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IOC: Rio Olympics were 'most perfect imperfect games'
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- A few months after the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, IOC officials have a new tagline for South America's first Olympics: "The most perfect imperfect games."...

IOC will not sign off on Tokyo's $20b budget for 2020 Games
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TOKYO (AP) -- Calling Tokyo's proposed $20 billion budget unacceptable, IOC vice president John Coates urged Japanese organizers on Friday to find ways to make the 2020 Olympics more affordable....

AP Source: NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics
NHL players could still go to the 2018 Olympics, but it won't be in exchange for extending the collective bargaining agreement through 2025....

Turkish weightlifter Ozkan loses Olympic doping appeal
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Turkish weightlifter Sibel Ozkan has lost an appeal against a doping sanction which cost her a silver medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics....

Sammy Lee, 2-time Olympic diving champion, dies at 96
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sammy Lee, a two-time Olympic gold medal-winning diver who later mentored four-time Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, has died. He was 96....

Tokyo organizers promise cost-cutting for 2020 Olympics
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TOKYO (AP) -- Hoping to avoid last-minute financial pressures, Japanese officials said Wednesday they are determined to keep total costs of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games below 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) after a three-day debriefing from organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games....

Anti-Doping Norway proposes 14-month doping ban for Johaug
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norway's anti-doping agency called for a 14-month ban on Tuesday for cross-country star Therese Johaug after she tested positive for a steroid she said she took unknowingly....

Rowing, canoe sprint, swimming to remain at Tokyo venues
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TOKYO (AP) -- Olympic organizers agreed Tuesday to keep the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at their planned sites in Tokyo for the 2020 Games, while postponing a decision until Christmas on a possible switch for volleyball....





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