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FILE - In this Friday, May 5, 2017 file photo, Incumbent head of Kenya's National Olympic Committee Kipchoge 'Kip' Keino, attends a meeting on the day committee elections were supposed to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's director of public prosecutions said on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 that distance-running great Keino and six other former officials will be charged with corruption relating to the alleged misappropriation of more than $545,000 that was meant to help fund the country's team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, a trailblazer for Kenyan runners and a gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics, was head of the national Olympic committee until last year. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)
October 15, 2018 - 11:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino was given more time to report to police in Kenya after being one of seven current and former Olympic and government officials accused of corruption and misappropriating more than $545,000 around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The seven were...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968, file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward as they extend gloved hands skyward in during the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. When Smith and Carlos raised their fists 50 years ago at the Mexico City Olympics, they had a captive audience, back in the age when TV was king and the entire audience was rapt. A half-century later, many of the messages our athletes disseminate are every bit as powerful, but the audience is much more distracted. (AP Photo/File)
October 15, 2018 - 11:37 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — By the time they reached Mexico City in October 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were representing a country being torn apart. The Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy, riots outside the Democratic convention in Chicago and growing unrest...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 5, 2017 file photo, Incumbent head of Kenya's National Olympic Committee Kipchoge 'Kip' Keino, attends a meeting on the day committee elections were supposed to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's director of public prosecutions said on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 that distance-running great Keino and six other former officials will be charged with corruption relating to the alleged misappropriation of more than $545,000 that was meant to help fund the country's team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, a trailblazer for Kenyan runners and a gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics, was head of the national Olympic committee until last year. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)
October 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Kenyan distance-running great Kip Keino is one of seven suspects in a corruption investigation and has been ordered to report to police by the end of Monday to face charges of embezzlement and the misappropriation of more than $545,000. The two-time Olympic champion and honorary member of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet last month from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday, Oct. 12, to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 14, 2018 - 8:14 am
Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 1968, file photo, United States' Madeline Manning catches her breath after winning the women's 800-meter run in record time of 2:00.9, at the Olympics in Mexico City. Fifty years ago, Madeline Manning Mims became the first black woman to win the Olympic 800 meters. Her story got overshadowed at the 1968 Mexico City Games by Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised black-gloved fists on the medal stand during the national anthem to protest America's social injustices. (AP Photo/File)
October 14, 2018 - 2:40 am
The moment felt surreal to Olympic 800-meter gold medalist Madeline Manning Mims as she stood on a track in North Carolina over the summer and performed a pitch-perfect rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Making it all the more so were those listening in the crowd: her close friends, John...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, John Carlos, left, and Tommie Smith pose for a portrait at Georgetown University in Washington. When Smith and Carlos raised their fists 50 years ago at the Mexico City Olympics, they had a captive audience, back in the age when TV was king and the entire audience was rapt. A half-century later, many of the messages our athletes disseminate are every bit as powerful, but the audience is much more distracted. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
October 14, 2018 - 1:58 am
Two men stood together, utilizing the worldwide platform that only the Olympics can provide, to call attention to the struggle they shared with fellow Americans during a divisive, seemingly intractable period in their country's history. In 1968, sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, then-Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., listens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. USA Gymnastics has hired Bono as interim president and chief executive officer. The organization announced the move Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Bono will hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
October 13, 2018 - 9:59 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has hired former Congresswoman Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer. The organization announced the move Friday. Bono will hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure...
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach gives a press conference at the end of the 133rd IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
October 12, 2018 - 5:49 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stockholm's bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates. A new coalition deal announced Friday to run Stockholm's city government, between a center-right alliance and environmentalists, requires no...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the floor exercise at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the world championship later this month in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 12, 2018 - 3:01 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month. The world...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, Nadezhda Sergeeva, of Russia, prepares for the first run during the women's two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has lifted a provisional ban imposed on one of the two Russian athletes who tested positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The court says a contaminated product caused bobsled driver Nadezhda Sergeeva's positive test for trimetazidine in South Korea in February. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
October 12, 2018 - 5:18 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — One of the four doping cases at the Pyeongchang Olympics has been closed in an agreement between bobsled's governing body and Russian driver Nadezhda Sergeeva. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it accepted a settlement which ended the case with an eight-month ban...
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