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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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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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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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Boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea' Whitaker dies after being struck by vehicle in Virginia Beach

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Considered one of the greatest defensive fighters in history, Whitaker won Olympic gold and titles in four weight classes.
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Winning the World Cup Comes With Perks Like This Onstage Dance From Jennifer Lopez

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Everyone is busy celebrating the U.S. women's national soccer team ‘s World Cup win. But Carli Lloyd ‘s on-stage celebratory dance from Jennifer Lopez truly may have taken the...
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Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

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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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Extreme heat is changing sports, from the Olympics to local races

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As scorching days become more common, athletes grapple with how to handle the heat.
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