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1 hr ago | Nerve News

China aim to continue Asian Games dominance

China will aim to dominate the Asian Games medal table for the ninth consecutive time and has sent a large squad to Incheon for the continent's premier sporting event. China's team of more than 1,300 athletes and officials will participate in all but one of the 36 disciplines - kabbadi - at the Sep 19 to Oct 4 Games, with 33 Olympic champions in its squad, reports Xinhua.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Liu Xiang, Sports, Olympics, Lin Dan, Olympic Badminton, Xuerui Li, Summer Olympics

5 hrs ago | Sky Sports

Maggie's Ohuruogo inspiration

Women's Rugby World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi has revealed that 400m runner Christine Ohuruogu has been one of the driving forces behind her decision to pursue a career in athletics. The Saracens flanker, who announced her international retirement following England's recent World Cup success, will try her hand at the shot put and the discus in a bid to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Related Topix: Sports, Christine Ohuruogu, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics

10 hrs ago | TwinCities

High school soccer: Greg Juba has left lasting legacy with Park girls team

More than three decades ago, Greg Juba didn't hesitate when offered a job teaching math at Park High School in Cottage Grove. But it came with one condition: that he start and develop the girls soccer program.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic

14 hrs ago | Shape

Lolo Jones: "I Haven't Slow Danced Since High School"

As a three-time Olympian in two different sports, powerhouse athlete Lolo Jones knows what it takes to be a competitor. But now the 32-year-old hurdler and bobsled star will have to face a new type of competition on the dance floor.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The University Star

Q&A with Charles Austin, Olympic Gold Medalist

A true underdog, Charles Austin overcame humble beginnings to train himself to win the 1996 Olympic gold medal for the high jump. Fueled by self-motivation and the unwavering desire to succeed, he's accomplished more than enough to be considered an all-time great in track and field.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Hornets Lend a Hand to Delaware Senior Olympics

DOVER , Del.- Delaware State University's track & field and cross country teams spent part of their weekend giving back to the community. The Hornet student-athletes and coaches served as volunteers for the 2014 Delaware Senior Olympics Race Walk/Track & Field events at DSU's Alumni Stadium on Sunday.

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Dartmouth Big Green

Harwick Elevated to Director of Track & Field and Cross Country

HANOVER, N.H. Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Monday afternoon that Barry Harwick '77 has been elevated to The Marjorie and Herbert Chase '30 Director of Track and Field and Cross Country. In this new role, Harwick will oversee all facets of both Dartmouth men's and women's track and field and cross country programs.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Adam Nelson, Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Trinadad Express

Walcott bags Continental bronze

Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott bagged bronze in the men's javelin at the IAAF Continental Cup, in Marrakech, Morocco, yesterday. Walcott opened the competition with an 81.02 metres throw-good enough for second spot at the end of the first round.

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Dartmouth Big Green

Harwick Elevated to Director of Track & Field and Cross Country

HANOVER, N.H. Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Monday afternoon that Barry Harwick '77 has been elevated to The Marjorie and Herbert Chase '30 Director of Track and Field and Cross Country. In this new role, Harwick will oversee all facets of both Dartmouth men's and women's track and field and cross country programs.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Adam Nelson, Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Brandon Sun

Olympians and star athletes urging fans to reserve Pan Am tickets early

Watching dramatic sporting competitions in person provides a rush far better than any gained from seeing the events on the small screen, Canada's star athletes said Monday as they urged fans to start reserving tickets to next year's Pan Am Games. "These are sports that TV sometimes kind of numbs us as to how fast, how high, how quick, how agile these sports really are," said Olympic medal-winning cyclist Curt Harnett, leader of Team Canada in the Games.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Hornets Lend a Hand to Delaware Senior Olympics

DOVER , Del.- Delaware State University's track & field and cross country teams spent part of their weekend giving back to the community. The Hornet student-athletes and coaches served as volunteers for the 2014 Delaware Senior Olympics Race Walk/Track & Field events at DSU's Alumni Stadium on Sunday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Trinadad Express

Walcott bags Continental bronze

Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott bagged bronze in the men's javelin at the IAAF Continental Cup, in Marrakech, Morocco, yesterday. Walcott opened the competition with an 81.02 metres throw-good enough for second spot at the end of the first round.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Michelle Carter, Olympics, Summer Olympics

WBNS

Hokes Bluff teen works toward Paralympic goal

While most juniors are toiling at school this week, Emily Frederick of Hokes Bluff will be training toward the fulfillment of a new dream - a trip to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Emily received an invitation to a U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Throws Camp this month at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Sports, Swimming, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming

Jamaica Observer

Julian Walsh: Jamaican-born Japanese athlete making a name in 400m

HAVING left Jamaica as a toddler, Japanese quarter-miler Julian Walsh knows little about the rich sports heritage of his birthplace which has produced a number of outstanding 400 metres runners. The 17-year-old Walsh's first major assignment came in July at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Hernando Today

Between the Lines

Not only is there a variety of events being held in September and October, they're geographically spread out around the state. The South Florida Shooting Festival fires the opening shot, Saturday and Sunday, with eight events at three venues in Hollywood, Indian River County and Okeechobee.

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Sun-Star

UC, USC take lead

FLYER. Roneth Ayuda clears 1.50 meters to win the women's high jump for USC in the Cesafi athletics competition.

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Boston Herald

Marla Runyan inspires at Perkins, NU

Marla Runyan is a gold medal winner in life. And, when it comes to adversity, she places it in the rear- view mirror.

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OUPblog

Playing Man: some modern consequences of Ancient sport

Playing Man , the trail-blazing work by Johan Huizinga, took sport seriously and showed how it was essential in the formation of civilizations. Adult playtime for many pre-industrial cultures served as the crucible in which conventions and boundaries were written for a culture.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Japan Times

Japan aiming to build for future at Asian Games

Lead by example: Kosuke Hagino, who beat Michael Phelps in the 200-meter medley final at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia last month, will be a medal prospect for Japan at the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 Asian Games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kosuke Hagino, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Michael Phelps, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Keiji Suzuki, Swimming

In-depth Africa

Top record breakers in sports

The world of sport is filled with lots of excitements which come with the anticipation of match fixtures and results, surprises and disappointments. Also new records are set and broken from time to time by some individuals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen area of sport and have become not only world figures but a house name.

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Olympic Medal Count

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1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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