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Injured Russian Skier Has No Feeling In Her Legs

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th February SportsMaria KomissarovaOlympicsskicross
Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia remains confident of walking again despite having no feeling in her legs. Komissarova writes on Instagram, "I don't feel my body below my navel.Read More »

Just Call Him "I-Pod" (Spoiler Alert)

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th February SportshalfpipeOlympics
Iouri Podladtchikov has delivered the stunner of these Sochi Games, besting American snowboarding icon Shaun White in the halfpipe to win the gold medal. The 25-year-old from Switzerland, who was born in Russia, figures to have his name all over the news in the coming days after beating the two-time defending Olympic champion. So you better learn how to say it.Read More »

American Hamilton Wins Tour De Ski Event

By Jim McCoy Tue 31st December SportsOlympicsSkiingTour De Ski
American cross-country skier Simeon Hamilton announced himself as a possible medal contender for the Sochi Olympics by winning a men's freestyle sprint Tuesday for his first career Tour de Ski stage victory. Hamilton held off Canada's Alex Harvey and Martin Johnsrud Sundby on the final straight for his first podium finish in any World Cup event.Read More »

Sports Minute: Baseball Moves, Knicks Coach Fined, Serena Honored

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd November SportsMike WoodsonOlympicsSerena Williams
NEW YORK (AP) - Knicks coach Mike Woodson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for public criticism of officiating. In a Thursday radio interview, Woodson said that the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony doesn't get the same calls as other superstars.Read More »

US Hockey Team Gearing Up For 2014 Winter Olympics

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd July SportsHockeyOlympicsUS National Team
The U.S. hockey team's Olympic orientation camp next month is expected to be full of newcomers. Winning at the 2014 Winter Olympics is still the goal, but the U.S. is willing to give younger players a chance.Read More »

Wrestling Will Be Part of European Games

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th March SportsEuropean gamesOlympicswrestling
Wrestling will be included in the inaugural European Games as it seeks to restore its place in the Olympics. Nenad Lalovic, acting president of governing body FILA, signed a "letter of understanding" Tuesday with organizers of the 2015 Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. The competition will include men's and women's freestyle and Greco-Roman events and serve as a qualifying event for thRead More »

IOC Says Preparations for 2016 Rio Olympics "On Schedule"

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th February Sports2016 Rio Olympic GamesOlympics
The IOC says preparations for the 2016 Olympics are on schedule and there is no reason to warn Rio de Janeiro organizers about delays. Still, International Olympic Committee officials say there is a need to remain vigilant in a "critical" year for the games. The IOC coordination commission ended its three-day visit Wednesday saying it saw "solid progress" but recognized there wasRead More »

USA Wrestling To Fight To Save Sport in Olympics

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th February SportsOlympicswrestling
USA Wrestling has formed a group led by former world champion Bill Scherr to fight the IOC's decision to eliminate wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the group's aim will be to lead efforts to restore wrestling to the Olympic program.Read More »

Olympic President To Meet With Wrestling Governing Body Leader

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th February SportsOlympicswrestling
IOC President Jacques Rogge says he will meet with the head of wrestling's governing body to discuss ways the sport can fight to save its place in the 2020 Olympics. The IOC executive board dropped wrestling from the program of the 2020 Games on Tuesday, removing it from the list of 26 sports at last year's London Olympics. The decision, which still must be ratified by the full IRead More »

Wrestling's Governing Body Reacts To Sport Being Dropped From 2020

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th February SportsOlympicswrestling
Wrestling officials called Tuesday's decision to drop the sport from the Olympic program an "aberration" against a founding event. Known by its French initials FILA, the sport's governing body said it was "greatly astonished" by the IOC executive board decision. Past and present Olympic champions in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling called the rejection "mind-boggling" and a "tRead More »

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