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13 Years Later, Lance Armstrong Returns Olympic Medal

Already stripped of his Tour de France titles, Armstrong lost another link to his once-legendary cycling career Wednesday, returning the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
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Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

A new PBS documentary looks at King's legacy as both a tennis champion — she has a record 20 Wimbledon titles — and the leader of a female player uprising that demanded fairer treatment and pay. She tells Fresh Air about the challenges of being a female player before there was a women's league.
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Oklahoma State Promises Own Probe Of Alleged Football Abuses

Sports Illustrated is this week posting a five-part expose about the school's football program. Among OSU's alleged transgressions: money paid to players; tutors doing players' schoolwork; and women from a "hostess program" having sex with recruits.
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Diana Nyad's Accomplishment Makes America's Cup Look All Wet

America's Cup yachts can gracefully skim above water at better than 40 mph, but Frank Deford says when he looks back at the seven seas in 2013 he'll remember 64-year-old Nyad "plowing, all by herself, freestyle, through 100 miles of surf from Havana to Key West."
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New Head Of Olympic Committee Faces A Number Of Challenges

The International Olympic committee (IOC) has elected a new president, Thomas Bach of Germany. He assumes leadership of an organization that faces criticism over politics, costs and what some view as its insular approach to which sports are offered during the games. The new president succeeds Jacques Rogge, who lead the IOC for 12 years.
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NASCAR Nastiness Results In Sport's Biggest Fine Ever

Audie Cornish talks to Nate Ryan — senior motorsports for USA Today Sports — about the NASCAR controversy at Saturday's Sprint Cup championship. NASCAR has leveled its biggest fine ever — $300,000.
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New International Olympic Committee President Is Thomas Bach Of Germany

Bach replaces outgoing President Jacques Rogge, who served in the post for 12 years. He was chosen by secret ballot on the last day of IOC meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Dennis Rodman Says He's Taking Former NBA Players To North Korea

The NBA hall of famer asked the world to take him and his basketball diplomacy seriously Rodman also hinted that he would interview the seclusive leader of North Korea.
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Monday Night Marked By Redskins Name Debate

The Oneida Nation wants the Washington Redskins to change their name and mascot - and they're hoping sports fans will help sway team owners. Host Michel Martin talks with Oneida Nation representative Ray Halbritter.
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IOC Reinstates Wrestling To Summer Olympics

The sport of wrestling has been given a reprieve and will be included in the 2020 and 2024 Summer Olympics. How did the ancient sport of wrestling wind up on the chopping block in the first place?

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