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Senegal to host 2022 Youth Olympics 

Senegal’s capital Dakar has been selected by the IOC as the host for the 2022 Youth Summer Olympic Games. The event, which is scheduled to take place in four years’ time, will be the first IOC event to be held in Africa. The nation’s President Macky Sall could not hide his joy on social media, declaring it a “historic decision”. ...

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You Realize The Olympics Don’t Have To Exist, Right?

Thursday morning brought the world a small bit of gross but totally unsurprising news, when the Associated Press reported that Pyeongchang, South Korea, the city that hosted the Winter Olympics all of seven months ago, may be forced to tear down at least four Olympic venues that are now sitting empty and unused. The … Sports

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Wayne Gretzky wants NHL players back for Beijing Olympics

Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world’s top ice hockey players is “always much better for everyone.” Speaking to The Associated Press on Thursday, the National Hockey League’s all-time leading scorer said he hopes the league and players’ association can “somehow figure this out” during upcoming talks. ...

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South Korea Reportedly Bans 36,000 Foreigners From Attending The Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has banned 36,000 foreigners from entering the country ahead of the Winter Olympics, citing security concerns, Yonhap News Agency said on Monday. Yonhap cited a South Korean lawmaker as saying the spy agency had told lawmakers it was working with foreign intelligence agencies to beef up foreign nationals’ identity checks as an anti-terrorism plan for ...

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Jeremy Roenick dishes on Olympics, NHL trade deadline and why he hates Hollywood

Once a bruising NHL star forward, Jeremy Roenick is now one of the most prominent national hockey analysts in the American market. You’ll most often find him delivering brash analysis or providing some comic relief for the NHL on NBC.  He’s also at the forefront of the Kraft Hockeyville initiative — an annual competition that awards much-needed financial support to ...

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NHL's Bettman 'very comfortable' with decision to skip Olympics

The NHL has no regrets about not sending its players to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, says commissioner Gary Bettman. “We’ve very comfortable with the decision we made as a league,” Bettman said Wednesday. The NHL announced last April it would not participate in the Pyeongchang Games. It was the first time in five Winter Olympics where the world’s best hockey ...

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I Love My Body More Now Than When I Was Competing In The Olympics

As a four-time Olympic athlete and medallist in rowing, upon my retirement I wondered how I would manage the transition to becoming a regular human. How would I ever find contentment in being a normal, healthy, fit adult? Normal body fat for an elite athlete is 12 per cent, a huge lung capacity, and for me, the ability to compete ...

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