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  • Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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  • Striking construction workers and security personnel clashed Monday at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues for the 2016 Summer Games.
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  • This week the Philadelphia area is the curling capital of the country. The US National Championships are in Aston, Delaware County.
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  • United States Noelle Pikus-Pace
  • See the members of Team USA who brought home medals from the 2014 Winter Olympics!
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  • See photos from the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
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  • Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show.
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  • Find out which team won the gold in men's hockey!
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  • The IOC says a Latvian hockey player has been expelled from the Sochi Olympics after failing a doping test.
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  • Easing her way down the Olympic giant slalom course, pop violinist Vanessa-Mae completed Tuesday's first run with the slowest time.
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  • Thick fog lingering over the mountains Monday caused the biggest weather disruptions of the Sochi Olympics so far, with a biathlon race and a snowboard event both postponed until Tuesday.
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  • American skier Bode Miller is responding to criticism of an NBC post-race interview by saying it was a "crazy emotional moment."
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  • T.J. Oshie scored the winning goal to lead the U.S. to victory. Learn more about Oshie and the game everyone is talking about.
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  • As T.J. Oshie was leading the U.S. men's team to a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Russia in Sochi on Saturday, his tiny Minnesota hometown was celebrating the Olympic success of yet another of its hockey players and wondering if he'd be the latest to medal.
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  • Olympic oops - 10 cringeworthy moments from Sochi
  • Even more than the wipeouts, these moments had viewers saying, "Oh, no."
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  • Memo to Kate Moss: Switzerland's new gold medalist halfpipe snowboarder likes you.
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  • There was a lot of ugliness out on that supersized Olympic slopestyle course Sunday - crashes, splashes, face plants, even a cracked helmet.
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  • These Olympians bring some local ties to the 2014 Winter Games.
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  • Attempted plane hijacking thwarted
  • A Ukrainian passenger on an Istanbul-bound flight claimed Friday there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi.
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  • U.S. Olympians will have to make do without the team's official yogurt because of a customs dispute with Russia.
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  • You could call it a slap in the face.
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  • A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years says that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics.
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  • IOC President Thomas Bach defended the choice of Sochi as host of the Winter Olympics on Monday despite a terror threat.
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  • An Islamic militant group in Russia posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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  • Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it's studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group that asserted responsibility for suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month and is threatening to strike the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month.
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  • Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars.
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  • Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi.
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  • Clothing and gestures will be scrutinized at Olympics
  • President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn't - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.
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  • Team USA will be wearing the Made in the USA label.
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  • Wrestling has been reinstated for the 2020 Olympics, seven months after losing its spot.
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  • Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall.
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  • What would Ryan Lochte do if he became the brunt of a joke? Ignore it.
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  • Olympics
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  • Mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the USOC confirming the city's commitment to work on a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.
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  • Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have filed an appeal in a South African court against bail restrictions imposed on the Olympian.
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  • Carl Pistorius, brother of Olympian athlete, Oscar Pistorius, arrives at home, Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, where his brother has been staying in Pretoria, South Africa, since being granted bail Friday for the Valentines Day shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Reports emerged Sunday that Carl Pistorius is facing charges of culpable homicide for the death of a woman biker who was knocked down in 2010. (AP Photo)
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  • Olympian Oscar Pistorius, foreground, stands following his bail hearing, as his brother Carl, left, and father Henke, second from left, look on in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Pistorius fired into the door of a small bathroom where his girlfriend was cowering after a shouting match on Valentines Day, hitting her three times, a South African prosecutor said Tuesday as he charged the sports icon with premeditated murder. The magistrate ruled that Pistorius faces the harshest bail requirements available in South African law. He did not elaborate before a break was called in the session. (AP Photo)
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  • The murder case involving Olympic star Oscar Pistorius took another unexpected turn Sunday.
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  • Oscar Pistorius walked out of a South African court Friday a free man - for now - after a magistrate agreed to release him on bail.
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  • The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know if Pittsburgh or Philadelphia might be interested in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.
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  • Athlete Oscar Pistorius weeps in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Feb 15, 2013, at his bail hearing in the murder case of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius arrived at a courthouse Friday, for his bail hearing in the murder case of his girlfriend as South Africans braced themselves for the latest development in a story that has stunned the country. The Paralympic superstar was earlier seen leaving a police station in a dark suit with a charcoal gray jacket covering his head as he got into a police vehicle. Model Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed at Pistorius upmarket home in an eastern suburb of the South African capital in the predawn hours of Thursday. (AP Photo/Antione de Ras - Independent Newspapers Ltd South Africa).
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  • Oscar Pistorius held his head in his hands and wept openly in court Friday as prosecutors said they would pursue a charge of premeditated murder.
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  • In this Nov. 4, 2012 photo, South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, believed to be his girlfriend, at an awards ceremony, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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  • Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home.
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  • For wrestling, this may have been the ultimate body slam: getting tossed out of the Olympic rings.
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  • Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan and a grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell have married in Rhode Island.
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  • Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney stopped by the Action News studios Thursday on her way to get ready for a big performance in Philadelphia this weekend!
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