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FILE- In this July 30, 2015 file photo, Richard Budgett, the IOC medical director, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Seeking to calm fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director told The Associated Press on Thursday Feb. 11, 2016 that “everything that can be done is being done’’ to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Med-czar trying to soothe Zika fears

Thursday, February 11, 2016

LONDON — Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said “everything that can be done is being done” to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In an interview with The Associated Press, Dr. Richard Budgett said there are no health warnings against traveling … 0

CEO: I was fired for trying to move Rio event

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — The former CEO of World Sailing says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Peter Sowrey tried to change the venue, or at least have a “B plan” but says “I was told … 0

Boston organizers underestimated Olympics’ costs

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BOSTON — Boston’s failed bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics underestimated costs for hosting the games, potentially leaving Massachusetts taxpayers on the hook for significant cost overruns, according to a state-funded report released Tuesday. Boston 2024, the local group organizing the bid, had projected construction costs for the Olympic Stadium, athletes village and other key facilities would total about $918 million out of … 0

No medal in Sochi, but Lolo Jones is satisfied

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — She scrambled to find her camera before the flower ceremony began. Lolo Jones wasn’t going to miss any of it. She wasn’t going to let her American teammates down. Not now. And as Elana … 0

Carrying hopes of a nation, Russia makes unexpected hockey exit

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — A hockey team loses. A nation mourns, curses and cries. Russia’s men’s hockey team suffered a 3-1 loss to Finland on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Winter Olympics tournament, eliminating the host country from medal contention. For some Russians, these Winter Games were … 0

Canada rallies past US for women’s bobsled gold

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — They called it the Battle Royale. Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers spent part of the summer training alongside one another, getting ready to spend this winter battling each other. They shared a coach. They … 0

Team USA’s Oshie becomes an overnight sensation

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia - T.J. Oshie was hardly a recognizable name when the Olympics began. Even die-hard hockey fans probably knew little of Oshie beyond basic details about his career. Not anymore. With Team USA advancing to the semifinals on Friday against Canada, Oshie has become one of these … 0

Canada, Britain reach men’s Olympic curling final

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — If there’s to be a changing of the guard in men’s curling, it will have to wait a little while longer. Canada maintained its grip on the Olympic title by reaching the gold-medal game with … 0

Once again, Canada stands in way of US dream

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia - Before departing for the Olympics, the U.S. women’s hockey team received a few visitors at their training facility in Bedford, Mass. Members of Team USA’s 1998 gold medal team stopped by to share stories and words of encouragement. “They just wanted to tell us that … 0

Bjoerndalen sets record with Norway’s relay win

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Ole Einar Bjoerndalen couldn’t avoid being in the spotlight, certainly not after becoming the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time and receiving personal congratulations from the king. The softly-spoken Norwegian tends to keep … 0

Sablikova wins another gold in women’s 5,000

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Martina Sablikova really wanted this gold medal. Not even the Dutch were going to keep her off the top step of the podium. Sablikova defended her Olympic title in the women’s 5,000 meters Wednesday, chasing … 0

Quick, Price in goal for US, Canada

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The U.S. and Canada have chosen to sit the goaltenders that played in the 2010 gold-medal game at the Vancouver Olympics. The Americans plan to start Jonathan Quick — not Ryan Miller — today in … 0

Czechs top Slovakia, 5-3, play US in quarterfinals

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Roman Cervenka scored for a second time late in the second period to give the Czech Republic a four-goal lead, and it went on to beat Slovakia 5-3 on Tuesday and advance to an Olympic … 0