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Hungary forms athletes' commission to help Budapest 2024 bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:50am

The Hungarian Olympic Committee has set up a 31-member commission of athletes to advise and promote Budapest's bid for the 2024 Games.

Russian riot police halt wrestling brawl over Rio 2016 spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:50am

Riot police had to be sent in when a scuffle erupted after a Russian wrestling championship bout.

IOC: 23 athletes caught in retests of doping samples from 2012 London Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:20am

IOC: 23 athletes caught in retests of doping samples from 2012 London Olympics.

Kenya tries again with anti-doping law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:00am

Kenyan lawmakers supported proposed changes to anti-doping legislation at a special sitting of parliament on Thursday in the hope that WADA will accept the law this time.

IOC expresses concern over investigation into Tokyo 2020 bid

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:30am

IOC vice president John Coates expressed concern Thursday over payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Olympics in a bribery investigation.

Spanish hurdler tests positive in retest of 2008 samples

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:20pm

Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia is one of the athletes who tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, an official with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.

Tyson calls proposal to allow pros in Olympics 'ridiculous'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:30am

A proposal to let professional fighters compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is "ridiculous" and "foolish," former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said Wednesday.

JOC sets up 3-man team to investigate Tokyo 2020 payments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:00am

The Japanese Olympic Committee has set up an investigative team to see if there were any illegal payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo's winning 2020 Olympic bid in a bribery investigation.

Miracle on Ice goalie selling his gold medal, mask, skates

Rachelle Blidner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:40pm

It took a miracle for Jim Craig to win a gold medal in hockey at the 1980 Olympics, but, after 36 years, he's willing to let it go.

State TV says 14 Russians on list for 2008 Olympic doping

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:20pm

Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday.

Doping lab stands quiet as Russia swept by scandals

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:40pm

Even as Russia is swept by one doping scandal after another, the national anti-doping laboratory stands almost idle.

Brazilian health minister updates IOC on anti-Zika measures

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:52am

Brazil's health minister briefed IOC officials Tuesday on the steps being taken to combat the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Rory McIlroy concerned about Zika ahead of Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:40am

Rory McIlroy has concerns about the Zika virus as he prepares to play at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Isinbayeva vows lawsuit if Russia barred from Olympic track

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:40am

Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva plans to file suit if Russia's ban from global track and field competition remains in place and she is barred from competing at the games in Rio de Janeiro.

Draft law supports Hungarian bid for 2024 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:00am

Hungarian lawmakers have submitted draft legislation to support Budapest's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Sandor Tarics, oldest former Olympic champion, dies at 102

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 7:50am

Sandor Tarics, a water polo gold medalist for Hungary at the 1936 Berlin Games and the oldest living Olympic champion, has died. He was 102.

Aussie triathletes Densham, Moffatt picked for 3rd Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 2:00am

Bronze medalists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are preparing for their third Olympic Games after being selected Monday in Australia's six-member triathlon team to compete at Rio de Janeiro in August.

Syria's Allejji receives Olympic table tennis spot for Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 1:50am

Heba Allejji will represent Syria at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after being awarded a special place in the table tennis competition.

Twice golden, Diamond doubtful for Olympics amid charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 22nd - 10:00pm

Two-time shooting gold medalist Michael Diamond is doubtful for his seventh Olympics after being charged with driving and firearms offenses on the weekend.