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Former Olympic and sports official Kevan Gosper of Australia dies at 90

  • SYDNEY (AP) — As Olympic officials gather in Paris for the Summer Games, one of their most eminent long-time colleagues died on Friday. The Australian Olympic Committee said Kevan Gosper, a veteran sports administrator and former high-ranking IOC member, died after a short illness. He was 90. The International Olympic Committee said Gosper was a “distinguished and influential figure in the Olympic Movement.” Flags were lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect at the IOC's offices and the Olymp

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    Two weightlifters from 2016 Rio Olympics notified of adverse findings from anti-doping retests

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Weightlifters Mohamed Mahmoud of Egypt and Alexandr Spac of Moldova have returned adverse analytical findings from retests of samples from the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to the International Testing Agency. The ITA announced Wednesday that Mahmoud, the bronze medalist in the men's 77kg division, and Spac, who finished fifth, each tested positive for a non-specified banned substance from the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list. They have the right to request a

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    CBC to offer Canadian audience Olympic-themed content on multiple platforms

    There will be no shortage of avenues for CBC viewers and readers to follow the around-the-clock Olympic happenings in Paris later this month.Exciting new content will be released daily by Canada's Olympic Network across multiple platforms, including television, digital, mobile apps and social media for the July 26 to Aug. 11 event.Audiences will be informed with various digital series available across social media, including CBC Sports YouTube and TikTok; CBC Olympics X, Facebook and Instagram,

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    Paris Olympic competition nears total gender parity. Take a look at the athlete gender breakdown

    GENEVA (AP) — The founder of the modern Olympics and former IOC president, Pierre de Coubertin, once said women competing in the Games would be “impractical, uninteresting, unaesthetic and improper.” Over a century later, the 2024 Paris Olympic Games are targeting gender parity in the same city where women made their Olympic debut in 1900. The IOC set a goal of a 50-50 split among the more than 11,000 men and women, including backups, registered to compete from July 26 to Aug. 11. However, the l

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    Delta organizes send-off for members of Team USA Olympic athletes at Atlanta airport

    ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines celebrated members of Team USA on Wednesday at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport before the athletes flew to Paris for the Summer Olympic Games. The airline had T-shirts and water bottles at the gate where archers, fencers, basketball players and other athletes were scheduled to depart. Signs read, “Good Luck Team USA!” and “A Merci Beaucoup From Us to You.” Atlanta-based Delta is managing travel for all U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Mary The

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    Sha'Carri Richardson out to prove she is not just back, but better after drug suspension

    Sha’Carri Richardson set the tone for her own comeback story a year ago when she won the 100-meter U.S. title, then the world championship, and brashly proclaimed: “I’m not back, I’m better.” Now, with a trip to her first Olympics approaching, come new questions: Is she still better than a field of the fastest women on the planet? And can she handle the pressure that is unique to the Olympics? The 24-year-old favorite in the Olympic 100 meters has been open and honest about her quest to become a

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    After no men picked for Olympics 2024 in artistic swimming, Italy's Minisini says he's ending career

    ROME (AP) — With no men picked to compete in artistic swimming at the Paris Olympics, where they are eligible for the first time, a former world champion is ending his career this week. At the Italian national championships, four-time worlds gold medalist Giorgio Minisini said he is competing for the last time at age 28. “Obsession is a young man’s game,” Minisini, who was left off the Italian Olympic team in April, wrote on his Instagram account Tuesday. Minisini and Bill May of the United Stat

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    Denmark mixed doubles badminton player Mathias Christiansen withdraws from Paris Olympics

    Denmark mixed doubles badminton player Mathias Christiansen has withdrawn from the Paris Olympics, a decision his national federation on Wednesday called the result of multiple unintentional errors made in reporting his whereabouts in line with anti-doping regulations. The Badminton World Federation confirmed Christiansen's absence from the field and the removal of his team with partner Alexandra Boje from the mixed doubles draw. Badminton Denmark said Christiansen made three mistakes on his whe

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    French women's gymnastics team excels under new training regimen. Just in time for Paris Olympics

    PARIS (AP) — For a moment at the World Championships in Antwerp last year, no one knew where the female French gymnasts had gone. In an environment where military-style rules have been the norm for decades, it felt unusual, even surreal. The athletes had not gone too far. They were simply enjoying some free time as part of a new approach aimed at improving mental preparation and helping athletes deliver under pressure — like at the upcoming Paris Olympics. It seems to be bearing fruit. The women

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    Canada sending 338 athletes to Summer Olympic Games in Paris

    TORONTO — Canada's team of 338 athletes for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris was introduced Tuesday. The Games officially start with opening ceremonies July 26 and close Aug. 11. Canadian athletes will be supported by 369 coaches and support staff from their national sport organizations, as well as the Canadian Olympic Committee's mission staff of 191, the COC said Tuesday in a statement. "Each athlete has shown exceptional skills and unwavering determination to earn their place, and I have no do

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    They fled from their home countries. Now, they'll compete in Paris for the Refugee Olympic Team

    They compete under the same flag but speak different languages and come from different parts of the world. After fleeing war and persecution at home, 37 athletes from 11 countries will compete in the Paris Games as part of the Refugee Olympic Team. The team was created for the Rio Olympics in 2016 as a symbol of hope and to call attention to the plight of refugees worldwide. In Paris, the refugee athletes will take the stage at a time of record global migration, with hundreds of millions of peop

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