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Topic - Olympic Games
Her publicist said in an email Wednesday that along with a mild strain in the same knee Vonn hurt in a high-speed fall at the world championships in February, she has "minor facial abrasions" and a bruised shoulder blade. What was not immediately clear: When Vonn might be able to compete and how Tuesday's injuries might affect her Olympic hopes.
The organizers of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi have introduced some of the most extensive identity checks and sweeping security measures ever seen at an international sports event, raising concerns that they are stifling dissent and violating privacy under the pretext of fulfilling their pledge to make the games "the safest Olympics in history."
Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug-testing program, the strongest sign yet that he's returning for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Phelps was among the athletes who underwent doping tests in the third quarter, the period ending Sept. 30. He was tested twice.
Journalists at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will be banned from taking photos or videos with smartphones or other personal technology, and violators will be ejected from the event and stripped of their accreditation, authorities said.
First it was Egypt, now oil sheiks worrying that U.S. has become too unsteady
Jones finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at the London Games and four years earlier in Beijing was in position to win gold when she hit the ninth of 10 hurdles and wound up seventh.
A suicide bombing by an Islamic militant in southern Russia this week has raised the specter of terrorist attacks during the Winter Olympics in February in Sochi, a Black Sea resort about 400 miles south of the bomb attack.
Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo, the government official in charge of preparations for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics, says he will likely leave his post in December.
Russia would like to have Ovechkin carry the torch after it is lit in Greece on Sept. 29. That would be a tight fit — because it's only two days before the Capitals open the regular season at Chicago.
Bach is the first Olympic gold medalist to become IOC president. He won gold in team fencing for West Germany in 1976.