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Los Angeles Times

Olympic sports go year-round on new channel this weekend
Los Angeles Times
Many fans turn their attention to sports such as archery, luge, diving and biathlon only when the Olympic Games come around. Starting this weekend, a new broadcast channel will try to bridge that gap with year-round coverage of the Olympic movement.
Inside the launch of the 24/7 Olympic Channel | SI.comSports Illustrated
New TV network to focus on Olympics making debut on SaturdayWashington Post
NBCUniversal Launches New Olympics NetworkTVNewser
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The Guardian

Cricket is on the verge of making its application for Olympic inclusion ...
The Guardian
Approval of India is needed before cricket can make its application for Olympic inclusion but such status would make the sport's image more global and less ...

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New York Times

Margaret Bergmann Lambert, Jewish Athlete Excluded From Berlin Olympics, Dies at 103
New York Times
Margaret Bergmann Lambert, a world-class high jumper who was best known for her nonparticipation in the 1936 Berlin Olympics — she was kept off the German team because she was Jewish — died on Tuesday at her home in Queens. She was 103.

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USA TODAY

Olympic Channel set for TV debut, will revisit 1992 Dream Team
USA TODAY
One of Olympic Channel's first major features will be airing original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold-medal run.

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FOXSports.com

Canada names Burke as GM, Desjardins as coach for Olympics
FOXSports.com
Canada has taken the first steps toward trying to win a third consecutive Olympic gold medal, only this time without NHL players. Hockey Canada on Tuesday named Sean Burke as its general manager and Willie Desjardins as its coach for the 2018 Olympics, ...
Willie Desjardins is Canada Olympic coach, now what about players?Yahoo Sports
Willie Desjardins fronts Canadian Olympic hockey coaching staffCBC.ca
The NHL won't be there, but Canadian fans will still tune in to Pyeongchang Olympic hockeyNational Post

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Embattled Olympic boxing body picks Russia for 2019 worlds
FOXSports.com
MOSCOW (AP) The embattled governing body of Olympic boxing has picked Russia to host the 2019 men's world championships, amid reports of a no-confidence vote against President Ching-Kuo Wu over concerns about the Switzerland-based body's ...

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Russian Olympic hockey player Zaripov banned for doping
FOXSports.com
MOSCOW (AP) Danis Zaripov, who played for Russia at the 2010 Olympics, is among three Kontinental Hockey League players banned for doping. The league said Tuesday that Zaripov tested positive during the 2016-17 season for unnamed substances ...

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Tae kwan do classes offered to all ability levels in Faribault
Southernminn.com
It's an Olympic sport and a means of self-defense. And it's taught right here in Faribault. Tae kwan do classes have been taught in town by Tony Chou and other members of the Park Institute Faribault, for more than 20 years. Current classes, sponsored ...



Sportskeeda

Why is kabaddi not an Olympic sport?
Sportskeeda
One of the main prerequisites for a sport to qualify for the Olympics is that the game 'should be played in at least 75 countries, spread across four continents'. While kabaddi is played in almost 31 countries across the world, it does not meet the ...

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The Australian

Push for sports lottery hits a hurdle
The Australian
Australia's Olympic medal hauls have dropped at the past four Games — the 29 medals in Rio de Janeiro last year were the fewest since 1992. And both the Sports Commission and the AOC believe the decline will continue without the injection of funds ...

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