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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.

Cheerleading, Muay Thai get provisional IOC recognition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:40pm

Cheerleading and Thai kickboxing have been granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee.

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.

Rowing, canoe sprint, swimming to remain at Tokyo venues

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 6:10am

Olympic organizers agreed Tuesday to keep the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at their planned sites in Tokyo for the 2020 Games, while postponing a decision until Christmas on a possible switch for volleyball.

US Sailing hires Aussie Malcolm Page to lead Olympic team

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 6:20pm

U.S. Sailing is turning to two-time gold medalist Malcolm Page of Australia to try to turn around the American Olympic team's sagging fortunes.

Eurosport to hold exclusive German rights for next 4 games

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 7:13am

Eurosport will hold exclusive television rights in Germany for the next four Olympics, shutting out public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

Irish boxer Katie Taylor wins on her professional debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 4:00pm

Irish boxer Katie Taylor impressed in beating Karina Kopinska of Poland inside three rounds on her professional debut at Wembley Arena on Saturday.

Olympic broadcaster challenges 'negligence' claim in Brazil

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 1:21pm

The official Olympic broadcaster is contesting a Brazilian police investigation that says it was negligent when an overhead camera crashed to the ground three months ago and injured eight during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Emails: 'Total protection' cover-up shielded Russian cheats

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 11:53am

An alleged doping cover-up that enabled Russian medalists to compete at the 2012 London Olympics even had a codename: The "Total protection project."

3 Olympic gold medals stripped in latest IOC doping retests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 11:40am

Three Olympic gold medals and one silver medal were stripped on Friday from athletes caught in the latest round of positive doping retests from the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games.