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Heavy Medal: September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008

Partners Split by 'Dancing' (Update)

Gold medalist Kerri Walsh will get a new partner for next week's beach volleyball event in Dubai -- because of "Dancing With the Stars." Walsh and partner Misty May-Treanor won the gold medal in Beijing. But May-Treanor has been competing...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 4, 2008; 7:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Okla. City Gets Rowing Center

From the Associated Press: USRowing plans to open a year-round program in Oklahoma City to train the nation's top young rowers. The program will be geared to developing rowers to compete at the Olympic level. U.S. Rowing executive director Glenn...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 3, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pessoa Loses 5th-Place Finish

From the Associated Press: Equestrian rider Rodrigo Pessoa has been stripped of his fifth-place finish at the Beijing Olympics and banned from competing for 461/27 months after a positive drug test on his horse. The sport's governing body Friday also...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 3, 2008; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Vancouver Tickets Go On Sale

From the Associated Press: Ticket sales start Friday for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and aren't first come, first served. Instead, they will be available for five weeks through an online process designed to thwart scalpers trying to snap up tickets...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 3, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Vancouver 2010  
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Bolt's Records Ratified

From the Associated Press: Usain Bolt's three world records at the Beijing Olympics were officially ratified Friday by the track and field world governing body. The Jamaican sprinter set new marks in the 100 and 200 meters and ran the...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 3, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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2012 Trials Qualifying Begins -- Really

Dan Browne, an Olympian in 2004, leads a field of 20 men with personal bests of 2 minutes 20 seconds or faster in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this Sunday. A field of 50 men are expected to compete in...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 3, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Video Game Exec Named USOC Chairman

Lawrence F. Probst, who last year stepped down after 16 years as chief executive of the video gaming company that produced Madden NFL and Need for Speed, will succeed Peter Ueberroth as the U.S. Olympic Committee chairman, the USOC...

By Amy Shipley  |  October 2, 2008; 9:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  U.S. Olympic Committee  
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2000 Hurdles Champion Retires

From the Associated Press: Former Olympic hurdles champion Anier Garcia is retiring from the sport after battling a series of injuries. Garcia, who beat Allen Johnson and two other Americans to win the 110-meter hurdles at the 2000 Sydney Games,...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 2, 2008; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gymnast S. Johnson: Accept Our Accomplishments; Acknowledge Theirs

Gymnast Shawn Johnson, who helped the U.S. women to the team silver medal at the Beijing Games and won gold on the balance beam, joined teammate Nastia Liukin in accepting the conclusion of her sport's governing body that China's...

By Liz Clarke  |  October 2, 2008; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FIG: 2008 Gymnasts Were of Age (Updated)

International gymnastics officials on Wednesday pronounced themselves satisfied that China's female gymnasts met minimum-age requirements during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. As a result, a six-week inquiry into allegations that three Chinese gymnasts -- including uneven-bars gold medallist He Kexin...

By Liz Clarke  |  October 1, 2008; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Area Rowers Honored

Three area rowers were among 41 named to the Scholastic Honor Roll by USRowing. Sahand Dilmanghani (Oakton/James Madison High), Elizabeth Mills (Washington/National Cathedral) and Elliot Oakley (Arlington/Yorktown), a 2007 All-Met honorable mention, were recognized by the organization. Honorable mentions were...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 1, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FIG: 2008 Gymnasts Were of Age

International gymnastics officials on Wednesday pronounced themselves satisfied that China's female gymnasts met minimum-age requirements during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. As a result, a six-week inquiry into allegations that three Chinese gymnasts -- including uneven-bars gold medallist He Kexin...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 1, 2008; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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Brits Want More Money for Security

From the Associated Press: The chairman of the British Olympic Association said Monday any increase in the security budget for the 2012 London Games is a "price you absolutely have to pay" to make the Olympics secure. British media reports...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 29, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  London Games  
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