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Channel 2 NewsGov. Sean Parnell is calling upon the International Olympic Committee to reinstate wrestling as part of the Olympics. Parnell joined the governors of 30 other states and Puerto Rico in a letter voicing their concern to IOC President Jacques Rogge....
Now we are going to see how obstinate the International Olympic Committee can be. Its two traditional sports superpower nations, the United States and Russia, both have vowed to do everything possible to overturn the IOC executive board decision to dump...
Tags: Rugby 7, Swimming, Polo, Gymnastics, Canoeing and Kayaking
They installed the first outdoor Olympic rings Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, a 60-by-30-foot reminder that Thursday marks a year to go before the opening of the 2014 Winter Games. The temperature was 61. That incongruity brings up the first of a baker's...
A night after Lance Armstrong admitted to doping throughout the course of his athletic career, the disgraced cyclist spent the second half of his much-hyped television interview with Oprah Winfrey talking about fallout from the scandal. Armstrong, who...
Over the past 40 years, college wrestling programs have been in a frequently unsuccessful fight for their lives. Nearly half of the 147 Division I wrestling programs that existed in 1982 are gone. Athletic directors would lop off wrestling teams, then...
Pat McQuaid, the head of the International Cycling Union, has stepped down from a key International Olympic Committee panel as he deals with the fallout from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. McQuaid is on the committee that is evaluating bids for the...
Wrestling was present at the creation. It is in the Book of Genesis, where Jacob goes to the mat with an angel. It is portrayed on a renowned, 2,500-year-old Greek vase, with Hercules wrestling the life out of the previously invincible Antaeus. It...
As burning issues go in sports, the elimination of wrestling from the 2020 Olympics is a pilot light. What's more interesting is the strange politics and fractured logic that apparently still exist within the Olympic ruling body, the International...
Tags: Softball, Baseball, NBC (tv network), Wrestling, Sports
No, but UCI must go Philip Hersh Chicago Tribune Cycling gets to stay in the Olympics on one condition: the International Cycling Union leaders who turned a blind eye to doping (best case) or enabled it (more likely) must go. Ex-UCI President Hein...
Grab your lucky rabbit's foot, modern pentathlon fans (all 12 of you). Your sport could be dropped from the Summer Olympics on Tuesday. That is when International Olympic Committee leaders will decide which sport to drop from the Summer Olympics...
The countdown to the Sochi Olympics slipped beneath the one-year mark last week with a huge question looming: Will NHL players participate in Russia's first-ever Winter Games? The answer should be clearer after executives of the NHL, NHL Players' Assn....
Baltimore is one of 35 U.S. cities that received letters Tuesday from the United States Olympic Committee gauging interest in bidding for the 2024 Summer Games. "I'm excited that Baltimore is being considered and that we've been invited to bid," Mayor...
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