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Olympic sports headlines: May 12

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Rower Gevvie Stone poses for a portrait at the USOC Rio Olympics Shoot at Quixote Studios on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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A look at what’s making news in Olympic sports this morning, in addition to OlympicTalk posts:

Alpine Skiing: Canadian Larisa Yurkiw, third in last season’s World Cup downhill standings, surprisingly retired. (Instagram)

Archery: A profile of 19-year-old Collin Klimitchek, eyeing his first Olympic team. (AP)

Badminton: A Q&A with newly minted U.S. Olympian Howard Shu. (NBC Olympics)

Basketball: The U.S. select team of young players who train with the senior national team is taking shape. (ProBasketballTalk)

Diving: A look at Chinese springboard superstar Wu Minxia. (

Golf: Canada unveils Olympic uniforms.

Gymnastics: Childhood photos of Simone Biles. (NBC Olympics)

Gymnastics: A profile of U.S. Olympic hopeful Donnell Whittenburg. (NBC Olympics)

Pyeongchang 2018: The organizing committee elected its new president, which it nominated last week. (AP)

Rio 2016: Olympic grass is being laid at the Maracanã. (Globo)

Rio 2016: Video of the Olympic flame paragliding into Governador Valadares. (Globo)

Rio 2016: What’s new in the sports program for the Games. (

Rowing: A profile of doctor and two-time Olympian in singles sculls Gevvie Stone. (New York Times)

Sochi 2014: The IOC “would not hesitate” to retest doping samples after a report that Russian gold medalists were doping. (AP)

Swimming: A profile of U.S. Olympic butterfly hopeful Kelsi Worrell. (USA Today)

Tokyo 2020: French prosecutors confirm $2 million associated with Tokyo’s Olympic bid was paid to an account linked to the son of the disgraced former IAAF president, though Tokyo organizers deny it. (AP)

Track and Field: USATF lays out the Americans competing in the Shanghai Diamond League meet Saturday. (USATF)

Track and Field: Willie Gault, the Super Bowl XX champion wide receiver, is USATF Athlete of the Week. (USATF)

Track and Field: An agent alleges North Korean runners cut a marathon course to qualify for the Olympics. (Race Results Weekly)

Track and Field: An interview with Olympic bronze medalist Reese Hoffa, lover of turkey legs. (Track and Field News)

Track and Field: The quest for the two-hour marathon. (New York Times)

Triathlon: Who will make the U.S. Olympic team? (NBC Olympics)

Triathlon: A look back at the only American to earn an Olympic medal. (NBC Olympics)

Volleyball: Helen Hunt will star in a film about an Iowa high school volleyball team’s march to a state title after the death of its starting setter. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Wrestling: A glance at all 14 U.S. Olympians now that qualifiers are over. (NBC Olympics)

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