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Doping agency criticizes Russia as Isinbayeva given key role

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:40am

Even before Friday's publication of a new report into alleged state-sponsored drug use by Russian athletes, Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency are at loggerheads.

Hanyu prepares for a strong Hernandez challenge at GP Final

Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:02pm

Bidding to win the Grand Prix Final for the fourth straight year, Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan faces stiff competition as two-time defending world champion Javier Fernandez of Spain looks to upstage him again.

IOC approves venues for 5 new sports in 2020 Tokyo Games

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:16pm

Yokohama Stadium will host the baseball and softball competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Isinbayeva to oversee Russian anti-doping agency

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:54am

Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the new supervisory board of the Russian anti-doping agency, which is struggling to recover its reputation after repeated doping scandals.

Hudec allowed to ski for Czech Republic at 2018 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:30am

Jan Hudec, an Olympic skiing bronze medalist for Canada, can compete for the Czech Republic at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang if he qualifies.

Cheerleading, Muay Thai get provisional IOC recognition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:50pm

Cheerleading and Thai kickboxing have made their way into the Olympic movement.

Head of IOC inquiry into Russian doping steps down

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:32pm

The former French judge heading an IOC investigation into Russian doping stepped down on Tuesday, three days before the release of a new report into systematic cheating at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

IOC: Rio Olympics were 'most perfect imperfect games'

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:21am

A few months after the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, IOC officials have a new tagline for South America's first Olympics: "The most perfect imperfect games."

Bach, Reedie clear air over Russian doping scandal

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:50am

With another report on Russian doping looming at the end of this week, the presidents of the IOC and World Anti-Doping Agency met Monday to clear the air over their "perceived differences" over the handling of previous evidence of systematic cheating in Russia.

Sammy Lee, 2-time Olympic diving champion, dies at 96

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 4:30pm

Sammy Lee, a two-time Olympic gold medal-winning diver who later mentored four-time Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, has died. He was 96.

Vathje wins skeleton World Cup opener

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:40pm

Elisabeth Vathje of Canada won the opening race of the women's skeleton World Cup season Friday night, easily prevailing on the track that hosted the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Bolt is IAAF athlete of year; Ayana wins women's award

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:10pm

Usain Bolt is track and field's male athlete of the year, winning the award from the sport's governing body for a sixth time.

IOC will not sign off on Tokyo's $20b budget for 2020 Games

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:00am

Calling Tokyo's proposed $20 billion budget unacceptable, IOC vice president John Coates urged Japanese organizers on Friday to find ways to make the 2020 Olympics more affordable.

Clean athletes still waiting for prize money from dopers

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 9:00am

Seven years after the race of her life at the world track and field championships, Olive Loughnane is still waiting for her prize money.

IOC: Tokyo's huge cost could give wrong message

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 8:01am

A top IOC official renewed his demand Thursday that Japanese organizers further reduce their $18 billion budget ceiling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying the figure could scare off cities considering bids for future games.

Turkish weightlifter Ozkan loses Olympic doping appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 4:20am

Turkish weightlifter Sibel Ozkan has lost an appeal against a doping sanction which cost her a silver medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Report shows level of chaos in Kenya Olympic team

Gerald Imray and Mutwiri Mutuota, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 11:50am

Kenya had its most successful Olympics ever in Rio de Janeiro despite chaotic preparations that included missing shoes, ill-fitting uniforms, a brawl among teammates over prize money and completely inadequate training facilities, according to a report reviewed Tuesday by The Associated Press.

City referendum on Budapest 2024 Olympic bid abandoned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 9:10am

Petitioners say they have abandoned an attempt to hold a citywide referendum on Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.