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Anthony Bevilacqua talks 'Salute to Service Powerlifting' wins Special

Yorktown Heights - Long Island's very own Anthony Bevilacqua won two medals at the "Salute to Service Powerlifting" contest that took place at SMG Powerlifting Gym in Yorktown Heights, New York.

Medals at Tokyo Olympics may be made from discarded smartphones

Tokyo - Japan has a mine of old electronics and the country may have some use for them. The country is considering creating Olympic medals from the used electronics.

Greece wins six Olympic medals in Rio de Janeiro, three are gold

Rio De Janeiro - The 2016 Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro have come to a close, and Greek athletes have earned three medals for their motherland, Greece.

Olympian David Boudia wins two diving medals, silver and bronze

Rio De Janeiro - American diver David Boudia, who was the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in diving, won two medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Canadian Turin medalist seeks to sell skates, medals on Kijiji

A Canadian speed skating double-medalist wants to sell for $1 million her skates and one medal to help finance a comeback at the 2018 South Korean Winter Olympics. She is trying to sell them on Kijiji.

2013 Boston Marathon medals appear on eBay, maker is 'disgusted'

Attleboro - Several Boston Marathon medals have appeared on eBay in the wake of the tragic bombing that occurred on April 15. The manufacturer of the medals said he was disgusted to learn people are selling them.

Op-Ed: Veterans throw away medals in Chicago anti-NATO protest

Chicago - Watching the Chicago anti-NATO protest live was a very moving experience. Part of the protest included veterans throwing their medals away, including Scott Olsen.

Marion Jones Medals to be Reallocated

After nine years the IOC are ready to reallocate the medals taken from disgraced Olympian Marion Jones after doping scandal.

Hunt on in U.K. for Fake Veteran Who Wore 17 Medals at Parade

Efforts are underway in the U.K. to identify a man who joined in one of the country's largest Remembrance Day parades wearing 21 medals and badges military experts say it would been impossible for one man to have been awarded.

2010 Olympic medal design revealed Thursday

The new design for the 2010 Winter Olympic medals was unveiled Thursday morning. The new design was created by Canadian aboriginal artist Corrine Hunt.

Paralympic prowess makes South Africans proud

South Africa was taken by surprise by the performance of its Paralympic team, providing a much-needed injection of national pride.

Canada: Father Asks Why Son Won't Receive Sacrifice Medal

Master Cpl. Jeffrey Scott Walsh was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow soldier. His father is asking why his son will not receive Sacrifice Medal.

The European Union Wins Beijing Olympics

A small European Union (EU) youth organization, the Young European Federalists has rattled cages. The minor think tank normally attracts little attention, but one of their sillier ideas has outraged the UK Euro-phobes.

Newsday missing Pulitzer medals

When three gold medals said to be Newsday's own Pulitzer Prizes were auctioned off, it was news to the newspaper. Newsday officials thought the awards for 1954, 1970 and 1974 were locked away in a safe.

50 Years In The Making: Canada Claims Gold

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - On Sunday the Canadian Hockey Team completed a gold medal sweep in hockey for Canada at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Joe Sakic and Jarome Iginla scored two goals apiece to lead Canada to a 5-2 victory over the United States in ...

Canada Captures 2 Golds In Final Night of Olympic Short Track Speed Skating

SALT LAKE CITY (voa) - Canada captured two of the three gold medals up for grabs on the final night of short track speed skating at the Winter Olympics. Canadian Marc Gagnon had been in the men's short track 500-meter final at the past two Olympic...

Three Skiers Expelled From Olympics

SALT LAKE CITY (voa) - The International Olympic Committee says triple-gold medalist Johann Muehlegg of Spain, and gold medal-winner Larissa Lazutina of Russia, have tested positive for use of the performance-enhancing drug, darbepoetin. Both cross...

US-Canada to Faceoff For Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Gold

SALT LAKE CITY (voa) - The miraculous run of the men's hockey team from Belarus has ended with a 7-1 loss to Canada in their semifinal match. Steve Yzerman scored one goal and assisted on two others Friday, as the Canadian team advanced to the gold med...

American Sarah Hughes Wins Olympic Figure-Skating Gold

SALT LAKE CITY (voa) - The third-ranked American figure-skater at the winter Olympics has toppled reigning world champion Michelle Kwan to win gold at the Salt Lake City games. Hughes, the first of three U.S. medal contenders to skate, was trailing...

Canadian Pairs Champions To Give First Exhibition

EDMONTON (voa) - Olympic pairs co-champions Jamie Sale and David Pelletier will give their first post-Salt Lake City skating exhibition in Edmonton, Canada on March 12. Organizers of the event say the Canadian pair will easily fill the arena with s...

ISU Proposes New Judging System For Ice Skating

SALT LAKE CITY (voa) - The International Skating Union officials have proposed a new judging system for its figure skating events. ISU president Ottavio Cinquanta said Monday in Salt Lake City that under the present system of awarding skaters marks...

Olga Pyleva Wins Gold In Women's Biathlon 10-kilometer Pursuit

SALT LAKE CITY (voa) - Russian Olga Pyleva has come back from eighth place heading into the final leg of the competition to win the gold medal in the women's biathlon 10-kilometer pursuit. The 26-year-old Russian made up a deficit of one minute and ...

Company Rushes to Make Extra Gold Medals

SALT LAKE CITY (voa) - The company that hand-crafted this year's 477 Olympic medals did not have an extra set of gold ones available for the pairs figure skating. But the company, OC Tanner, says it was ready when the frantic call came Friday from ...

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Georgia Davies' swimming medals from international competitions
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President Jacob Zuma awards the Mandela Medal.
President Jacob Zuma awards the Mandela Medal.
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First in the Army line-up were Special Forces, who had the highest casualties and won the most medals.

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