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March 18, 2016

Olympic extortion trial begins
 SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian went on trial Monday on charges he threatened to shoot down passenger jets with hand-held missiles and destroy a landmark Sydney building to spoil the Olympics.
 Mehmet Akin Kayirici, 35, is accused of sending letters to the consulates of five countries threatening the games through terrorist attacks unless he was paid up to $100 million.
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Going for Gold Contest Winners

Romania's golden gymnasts retire
 BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Gymnastic champions Simona Amanar and Claudia Presecan will retire and become coaches, a move that comes a month after they led Romania to its best Olympic showing in the sport.
 The retirements of the 21-year-old Olympians were confirmed Friday by a gymnastics official.
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Which Canadian medalist in Sydney had the greatest personal influence on you?
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 MEDAL COUNT
Country
 
G
 
S
 
B
USA
 
39
 
25
 
33
Russia
 
32
 
28
 
28
China
 
28
 
16
 
15
Australia
 
16
 
25
 
17
Germany
 
14
 
17
 
26
Canada
 
3
 
3
 
8
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