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  • Olympic diver latest athlete to come out

    Olympic diver latest athlete to come out
    Olympic diver Tom Daley is the latest athlete to come out as gay or bisexual. Daley, a 19-year-old British diver who won the bronze medal for the 10-meter platform event in the 2012 London Games, announced that he is in a relationship with a man in a...
  • Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners

    Thousands march in Moscow, demand release of political prisoners
    MOSCOW -- Several thousand people demanding the release of political prisoners took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in the biggest protest action so far this fall. On a gray, overcast afternoon, protesters marched along Moscow's central Boulevard...
  • Westjet's new MIA-Calgary route launches

    Westjet's new MIA-Calgary route launches
    Miami International Airport officials will welcome the newest international route from WestJet in a ceremony Tuesday at 8 a.m. The Canadian low-cost carrier will operate four weekly flights between Calgary and Miami now through Dec. 14, airport...
  • Daniel Radcliffe Goes for 'Gold'

    LONDON -- In the run-up to the AFM, Daniel Radcliffe has been confirmed to star in "Gold," which tells the story of Sebastian Coe's rivalry with fellow athlete Steve Ovett in the years leading up to the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Pic will reunite...
  • Stay awake after all that Thanksgiving turkey for the National Dog Show!

    It's as much a tradition as turkey with stuffing and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Once again, the National Dog Show, presented by Purina, will follow the parade on NBC TV at noon (in all time zones) on Turkey Day. This is the 11th year for the...
  • Venice Downplays Tsai Ming-liang's "Stray Dogs" Nationality Squabble

    VENICE - A dispute at the Venice Film Festival over the nationality of Tsai Ming-liang's competition entry "Stray Dogs" is being downplayed by fest director Alberto Barbera. While Tsai and his producer Vincent Wang submitted the film as hailing from...
  • Tokyo to Host 2020 Summer Olympic Games

    Tokyo won the vote for 2020 Summer Olympic Games on Saturday, beating out two other finalists Istanbul and Madrid. The Japanese capital city previously held the Summer Olympics in 1964, while the 1998 Winter Games were in Nagano, Japan. Tokyo, which...
  • Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee has selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games. The Japanese city, considered a favorite to be chosen as host, prevailed over Istanbul in a second-round vote Saturday among IOC members gathered in Buenos Aires....
  • Wrestling will remain in Olympics, baseball/softball still out

    Wrestling will remain in Olympics, baseball/softball still out
    Wrestling will continue to be an Olympic sport, winning a vote Sunday in Buenos Aires by the IOC, which only seven months ago recommended that it be cut starting with the 2020 Summer Games. Baseball/softball and squash were the losers in the final vote....
  • Pau Gasol, Madrid's pitch to host 2020 Olympics edged by Tokyo

    Pau Gasol, Madrid's pitch to host 2020 Olympics edged by Tokyo
    On Saturday, the International Olympic Committee made its choice for the 2020 Olympic Games. The final three cities were Istanbul; Madrid, Spain; and Tokyo. Lakers center-forward Pau Gasol had been helping Spain's bid committee and made the trip to...
  • A mixed bottom line on Rogge's IOC presidency

    A mixed bottom line on Rogge's IOC presidency
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - You can define Jacques Rogge’s 12 years as International Olympic Committee president simply by the numbers, which befits a man whose public personality is as serious and dispassionate as a balance sheet. Bottom line:...
  • Once and for all, Rogge resists taking moral stance on Russia's anti-gay laws

    Once and for all, Rogge resists taking moral stance on Russia's anti-gay laws
    BUENOS AIRES – This was Jacques Rogge’s final press conference as head of the International Olympic Committee, an organization that fancies itself as having a global role that can reach beyond fun and games. Rogge made it very clear...