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FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, Winter Olympics Milano Cortina bid IOC Evaluation Commission manager Octavian Morariu talks during an IOC Evaluation Commission meeting, in Milan, Italy. The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looks stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates. The IOC says its own polling in March showed "83% support in Italy" and "55% in favor in Sweden." (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
May 24, 2019 - 10:57 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday. Polling by the International Olympic Committee, which typically looks to get a warm welcome from host...
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May 15, 2019 - 6:42 am
MADRID (AP) — Retired American Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn has won Spain's Princess of Asturias award for sports. The judges said on announcing the prize Wednesday that Vonn "has throughout her career made extraordinary contributions to the world of sports." Vonn's achievements include a women's...
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Lindsey Vonn attends the NBC 2019/2020 Upfront at The Four Seasons New York on Monday, May 13, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsey Vonn, the retired Alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back. Vonn's memoir, "Rise: My Story," will come next year, Dey Street Books announced Monday. Vonn will describe her "epic journey" from childhood in Minnesota to international fame; her achievements, including 82...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott speaks at a news conference following the World Anti-Doping Agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta. Scott is about to learn the results of an investigation into her claims she was bullied by members of the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee. One thing that investigation will lack, however, is an interview with Scott herself. Scott has declined to cooperate with the investigators over what her lawyers describe as a litany of missteps, broken rules and glossed-over protocols that tainted the probe from the start. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 13, 2019 - 11:23 am
Along her journey in the fight for clean sports, Beckie Scott has been cheated, harassed, bullied and brushed aside. The next step on that journey will conclude when the results of an investigation that stemmed from her most-recent experience are revealed at the World Anti-Doping Agency meetings...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, the pinnacles of the Duomo gothic cathedral are lit by the afternoon sun and backdropped by the new Business Center, in Milan, northern Italy. Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago has announced that he will lead the organizing committee if the Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo bid wins next month’s vote to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. Malago’s announcement came hours after a massive police operation in the Milan area resulted in 43 arrests _ many of the public officials _ for alleged corruption in assigning public construction projects. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
May 07, 2019 - 8:34 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago will lead the organizing committee if the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid wins next month's vote to host the 2026 Winter Games. Malago's announcement on Tuesday came hours after a massive police operation in the Milan area resulted in 43...
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April 17, 2019 - 9:00 pm
PEMBERTON, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian professional freeskier Dave Treadway has died in a backcountry accident north of Whistler. He was 34. A statement on Treadway's website said he died Monday near Rhododendron Mountain, not far from his Pemberton-area home. Pemberton Search and Rescue...
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March 30, 2019 - 9:55 am
NEWRY, Maine (AP) — The final event of the World Pro Ski Tour season is being held at Maine's Sunday River. Skiers from Maine to California have participated in three previous events in Colorado and New Hampshire before the finale on Saturday in Maine. This is the World Pro Ski Tour's third season...
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CORRECTS TO PARTS OF HIS PELVIS, AND NOT PELVIS AS ORIGINALLY SENT - In this February 2014 photo provided by Kathleen Walsh, Thomas Walsh and Mikaela Shiffrin pose in Sochi, Russia. Ten years ago, ski racer Thomas Walsh was diagnosed with cancer that ended up taking parts of his pelvis. By his side that day was Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin. She remains one of his biggest fans as Walsh rises through the ranks as a Paralympian. (Kathleen Walsh via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 1:12 pm
Ten years ago, Mikaela Shiffrin visited a friend and fellow ski racer in the hospital who was diagnosed with cancer. Thomas Walsh could barely sit up or eat and later had parts of his pelvis and lung removed due to the tumors. Shiffrin grew up skiing with Walsh, the two sharing a similar instructor...
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Mikaela Shiffrin responds to questions during a news interview Thursday, March 21, 2019, in New York. The 24-year-old American spent time in New York to celebrate an unprecedented 17 World Cup wins and her third straight overall title.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 24, 2019 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin generally whizzes past mountain gates at 80 mph. She had a much harder time maneuvering through the crowd at Macy's. The 24-year-old skier arrived in Manhattan to celebrate the end of a record-setting season, which included an unprecedented 17 World Cup wins and her...
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March 20, 2019 - 4:07 pm
MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich...
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