The United States Anti-Doping Association announced Tuesday that it will give the International Olympic Committee files on cyclist Tyler Hamilton in time to decide whether to reorder medals from the 2004 Olympics. Hamilton admitted to doping last May and says he turned in the gold medal he won at the 2004 Olympic time trial. IOC says it has not received the medal and cannot proceed without an investigation. Hamilton tested positive for a blood transfusion during and after the 2004 Olympic game... Read More
Six adults and 22 Belgian children died Tuesday when a tour bus carrying them home from a ski trip to the Swiss Alps crashed into a tunnel wall near Sierre, Switzerland. The bus hit the side of the tunnel "head on in an emergency stop space," according to police. The tour bus operator has a reputation for safety and officials are not sure what caused the accident. Eight helicopters and 12 ambulances responded. Eight children remain unaccounted for.
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Lindsey Vonn and Norway's Aksel Svindal captured the season's final downhill in Schladming, Austria on Wednesday as Austria's Klaus Kroell finished seventh but secured an overall downhill World Cup title. Kroell just edged Swiss legend Didier Cuche, who finished a disappointing 17th after winning four downhill races this year, to take the first World Cup title of his career. Vonn, who has already sealed an overall World Cup title and discipline titles in downhill and super G, will now look to ... Read More
Chicago cyclist Eric Puetz foiled a mugging on Thursday by chasing down and tackling a man who mugged a 75-year-old woman and ran away with her purse. Puetz followed the mugger into an alley, where he and a bystander tackled the man and held him down until police arrived. "There are just certain things that aren't acceptable," Puetz told the Chicago Tribune on Friday. The suspect, Larry Bostic, remains in custody with bail set at $300,000.
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In a report leaked earlier this month, Paraguay's Department of Indian Afffairs confirmed the presence of an uncontacted tribe living on land recently sold to two Brazilian ranching companies. Authorities have discovered evidence of members of the isolated Ayoreo Totobiegosode Indians, including footprints and traps used to catch turtles. Since beginning logging operations, the ranching companies have cleared thousands of acres of forest to make way for cattle ranching. Native-rights activists... Read More