Sports governance

Charlotte Kalla, of Sweden, celebrates after winning the women's 7.5km /7.5km skiathlon cross-country skiing competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 10, 2018 - 3:09 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Sweden's Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games and Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen took silver in the women's 15-kilometer skiathlon to become the most...
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Racers leave the starting line during the women's 7.5km/7.5km skiathlon cross-country skiing competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 10, 2018 - 3:06 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Sweden's Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games and Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen took silver in the women's 15-kilometer skiathlon to become the most...
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United States' Wiley Maple makes a jump during men's downhill training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 10, 2018 - 2:32 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Race organizers say they expect "challenging" conditions to stage the Olympic men's downhill on Sunday. Team leaders have been told the weather forecast is "partly cloudy but the wind will be strong...
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FILE - This is a Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 file photo of Chechnya's regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov celebrates scoring against the Italian former players soccer team in Grozny, Russia. Egypt will be based at the World Cup in Chechnya with FIFA approving the facility despite the Russian region’s leadership being criticized for widespread human rights violations and a crackdown on dissent. Egypt has selected a training facility in the Chechen capital Grozny for its first World Cup trip in 28 years. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
February 09, 2018 - 12:24 pm
FIFA approved Chechnya as a World Cup base for Egypt and immediately met calls on Friday to reverse its decision in the face of charges of human rights violations by the Russian region's strongman leader. World soccer's governing body disclosed it was continuing to monitor the suitability of...
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FILE - This is a Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 file photo of Chechnya's regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov celebrates scoring against the Italian former players soccer team in Grozny, Russia. Egypt will be based at the World Cup in Chechnya with FIFA approving the facility despite the Russian region’s leadership being criticized for widespread human rights violations and a crackdown on dissent. Egypt has selected a training facility in the Chechen capital Grozny for its first World Cup trip in 28 years. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
February 09, 2018 - 11:09 am
FIFA approved Chechnya as a World Cup base for Egypt and immediately faced calls on Friday to reverse its decision in the face of charges of human rights violations by the Russian region's strongman leader. World soccer's governing body disclosed it was continuing to monitor the suitability of...
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Members of the combined Koreas women's hockey team walk from the Kwandong Hockey Centre to the training center to practice prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 09, 2018 - 10:26 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:20 a.m. A united Korea stole the show at the opening ceremony, and a united Korean hockey team will be in the spotlight on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Olympics. North and South Korea marched together on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, men's 1,000-meter short track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, of Russia, gestures while holding his medal during the medals ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Sports’ highest court rejected appeals by all 45 Russian athletes plus two coaches who were banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics over doping concerns in a decision announced Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, less than nine hours before the opening ceremony. Among those excluded are six-time gold medalist Ahn, the short track speedskater whose return to his native South Korea for the Olympics had been hotly anticipated by local fans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 09, 2018 - 9:15 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia's desperate attempt to get 45 banned athletes — including several medal favorites — into the Pyeongchang Olympics failed just hours before Friday's opening ceremony. The International Olympic Committee had banned Russia because of a massive doping scheme at...
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Athletes from Russia arrive during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 09, 2018 - 8:59 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:55 p.m. The lower house of Russian parliament has issued a statement protesting a court's decision barring 45 banned athletes from the Pyeongchang Olympics just hours before the opening ceremony. The...
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The Olympic flame is lit during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Sean Haffey/Pool Photo via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 8:16 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:15 p.m. South Korean figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim has ignited the Olympic cauldron for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in a chilly opening ceremony that highlighted Korean unity. A North Korean and...
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United States Vice President Mike Pence, right, remains seated as South Korean President Moon Jae-in, front left, first lady Kim Jung-sook, Kim Yong Nam, the 90-year-old president of the Presidium of the North's Parliament, second from left in the back, and Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong, right, react when the combined team came in during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 09, 2018 - 8:06 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10 p.m. A White House official says Vice President Mike Pence and the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un did not interact despite being seated just feet apart during the Olympic opening ceremony...
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