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Drug Testing at the 2016 Rio Olympics a Shambles

2016 was the year when the entire Russian track and field team was banned from the Olympics. The evidence was so strong that the IAAF took the bold step of enacting the ban, affirming the report by the World Anti-Doping Agency. 400 more words

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2020 PGA Championship could be in May to boost Olympic golf

The PGA’s CEO wants to ensure golf remains in the Olympics after 2020. To boost that bid, the 2020 PGA Championship could be moved from its usual spot in August to May, … 242 more words

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Simone Biles repeats she eyes 2020 Olympics

Simone Biles repeated Wednesday that she wants to compete in the 2020 Olympics, according to multiple reports.

Biles has said for months that she plans… 170 more words

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Some 2020 Olympic baseball, softball games set 150 miles north of Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers agreed Wednesday to hold some of the baseball and softball competition of the 2020 Games in Fukushima, the region devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. 236 more words

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World Series Champions Chicago Cubs and Three of a Dying Breed: Olympian Medalists in Major League Baseball

They are a dying breed. Since baseball was dropped from the Olympics as an official sport from the 2012 London Games, there are fewer and fewer Olympic medalists still playing in the Major Leagues. 383 more words

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Junko Tabei: The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest Passes Away

“She would have to make a downward traverse of this ridge for about 14 or 15 meters — knowing that one mistake would send her plunging 5,000 meters on the northern, Chinese side or down to around 6,400 meters on the Nepalese side, where she could just see her Japanese Women’s Everest Expedition’s Camp II.” 238 more words

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Tokyo's Other Olympiad

While the Tokyo government is proposing some pretty hefty changes to some venues for 2020, another element of its hosting duties recently kicked off: The Cultural Olympiad. 231 more words

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