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  • Champion female bobsledder awaits male crew Nov 21, 2014 5:36 PM
    Kaillie Humphries is getting ready for a new sort of run. The two-time Olympic gold medalist in women’s bobsled will make her World Cup debut in the four-man bobsled next month in Calgary. She has set Dec. 20 as the target date for her first World Cup race as a four-man pilot with an all-male crew.

     
  • ’Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison Oct 21, 2014 10:12 PM
    Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

     
  • Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine Oct 16, 2014 6:01 PM
    Oscar Pistorius must “pay for what he’s done” and his apology to the family of the girlfriend he killed was not sincere, a cousin of Reeva Steenkamp said Thursday as testimonies wrapped up.

     
  • Police: Phelps’ eyes, speech affected at DUI stop Oct 1, 2014 5:37 PM
    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. The legal limit for intoxication in Maryland is .08. Phelps, 29, was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in his native Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

     
  • Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest Sep 30, 2014 6:56 PM
    Michael Phelps’ comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool. The Olympic champion was arrested for the second time on DUI charges early Tuesday in his hometown of Baltimore, another embarrassment for a swimmer who came out of retirement this year with his sights set on competing at the Rio Games.

     
  • Phelps dealing with defeat in comeback Aug 16, 2014 3:57 PM
    Michael Phelps has always fed off adversity. Not that the most decorated Olympian has faced much in the pool. Until now. Phelps lost all four of his races at the recent U.S. national championships. Hardly shocking for a guy who is four months out of retirement, but somewhat surprising for someone who already owns 53 national titles.

     
  • Phelps signs with new suit company Aug 5, 2014 11:09 AM
    Michael Phelps has been linked with Speedo throughout his swimming career, most notably collecting a $1 million bonus after he won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games. Now, as he comes back from retirement, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history will have a different look. Phelps is announcing Tuesday that he has signed a deal with Aqua Sphere, a company that has extensive experience with triathlons and recreational swimming but will be designing a racing suit for the first time.

     
  • Report: Thorpe to reveal he is gay Jul 12, 2014 5:54 PM
    Australian media report five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe will reveal he is gay in a television interview with English talk show host Michael Parkinson, to be broadcast in Australia on Sunday.

     
  • Phelps still yearns to win May 15, 2014 6:08 PM
    Michael Phelps is trying some new things: A more relaxed approach. A lighter workload. A willingness to accept that things aren’t going to be perfect every day. He insists that one thing hasn’t changed at all: His desire to win.

     
  • Prosecutor accuses Pistorius at end of questioning Apr 15, 2014 2:22 PM
    Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued and — in a final exchange — urged the Olympic athlete to take responsibility for the Valentine’s Day killing.

     
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement Apr 14, 2014 5:42 PM
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.

     
  • Prosecutor: Pistorius' story doesn't add up Apr 11, 2014 6:06 PM
    The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events on the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go completely against how people would react in the situation the double-amputee Olympian has described. Instead, chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the “only reasonable explanation” for what happened was that Pistorius fatally shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet door from around three meters away as they argued.

     
  • Jamaican sprinter banned for doping Apr 10, 2014 2:51 PM
    A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June.

     
  • U.S. beats Russia in Paralympics hockey final Mar 15, 2014 5:22 PM
    Lining up on the Sochi ice to receive their gold medals, members of the American ice sledge hockey team anticipated abuse from the Russian crowd. It never came. Just cheers and applause. However serious the Ukraine-related tensions between the U.S. and Russia are in the backdrop of these Winter Paralympics, they weren’t evident in the Shayba Arena on Saturday.

     
  • Skier’s Indiana hometown cheers his Olympic medal Feb 26, 2014 9:13 AM
    Hundreds of students and others filled the high school gymnasium in slopestyle skier Nick Goepper’s southeastern Indiana hometown to celebrate his Olympic bronze medal win. The rally Tuesday at Lawrenceburg High School came hours after the 19-year-old Goepper arrived back home nearly two weeks after he and two other Americans swept the slopestyle medals in Sochi. Goepper told the crowd he was proud to hear Lawrenceburg announced as his hometown at the Olympics and other events. He says he hopes other young skiers in the Midwest are inspired by his story of skiing at the small Perfect North Slopes near his home until he was 15 and practicing on AstroTurf in his backyard during the summer. Goepper says he hopes to compete in future Winter Olympics.

     
  • Olympian Jason Brown honored, thanks supporters at Highland Park High Feb 25, 2014 9:29 PM
    Figure skater Jason Brown’s enthusiasm that connected with spectators at the Sochi Winter Olympics was evident Tuesday when he stopped in his hometown of Highland Park for a elebration of his achievements. Brown, 19, who won a bronze medal in the team competition and placed ninth on the individual side in his Olympics debut, attended two pep assemblies before a combined 2,000 pupils at Highland Park High School.

     
  • Canada’s Olympic hockey win could be NHL farewell Feb 24, 2014 4:56 PM
    The NHL is thinking seriously about abandoning the Olympics, which has hosted the world’s best since 1998. For all the excitement, attention and phenomenal hockey in Sochi, several owners still seethe at their multimillion-dollar investments playing for free — and sometimes getting injured — while their arenas sit empty for three weeks in February. But most players believe nothing can replace the Olympics.

     
  • Austrian Olympic Committee:Skier positive for EPO Feb 23, 2014 1:32 AM
    Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after testing positive for EPO, the country’s Olympic committee said Sunday. It is the fifth doping case of the Olympics and the first involving the blood-boosting drug EPO.

     
  • Images: Winter Olympics, Sunday, February 23 Feb 23, 2014 5:28 PM
    The 2014 Olymics in Sochi, Russia held closing ceremonies after the final day of events that included the men's hockey, bobsledding and cross-country skiing. Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 for the gold medal in hockey and USA-1 won the bronze in four-man bobsledding.

     
  • 2 more Olympians test positive for drugs Feb 22, 2014 4:45 PM
    A Latvian hockey player and a Ukrainian cross-country skier failed drug tests at the Sochi Olympics, bringing to four the number of doping cases at the games. The International Olympic Committee said early Sunday that Vitalijs Pavlovs and Marina Lisogor were both expelled from the games.

     
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