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  • Oscar Pistorius released to house arrest

    October 20, 2015 9:37 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has gone from behind bars to his uncle's upscale home near Pretoria. The 28-year-old double-amputee has been released from prison, after serving about a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African law allows... more »
  • Special Olympic athletes compete at Woodlawn High today check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can watch some of the top Special Olympics athletes in Louisiana compete in Baton Rouge beginning today. Crews braved the rain yesterday to set up hurdles and other track and field events at Woodlawn High School. Over 500 athletes from East Baton Rouge, Zachary, Ascension,... more »
  • Pistorius to start mental evaluation next week

    May 20, 2014 3:31 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African judge has ruled that Oscar Pistorius will start a period of psychiatric evaluation at a state institution on Monday. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Tuesday that the double-amputee athlete's murder trial will be postponed until June 30 while he is observed as an outpatient... more »
  • Prosecutor: Pistorius should get mental evaluation

    May 13, 2014 5:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has asked that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday noted that a psychiatrist for the defense had testified... more »
  • Canada beats US in women's hockey for Olympic gold

    February 20, 2014 2:36 PM

    SOCHI, Russia- Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner... more »
  • Krzyzewski returning to coach USA Basketball

    May 23, 2013 10:11 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is back as the U.S. men's national team coach and ready for another run at Olympic gold. During a news conference at Duke on Thursday, Krzyzewski called it the "ultimate honor" to represent his country. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, speaking... more »
  • Armstrong getting little sympathy from IOC

    January 18, 2013 10:34 AM

    LONDON - The vice president of the International Olympic Committee is weighing in on Lance Armstrong's televised interview with Oprah Winfrey. In an interview with The Associated Press, Thomas Bach says Armstrong's doping confession is "too little, too late" and fails to provide any new information that will help clean... more »
  • IOC chief backs plan for 4-year doping bans

    November 26, 2012 10:36 AM

    AMSTERDAM - IOC President Jacques Rogge says he supports proposals to double the length of doping bans to four years as a way of keeping drug cheats out of the Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency is planning to raise the penalty from two to four years for serious drug violations... more »
  • Olympic city looking for more football, U.S. style

    November 1, 2012 10:27 AM

    LONDON - The mayor of London wants to see more NFL games in his city. Mayor Boris Johnson says he has spoken with the league about adding more games in Olympic Stadium. All six NFL games in London so far have been played at Wembley, including New England's 45-7... more »
  • BBC: Olympic closing ceremony draws 26.3M viewers

    August 13, 2012 9:51 AM

    LONDON - The BBC says its live coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony was watched by 26.3 million people in the U.K., or more than 80 percent of the audience share in the country. The broadcaster said Monday that coverage on its flagship terrestrial channel, BBC1, peaked at 26... more »
  • William, Kate, Harry meet British Olympic team

    July 31, 2012 1:52 PM

    LONDON - Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have dropped in on the British Olympic team's official residence to wish them good luck and to admire the bronze medal won by swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Tuesday's royal visit caught dozens of athletes by surprise. Adlington, who has a... more »
  • Olympic surprise: London traffic moving fine

    July 31, 2012 11:06 AM

    LONDON- Here's a pleasant surprise for Londoners who were fearing the worst: So far the traffic is flowing fine despite the pressure of the Olympic games. Although some lanes on major thoroughfares are reserved for Olympic VIPs, most major roads are still working well for commuters. Officials say the volume... more »
  • Olympic organizers sorry for North Korea flag flap

    July 25, 2012 2:52 PM

    GLASGOW, Scotland- London Olympic organizers have apologized to North Korea for displaying the South Korean flag at a women's soccer match. Organizers say "today ahead of the women's football match at Hampden Park, the South Korean flag was shown on a big screen video package instead of the North Korean... more »
  • Team USA beats Barcelona in possible medal preview

    July 25, 2012 10:37 AM

    BARCELONA - Gold medal at stake or nothing at all, the U.S. Olympic basketball team is too good for Spain. Carmelo Anthony came off the bench to score 23 of his 27 points in the first half, and the Americans beat Spain 100-78 in a rematch of the gold-medal... more »
  • Gold, overall medal counts a 'stretch' for US team

    July 12, 2012 4:19 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The chief of sport performance for the U.S. Olympic team calls it a stretch for Americans to win the most overall and gold medals at the London Olympics. Alan Ashley said Thursday the goal for the Americans to win both medal counts is "very ambitious, very... more »
  • Olympic medals placed at Tower for safekeeping

    July 2, 2012 12:37 PM

    LONDON - There's safe, and then there's Tower of London safe. To avoid risking an ounce of precious Olympic metal, London's organizers are handing over their cache of gold, silver and bronze medals to the Tower of London for safekeeping Monday. A fanfare of Royal Marine trumpets will sound as... more »
  • Keep your distance! UK Kids grab at Olympic torch

    July 2, 2012 11:07 AM

    LONDON- Let the little children come - unless you have the Olympic torch in your hand. The Olympic torch relay was briefly disrupted Monday when two little children ran up to one of the torchbearers in Coventry, in the heart of the U.K., penetrating the "security bubble" that surrounds the... more »
  • USA Swimming says Grevers will compete in 100 free

    June 29, 2012 10:51 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Dana Vollmer is the fastest qualifier in the 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swim trials, with teenager Missy Franklin also advancing. Vollmer was timed in 54.35 seconds for the two-lap sprint on Friday morning. Allison Schmitt, who is having one of her best meets ever,... more »
  • Zara Phillips nominated for UK Olympic team

    June 11, 2012 2:58 PM

    LONDON - The British Equestrian Federation says that Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips has been nominated as part of the U.K.'s five-person team for the upcoming London Olympics. The 31-year-old won the coveted spot after a string of strong performances, particularly a third-place finish at Bramham last weekend. The... more »
  • Olympic flame reaches London Games chiefs

    May 17, 2012 1:16 PM

    ATHENS, Greece - The Olympic torch has passed to London. Hundreds of Greeks huddled beneath umbrellas and sat on the stone steps of the ancient stadium in Athens on Thursday to watch the ceremonial handover of the Olympic flame to the organizers of the 2012 London Olympics. They cheered the... more »

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