silver, while another 0.09 seconds...

5 years 1 month ago

Going for the gold

Hannah Kearney has won the women's moguls for the first U.S. gold medal in the Vancouver Olympics. The first gold medal of the 2010 Games went to a Swiss ski jumper. Simon Ammann landed a 105-meter jump in the first round of competition on the normal hill. He then topped...

5 years 6 months ago

Chicago 2016 delegation strikes Olympic gold

Chicago's delegation for the vote to award the 2016 Olympics will have a decidedly golden hue. Fourteen Olympic gold medalists, including Michael Johnson, Nastia Liukin and Nadia Comaneci, are among the 26 Olympians and Paralympians traveling to Denmark next week in support of Chicago's bid. Chicago is locked in a...

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