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Quebec City drops plans for 2026 Winter Olympics bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 3:40pm

Quebec City has dropped plans to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

US Olympian sells ad space on shoulder; Bieber does hoops

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 6th - 11:14am

Some people get paid to play sports, while others play for the love of the game. Others not so much. Here is a roundup of what the Internet was talking about Thursday.

WADA promises re-testing samples handled by 3 suspended labs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:30am

The World Anti-Doping Agency says samples handled by three laboratories that were recently suspended will be re-tested.

US Olympic weightlifting hopefuls to compete in SLC over weekend

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:16pm

Olympic hopefuls will be in Salt Lake City this weekend in a weightlifting qualifying event for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Clean methods only for Russia in Rio, top medic tells Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:40am

The head of Russia's state medical agency has told President Vladimir Putin that Russian athletes will use "clean technologies only" in preparing for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Quade Cooper won't be part of Australia's 7s Olympic team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:40am

France-based flyhalf Quade Cooper won't play for Australia's sevens team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after being dropped by coach Andy Friend.

USA Luge National Team named for 2016-2017 season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:01pm

Three-time Olympian Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer head USA Luge's national team that will race World Cup next season.

Ex minister nominated to head 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:00am

South Korean organizers have officially selected former government minister Lee Hee-beom as the new head of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets

Eraldo Peres, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:00pm

Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.

WADA suspends accreditation of Africa's only doping lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:10pm

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday suspended the accreditation of the drug-testing laboratory in South Africa, the only accredited facility in Africa, until after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

UCI to test thousands of race bicycles for hidden motors

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:40am

The International Cycling Union plans to test thousands of bicycles for hidden motors, including at the Tour de France and Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Phelps skipping Atlanta meet while awaiting birth of child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:50am

Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week.

2018 Winter Games chief quits; ex minister set to step in

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:20am

A former South Korean government minister was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls.

South Korea's chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has quit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:30pm

South Korea's chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has quit .

Olympic flame set to arrive in Brazil for torch relay

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:50am

The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Brazil, kicking off a three-month torch relay around the country that will end at the Maracana stadium when the games open on Aug. 5.

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski to be Olympic correspondents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:00am

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will serve as correspondents for NBC's coverage of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Tom Shields wins 100 butterfly at Swim Meet of Champions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 7:40pm

Tom Shields won the 100-meter butterfly Sunday on the last night of the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions.

McLaughlin wins 200 freestyle at Swim Meet of Champions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:30pm

Katie McLaughlin won the 200-meter freestyle at the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions on Saturday night.

Olympic weightlifting champion Tommy Kono dies in Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:41am

Tommy Kono, who took up weightlifting in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans and went on to win two Olympic gold medals for the United States, has died. He was 85.