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Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists

Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists

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MEXICO CITY - The Mexican Olympic Committee said Wednesday it will no longer be able to offer food, lodging and medical services at its main sports training complex, the latest...
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Children Challenge Olympic Rower

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Children at the Wilmington's Walnut Street YMCA welcomed professional rower, Will Purnam.
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Bears host flag football tournament for 200 Special Olympics athletes

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CHICAGO - The Bears opened up Halas Hall for a flag football tournament for Special Olympics on Saturday. Around 200 Special Olympics athletes were able to participate and get...
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Ukraine eyes Olympic bid despite economic struggles

Ukraine eyes Olympic bid despite economic struggles

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KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's new president has asked officials to consider a bid to host the Olympics, even with the economy still damaged by years of political turmoil.
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Persistence, positive attitude launched Olympian Herb Douglas Jr

Persistence, positive attitude launched Olympian Herb Douglas Jr

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Pittsburgh native Herb Douglas Jr. won a bronze medal in the 1948 Olympics and started the Jesse Owens Foundation.
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Swimming-As Olympics near, swimmers look to make their mark at worlds

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SEOUL - The slogan for this month's world aquatics championships in South Korea is "Dive into Peace" but geopolitics will be the last thing on swimmers minds as they plunge...
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Swimming-American Dressel ready to take on the world in Gwangju

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Two years after making a splash as U.S. swimming's "next big thing," Caeleb Dressel heads into the world championships in South Korea looking to show his rivals he is the man...
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Photo finish decides 10k open water race at world titles

Photo finish decides 10k open water race at world titles

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GWANGJU, South Korea - After 10 kilometers of open-water swimming in the sea, world championship organizers needed a photo finish to determine the winner of the Olympic...
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Olympic Boxing Champion Pernell Whitaker Has Died After Being Hit by a Car

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Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in...
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Boxing legend Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker, 55, fatally hit by pickup in Virginia

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Whitaker won Olympic gold in 1984 and professional belts in four weight classes. His career pro record was 40-4-1.
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