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Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in SKorea
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MOSCOW (AP) -- Despite Russia's ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games....

Kodaira and Bloemen set speedskating records at World Cup
KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- Japan's Nao Kodaira and Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen set world records Sunday on the final day of the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval....

Danish men, women, Italian men earn Olympic curling berths
The Olympic curling fields are set, with men's and women's teams from Denmark and the Italian men grabbing the last spots during a qualification tournament in Pilsen, Czech Republic....

Catching US, Canada requires cash, people and 1 great game
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WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) -- Finland goalie Noora Raty believes her country is closing the gap on the United States and Canada in women's hockey....

White finishes third in a head-scratching Olympic qualifier
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) -- Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White says he walked away a bit puzzled after a third-place finish in the opening Olympic qualifier for the Americans on the halfpipe....

US team still planning for Olympics despite confusion
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Members of the Trump administration surprised the U.S. Olympic Committee by suggesting the nation's participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games in South Korea was "an open question," and the USOC responded by saying it has no plans on pulling out....

The Latest: White House 'looks forward' to Winter Olympics
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The Latest on the Olympic games in Pyeongchang (all times local):...

Kodaira and Bloemen set speedskating records at World Cup
KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- Japan's Nao Kodaira and Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen set world records Sunday on the final day of the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval....

Lawyer: No one at Michigan State knew about doc's assaults
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DETROIT (AP) -- A former federal prosecutor hired by Michigan State University said there's no evidence that school officials knew a campus doctor was sexually abusing young female athletes....

Ovechkin hopes Russian hockey team participates in Olympics
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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin hopes the Russian hockey team participates in the 2018 Winter Olympics even though it would have to wear neutral uniforms....

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