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The golf course for the 2016 Olympics has been embroiled in legal wrangling since the day three years ago when American golf architect Gil Hanse won the design contest over other bidders including Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
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IAAF wants Russian walkers to lose Olympic medals

The Associated Press  |  posted Mar 26th - 8:40am
The IAAF wants two Russian race walkers to be stripped of medals from the 2012 London Olympics because of doping, the Russian anti-doping agency said Thursday.
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Korean Oly body could give banned swimmer Park shot at Rio

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 25th - 10:21pm
South Korea's Olympic body said Thursday it is considering easing its eligibility rules for athletes entering international competitions, which would allow banned former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan a chance at qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
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Rio mayor unveils controversial Olympic golf course

Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 25th - 6:04pm
Rio de Janeiro's mayor unveiled the city's controversial Olympic golf course on Wednesday and laid out an ardent defense of a project that has been criticized by environmental activists and is at the center of legal wranglings.
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Beijing renews 2022 Winter Olympics air quality assurances

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 25th - 8:01am
Leaders of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics said Wednesday the capital's notorious air pollution will be much improved by the time of the games.
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Judge allows construction to continue at Olympic golf course

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 24th - 7:31pm
A Rio de Janeiro judge has rejected prosecutors' request to halt construction at the Olympic golf course, clearing a major hurdle in the sport's return to the games after a 112-year absence.
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Rio 2016 head says Olympics will transform city

Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 24th - 7:00pm
With 500 days to go until the start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the head of the local organizing committee pledged Tuesday that the games would be the motor of the biggest urban transformation of any Olympic city.
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Boston Olympic group urges statewide referendum on 2024 bid

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 24th - 1:50pm
The group behind Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics said Tuesday that it wants the residents of Massachusetts to decide whether the effort to bring the games to the city should go forward.
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IOC panel visits bid sites; China fires back on human rights

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 24th - 7:50am
IOC evaluators began a five-day inspection tour of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday as Chinese organizers fired back at critics of the government's human rights record.
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Sao Paulo decision to come after release of Olympic schedule

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 23rd - 5:50pm
Sao Paulo will not be able to guarantee its participation in the Olympic football tournament by the time the match schedule must be completed next week, local officials said Monday.
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Former Olympic swimming champion Park banned 18 months

The Associated Press  |  posted Mar 23rd - 12:00pm
Former Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea was banned 18 months Monday for doping after testing positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test, the latest in a series of high-profile doping cases in swimming.
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Vizer unopposed re-election as head of sports body

The Associated Press  |  posted Mar 23rd - 11:20am
Marius Vizer will be unopposed for re-election as president of SportAccord, the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations.
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IOC commissioners prepare to inspect Beijing's 2022 bid

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 23rd - 4:00am
An IOC evaluation commission began meetings in Beijing on Monday in preparation for a five-day inspection of the city's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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AP Interview: Boston's Olympic chief confident in bid

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 22nd - 12:30pm
It would be one thing to persuade the International Olympic Committee to choose Boston over other powerhouse world cities to host the 2024 Summer Games. But it's quite another to win over a skeptical populace in its own backyard.
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Olympic champions Douglas, Raisman returning to competition

The Associated Press  |  posted Mar 21st - 7:10pm
The Golden Girls are back.
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German officials endorse Hamburg's bid for 2024 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  posted Mar 21st - 7:11am
Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was approved unanimously by members of Germany's national Olympic body on Saturday.
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Tibet groups urge IOC to reject Beijing '22 Winter Games bid

The Associated Press  |  posted Mar 19th - 7:40am
Tibetan activists have delivered a report to IOC leaders urging them to reject Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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IOC: Pyeongchang must focus on delivering test events in '16

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 19th - 5:40am
South Korean organizers have taken a "solid step forward" in preparations for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang but must speed up work on multiple fronts to deliver crucial sports test events next year, the IOC said Thursday after its latest inspection visit.
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IOC plans to retest hundreds of doping samples from Beijing

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  posted Mar 18th - 11:40am
Armed with more effective methods and targeting specific athletes, the IOC plans to retest hundreds of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a bid to catch any drug cheats who escaped detection at the time.
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Korean Air to sponsor 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  posted Mar 18th - 3:30am
South Korea's largest airline, Korean Air, became a corporate sponsor of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Wednesday.
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