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Lindsey Vonn wins cow in Val d'Isere, one victory from record

Lindsey Vonn is one win from matching the all-time women’s World Cup record after recording her 61st victory in Val d’Isere, France, on Saturday.

Vonn, in her fourth race this year coming off knee surgery, won a downhill by .19 of a second over Austrian… 500 more words

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2014 was a year of sport mismanagement

The sporting year 2014 will be remembered, depending on what sport you are a fan of, for the odd moment of individual brilliance, a… 1,032 more words

Fukushima wants to host Olympic events in 2020

Fukushima is keen to show it has fully recovered from the 2011 nuclear disaster by hosting some events for the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo. 129 more words

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Pope Wishes Rome Luck on Olympic Bid

VATICAN CITY, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. 206 more words

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Is Michael Phelps Actually A "Bad Boy"?

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. 667 more words

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Pope Wishes Rome Luck on Olympic Bid

Pope Francis (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

VATICAN CITY, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. 176 more words

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