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Heavy Medal: December 7, 2008 - December 13, 2008

Belarusians Stripped of Medals

From the Associated Press: Two Belarusian hammer throwers were stripped Thursday of their silver and bronze medals from the Beijing Olympics because of high levels of testosterone. A Polish canoeist also was disqualified for drug use. The three cases bring...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  December 11, 2008; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Local Skater In Second At Junior Grand Prix

Langley High's Armin Mahbanoozadeh, 17, stood in second place Thursday with 67.05 points after the short program of the International Skating Union's Junior Grand Prix Final in Goyang City, South Korea. Mahbanoozadeh, who put forth a nearly mistake-free performance, trails...

By Amy Shipley  |  December 11, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating  
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Russell Turns Pro

From Les Carpenter: Capitol Heights boxer Gary Russell Jr., whose collapse before his weigh-in at the Olympics cost him a chance to fight in Beijing, said he has signed with manager Al Hayman and is scheduled to fight for the...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  December 10, 2008; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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IOC Won't Sell U.S. TV Rights in Bad Economy

From the Associated Press: The International Olympic Committee is prepared to postpone the bidding on lucrative U.S. broadcast rights until after next year's selection of the 2016 host city due to the economic downturn, the IOC's top TV negotiator said...

By Amy Shipley  |  December 10, 2008; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  IOC  
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IOC Will Retest 500 Olympic Samples

The International Olympic Committee will use two recently perfected drug tests to retest about 500 urine or blood samples taken from Olympic athletes during the August Summer Games in Beijing, the IOC announced today. About 400 samples will be re-examined...

By Amy Shipley  |  December 9, 2008; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  IOC  
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USA Track Sets London Goal of 30

From the Associated Press: After a disappointing Beijing Olympics, USA Track & Field is setting its sights high by aiming for 30 medals at the 2012 London Games. "We now will announce to the world that we are going to...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  December 8, 2008; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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