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Heavy Medal: November 16, 2008 - November 22, 2008

Suguri Leads Cup of Russia

From the Associated Press: Japan's Fumie Suguri took the women's lead Friday at the Cup of Russia with a short program that was confident and precise, if short on adventure. Suguri, who took silver at Skate Canada, is in line...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 21, 2008; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating  
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Obama Makes Chicago Pitch

From the Associated Press: President-elect Barack Obama has made an appeal for Chicago to get the 2016 Olympics. Obama appears in a taped video message played by Chicago bid leaders Friday at a meeting of European Olympic Committees in Istanbul,...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 21, 2008; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2016 Games  
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Virginia Riders Make '09 List

The U.S. Equestrian Federation named its 2009 eventing training list this week, and several Virginia riders are on it. The locations of the training sessions have not yet been announced. Among the area riders and horses named to the "A"...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 21, 2008; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rogge: Olympics in "Conservation Mode"

From the Associated Press: The Olympic movement is on sound financial footing but must hold down the size and cost of the games to cope with the global economic downturn, IOC President Jacques Rogge said Friday in Istanbul, Turkey. "The...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 21, 2008; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Chicago Will Make Case For 2016 Games

From the Associated Press: Chicago and three other cities vying for the 2016 Summer Games will make their case Friday to the regional group with the most votes in the Olympic movement. Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro also will...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 20, 2008; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2016 Games  
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USA Boxing Out Of USOC's Doghouse

The United States Olympic Committee has ended its probation of USA Boxing, the sport's national governing body, the USOC announced Thursday. USA Boxing was placed on probation five years ago because of problems relating to the organization's management, governance structure,...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 20, 2008; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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U.S. Runners To Take Part in Unusual Relay Marathon

Olympian Dan Browne will lead a team of six U.S. athletes in an unusual marathon relay in Chiba, Japan, on Monday. Now in its 20th year, the 2008 Chiba International Ekiden features mixed teams of men and women running six...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 19, 2008; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clay, Brown Trafton Win Owens Award

Olympic gold medalists Bryan Clay and Stephanie Brown Trafton are the winners of the 2008 Jesse Owens Award from USA Track & Field. Clay won the decathlon at the Beijing Games last August; Brown Trafton was the first woman to...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 18, 2008; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Female Ski Jumpers Sue For Olympic Spot

From the Associated Press: A group of women ski jumpers will get the chance to argue in a Canadian court on April 20 for their sport to be included in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The ski jumpers have sued the...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 18, 2008; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ski Jumping  
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Ryan Hall to Run Boston Marathon

Olympic marathoner and American half marathon record holder Ryan Hall will compete in the 113th Boston Marathon next April 20, event sponsor John Hancock Financial announced today. The fastest American marathon runner for the past two years, Hall wants to...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 18, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hurdler Liu to Have Surgery in U.S.

From the Associated Press: Star Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang is expected to have surgery in the United States for a foot injury that forced him to withdraw at the starting line during the Beijing Olympics. The former Olympic champion and...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 18, 2008; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FINA To Review High-Tech Swimsuits

FINA, the world governing body for swimming, will hold a forum in February to discuss placing possible restrictions on the use of long-length, high-tech swim suits, The Times of London has reported. "It's been a busy year. It's time...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 18, 2008; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sailing Changes for 2012

From the Associated Press: International sailing's governing body re-elected its president, cut one event from its program for the next Olympics and changed boat types for one women's class at its annual general assembly. The London Games will see 10...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 18, 2008; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Towson's Hoff Changes Coaches

From the Associated Press: Swimmer Katie Hoff has changed coaches after a disappointing Olympics in which the six-time world champion failed to win a gold medal in a half dozen events. Hoff is working with Michael Phelps's coach, Bob Bowman,...

By Amy Shipley  |  November 18, 2008; 7:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Check Out Miller, Vonn

Bode Miller was second in the World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland, on Sunday, his first podium finish in the event since 2004. The event was televised on Universal Sports; if you want to see the video, go here. A...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 17, 2008; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Skiing  
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Lothrop Named to 2 Squads

Corrie Lothrop, who trains at Hill's Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, will compete in the Pan American Gymnastics Union Individual Event Championships in Rosario, Argentina, beginning Wednesday. Lothrop was also named to the squad that will compete at the International Artistic Gymnastics...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 17, 2008; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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