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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."

AP Interview: Usain Bolt talks about his new documentary

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 10:32am

Usain Bolt is now a movie star. He refuses to say he's an actor.

WADA suspends anti-doping work at testing lab in Mexico City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 10:10am

The anti-doping laboratory in Mexico City has been shut down for up to six months for falling below international testing standards.

Mikaela Shiffrin challenging her comfort zone

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 8:41am

that's right, reindeer — by racing within her comfort zone.

Hugh Robertson elected chair of British Olympic Association

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 8:20am

Former British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson has been elected chairman of the country's national Olympic committee.

Trump, LA mayor talk Olympics, infrastructure, immigration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:31am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and President-elect Donald Trump talked about immigration, infrastructure and the Olympics in their first phone call since the election.

Hanyu looking for GP Final berth by defending NHK Trophy

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 4:10am

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will reappear on the figure skating circuit at the NHK Trophy this week to qualify for the Grand Prix Final.