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North Texas Olympian says Banning Russia is the Right Move



    North Texas Olympian says Banning Russia is the Right Move

    A North Texas Olympian says the decision to ban Russians from the 2018 Winter games is "the right move." (Published Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017)

    An announcement made Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee will change the landscape of the upcoming winter games.

    With a little more than two months until the opening ceremony, the IOC banned Russia from competing in Pyeongchang.

    The decision follows a doping investigation that began in Sochi in 2014.

    A North Texas Olympian who competed against some of the accused says it’s the right move.

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    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
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    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    Johnny Quinn and his team placed 12th in the four-man bobsled event.

    He’s now an insurance agent in McKinney and a motivational speaker who says being an Olympian is still a major part of his life.

    He can't help but feel for the athletes denied the title because of Russian doping.

    ‘We lost our 3rd sled to Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics and so we sent four guys home who should be U.S. Olympians,” he said.

    To compete in South Korea, “clean" Russian athletes must trade their country's flag, anthem, and uniform for the name "OAR", Olympic Athlete from Russia and compete under the neutral Olympic flag.

    It’s something Quinn says he can’t imagine.

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

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    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    “To hear them say the United States of American and to wear the red, white and blue and walk in opening ceremonies, it was an unbelievable experience,” he said.

    Two World Anti-Doping Agency reports revealed evidence of state-sponsored, systemic doping in Russia.

    Over five years, it says more than 1,000 Russian competitors across 30 sports were involved.

    “I think that's what’s kind of scary is to see how widespread this doping scandal was,” Quinn said.

    Quinn questions why it took more than four years for the investigation to unfold.

    He says the ruling should comfort future Olympians knowing they're competing on a level playing field.

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    Storms in Pennsylvania caused heavy damage to a large apartment building, leaving dozens without a place to live.
    Residents of Luther Wood Apartments in Scranton have been evacuated after wind ripped the roof off the building. 
    It happened just before 6 a.m. Monday.
    As of 11 a.m., Scranton fire officials say 90-people have been evacuated from the building, and another 35 may be forced to leave.
    A shelter is being set up to help the residents of the senior apartment complex.
    No word on any injuries.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    The Kremlin denies the allegations.

    Russian television channels are vowing not to show the games.

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