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Lightsaber dueling officially recognized as a sport in France

AP Published 2:11 a.m. ET Feb. 18, 2019 | Updated 2:10 p.m. ET Feb. 18, 2019CLOSE In France, it is easier than ever now to...

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must.It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized...

Tokyo governor won’t speculate on Olympic bribery scandal

AP Published 1:51 a.m. ET Feb. 18, 2019 | Updated 2:01 a.m. ET Feb. 18, 2019TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo's city government has declined to weigh...

Mikaela Shiffrin shows her competitive fire with slalom win at worlds

Mikaela Shiffrin fought through a nasty cold for a slalom gold at the world championships. (Photo11: Jure Makovec, AFP/Getty Images)Let no one ever question Mikaela Shiffrin’s desire again.Fighting a chest cold that left her coughing so hard her mother suggested...

Movistar terminates contract of Jaime Roson after doping ban

Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutMovistar terminates contract of Jaime Roson after doping banThe Movistar cycling team says it has terminated the contract of cyclist Jaime Roson after the International Cycling...

North Korea commits to ‘remedy’ anti-doping issue

AP Published 5:54 a.m. ET Feb. 15, 2019 | Updated 8:27 a.m. ET Feb. 15, 2019LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC received commitments from North Korea that it...

Cost of 2020 Tokyo Olympics ceremonies up 40 percent

Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutCost of 2020 Tokyo Olympics ceremonies up 40 percentThe price of the opening and closing ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has risen about 40 percentPost...

Cost of opening/closing ceremony up 40%

Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutTokyo Olympics: Cost of opening/closing ceremony up 40%The price of the opening and closing ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics has risen about 40 percent according to...

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans.IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers and monarchs.The...

North Korean athlete drug testing program ruled sub-standard

Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutNorth Korean athlete drug testing program ruled sub-standardThe World Anti-Doping Agency says it ruled North Korea's testing program non-compliant for failing to meet international standardsPost to...

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