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Japan could scrap Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:00am

Tokyo Olympic organizers are expected to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games on Tuesday following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials in presentations of the design.

Los Angeles poised to vote on 2024 Olympic plan

Michael Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 12:12am

A month after Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games collapsed, Los Angeles appears on the verge of stepping in as the replacement U.S. candidate.

Nigeria wins African basketball title, gets Olympic spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:00pm

Nigeria won its first African basketball championship and earned a spot in the 2016 Olympics.

Coe: Worlds should be more than a discussion on doping

John Pye, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:44am

Sebastian Coe cut into one last, rambling news conference from retiring IAAF president Lamine Diack in a bid to characterize the attitude of the new regime running the sport.

Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events.

Deja vu: Vlasic, Chicherova go 2-3 again at Bird's Nest

Justin Bergman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:20am

Same stadium, same positions on the podium.

1 would have been enough before, now Farah has a handful

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:10am

Only seven years ago, Mo Farah was daydreaming about winning a medal — just one, any color.

The Latest: US disqualified from men's 4x100 relay at worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:40am

The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):

Tallent takes shot at Russia after silver in 50K walk

Justin Bergman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:10am

Already outspoken about doping in his sport, Australian race walker Jared Tallent took another shot at Russia after earning a silver medal in the 50-kilometer event Saturday at the world championships.

An Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:22pm

The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns.

Danielle Williams wins her 1st world hurdles title at 22

John Pye, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:50am

Danielle Williams glanced to her right after crossing the line in the 100-meter hurdles, looking for her older sister.

Schippers: From outsider to world sprint champion in 1 year

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:20am

Forgive Dafne Schippers for being dazed and dizzy.

German sailor gets sick after Rio regatta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:53am

A German sailor has fallen ill and is getting daily hospital treatment for several skin infections after competing in polluted water at a test event for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

US decathlete Trey Hardee out of worlds with back injury

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:20am

Three events in and American decathlete Trey Hardee had to withdraw. His throbbing lower back couldn't take anymore punishment.

Japan scales back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium plans

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:10am

Japan's government has approved a plan to reduce the seating and slash the construction cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after public opposition to the initial design.

Analysts question costs in Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:51pm

City analysts warned that construction costs for athlete housing in Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid may be significantly underestimated.

Taking down Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:02pm

Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.

New Olympic app lets fans track favorites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:20pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee is releasing a phone app that will let fans track athletes in their favorite sport on their road to the Rio Games.

Silva casts off self-doubts to win pole vault gold at worlds

John Pye, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:10am

With a strange choice for background music blaring around the Bird's Nest, Yarisley Silva attempted to clear 5.01 meters in the pole vault shortly after winning her first gold medal at the world championships.