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Heavy Medal: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

Davis Wins 1,500 Meters

From the Associated Press: Shani Davis of the United States edged Dutchmen Stefan Groothuis and Mark Tuitkert to win the 1,500-meter race at a World Cup meet Friday in Heerenveen, Netherlands. The Olympic champion won in 1 minute, 45.23 seconds,...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 14, 2008; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Speedskating  
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Brit Official's Remark Causes Furor

From the Associated Press: Hindsight is 20-20 when it comes to the 2012 Olympics. Britain's government official in charge of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games has made headlines by saying London might not have bid for them had it known...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 13, 2008; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Softball and Baseball Make Case for Oly Reinstatement

From the Associated Press: Leaders of baseball and softball, along with five other sports seeking inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games, will present their cases Friday to the International Olympic Committee. Golf, karate, roller sports, rugby and squash officials also...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 13, 2008; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Colangelo Will Chair USA Basketball Board

Phoenix Suns Chairman Jerry Colangelo was elected chairman of USA Basketball's board of directors for the 2009-2012 term on Wednesday, USA Basketball announced, succeeding USA Basketball President Val Ackerman. Colangelo, credited with turning around the U.S. men's Olympic basketball program...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 13, 2008; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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U.S. Swimmer Sets Two World Records

American Peter Marshall set world records in the men's 50- and 100-meter short-course (25-meter pool) backstroke events during a two-day meet in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday and Wednesday. On the sixth stop of the 2008 FINA/ARENA World Cup, South Africa's Cameron...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 13, 2008; 7:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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U.S. Swimmer Sets Two World Records

American Peter Marshall set world records in the men's 50- and 100-meter short-course (25-meter pool) backstroke events during a two-day meet in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday and Wednesday. On the sixth stop of the 2008 FINA/ARENA World Cup, South Africa's Cameron...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 13, 2008; 7:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Olympic Sprinter Races Against... Dominoes

Netherlands Antilles sprinter Churandy Martina holds national records in the 100 and 200 meters, but the question is: can he outrun a line of falling dominos at 30 meters? Martina, 24, will participate Friday in an attempt to beat the...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 12, 2008; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Field Set

After the final qualifying competitions in Bad Tölz, Germany, and Shanghai, China, the field for the women's Olympic ice hockey competition at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver is set. Teams from Slovakia and China will join the American, Canadian,...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 12, 2008; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Vancouver 2010  
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Chantilly's Kohn Dominates Bobsled Event

Chantilly-born Mike Kohn swept all four men's events over four days of competition at the second stop of the America's Cup bobsled tour in Calgary, Canada as the U.S. bobsled and skeleton team collected 15 medals over four days of...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 11, 2008; 6:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Athletes Compete for Wheelchair Curling Team Spots

Ten athletes from 35 to 60 years old are competing this weekend for nominations to the 2010 U.S. Paralympic Team in curling and the 2009 world championship team. The five-person wheelchair curling team will be selected after individual competitions with...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 11, 2008; 6:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Who Will Be Track's Athletes of the Year?

The finalists for the IAAF's athlete of the year awards were announced Monday, with few surprises. Not surprisingly, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt -- who won three gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters and 4x100 relay in Beijing --...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 10, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Americans Win Beach Volleyball Title

Americans Jen Boss and April Ross won their first gold medal on the professional beach volleyball tour this weekend by defeating fellow Americans Nicole Branagh and Tyra Turner in the championship match of the 2008 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Phuket...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 10, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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U.S. Men Dominate Cup of China

This weekend's Cup of China in Beijing continued the astonishing role reversal in U.S. figure skating, in which American women have been non-factors internationally and American men have been dominant. Jeremy Abbott and Stephane Carrierre won the top two spots...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 10, 2008; 6:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating  
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