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Living the dream: Dallas alum Jonathan Sabatini volunteering at Winter Olympics

Imagine celebrating your 21st birthday in South Korea. Then take it one step further. You’re celebrating your 21st birthday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics after volunteering at the Games. That’s how Jonathan Sabatini, a 2015 Dallas graduate, will be spending his birthday. The Ithaca College sports management major […]

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As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country’s post-Winter Games plans for a host of expensive venues. As officials prepare for the games in and around the small mountain town of Pyeongchang, […]

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Putin accuses US agencies of manipulating doping testimony

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin said Thursday that former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov — who is under witness protection after fleeing to the United States last year — is “under the control” of the […]

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US Team still planning for Olympics despite ambassador’s doubts

Members of the Trump administration surprised the U.S. Olympic Committee by suggesting the nation’s participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games in South Korea was “an open question,” and the USOC responded by saying it has no plans on pulling out. The confusion began when U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, in response to a question in a […]

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Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin said Wednesday his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. The International Olympic Committee has banned the Russian team from games as punishment for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The IOC, however, […]

Comments - 6:43 pm

Franklin not trying to be a better Missy, but a happy Missy

Missy Franklin is so upbeat, so full of energy, so dang positive all the time, it’s hard to imagine her ever going to a dark place. After what happened last summer, though, it’s only natural that she would start to question everything she stood for. “Being totally honest with you, it’s something that terrifies me,” […]

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Local Olympians made memories to last a lifetime in Rio

Brushing shoulders with some of the world’s greatest sports stars left Kat Sharkey a bit star-struck. It struck Casey Eichfeld that such Olympic fun never seems to get old. Whether the 2016 Rio Games were the Olympic debut for athletes like former Wyoming Seminary field hockey star Sharkey or the third Olympics for competitors like […]

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Russian Paralympics ban upheld

GENEVA — Two days after Russia finished fourth in the Olympic medal table, its Paralympic team was barred from the next big games in Rio de Janeiro as punishment for a state-backed doping program. Sport’s highest court on Tuesday upheld a decision by the International Paralympic Committee to exclude the sports superpower. It was a […]

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Rio throws final party to say goodbye to 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil and the world bid farewell Sunday to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competitions. Thousands of fans braved strong winds and sporadic rains to watch the closing ceremony in iconic […]

Comments - 11:35 pm - updated: 11:37 pm.

Usain Bolt stays perfect with gold in 4×100 relay

RIO DE JANEIRO — Undefeated, uncatchable, unquestionably the best. Usain Bolt bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — and likely the Olympics altogether — Friday night with yet another anchor leg for the ages. He turned a close 4×100 relay race against Japan and the United States into a never-a-doubt runway, […]

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