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Boxing federation to develop Olympic anti-betting program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:10am

The international boxing association says it is developing a new anti-betting education program after three boxers were sanctioned by the IOC for gambling on fights at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

A look at rising costs for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Jim Armstrong and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:04am

An expert panel set up by Tokyo's newly elected governor says the price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed $30 billion unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken. That's more than a four-fold increase from the initial estimate at the time Tokyo was awarded the games in 2013.

Japan approves $1.5b deal for new Tokyo Olympic stadium

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:52am

The Japanese government approved a 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract Friday to build a new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a project that has been delayed by more than a year.

Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:32pm

Relatives of Jesse Owens and America's 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didn't receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago.

California governor approves $250 million Olympics guarantee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:10pm

Gov. Jerry Brown is approving legislation that puts California taxpayers on the hook for up to $250 million if Los Angeles is awarded the 2024 Olympics and the Games go over budget.

Congress blocks 'victory tax' on Olympic athletes

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:22pm

U.S. Olympic athletes would be exempt from a so-called victory tax under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the president.

Rome's city council votes down 2024 Olympic bid

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:50pm

As far as city leaders are concerned, Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics is finished.

Rome's city council has voted against supporting the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:51am

Rome's city council has voted against supporting the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House

Stephen Whyno and Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:14am

Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America's 17 other black Olympians found a less-than-welcoming reception from their own government, as well.

Expert panel: Tokyo Olympics costs could top $30 billion

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:00am

The price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken and several key venues are relocated, an expert panel warned Thursday in the latest blow to Japanese organizers.

Expert panel warns cost of Tokyo 2020 Olympics could top $30 billion; calls for cost cutting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:32pm

Expert panel warns cost of Tokyo 2020 Olympics could top $30 billion; calls for cost cutting.

IOC sanctions 3 boxers for betting on fights at Rio Olympics

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:23am

Three Olympic boxers — including one who bet on himself to lose — received "severe reprimands" on Wednesday for betting on fights during last month's Rio de Janeiro Games.

Kenya's Olympic team leader charged, denies stealing $256K

Mutwiri Mutuota, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:00am

Kenya's team leader at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics stole $256,000 from government and sports authorities meant for the athletes' and officials' stay at the games, prosecutors alleged in court on Wednesday.

Tokyo to propose moving more venues for Olympics

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:20am

Tokyo's original plans for a compact Olympics in 2020 continue to fall by the wayside.

Phelps to Lochte before scrape: 'Keep your head on straight'

Jim Litke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:20pm

Add Michael Phelps' name to the list of Americans who were less than amused by teammate Ryan Lochte's post-competition, early morning drunken antics at the Rio Olympics.

Captain of 1960 gold medal US Olympic hockey team dies at 88

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:30pm

John "Jack" Kirrane Jr., the captain of the U.S. hockey team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics, has died. He was 88.

Olympic triple jump medalist Devetzi banned for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:50am

Greek triple jumper Hrysopiyi Devetzi is set to lose her bronze medal from the 2008 Olympics after failing a drug test.

French swimmer Manaudou turns focus to handball

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:00am

Former Olympic champion Florent Manaudou is taking a break from swimming to focus on playing handball.

500 days to go: Pyeongchang Olympic organizers optimistic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:30am

Marking the 500-day countdown to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, organizers said Tuesday that 90 percent of construction of new venues is complete and the focus is now on preparing for test events.