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Former sports official in South Africa killed by intruders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 9:20am

A former high-ranking South African sports official was shot and killed early Tuesday by armed robbers at his Johannesburg home, the national Olympic committee said.

Tokyo government to pay a quarter of Olympic stadium cost

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 5:30am

The Tokyo city government agreed Tuesday to foot a quarter of the 158 billion yen ($1.3 billion) cost for the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics.

Russia drops plan to disband doping agency after scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 3:50am

Russia says it will reform its national anti-doping agency rather than shut it down.

Hamburg voters reject 2024 Olympic bid in referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 1:31pm

Hamburg residents have rejected the German port city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics in a public referendum.

Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz says city's bid to host 2024 Olympics rejected in referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 1:20pm

Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz says city's bid to host 2024 Olympics rejected in referendum.

Fischnaller wins luge WCup opener; Germany takes team relay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 7:50am

Italian luger Dominik Fischnaller won the season-opening World Cup race Sunday after first-run leader Felix Loch was disqualified for an equipment irregularity, while Germany dominated the team relay.

Fencing great Valentina Vezzali fails to qualify for Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 12:40pm

Six-time Olympic champion fencer Valentina Vezzali won't be competing at next year's Rio de Janeiro Games after failing to qualify Saturday.

Mexican basketball suspended by FIBA; Olympics in jeopardy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 5:30pm

The Mexican basketball federation was suspended by world governing body FIBA on Friday because of the national government's interference in how the sport is run.

Russia vows to follows recommendations on doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:11am

Russia said Friday it will follow any recommendations from the World Anti-Doping Agency to clean up its own troubled drug-testing body.

Hamburg voters to decide on 2024 Olympic bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 11:40am

Leaders of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics hope that a soccer scandal, unsettled costs and fear of attacks won't dissuade voters from backing the German port city's candidacy on Sunday.

Russian Biathlon Union accepts fine over 2014 doping cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 6:20am

The Russian Biathlon Union is accepting a fine of 100,000 euros ($106,000) over three doping cases, including two that came ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Brazil auditor worried by border security for Rio Olympics

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 11:30am

A government watchdog said Wednesday that "flaws" in Brazil's border security are a "big concern" heading toward next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Summer Olympic federations set up anti-doping task force

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 4:40am

Summer sports federations have set up a task force to study their anti-doping programs as Olympic officials consider turning over all drug-testing to an independent body.

Lauren Jackson's recovery from knee surgery hits setback

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 8:10pm

Three-time WNBA Most Valuable Player Lauren Jackson has hit a setback in her goal to play for Australia at the 2016 Summer Olympics and may consider retirement.

Hungary scolded for claiming European support for 2024 bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 5:30am

Europe's Olympic association scolded Hungary on Tuesday for claiming it has secured the backing of 16 European countries for Budapest's bid for the 2024 Games.

Ledecky wins 3 trophies; Phelps earns 1 at Golden Goggles

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 11:20pm

Katie Ledecky won three trophies, including female athlete of the year, and Michael Phelps earned male athlete honors at the Golden Goggle awards as USA Swimming honored its top performers.

New Canadian Olympic Committee chief: ex-rower Tricia Smith

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 2:00pm

Olympic medalist rower and lawyer Tricia Smith has been voted president of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Rio Olympic golf course handed over to games organizers

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 10:50am

Rio de Janeiro's Olympic golf course — slowed by environmental lawsuits, land ownership disputes and doubts it even needed to be built — was handed over Sunday to organizers of next year's games.

Los Angeles focus on vision, public support for Olympic bid

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 20th - 3:20pm

Leaders of Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Olympics took away two clear ideas from meetings at IOC headquarters on Friday.