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500 days to go: Pyeongchang Olympic organizers optimistic

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Marking the 500-day countdown to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, organizers said Tuesday that 90 percent of construction of new venues is complete and the focus is now on preparing for test events....

Ed Temple dies: Coached Wilma Rudolph to Olympic gold medals

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach whose Tigerbelles won 13 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial and gender barriers in the sport, died Thursday night. He was 89....

Under 3 percent of US athletes in Rio had medical exemptions

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Fifteen of the 558 athletes in the U.S. delegation at the Rio Olympics - or slightly less than 3 percent - had therapeutic-use exemptions in force during the games....

Tyson Gay in the field for USA bobsled push championships

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Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay is entered in this week's USA Bobsled National Push Championships, making him the latest track star to give sledding a try....

Navigating Rio can be tough for those with disabilities
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Inside the Olympic Park, there are ramps, strategically placed railings, tactile paving inside venues, and more. It's evident that experts designed the grounds for the Summer Games and Paralympics to be accessible to people with disabilities....

Olympic athletes shrug off medical data leaks by hackers

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GENEVA (AP) -- A two-time Wimbledon singles champion, two Tour de France winners and an Olympic discus gold medalist had the same answer Thursday to the latest leak by hackers of confidential medical information: so what?...

AP PHOTOS: Records fall, attendance rises at Paralympics

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Paralympic Games are in the home stretch, having overcome budget problems to stage a highly successful competition that has seen higher-than-expected attendance and a slew of record-setting performances....

Armless Archer: There's almost nothing he can't do

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Matt Stutzman was born with no arms - just stumps at the shoulders - but he says there's almost nothing he can't do....

Congress moves to block 'victory tax' on Olympic athletes

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bill moving forward in Congress would block the IRS from taxing most medals or other prizes awarded to U.S. Olympians....
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