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UPDATED: Young sailors perform in front of royal audience

Princess Anne is visiting Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy to watch the penultimate day's action of the RYA Youth National Championships.


Related Topix: Sports, Nick Dempsey, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Sailing

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Stanford's Olympic diving coach Rick Schavone retires

One of the country's most respected coaches, Schavone decided to step aside a month shy of his 65th birthday.


Related Topix: Olympic Diving, Sports, Kristian Ipsen, Cassidy Krug, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Troy Dumais

Coaches expect tough NCAA women's gymnastics meet

In this April 19, 2013 file photo, Mary Beth Lofgren of Utah competes in the floor exercise in the NCAA women's gymnastics championship at UCLA in Los Angeles Friday, April 19, 2013.


Related Topix: Samantha Peszek, Bridget Sloan, Sports, Olympics, Olympic Gymnastics, Summer Olympics

Kirsten Brown: First African American in national canoe and kayak team

"Audrey Lorded battled cancer for fourteen years. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978 and underwent a mastectomy.


Related Topix: Olympic Canoe/Kayak

Anchorage Daily News

Joyner-Kersee trains with Palestinian women

The American, considered one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, came to the West Bank to encourage women to be physically active despite cultural restrictions and lack of opportunities.


Related Topix: Olympic Track And Field, Sports

Lincoln Daily News

Brazil Unveils $10 Billion Infrastructure Budget For Rio Olympics

Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Soccer

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

ATHLETICS: Lechlade's Hannah Tapley is a high-flier

HANNAH TAPLEY has her sights on one of the most iconic landmarks in women's track and field athletics - the two-metre high jump barrier.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Olympic Athletics

Daily Echo

HAMPSHIRE enjoyed some impressive results in the UK Sportshall Finals in Manchester.

They won the under-13 girls team prize, while Southampton AC's Ellie Hodgson was the under-15 winner competing as an individual.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Fremont sprinter, 80, still moving -- and winning -- at her own pace

Sprinter Irene Obera has racked up so many victories for so long, it appears she might be outracing life's toughest competitor: aging.


Related Topix: Olympic Track And Field

Bournemouth Echo

Swimming: Lelliott boosts Commonwealth Games hopes

SWIM Bournemouth's Jay Lelliott staked his claim for Commonwealth Games selection with a stunning British Championships performance that saw him leapfrog all but one of his domestic rivals.


Related Topix: Sports, Swimming, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming

Sunday Herald

Badminton: can Scots upset English, Malaysian dominance?

Put into context, that is the equivalent of a Ferrari Enzo supercar coming towards you at top speed a through the air.


Related Topix: Sports, Lin Dan, Olympic Badminton, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Hereford Times

Madley pupils' gymnastics success

GYMNASTS from Madley Primary School have celebrated individual and team success competing at the Forest of Dean Gymnastic Schools competition on March 22. Their hard work paid off with an assortment of medals, top scorer trophies in ability groups and the overall highest score, bringing home the winners' shield.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Gymnastics, Summer Olympics

Norwalk Citizen News

Longtime Illini gymnastics coach earns honor

The former head of the Illini men's gymnastics team has been named to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Gymnastics, Summer Olympics

KAZR-FM Des Moines

Phelpsa s return to swimming shrugged off by fellow Olympians

The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers.


Related Topix: Dara Torres, Sports, Swimming, Olympics, Michael Phelps, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte

Evening Times

Tom Daley told to curb sweet tooth ahead of Games

Tom Daley has been told to lay off his favourite foods as he attempts to get back to the very top of world diving.


Related Topix: Olympic Diving, Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Tom Daley, David Boudia, Bo Qiu

Tue Apr 15, 2014

TV mogul Michael King moves into boxing promotion

Michael King, president of King Sports, watches the weigh-in for Wednesday's inaugural "Boxing at Baker" at the Baker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Boxing, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Dominic Breazeale

The Advocate

Hondo should be Ohio's 5th starter

In a recent column I asked readers to send me a fifth. No bourbon, vodka or scotch were involved.


Related Topix: Sports, LeBron James, Olympic Basketball, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Michael Redd (2008 Beijing Olympics), NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, High School Basketball, Ohio High School Basketball News, Jared Sullinger, NBA Players

Northern Michigan News

CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case

Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample, sport's highest appeals body said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Veronica Campbell-Brown

Contra Costa Times

Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike is WNBA's top overall draft pick

Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike became the top overall pick in the WNBA draft Monday, two years after sister Nneka was taken first by the Los Angeles Sparks.


Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Basketball, North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of North Carolina NCAA, Kayla Pedersen, Natasha Howard

Another Jamaican banned for doping

Jamaican high jumper Damar Robinson has been handed a one-year ban for doping in the latest blow to the country's athletics programme.


Related Topix: Asafa Powell, Sports, Sherone Simpson, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Allison Randall


Olympic Medal Count

1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35