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Heavy Medal Archive: Politics

U.S., Canadian spokesmen wager bet on hockey

It's a friendly wager that could leave White House press secretary Robert Gibbs wearing the colors of Canada. Gibbs and his counterpart to the north, Dimitri Soudas, bet on the results of Thursday's gold medal women's hockey contest. Both teams...

By news services  |  February 25, 2010; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Ice hockey , Politics , Vancouver 2010  
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Darfur Activist Barred From Traveling to Beijing

The Chinese embassy on Tuesday revoked the visa of 2006 Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek, effectively barring the speedskating champion from attending the 2008 Beijing Games, according to a statement issued on Cheek's behalf. Cheek is co-founder of Team Darfur,...

By Liz Clarke  |  August 5, 2008; 8:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Politics  
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