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Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius allowed to leave South Africa with conditions

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius can leave South Africa to compete in international track meets, a judge ruled on Thursday as he upheld the Olympic athlete’s appeal against some of his bail restrictions.

03/28/2013

Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

Putin: Fire senior Russian Olympic official

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A year before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics begin, President Vladimir Putin has demanded that a senior member of the Russian Olympic Committee be fired.

02/07/2013

New research on social networking habits

The Nielsen company said that one in three people using Twitter in June sent messages at some point about the content of television shows, an increase of 27 percent from only five months earlier.

12/03/2012

Campbell, 1st black Olympic decathlon winner, dies

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play professional football and become a motivational speaker, has died after a battle […]

11/04/2012

Baseball and softball join up for Olympic bid

ROME (AP) – The International baseball and softball federations have signed an agreement for their joint bid to get back into the Olympics, and are proposing a shortened tournament they hope will attract Major League […]

10/15/2012

New Olympic sports

The always entertaining web site SportsPickle polled their whacky fans on what sports should be added to the next Olympics. Coming in fifth was Beer Pong. “Ping pong is an Olympic sport, so if we’re […]

08/17/2012

Olympics come to glorious end

(AP) — With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots […]

08/12/2012

Olympic 'games pastors' minister to games-goers

(AP) – Religions of all stripes have a strong presence at the Olympics, where Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish clerics are on hand around the clock to minister to athletes’ spiritual needs. Around the […]

08/10/2012

Happy feet! Olympic athletes unleash victory dances

By Jill Lawless, Associated Press From the track to the ring to the sandpit, this crop of Olympians just can’t stop the beat. The London Games have brought an outpouring of crazy, creative victory celebrations. […]

08/10/2012

Olympics draw to a close with mega-party weekend

By Jill Lawless, Associated Press The Olympic finishing line is almost in sight. With just a few events to go, athletes and Londoners alike are set for the mother-of-all celebrations – a weekend of gold-medal […]

08/10/2012

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