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Asian Games gold medalist runner banned 4 years for doping, 2020 September 17

MONACO (AP) - Bahraini distance runner Hassan Chani has been banned for four years for doping and stripped of his 2018 Asian Games gold medal, the Athletics Integrity Unit said Thursday.

Changes in Chani's blood values in his biological passport led to the charge, the AIU said.

Chani was disqualified ...

New Japanese PM gets word out: He supports Tokyo Olympics, 2020 September 17

TOKYO (AP) - Japan’s new prime minister has gotten the word out to the president of the International Olympic Committee that he is behind next year’s delayed Tokyo Games.

Yoshiro Mori, the head of the local organizing committee and also a former prime minister, said Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has ...

For some bobsled hopefuls, the Olympics may be a click away, 2020 September 17

USA Bobsled and Skeleton typically has staff spending part of the spring and summer months on the road recruiting, looking for new talent and luring them with the potential of representing their country in the Olympics.

This year, amid a pandemic, none of that could take place.

So USABS made ...

Figure skater Medvedeva returns to coach Tutberidze, 2020 September 16

MOSCOW (AP) - Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva said Wednesday she has returned to working with Eteri Tutberidze, the Russian figure skating coach who first took her to stardom.

Medvedeva and Tutberidze appeared together in a televised training session. Medvedeva left Tutberidze for Canadian coach Brian Orser in May 2018, ...

New Japanese Cabinet retains most key ministers, 2020 September 16

TOKYO (AP) - New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, elected by parliament on Wednesday after pledging to pursue his predecessor Shinzo Abe's policies, formed a 20-member Cabinet that retains many previous ministers. Here are some key appointees:

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DEFENSE MINISTER: Nobuo Kishi (new) - Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ...

Friendship between Ireland, tribes lives on in lacrosse, 2020 September 16

More than 170 years ago, a U.S. tribe did Ireland a solid. The European country has not forgotten it.

The Ireland Lacrosse team recently bowed out of the sport’s top international tournament to open up a spot for the Iroquois Nationals.

It’s the latest in a series of gestures ...

Tokyo, IOC dismiss study showing Olympic costs rising, 2020 September 15

TOKYO (AP) - The CEO of the Tokyo Olympics and the IOC member in charge of Japan's games have dismissed a new study from the University of Oxford that finds Tokyo is the most expensive Summer Games since 1960.

Tokyo, postponed to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, is only ...

AP sources: Lake Placid won't host 2021 bobsled worlds, 2020 September 14

Lake Placid will no longer be the host of this season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation finalized the decision Monday, the people told The Associated Press, speaking on ...