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Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami competes during a women's World Cup giant slalom ski race Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, Killington, Vt. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Swiss officials warn COVID-19 rules threaten sports events

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic officials in Switzerland urged the federal government Tuesday to exempt international athletes and officials from new quarantine rules that thr

FILE - Morocco's Halima Hachlaf reacts after winning the women's 800 meters event during the IAAF Diamond League Golden Gala athletics meeting at Rome's Olympic stadium, June 10, 2010. Moroccan 800-meter runner Halima Hachlaf has been banned for six years for the second doping conviction of her career, it was announced Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Hachlaf tested positive for a synthetic steroid hormone at a race in Rabat in January. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, file)

Former Olympian Hachlaf banned 6 years for 2nd doping case

MONACO (AP) — Moroccan runner Halima Hachlaf was banned for six years on Tuesday for a second doping offense.

A man wearing a mask passes by propaganda boards promoting the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Beijing reiterates its commitment to hosting a frugal and green Winter Olympics ahead of the February sporting event, promising to make the games "simple and excellent." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China concerned about omicron effect on Beijing Winter Games

BEIJING (AP) — China says the omicron variant of the coronavirus is a concern for organizers of the Beijing Winter Olympics but it remains confident the games will be held as s

Rhian Wilkinson named coach of the Portland Thorns

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Canadian national team player and two-time Olympic bronze medalist Rhian Wilkinson has been named coach of the Portland Thorns.