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Olympic Year in Review: Photos

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OlympicTalk takes a look back at the year in Olympic sports this week. Today, we review 50 memorable images of the year, courtesy AP and Getty.

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1/5: Lolo Jones and Elana Meyers Taylor react after finishing second in a World Cup bobsled race in Winterberg, Germany.

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1/21: Norwegian curlers pose in New York.

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2/7: The Olympic rings malfunction at the Sochi Opening Ceremony.
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2/7: Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak light the Sochi Olympic cauldron.

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2/8: Germany’s Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi in the Sochi Olympic team event short dance.
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2/8: Ashley Wagner reacts to her score in the Sochi Olympic team event short program.

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2/11: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski cover the pairs short program.
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2/11: Shaun White crashes in the Sochi halfpipe final.
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2/13: Yevgeny Plushenko waves to fans after withdrawing from the men’s figure skating event due to a back injury.
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2/14: Noelle Pikus-Pace celebrates her Sochi skeleton silver medal with her family.
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2/16: An emotional Bode Miller is comforted by wife Morgan after winning super-G bronze.
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2/17: Meryl Davis and Charlie White after winning ice dance gold.

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2/20: A U.S. shot in the women’s hockey final hits the post of an empty Canadian goal with 90 seconds left.

slappe ar med et hygglig selskap :-)rest with good company 🙂

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2/21: Mikaela Shiffrin after winning the Sochi Olympic slalom.
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2/23: The Sochi Olympic bear mascot sheds a tear at the Closing Ceremony.
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3/15: Ukraine Paralympic cross-country skiers cover their silver medals in Sochi amid the Ukraine-Russia unrest.
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3/16: Mo Farah is helped up after collapsing at the finish of the New York City Half Marathon.
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3/26: Missy Franklin receives the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award from Mark Spitz.
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4/21: Meb Keflezighi wins the Boston Marathon.
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5/5: Shaun White and actress Hayden Panettiere at the Met Gala in New York.
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5/15: Michael Phelps trains wearing a “Rio 2016” swim cap at a meet in Charlotte, N.C.
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6/26: A pregnant Alysia Montano runs the 800m at the U.S. Outdoor Championships.

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8/14: France’s Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad removes his shirt before crossing the finish line first in the European Championships steeplechase, for which he would be disqualified.
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8/16: IOC president Thomas Bach and Youth Olympic athletes take selfies at the Opening Ceremony.
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8/20: Fencing at the Youth Olympics.
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8/23: NBA center Marcin Gortat drives Usain Bolt into the National Stadium in Warsaw.

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8/24: Katie Ledecky grimaces after winning the 1500m freestyle in world record time at the Pan Pacific Championships.
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8/28: Dawn Harper-Nelson after winning a 100m hurdles race in Zurich, Switzerland.
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September: The late Bob Suter’s jersey hangs in the arena where the U.S. beat the Soviet Union in the Miracle on Ice. (Courtesty ORDA/Whiteface Lake Placid)

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9/28: Dennis Kimetto breaks the world record at the Berlin Marathon.
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10/3: Usain Bolt enjoys Oktoberfest in Munich.
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10/5: Brittney Griner stares down Spain’s Laura Nicholls in the FIBA World Championships final.
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10/10: Simone Biles is frightened off the podium by a bee at the World Championships.
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10/21: Oscar Pistorius walks down stairs, out of the court room after being sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison.
10/31: Viktoria Helgesson has a wardrobe malfunction at Skate Canada.
10/31: Viktoria Helgesson has a wardrobe malfunction at Skate Canada.
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11/2: Caroline Wozniacki eats popcorn at a hockey game the night before she runs the New York City Marathon.
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11/8: Yuzuru Hanyu after a warm-up collision with another skater at Cup of China.

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12/3: Ryan Lochte swims in the 200m freestyle final at the World Short Course Championships.

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Bobby Joe Morrow, triple Olympic sprint champion, dies at 84

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Bobby Joe Morrow, one of four men to win the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at one Olympics, died at age 84 on Saturday.

Morrow’s family said he died of natural causes.

Morrow swept the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, joining Jesse Owens as the only men to accomplish the feat. Later, Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt did the same.

Morrow, raised on a farm in San Benito, Texas, set 11 world records in a short career, according to World Athletics.

He competed in one Olympics, and that year was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year while a student at Abilene Christian. He beat out Mickey Mantle and Floyd Patterson.

“Bobby had a fluidity of motion like nothing I’d ever seen,” Oliver Jackson, the Abilene Christian coach, said, according to Sports Illustrated in 2000. “He could run a 220 with a root beer float on his head and never spill a drop. I made an adjustment to his start when Bobby was a freshman. After that, my only advice to him was to change his major from sciences to speech, because he’d be destined to make a bunch of them.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Johnny Gregorek runs fastest blue jeans mile in history

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Johnny Gregorek, a U.S. Olympic hopeful runner, clocked what is believed to be the fastest mile in history for somebody wearing jeans.

Gregorek recorded a reported 4 minutes, 6.25 seconds, on Saturday to break the record by more than five seconds (with a pacer for the first two-plus laps). Gregorek, after the record run streamed live on his Instagram, said he wore a pair of 100 percent cotton Levi’s.

Gregorek, the 28-year-old son of a 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic steeplechaser, finished 10th in the 2017 World Championships 1500m. He was sixth at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.

He ranked No. 1 in the country for the indoor mile in 2019, clocking 3:49.98. His outdoor mile personal best is 3:52.94, ranking him 30th in American history.

Before the attempt, a fundraiser was started for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, garnering more than $29,000. Gregorek ran in memory of younger brother Patrick, who died suddenly in March 2019.

“Paddy was a fan of anything silly,” Gregorek posted. “I think an all out mile in jeans would tickle him sufficiently!”

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