The IOC shot down a suggestion by a Saudi Arabian official Tuesday that the ultraconservative nation could seek to co-host the Olympics with neighboring Bahrain by having male and female athletes compete in separate countries.
Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press | posted Jan 27th - 11:02am
Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged.
The Associated Press | posted Jan 27th - 11:01am
Leaders of the world's top-tier Olympic sponsors have been briefed on the IOC's future strategy, including the launch of a digital Olympic television channel.
The Associated Press | posted Jan 27th - 8:40am
Russia's athletics boss suggests he will fight any attempt to strip banned Russian walkers of medals from the 2012 London Olympics.
The Associated Press | posted Jan 27th - 6:30am
Yuri Borzakovsky of Russia, the men's 800-meter champion at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has announced his retirement.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | posted Jan 27th - 2:50am
South Korea's only Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan, failed a recent doping test and put his hopes of competing at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in doubt.
The Associated Press | posted Jan 26th - 2:31pm
Maria Cerra Tishman, a U.S. fencer who finished fourth in individual foil at the 1948 Olympics, has died. She was 96.
The Associated Press | posted Jan 26th - 2:50am
Tokyo Olympic organizers have signed up Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation as the first domestic sponsor of the 2020 Games.
Pat Graham, Associated Press | posted Jan 24th - 1:40pm
Freestyle skier David Wise had a title to defend at the Winter X Games and the world championships, within a few days of each other, in halfpipes more than 5,000 miles apart.
Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press | posted Jan 23rd - 1:20pm
Rio de Janeiro will not make good on its Olympic pledge of slashing the flow of raw sewage and garbage into the Guanabara Bay, where the 2016 games' sailing and wind surfing competitions are to be held, the state's top environmental official acknowledged Friday.
Lisa Rathke, Associated Press | posted Jan 23rd - 1:20pm
Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade.
The Associated Press | posted Jan 23rd - 8:00am
The list of candidates is getting longer among sports hoping to be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The Associated Press | posted Jan 23rd - 6:50am
Snooker and billiards are lobbying for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Andrew Dampf, Associated Press | posted Jan 22nd - 9:14am
Former Ferrari president Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo is gaining support to become the head of Rome's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Jimmy Golen and Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | posted Jan 21st - 7:00pm
Sailing in Boston Harbor. Baseball at Fenway Park. Beach volleyball on Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States.
The Associated Press | posted Jan 21st - 12:50pm
The head of the Italian Olympic Committee remains confident about Rome's chances of hosting the 2024 Games after discussing the bid with IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday.
James Ellingworth, Associated Press | posted Jan 21st - 7:01am
Jared Tallent says he "definitely" considers himself the true Olympic race-walking champion. Now he just needs the gold medal to prove it.
Jimmy Golen, Associated Press | posted Jan 20th - 6:40pm
Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr would consider sticking around for the 2024 Summer Games if she had a chance to compete in the United States.
James Ellingworth, Associated Press | posted Jan 20th - 9:10am
Five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic gold medalists, were banned by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday.
The Associated Press | posted Jan 20th - 6:00am
Berlin residents will be asked to support the Olympic bid in a referendum if the capital is chosen over Hamburg to be Germany's candidate to stage the 2024 Olympics.
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