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Bill to create Jamaican Bobsled Team license plate approved

Jun. 14, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Legislature has approved a measure that would allow the state to issue special Jamaican Bobsled Team license plates. The Democrat-controlled Assembly passed the measure Thursday, a day after the Republican-led Senate approved the bill. The legislation would allow the...

The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

Jun. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the...

Call reveals frantic effort to save Bode Miller's daughter

Jun. 12, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman frantically asks an emergency dispatcher to coach her on how to perform CPR during a 911 call as she and others desperately struggle in vain to save the life of Olympic skier Bode Miller's daughter after the toddler fell into a swimming pool. "Yes, hurry. HURRY," the woman shouts...

Olympic skier Bode Miller's toddler daughter drowns in pool

Jun. 11, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday. Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, the day after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her after the drowning incident. "We are...

Voters in Swiss region reject bid for 2026 Winter Games

Jun. 10, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

SION, Switzerland (AP) — Another Olympic hosting bid in Switzerland was sunk Sunday by a public vote against expected high costs. A total of 53.98 percent of voters in the Swiss region of Valais refused to pledge financial support for a 2026 Winter Games hosting bid centered on the town of Sion. "There is...

Steamboat Olympian steps out of 1 sport, into another

Jun. 9, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ben Berend was lost in the desert. That's actually not quite right. Ben Berend was in the desert, camping in New Mexico in late March, and Ben Berend was lost, unsure what to do with his future. The Steamboat Springs Nordic combined athlete lived out his dreams in February,...

Sochi's empty stadium reflects Russian sports struggles

Jun. 6, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sochi's World Cup stadium is a spectacular, sweeping structure on the Black Sea coast, but few locals have seen inside. In fact, the Fisht Olympic Stadium hasn't hosted a game in nearly a year. When Portugal takes on Spain on June 15, it will be the first match there since June 29,...

WORLD CUP: Guide to the 12 stadiums across Russia

Jun. 5, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's World Cup is spread across 12 stadiums in 11 host cities. They range from St. Petersburg, which is so far north that the sun doesn't set on some summer days, to Sochi and its subtropical climate on the Black Sea coast. Cost rises, worker deaths, and corruption have marred the...

World Cup security Putin's top priority but threats loom

Jun. 4, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — For President Vladimir Putin, the World Cup marks a moment of pride, a long-sought opportunity to showcase Russia's achievements and bolster its international prestige. The Russian leader has made security of the tournament the top priority, ordering an array of measures to fend off any...

Colorado plans to pursue Olympics subject to voter approval

Jun. 1, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado leaders plan to pursue the Winter Olympics — but only if voters back the idea. An exploratory committee that has been reviewing whether or not to pursue the Olympics announced Friday that Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock have accepted its recommendation...