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Russians sweep men's 50 freestyle at Speedo Grand Challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:10pm

Vladimir Morozov led a Russian sweep of the 50-meter freestyle at the Speedo Grand Challenge on Saturday night.

8 Russian athletes test positive in 2012 doping retests

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:20am

Russia's Olympic Committee said Saturday that eight of the country's athletes have registered positive in doping retests for the 2012 London Games.

Russia's Olympic Committee says 8 of its athletes tested positive in London 2012 doping retests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:00am

Russia's Olympic Committee says 8 of its athletes tested positive in London 2012 doping retests.

UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:40am

The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak.

Hardy, Anderson win swim events at Speedo Grand Challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 8:10pm

Jessica Hardy won the 100-meter breaststroke Friday night at the Speedo Grand Challenge tune-up meet before next month's U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:31pm

Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 10:01am

Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.

Russian riot police halt wrestling brawl over Rio 2016 spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 7:50am

Russian riot police had to be sent into the wrestling ring Friday when a scuffle erupted after a championship bout.

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.

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.