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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:50am

Kenya's team leader at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been charged with stealing $256,000, money prosecutors say was for officials' and athletes' stay at the games.

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.

Rome's city council to vote Thursday on 2024 Olympics bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:00am

Rome's city council will vote Thursday whether to support Mayor Virginia Raggi's rejection of the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Ledecky wins 4th straight USA Swimming athlete of year award

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 12:00am

Katie Ledecky, who swept the 200, 400 and 800-meter freestyles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, won USA Swimming's athlete of the year for a record fourth consecutive time and was honored for her world-record victory in the 800 free.

Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos to join US team in DC

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 7:42pm

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the American sprinters whose raised-fist salutes at the 1968 Olympics are an ageless sign of race-inspired protest, will join the U.S. Olympic team at the White House next week for its meeting with President Barack Obama.

US Olympic sports lag on minority, women hiring

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 5:40pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports it oversees are behind the curve when it comes to placing women and minorities in key coaching and leadership positions, according to a set of "scorecards" the federation has released that chart progress over the past three years.

USOC, LA 2024 reach deal on key marketing agreement

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 5:10pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee and leaders of the effort to bring the 2024 Games to Los Angeles reached terms on a marketing agreement Friday, clearing a major hurdle nearly a year before those Olympics are awarded.

Italy: Another Olympic bid unlikely for 20 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 7:20am

Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago says another bid isn't likely for "the next 20 years" after the Rome 2024 candidacy was rejected by Mayor Virginia Raggi.

Australian Olympic Commitee supports study of 2028 games bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 1:00am

The Australian Olympic Committee says it supports a decision by mayors in south-east Queensland state to fund a feasibility study into bidding for the 2028 Olympic Games.

Ed Temple dies: Coached Wilma Rudolph to Olympic gold medals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 12:00am

Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach whose Tigerbelles won 13 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial and gender barriers in the sport, died Thursday night. He was 89.

USOC chair warns of 'Cold War mentality' in antidoping fight

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 6:20pm

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee warned of turning the effort to fix the world's broken anti-doping system into a Cold War-style showdown between East and West.

Congress moves to block 'victory tax' on Olympic athletes

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 4:10pm

A bill moving forward in Congress would block the IRS from taxing most medals or other prizes awarded to U.S. Olympians.

Los Angeles adds 3 venues to bid for 2024 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 12:50pm

Three existing venues have been added to Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics, including Long Beach as one of four main sports clusters.

After 16 years away from sport, Eagle Mountain discus thrower is now a Paralympic champion

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 10:15am

More than 16 years ago, David Blair made a decision that dramatically impacted his life. After graduating from Weber State in 1999, he went to work as a programmer. His athletic career was over — until 2015 and the Team USA Paralympic team.

1st Jesse Owens Award goes posthumously to Muhammad Ali

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 6:22pm

The first Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award will recognize the late Muhammad Ali.