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After 50 Years, An Olympic Medal Dispute Is Resolved

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The International Olympic Committee recognized that American figure skaters Vivian and Ronald Joseph won the bronze medal at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

Michael Phelps’s ‘Girlfriend’ Tells All

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Taylor Chandler claims she met the Olympic champion on Tinder, and they fell in love. Then she came out as intersex and the media went nuts. Now she tells her side of the story.

Rio Unveils 2016 Olympic Mascots

The official mascots represent the wide variety of Brazilian flora and fauna

Japan Earthquake Collapses Homes; At Least 22 Hurt

A strong earthquake has struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials say. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit near Nagano city shortly after 10 pm at a...

Kate Middleton Sports a Baby Bump During a Day Out With Olympic Hopefuls

2 weeks agoNews : CitizenSugar

The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles when she met with young Olympic candidates in London on Wednesday. Showing off her baby bump in a black coat dress, she headed to the GSK Human Performance Lab, where young athletes hoping to go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics participated in several types of performance tests as part of a SportsAid workshop. Show More Summary

Violinist Banned Over Fixed Olympic Qualifiers

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland — The International Ski Federation has banned violinist Vanessa-Mae for four years for taking part in fixed races to qualify for the Sochi Olympics. FIS says its hearing panel “found to its comfortable satisfaction” that results of four giant slalom races were manipulated in January in Slovenia. FIS details several rule-breaking incidents that…

Thousands of dead fish in Rio’s Olympic bay baffle scientists

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Thousands of dead fish have begun mysteriously washing up in the polluted Rio bay that will host sailing events at the 2016 Olympics — and experts are at a loss to explain why. Guanabara Bay has already been the subject of concern amongst sailors who are to compete in Rio because of the human...

Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays?

4 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The flamboyant figure skater stars in a searing new documentary that reminds us that, long after the Olympics over, more—much more—must be done to help Russia’s oppressed gays.

CONFIRMED: Two orcas have spent months in cramped, possibly deadly Moscow tanks

last monthNews : The Raw Story

In January, Raw Story broke the news that two orcas which were supposedly on their way to Sochi in time to be shown off for the Winter Olympics instead had been flown to Moscow, where all news of them ended. Relying on accounts from local animal-welfare activists, we suggested that the two orcas,...

SA prosecutors to appeal Pistorius' verdict and sentence

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

Olympic star has already begun serving a five-year sentence for shooting and killing his model girlfriend through a door in his bathroom

Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains should not be moved: U.S. court

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Jim Thorpe's remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Show More Summary

Court: Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains can't be removed to tribal land

last monthNews : The Newsroom

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Jim Thorpe's remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Show More Summary

Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI, USA Swimming Suspension May Affect The 2016 Olympics

With Michael Phelps arrested for a DUI, the USA Swimming organization responded by suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for six months, which will effectively force Phelps to withdraw from the 2015 world championship competition. But in the long term the suspension has the potential to affect the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Show More Summary

Torture investigation of Bahraini prince puts IOC and AFC on the spot

By James M. Dorsey Scotland Yard has opened an investigation into allegations that Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the commander of Bahrain's armed forces and head of its National Olympic Committee, was involved in the torture of political detainees, including three national team soccer players. Show More Summary

Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps banned for six months after DUI arrest

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic swim champion arrested last week for drink driving, was banned for six months and dropped from the 2015 world championships roster Monday by USA Swimming. The punishments came six days after Phelps was apprehended by police in his hometown of Baltimore and...

USA Swimming Punishes Michael Phelps

USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year's world championships, and taken away his funding from the sport's national governing body as a result of the Olympic champion's second DUI arrest. The sanctions announced today won't keep Phelps from training with his...

Michael Phelps Suspended From USA Swimming Team

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has been suspended from participating in USA Swimming activities in light of a recent DUI charge, according to ESPN.

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