Olympic sports headlines: May 12

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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. (Olympic.org)

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

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

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 FieldWillie 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)

VolleyballHelen 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)

Have any more headlines? Email nick.zaccardi@nbcuni.com

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