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Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Olympics business

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:40am

If the Zika virus — or fear of it — keeps spreading, the head of a sports travel agency handling tour packages for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fears for her business.

AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:40pm

Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Aussie Olympic doctor says Rio water bigger worry than Zika

Dennis Passa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:10pm

The Australian team's medical director says water quality will be more of a threat to the health of athletes and officials at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro than the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Lauren Jackson to wait until March to decide on Rio Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 6:20pm

Former WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson will wait until March to make a final decision on whether to play in her fifth Olympics for Australia.

British agency to run Russian drug-testing during suspension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 4:40am

The World Anti-Doping Agency says a deal has been signed for British officials to take temporary charge of drug-testing in Russia.

Paris secures sponsors; presents logo for 2024 Olympic bid

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:50pm

Paris ramped up its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, securing about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in four sponsorship deals and presenting its Eiffel Tower-shaped logo in a ceremony on the Champs Elysees.

Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott

Mutwiri Mutuota, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:50am

Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday.

A Wyoming cowboy is snow master for the Pyeongchang Olympics

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:00am

Cattle rancher Tom Johnston is a Wyoming cowboy gone global who's the master of snow for Alpine skiing events at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

John Disley, a co-founder of London Marathon, dies at 87

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:50am

John Disley, a former Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase and one of the founders of the London marathon, has died. He was 87.

Gymnast Tweddle injured training for winters sports TV show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:50am

Beth Tweddle, a former Olympic bronze medalist in gymnastics, is recovering in an Austrian hospital after undergoing neck surgery following a fall while training for a winter sports reality television show.

Janka wins super-G at 2018 Olympics test by large margin

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:20pm

Former overall World Cup champion Carlo Janka won the super-G test event for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics by a large margin Sunday, while several pre-race favorites failed to finish their runs.

Zika virus becomes a new concern for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:30pm

Last Friday marked exactly six months until the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio. Organizers still have a lot of work to do to get ready. Now, organizers have a new major concern: the Zika virus.

Teens Alguetti, Zhang advance at US table tennis trials

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:20pm

Teenagers Sharon Alguetti and Lily Zhang won qualifying tournaments Friday night on the second day of the U.S. Olympic table tennis trials.

Historian: Zika won't stop Olympics; only war has done that

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 4:30pm

The world's best known Olympic historian said Friday it will take something more destructive than the Zika virus to cancel the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Holy trees spark debate on future of Olympic downhill course

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:50am

The long-term future of the downhill course for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics is coming under the spotlight this weekend at the Alpine skiing test event for the games.

Pyeongchang organizers at 70 percent of sponsorship target

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:20am

South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics have reached 70 percent of their target of 870 billion won ($728 million) in domestic sponsorships.

Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season, hopes to be fit for Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:10am

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the indoor season because of an Achilles injury.

Brazil minister says no plans to cancel Rio Games

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 10:51pm

Brazilian organizers have reiterated they have no intention of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus, with Sports Minister George Hilton saying the topic "is not in discussion."

Jansrud leads downhill training again at Pyeongchang test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 10:30pm

Kjetil Jansrud of Norway led downhill training again Friday at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics test event.