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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, Bahrain's Hassan Chani celebrates on the podium after winning the gold medal in the men's 10,000m final during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Chani has been banned for four years on Thursday, Sept.17, 2020 for blood doping and stripped of his 2018 Asian Games gold medal. The Athletics Integrity Unit says Chani’s doping was shown by changes in the blood values in his biological passport. He was disqualified from all of his results since August 2017.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

Asian Games gold medalist runner banned 4 years for doping

MONACO (AP) — Bahraini distance runner Hassan Chani has been banned for four years for doping and stripped of his 2018 Asian Games gold medal, the Athletics Integrity Unit said

Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends an extraordinary session at the upper house of parliament Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Tokyo. Suga started his first full day in office Thursday, with a resolve to push for reforms for the people, and he said he is already taking a crack at it. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

New Japanese PM gets word out: He supports Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister has gotten the word out to the president of the International Olympic Committee that he is behind next year’s delayed Tokyo Games.

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018, file photo, driver Justin Olsen and Christopher Fogt, Carlo Valdes and Nathan Weber, of the United States, start their third heat during the four-man bobsled final at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. USA Bobsled and Skeleton couldn't hit the road recruiting this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, they made Olympic hopefuls come to them and do so online. USABS took its recruiting process digital this year and team officials say it has led to significant upticks in interest. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

For some bobsled hopefuls, the Olympics may be a click away

USA Bobsled and Skeleton typically has staff spending part of the spring and summer months on the road recruiting, looking for new talent and luring them with the potential of

Figure skater Medvedeva returns to coach Tutberidze

MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva said Wednesday she has returned to working with Eteri Tutberidze, the Russian figure skating coach who first took her to