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Muslim teen wins right to box competitively in hijab

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 3:45pm

A Muslim teen boxer from Minnesota who hopes to one day compete in the Olympics has won a fight to wear a hijab during matches in the U.S.

Fiji issues $7 note to commemorate Olympic sevens win

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:48pm

The government of Fiji is issuing two million $7 banknotes to commemorate the Pacific island nation's Olympic gold medal victory in rugby sevens last year in Rio de Janeiro.

Shakur Stevenson poised for pro boxing debut

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:01pm

Although Shakur Stevenson doesn't usually watch film of his opponents, he never tires of studying the greats of boxing.

Olympic hurdles champion banned for whereabouts mix-up

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:26pm

a ban she says was caused by a mix-up in a computer program.

Olympic athlete Germaine Mason killed in crash in Jamaica

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:27pm

Olympic medal-winning track and field athlete Germaine Mason died Thursday in a motorcycle crash in outside the capital of his native Jamaica, police in the Caribbean island said.

5 Russians banned for doping at Olympics, track worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:07am

Five Russian athletes have been given two-year doping bans for offenses at the 2012 Olympics and 2013 track and field world championships, the All-Russian Athletics Federation said Wednesday.

Thumbs-up for electronic sports at the 2022 Asian Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:43pm

Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess.

South Dakotan pole vaulter receives medal from 2008 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 12:56pm

An assistant track coach at the University of South Dakota has been awarded a bronze medal for pole vaulting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after the original winner was disqualified for doping.

Basketball Australia hires Brondello as Opals head coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 7:42pm

Sandy Brondello has been hired as head coach of the Australian Opals in a deal that will allow the three-time Olympic medalist to combine her international duties with her coaching role at Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA.

Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon on a good day for US runners

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 3:17pm

The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world's most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years.

Running pioneers Switzer, Gibb took own paths to change

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 8:36pm

One is a neuroscientist-turned-sculptor, the other an activist and organizer. Taking different paths to the same goal, Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer outran Boston Marathon tradition and trampled the notion that women were too frail for a 26.2-mile race.

Dmitriev among 3 Russian medalists in world championships

Bridgette Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 10:10am

Denis Dmitriev became the first individual Russian male world champion in indoor cycling when he defeated the Netherlands' Harrie Lavresen in the sprint race on Saturday, the fourth day of the world track cycling championships.

Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer races in meet while pregnant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 1:46pm

Olympian Dana Vollmer isn't taking it easy while awaiting the birth of her second child. The swimmer is competing with what she likens to having a bowling ball in her stomach.

Qatar laboratory cleared to resume anti-doping tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 13th - 5:10pm

Qatar's anti-doping laboratory has been cleared to resume working after a five-month suspension for unspecified work failures.

New US athlete protection group tells AP of reports of abuse

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 13th - 11:25am

Only three weeks since opening its doors, the U.S. Center for SafeSport is investigating 21 cases involving sexual misconduct or abuse in Olympic sports.

IOC commits to 2024 Olympic meeting in flood-hit Peru

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 13th - 10:10am

The International Olympic Committee says it still plans to hold its annual meeting in Lima despite the devastating recent floods in Peru.

Former Rio mayor probed in Olympic-linked corruption scandal

Mauricio Savarese and Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 12th - 12:49pm

Former Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, the moving force behind organizing last year's Olympics, is being investigated for allegedly accepting at least 15 million reals ($5 million) in payments to facilitate construction projects tied to the games.

Turkey considering bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 12th - 7:15am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country is considering a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in the eastern provinces of Erzurum, Erzincan and Kars.

Olympic champ Yagudin tops Figure Skating Hall of Fame class

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 3:54pm

Olympic champions Alexei Yagudin and Trixi Schuba and longtime coach Alexei Mishin headlined the latest class to be elected to the Figure Skating Hall of Fame on Monday.