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2014 Sochi Olympics

International Ski Federation bans violinist Vanessa-Mae for 4 years over fixed qualifying races for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi - @AP, @BBCNews

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cycling

British Olympic cycling champion Dani King suffers five broken ribs and a collapsed lung in training crash - @BBCSport

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

CBC secures Canadian TV rights to 2018, 2020 Olympics - @USATODAY

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2022 Olympics

Norwegian government rejects Oslo's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics amid financial concerns; remaining candidates include Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan - @AP

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International Olympic Committee

International Olympic Committee adds non-discrimination clause to contract for host cities after Sochi protests over Russian anti-gay law - @insidethegames

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boxing

US Olympic boxing hopeful Tony Losey killed in Kansas industrial accident - @FoxNews

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Oscar Pistorius convicted of homicide

South African Olympic committee says Oscar Pistorius still free to compete after conviction - @AP

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obituaries

Bob Suter, a prominent member of the 'Miracle on Ice' US Olympic hockey team, dies of a heart attack at age 57 - @WiStateJournal

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Youth Olympic Games

Australia's Brittany Dutton wins 1st gold medal of Summer Youth Olympic Games in women's triathlon - @XHNews

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Ebola outbreak 2014

International Olympic Committee prohibits athletes from Ebola-affected region in West Africa from certain events at Youth Olympics in China - @Reuters

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Alice Coachman Davis

1st black woman to win Olympic gold, Alice Coachman Davis, dies at age 90, her daughter says - @AP

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Australia

5-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe to reveal he's gay, Australian media says - @AP

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2014 Sochi Olympics

4 Slovenian ski officials are suspended for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics - @AP

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Almaty, Almaty, KZ

#BREAKING Three cities, #Beijing in #China , #Oslo in #Norway and #Almaty in #Kazakhstan, make list of finalists for 2022 Winter #Olympics. - @cctvnews

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2022 Olympics

Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan, make list of finalists for 2022 Winter Olympics - @AP

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Louis Zamperini dies

Louis Zamperini, American prisoner of war in World War II and Olympic runner, dies at 97 of pneumonia, family says - @Variety

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2022 Olympics

Ukrainian city of Lviv withdraws bid for 2022 Winter Olympics - @AP

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2014 World Cup

Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., talks about soccer as he opens Senate's work week; 'The World Cup is special. More people watch it than watch the Olympics'- @mikememoli, @ChadPergram

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Dallas, TX, US

RT @cbs11jack: #breaking #dfwnews #Dallas knocked out of contention for 2024 summer #Olympics by US Olympic committee. Organizers are disap… - @CBSDFW

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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps wins his 1st event since London Olympics in 100 meter butterfly at Charlotte Grand Prix in North Carolina - @NBCSports

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