Tag: Olympics

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Sports

Hall of Fame center Walt Bellamy dies at 74

In this Oct. 14, 1968, file photo, Walt Bellamy, New York Knicks basketball player, poses for a photo in New York. Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who averaged 20.1 points and 13.7 rebounds in 14 seasons in the NBA, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. He was 74. The Atlanta Hawks confirmed the death, but didn’t provide details. (AP Photo/File) ATLANTA (AP) — Walt Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who averaged 20.1 points and 13.7 rebounds in 14 seasons in the NBA, died Saturday. He was 74. The Atlanta Hawks confirmed the death, but didn’t provide details. The Hawks said Bellamy attended the team’s home opener Friday night. “Walt Bellamy was an enormously gifted Hall of Fame player who had a tremendous impact on our game,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement released by the league. “Off the court, he was an even more extraordinary person. Walt is going to be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. On behalf of the entire NBA family, our condolences and thoughts go out to Walt’s family.”

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Sports

Track stars Lauryn Williams, Lolo Jones one step closer to Winter Olympics

American bobsled team Lolo Jones and Jazmine Fenlator, right, earned a spot on the World Cup team.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) by Greg Botelho (CNN) — It’s a good bet that Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams won’t be wearing singlets for this Olympics. But it’s also safe to assume that — once again — they’d be plenty fast. These two U.S. Track and Field stars got one step closer Saturday to another Olympic Games, this time in wintry Russia. They are among the women named Saturday as “push athletes” for the Americans’ six-women bobsled team, according to the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.

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International

Pistorius to be indicted, trial in early 2014

In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 photographers take photos of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe-file) by Gerald ImrayAssociated Press Writer JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be indicted for premeditated murder on Monday and the double-amputee Olympian will go on trial in early 2014, about a year after shooting dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In a somber twist, the world-famous athlete will be served with the murder indictment on the day Steenkamp would have celebrated her 30th birthday.

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People

Olympic champion Riner alleges racism at Paris bar

France’s judoka Teddy Riner ponders a question during an interview in this Paris.(AP Photo/Francois Mori, file) PARIS (AP) — The Buddha Bar has fired a waitress for improper behavior toward Olympic champion judoka Teddy Riner, who lashed out about alleged racism at the upscale Paris bar-restaurant.