Post Tagged with: "United States Olympic Team"

eMediaWorld.com Gunnar Nixon leads decathlon after 4 events

August 10, 2013 7:41 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Gunnar Nixon leads decathlon after 4 events

MOSCOW — Gunnar Nixon, a 20-year-old American competing in his first major event, seized a big lead after four events of the decathlon at the world championships on Saturday. The world junior champion went in front after clearing 2.14 meters in the high jump as the early leaders stayed under […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

August 9, 2013 1:55 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year over a new anti-gay law in Russia, despite frustrations with that country’s leadership on that and other issues. Answering questions at a White House news conference, Obama said […]

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House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

July 19, 2013 7:34 AM0 comments
House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

WASHINGTON — The leader of the House of Representatives on Wednesday soundly rejected suggestions that the United States boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi if Russia grants asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. “Why would we want to punish U.S. athletes who’ve been training for three years to […]

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