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House OKs bill requiring sports groups to report sex abuse
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Angered by allegations that some members of USA Gymnastics were sexually abused, the House overwhelmingly backed legislation on Thursday that requires amateur sports groups recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee to report claims of sexual abuse to police....

Rio Olympic planning assailed for 'white elephant' venues
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A federal prosecutor looking into last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues "are white elephants" that were built with "no planning."...

Isinbayeva out, progress made on sanctions at WADA meeting
MONTREAL (AP) -- Never known for haste, the World Anti-Doping Agency delivered two pieces of news Thursday that could strengthen its ability to expedite the end of the Russian doping scandal....

WADA: Isinbayeva 'will be gone' as Russian anti-doping chair
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MONTREAL (AP) -- A World Anti-Doping official says Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will be out as chairwoman of the Russian anti-doping agency at the end of the month....

USA Luge announces national team pool, athlete retirements
Olympic bronze medalist and reigning world sprint champion Erin Hamlin has been awarded an automatic spot on USA Luge's fall World Cup team for the coming season, a step that moves her significantly closer to a place in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games....

USOC paid its way back into bidding game; LA could benefit
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DENVER (AP) -- Tucked into the more than $257 million the U.S. Olympic Committee spent in 2016 was a $10 million payment to the International Olympic Committee designed, in part, to give the United States a better chance of hosting an Olympics someday - possibly in Los Angeles in 2024....

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