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Holy trees spark debate on future of Olympic downhill course

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:50am

The long-term future of the downhill course for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics is coming under the spotlight this weekend at the Alpine skiing test event for the games.

Pyeongchang organizers at 70 percent of sponsorship target

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:20am

South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics have reached 70 percent of their target of 870 billion won ($728 million) in domestic sponsorships.

Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season, hopes to be fit for Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:10am

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the indoor season because of an Achilles injury.

Brazil minister says no plans to cancel Rio Games

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 10:51pm

Brazilian organizers have reiterated they have no intention of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus, with Sports Minister George Hilton saying the topic "is not in discussion."

Jansrud leads downhill training again at Pyeongchang test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 10:30pm

Kjetil Jansrud of Norway led downhill training again Friday at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics test event.

2 former Olympians win US table tennis qualifiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 8:40pm

Former Olympians Chen Wang and Timothy Wang won qualifying tournaments Thursday night on the first day of the U.S. Olympic table tennis trials.

Michael Phelps coming to Atlanta for Olympic tuneup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 1:40pm

Michael Phelps is coming to Atlanta for one of his final tuneups heading into the Rio Olympics.

British Olympic Association providing guidance on Zika

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 12:10pm

The British Olympic Association says it will provide medical guidance to athletes about the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Jansrud leads downhill training at Pyeongchang test event

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 3rd - 10:20pm

Kjetil Jansrud led the opening training session for a World Cup downhill on the course that will be used for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

Skiers offer positive reviews of Pyeongchang downhill course

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 3rd - 12:30am

Canadian downhiller Erik Guay called it "awesome." American racer Travis Ganong raved over "Olympic-caliber" conditions. Even Christof Innerhofer, the Italian who only likes the most difficult of challenges, was satisfied.

Italian Parliament backs Rome's bid for 2024 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 2:20pm

The Italian Parliament voted on Tuesday to back Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games

Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 11:30am

The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution.

USA Volleyball CEO Doug Beal to retire after 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 11:30am

USA Volleyball chief executive officer Doug Beal says he will retire after 2016.

BBC secures rights to 2022, 2024 Olympics from Discovery

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 8:00am

The BBC will continue to broadcast the Olympics through 2024 after reaching a deal Tuesday to sub-license the exclusive British television rights from Discovery Communications.

IOC chief likes LA, but reveals no favorite for 2024 Games

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

The president of the International Olympic Committee said a lot of nice things about Los Angeles on Monday after visiting proposed venues for the 2024 Games. But if he has a favorite among the four cities competing to host the international competition, he didn't share it.

Athletes in Rio stay inside, slather on repellent for Zika

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 31st - 5:40pm

Aline Silva has had the dengue fever twice, and she's not taking any chances with the Zika virus.

Evgenia Medvedeva wins women's title at European champs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 29th - 3:21pm

Evgenia Medvedeva won gold on her debut at the European figure skating championships on Friday, leading a Russian sweep of the podium in the women's competition.

IOC sends medical advice to Olympic committees on Zika virus

Stephen Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 29th - 12:01pm

The IOC advised national Olympic committees on Friday to follow the World Health Organization's guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, asserting its confidence that the games will be safe.

CAS confirms Bulgaria ban from Olympic weightlifting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 29th - 9:51am

Bulgaria remains banned from Olympic weightlifting because of excessive doping after sport's highest court dismissed an appeal on Friday.