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KHL undecided on allowing players to go to the Olympics

The president of the Kontinental Hockey League said Wednesday he is waiting to find out how many Russians will be banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics before deciding if he will allow his players to compete in South Korea. Dmitry Chernyshenko, the head of the organizing committee for the 2014 Sochi...

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  • Alex Ovechkin believes Russians should still participate in the Olympics

    Alex Ovechkin believes Russians should still participate in the Olympics

    Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin said he would support Russian athletes participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, even though the Russian flag and anthem will be absent. The International Olympic Committee decided to ban the Russian federation as punishment for widespread...

  • Digest (Dec. 5): Coan, Meyers earn Para Swimming Championships medals

    Digest (Dec. 5): Coan, Meyers earn Para Swimming Championships medals

    The women of Team USA claimed the spotlight Monday at the World Para Swimming Championships with McKenzie Coan (Loyola Maryland) and Timonium's Becca Meyers, a Notre Dame Prep almuna, adding to their medal counts to help bring the United States' overall medal count to 23 at the Francisco Marquez...

  • Russian cheating may have cost this American an Olympic medal; the ban gives her hope

    Russian cheating may have cost this American an Olympic medal; the ban gives her hope

    The focus nearly four years ago on the side of a Russian mountain, as the final sled whooshed by, fell to the clock. Katie Uhlaender, a blue-blooded American who had died her hair red for the Sochi Olympics, stared at it. Her eyes squinted. Befuddled, she blurted, "I don't even know how to process...

  • Russia banned from 2018 Olympics following doping allegations

    Russia banned from 2018 Olympics following doping allegations

    The International Olympic Committee banned the Russian federation from the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea on Tuesday, while leaving the door open for individual Russian athletes to compete, in a historic act of punishment for widespread doping Olympic officials believe was supported by...

  • Russia enraged by 2018 Winter Olympics ban over doping

    Russia enraged by 2018 Winter Olympics ban over doping

    Prominent Russians expressed anger, despair and resentment on Wednesday after the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban the Russian Federation from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The ban is a historic act of punishment for widespread doping among Russian athletes that Olympic...

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  • IOC to rule on Russia's eligibility for upcoming Winter Olympics

    IOC to rule on Russia's eligibility for upcoming Winter Olympics

    The long-running Russian doping scandal could take a dramatic turn Tuesday when International Olympic Committee leaders decide whether to ban the country’s entire team from the upcoming Winter Games. Investigations over the last few years have found evidence of widespread, systemic cheating among...

  • Digest: Loyola Maryland senior Coan wins gold at World Para Swimming Championships

    Digest: Loyola Maryland senior Coan wins gold at World Para Swimming Championships

    Loyola Maryland senior McKenzie Coan won a gold medal Saturday night in her first race at the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City. Coan dominated the field in the S7 100-meter freestyle, finishing in 1 minute, 10.82 seconds, nearly three seconds ahead of Germany's Denise Grahl. The...

  • Tina Weirather wins women's World Cup super-G at Lake Louise

    Tina Weirather wins women's World Cup super-G at Lake Louise

    Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein won the women's World Cup super-G on Sunday for her first Lake Louise victory. Weirather finished in 1 minute, 18.52 seconds in sunny conditions. She won after finishing second five times in downhill and super-G races at the Canadian resort. Switzerland's Lara Gut,...

  • Woodbine's Kyle Snyder, Bethesda's Katie Ledecky win U.S. Olympic Athlete of the Year awards

    Woodbine's Kyle Snyder, Bethesda's Katie Ledecky win U.S. Olympic Athlete of the Year awards

    It was a good year to be an Olympic athlete from Maryland. The U.S. Olympic Committee named Woodbine’s Kyle Snyder and Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky the Male Olympic Athlete of the Year and Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, respectively, at Wednesday’s Team USA Awards, while Clarksville’s Tatyana...

  • Three more Russians added to list of athletes punished for doping

    Three more Russians added to list of athletes punished for doping

    The number of Russian athletes retroactively sanctioned for doping and sample tampering at the 2014 Sochi Olympics continues to grow with three more added to the list on Wednesday. Bobsled team members Aleksandr Kas’yanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilivir Khuzin — part of a fourth-place team in Sochi...

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