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Russian Sports Minister Casts Doubt On Sochi Hosting 2017 Figure Skating Championships

04 / 24 / 14

Russia’s bid to host the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Sochi "was cast into doubt" Wednesday after Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko "signaled his disapproval," according to R-SPORT. Russian Figure Skating Federation President Alexander Gorshkov said Tuesday that "he had submitted a bi...

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Bolt To Net $760K At Anniversary Games

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04/18/13
New U.S.-Based Tournament Planned

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04/17/13
London Marathon Forges Ahead

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04/17/13
Q&A With 2014 World Cup LOC CEO

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04/17/13
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04/16/13
Boston Bombing Prompts London Review

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