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Virus threat to Olympics casts shadow over marathon trials

Virus threat to Olympics casts shadow over marathon trials

30 minutes ago   |   Saint Louis Today

ATLANTA - The nation's top distance runners carry a new concern into the U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials.
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Discovery says it can thrive even if coronavirus fears cancel Tokyo Summer Olympics

Discovery says it can thrive even if coronavirus fears cancel Tokyo Summer Olympics

3 hours ago   |   New York Post   |   2 articles

A cancellation of the Olympics due to coronavirus fears won't hurt Discovery, the media company behind Food Network, TLC and OWN, it said on Thursday after posting...
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US women's pursuit takes gold at track cycling championships

US women's pursuit takes gold at track cycling championships

3 hours ago   |   Saint Louis Today

BERLIN - Once again, the Americans will head to the Olympics as the gold-medal favorite in the women's team pursuit.
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Media giant Discovery insured against Olympic disruption

Media giant Discovery insured against Olympic disruption

3 hours ago   |   Saint Louis Today

Baseball and basketball played before empty stands. Soccer leagues delayed matches. Clubs left out of Asian competitions or matches were forced to relocate.
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Soccer-Former U.S. Olympic marketing chief named NWSL Commissioner

5 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

The National Women's Soccer League announced on Thursday that former U.S. Olympic marketing chief Lisa Baird has been named commissioner of the nine-team U.S.-based league.
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Canada pumps nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into waterways since 2013

5 hours ago   |   National Post

OTTAWA - Canada's old-fashioned city sewer systems dumped nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into this country's waterways over five years, enough to fill up an...
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US Olympic marketing chief Lisa Baird is NWSL commissioner

US Olympic marketing chief Lisa Baird is NWSL commissioner

6 hours ago   |   Saint Louis Today   |   2 articles

The marketing executive who branded the U.S. Olympic squad “Team USA” will now try to turn American women's soccer players into household names more than once every four years.
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'Prioritizing fairness': World Rugby set to announce 'rugby-specific' transgender rules different to IOC policy

'Prioritizing fairness': World Rugby set to announce 'rugby-specific' transgender rules different to IOC policy

6 hours ago   |   RT

World Rugby, the governing body of rugby union, is set to introduce "rugby-specific" rules for transgender players which are set to run against the policies previously...
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IOC Must Consider Postponing Or Canceling Tokyo Olympics Due To Coronavirus

6 hours ago   |   Forbes   |   2 articles

IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday he's "fully committed" to hosting the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, even though the coronavirus continues to wreck havoc internationally.
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Coronavirus outbreak threatens cancellation of Tokyo Olympics, organizers keeping a close eye

7 hours ago   |   National Post

Organizers of the world's biggest sporting events are counting the cost of the coronavirus outbreak, which is threatening the cancellation of this summer's Olympic Games in...
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NBA fines Timberwolves for violating player resting policy

NBA fines Timberwolves for violating player resting policy

NEW YORK - The NBA fined the Minnesota Timberwolves $25,000 on Thursday for violating the player resting policy with point guard D'Angelo Russell. Read more ...

NHL player who suffered cardiac episode gives first public comments since he...

NHL player who suffered cardiac episode gives first public comments since he was revived during a game

"It happened in the absolute best place that it could happen because of all the protocols they have in place and how people responded so quickly," St. Louis Blues defenseman... Read more ...