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Jeremy Abbott retires from figure skating

OlympicTalk (blog) - 22 Jun 2017
He grabbed a bronze medal in the first Olympic team event in Sochi, but only after erring on all three jumping passes and crashing into the boards. Abbott originally planned to retire after the 2014 Olympic season, but a career-best-tying fifth-place ...
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Locklear lands golden homecoming

The Robesonian - 26 Jun 2017
“I want to be in the Olympics one day,” said Lewis, who does gymnastics in Lumberton and gave Locklear a trophy to sign. “It's fun. … I like the bars.” “The bars” are Locklear's specialty. She won gold on the uneven bars at the 2014 and 2016 U.S ...
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Cross-Country 101: Rules and event breakdown - 21 Jun 2017
For example, at the 2014 Sochi Olympics the men's 50km mass start was raced using freestyle, but in PyeongChang the 50km will be raced using the classical technique.. Two types of race starts are used in cross-country skiing – interval and mass start.
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Quality field drawn to Gold Coast for Oceania Boxing Championships

Australian Olympic Committee - 26 Jun 2017
This week's event has attracted a strong women's line-up, including World Championship silver medallist and 2014 Commonwealth Games athlete, Kaye Scott, World Championship bronze medallist, Skye Nicolson, and Youth Olympic Games bronze ...
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Capturing a country through sport: The pioneers

Toronto Star - 26 Jun 2017
Burke's dream came true in 2014 when halfpipe and slopestyle skiing events were included in the Sochi Olympics, but tragically she wasn't there to compete for gold. Burke died in 2012 at the age of 29 after succumbing to injuries from a fall in training.
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On the Scene - Joint Korean Olympic Team Only A Concept

Around the Rings (subscription) - 26 Jun 2017
North Korean IOC member Ung Chang told ATR that any such idea is dependent upon Olympic qualification. Chang was in Muju as part of an International Taekwondo Federation demonstration delegation. After attending the opening ceremony he and the ...
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Olympic Channel launches July 15 with world championships coverage

OlympicTalk (blog) - 17 Jun 2017
The Olympic Channel will also air Olympic-themed original content produced by NBC Universal, the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Committee. It includes programming from filmmakers shooting around the world, archival footage from ...
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Biathlon 101: Qualifying for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games - 19 Jun 2017
Individual athletes must gain the right to participate at the Olympic Winter Games under IBU rules. Each athlete amasses a point total under the IBU qualifying point system at the conclusion of World Cup races. If an athlete finishes first in an event ...
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NHL: Teemu Selanne heads 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame selections - 26 Jun 2017
Finland's Teemu Selanne (8) acknowledges the crowd with his bronze medal after defeating USA in the bronze medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Finland defeated USA 5-0 for the bronze medal. File photo ...
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Most Consistent World Team Members

FloWrestling - 26 Jun 2017
Obviously, Burroughs, the self-proclaimed team dad, has held his spot the longest with seven straight World (or Olympic) teams on his resume. Green and Snyder may have only made two World Teams (with Snyder also making the Olympic team in 2016), but ...
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My greatest challenge – Mutaz Essa Barshim

International Association of Athletics Federations - 26 Jun 2017
It was hard because every doctor I spoke to said my season was done and that would be the end of my Olympic dream. I was quite messed up in my head and I had many negative thoughts. I was lucky to surround myself with positive people; my coach, family ...
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'Colossal' Taekwondo Summit Set For Seoul

Around the Rings (subscription) - 26 Jun 2017
The World Taekwondo demonstration team's trip would be the follow through of the protocols of accord signed by the two taekwondo federations in Nanjing, China during the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. The protocols recognized the mutual history of each ...
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Albanian Olympic Committee President to face challenge - 26 Jun 2017
Albania took part in their first Olympic Games at Munich 1972 and have competed in every Summer Olympics since Barcelona 1992. Alpine skiers Erjon Tola and Suela Mehilli represented the country at its third Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, but the ...

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