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Olympic medallist Bobridge accused of dealing drugs

A two-time Olympic medal-winning cyclist, Jack Bobridge, has been accused of dealing drugs in his native Australia. Mr Bobridge, 28, was arrested in Perth on Wednesday on five charges of selling and supplying MDMA, including two of a trafficable quantity, police said. He was granted bail on Thursday and will ...

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Olympic boycott a missed opportunity for U.S. stars

9:34 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN In September, the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will each travel 6,000-plus miles across the Pacific to play two preseason games. The exhibitions in Beijing and Shanghai — the NHL’s first venture into China — signal that the league might emulate a strategy the ...

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Stephen Wooldridge: Australian Olympic champion dies aged 39

Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, an Olympic and world champion, has died aged 39. Wooldridge won team pursuit gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and four world titles between 2002 and 2006. He held a number of administrative roles in the sport after his retirement. “Our thoughts are with Stephen’s family ...

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Iced out: The lowdown on NHL's Olympic boycott

9:27 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN NHL players have competed in the past five Winter Olympics, dating to 1998. The 2018 Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be different. The league will not take a break next season to allow players to participate, as it has during recent Olympic seasons. But, ...

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Embattled Olympic boxing body picks Russia for 2019 worlds

MOSCOW (AP) The embattled governing body of Olympic boxing has picked Russia to host the 2019 men’s world championships, amid reports of a no-confidence vote against President Ching-Kuo Wu over concerns about the Switzerland-based body’s finances. The International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, said its executive committee chose 2014 Winter ...

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Russian Olympic hockey player Zaripov banned for doping

MOSCOW (AP) Danis Zaripov, who played for Russia at the 2010 Olympics, is among three Kontinental Hockey League players banned for doping. The league says Zaripov tested positive during the 2016-17 season for unnamed substances including a stimulant and a banned diuretic, or masking agent. The KHL says Zaripov has ...

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US Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer turns pro with Top Rank

LOS ANGELES (AP) U.S. Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer is turning pro. Mayer confirmed her decision Friday when promoter Top Rank announced her debut bout, which will occur in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 5. The LA-area native finished one victory shy of a medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, ...

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Sir Bradley Wiggins: Can five-time Olympic cycling champion make it as a rower?

Sir Bradley Wiggins is a five-time Olympic cycling champion, but will the 37-year-old’s plans to swap his racing bike for a rowing boat see him reach a sixth Games? The 2012 Tour de France winner retired from cycling in December 2016 and has taken up rowing in the gym to ...

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