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Bullying probe calls for sensitivity training for WADA, 2019 May 16

MONTREAL (AP) - The culture of bullying and harassment collided with the Olympic universe after two strong-voiced women in the World Anti-Doping Agency received back-to-back rejections over the span of 48 hours.

Among conclusions from an investigation into one of those episodes was that WADA leaders need to undergo mandatory ...

Omaha promises $750K for 2020 Olympic Swim Trials, 2019 May 16

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha has pledged $750,000 in taxpayer money to cover some of USA Swimming's more than $3 million in costs to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.

The City Council approved a plan Tuesday to make the second of three annual $250,000 payments to the Omaha ...

'Harsh,' 'disrespectful,' but no bullying in WADA case, 2019 May 15

MONTREAL (AP) - Witnesses saw tears in Beckie Scott's eyes following a meeting in which one man called her attitude "victimistic" and another questioned whether the athletes' committee she led even needed to exist.

In the end, investigators looking into the meeting that left Scott "angry," ''close to tears," and ...

Tuesday Sports in Brief, 2019 May 15

NBA

CHICAGO (AP) - New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month.

The Pelicans won the lottery for the first time since 2012, when they chose Anthony Davis. And the lottery win comes ...

Ebersol gets Hall of Fame award for radio, TV contributions, 2019 May 14

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Dick Ebersol has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, which is presented annually by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The award recognizes "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football."

Ebersol once was described as "the most ...

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland, 2019 May 14

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland.

The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.

McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he ...

Polish minister to lead WADA; outspoken candidate sidelined, 2019 May 14

MONTREAL (AP) - There was one key problem with the most high-profile candidate in the race to become the new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency: Her name wasn't on the ballot.

A group of government representatives chose Polish sports minister Witold Banka to be WADA's next president Tuesday, weeks ...

Top Russian skateboarder hit with doping ban, 2019 May 14

MOSCOW (AP) - A top Russian skateboarder has been handed a four-year doping ban, just as his sport prepares to make its Olympic debut.

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency says Maxim Kruglov, known as "Mad Maxim," was punished under a rule against athletes who evade or refuse giving a drug-test sample.

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