Sports

5:09pm

Sun August 2, 2015
Movie Interviews

'Who Am I Without My Sport?' Greg Louganis On Life After Olympics

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 7:03 pm

The documentary Back On Board follows the career of four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis.
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Greg Louganis is the best diver of his generation — perhaps the best the world has ever seen. The four-time gold medalist is the only man to ever sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympics.

The new documentary Back on Board, by director Cheryl Furjanic and producer Will Sweeney, contrasts that success with the inner turmoil Louganis experienced rising to stardom at such a young age.

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7:27am

Sun August 2, 2015
Sports

NFL's First Female Coach Raises The Perennial 'Distraction' Question

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 8:28 am

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11:49am

Sat August 1, 2015
The Two-Way

After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 1:33 pm

Kira Grunberg, seen here competing last summer, was severely injured in a training accident this week. Doctors say she is now a paraplegic.
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Kira Grunberg, Austria's top women's pole vaulter who suffered a horrible injury during training Thursday, is breathing on her own and could soon leave intensive care. The 21-year-old underwent emergency surgery after fracturing at least one of her cervical vertebrae.

Doctors say the fall has left Grunberg a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sporting world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support for the young athlete who holds Austria's record for the women's pole vault.

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10:26am

Sat August 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil's Olympics Venues

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 1:36 pm

Concerns about pollution in the waters around Rio have prompted the world sailing federation to take action ahead of next year's Olympic Games. Here, garbage is seen on Bica Beach, on the banks of the Guanabara Bay, with the Sugar Loaf mountain in background, earlier this year.
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Saying that recent stories about raw sewage in Brazilian waterways that will serve as Olympics venues in 2016 helped "wake us up again and put this back on the agenda," the head of sailing's world governing body says his group will test for viruses and bacteria in the water.

The International Sailing Federation's chief executive, Peter Sowrey, tells the AP that the move is prompted by concerns over athletes' health and safety.

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7:44am

Sat August 1, 2015
Sports

MLB Trade Deadline, Deflategate Fallout: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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7:44am

Sat August 1, 2015
Around the Nation

Police-Community Collaboration Has Helped Kept Peace In Cincinnati

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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7:44am

Sat August 1, 2015
Simon Says

Boston's Ride, Or Thanks But No Thanks, Olympic Committee

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

The Olympic flag flutters near the Cauldron at the Olympic Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
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What do you give a city that has everything? Maybe not the Olympic Games.

This week the city of Boston declined to sign what's called a host city contract that would make it liable to pay for any losses incurred by the Olympics, which effectively ended its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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9:58pm

Fri July 31, 2015
The Two-Way

Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 11:51 pm

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, clad in his trademark kilt, speaks in 2009 at the WrestleMania 25th anniversary press conference at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Piper fought in the main bout at the first WrestleMania in 1985, losing a tag-team match to Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.
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"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, a premier wrestler in the now-WWE during the 1980s and 1990s who fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the main event at the first WrestleMania in 1985, has died, the company reports. He was 61.

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5:43pm

Fri July 31, 2015
Environment

As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow?

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 7:53 pm

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4:36pm

Fri July 31, 2015
Sports

International Olympic Committee Chooses Beijing For 2022 Winter Games

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 7:53 pm

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China's capital, Beijing, became the first city in the world to be chosen to host both the summer and winter Olympic Games. It beat out a bid from Kazakhstan. NPR's Anthony Kuhn has the reaction from Beijing.

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