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March 18, 2016

Both Russians who beat out Scott have tested positive
 MONTREAL (CP) -- The Canadian Olympic Committee said Wednesday that the International Ski Federation has confirmed a positive test for blood doping by cross-country skier Larissa Lazutina of Russia, which could hand an Olympic silver medal to Beckie Scott of Vermilion, Alta.
 The COA said in a release that the FIS found Lazutina tested positive for blood doping at World Cup races last Dec. 8 and 22. The FIS said the A sample was confirmed as positive in mid-April and the B sample backed up that finding on May 7.
May 8: Full story

Federal prosecutors reveal plan if Olympic bribery case salvaged
 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Federal prosecutors in the Olympic bribery case have laid out for the first time the evidence and witnesses they would use if they could salvage their case and take it to trial.
 The U.S. Justice Department's disclosure came in a 42-page memorandum asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to reinstate the felony case thrown out by a federal judge in Utah last year.
May 7: Full story

Sexual abuse complaint filed against Olympic athlete
 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- University of Utah police are investigating a complaint by a Winter Games volunteer alleging she was sexually assaulted by an Olympic athlete.
 Police would not release the names of the volunteer or the athlete, saying only that a 22-year-old Brigham Young University student filed the complaint Monday against an Alpine skier who lived at the Olympic Village on the University of Utah campus.
Apr. 24: Full story

Salt Lake Games turned $56 million surplus
 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Winter Olympics turned a profit of $56 million, much of which will be used to maintain venues built for the games.
 The surplus, announced Wednesday by Olympic organizers, was attributed to early budget cuts, detailed planning, good weather and revenue that exceeded the budget projections by $6 million.
Apr. 24: Full story

Previous headlines

Apr. 4: Olympics committee donates $4 million in goods to charities
Apr. 1: Salt Lake organizers are paying off the bills
Mar. 16: IOC concludes hearings on doping cases
Mar. 15: Rogge: Cheaters are not champions
Mar. 5: British slalom bronze medalist tested positive

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