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FILE - United States' Dwight Jones tries to grab the ball as a Russian player goes for a score during the men's basketball final at the Olympic Games in Munich on Sept. 10, 1972. Russia won 51-50 to win the gold medal. Members of the 1972 team have talked about finally retrieving those silver medals they vowed to never accept and left behind in Germany. No, they still don't want them for themselves. They believe the medals belong in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but the latest attempt to get them from the International Olympic Committee has been thwarted. (AP Photo, File)

Efforts to put '72 Olympic medals in hoop Hall thwarted

FILE - Cannons' Paul Rabil (99) holds the ball against Redwoods' Finn Sullivan (36) during a Premier Lacrosse League game, Friday, June 4, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. Lacrosse is one of nine sports trying to gain inclusion into the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis, File)

Lacrosse's new, fast-paced version may be path into LA Games

Yaroslava Mahuchikh, of Ukraine, celebrates after the women's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

McLaughlin's next move among key stories on road to '24

FILE - In this July 28, 1984 file photo, balloons are released into the air from the field of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as part of the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Track is a niche sport in the United States when it comes to the fan base, even while the country hosts its first track world championships. They say that with sagging viewership totals and flat revenue across the broader Olympic world, it's critical to bring the cornerstone sport of the games back to its glory days in the U.S. before they return to Los Angeles in 2028. (AP Photo/Dave Tenenbaum, FIle)

Track looks to pump up US fan base ahead of 2028 LA Olympics

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FILE - China's Dongpeng Shi competes in a heat of the 110m Hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. The governing body of track and field has acted against suspected systematic cheating in results from qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics and age manipulation of athletes up to 20 years ago. Chinese athlete Shi Dongpeng was stripped of his silver medal in 110-meter hurdles at the 2002 world junior championships. Shi went on to compete at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics but did not reach either final in his event. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

Track body acts on suspected systematic cheating in results

GENEVA (AP) — The governing body of track and field acted Friday against suspected systematic cheating in qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics and age manipulation of athletes up

In this undated photo made available by Athletica Vaticana on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, Dutch-born cyclist Rien Schuurhuis, center, poses with his team in front of St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican. Schuurhuis will race for the Vatican in the Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 road race at the cycling world championships in Wollongong, Australia. It's the first time that the Vatican has entered a team for the event. Chiara Porro, Schuurhuis' wife, is Australia's ambassador to the Holy See. (Ivan Sommonte/Athletica Vaticana)

Vatican cyclist spreading the pope's message at worlds

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A plain white helmet like the pope’s skullcap.

The Holy See’s crossed keys seal stamped on his white and yellow jersey over his heart.

FILE - United States sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson celebrates after winning the first heat of the semis finals in women's 100-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on June 19, 2021, in Eugene, Ore. Cannabis use will stay banned at sports events after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday Sept. 23, 2022 resisted calls to change its status on the list of prohibited substances. The agency was asked to review the status of THC after the case of Richardson, who did not go to the Tokyo Olympics last year. She served a one-month ban on testing positive at the trials meet where she won the 100 meters. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Marijuana stays on doping banned list; opiate tramadol added

GENEVA (AP) — Marijuana use will remain banned at sports events after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday resisted calls to change its status on the list of prohibited substances.

Sportlight: Week Ahead, Sept. 23-30

Sept. 27

1894 — Aqueduct Race Track opens its doors. The building is torn down in 1955 and the new Aqueduct reopens on Sept. 14, 1959.