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2016 Olympic equestrian event may not be held in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 9:01am

The head of the Brazilian Equestrian Confederation has warned that equestrian events at next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics might have to take place outside Brazil.

Hamburg estimates $12.6 billion cost for 2024 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:40am

Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games has an estimated budget of 11.2 billion euros ($12.6 billion), with 7.4 billion ($8.3 billion) to come from taxpayers.

Carolina Kostner says she is ready to return to competition

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:02am

With her suspension coming to an end, Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner already has her sights set on the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang.

BMX test event for Rio Olympics receives poor grade

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 2:21pm

The BMX track for next year's Rio Olympics hosted its first test event on Sunday but received a poor grade from riders.

Canadian Olympic Committee president quits amid inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 1:30pm

Marcel Aubut resigned Saturday as president of the Canadian Olympic Committee while under investigation for a sexual harassment complaint.

BMX test event in Rio put back 1 day over safety concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 2nd - 4:31pm

Organizers of next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics have moved a BMX test event back one day over safety concerns.

Brazil's lower house approves visa waiver tied to Olympics

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 1:40pm

Brazil's lower house voted Thursday to grant a 90-day waiver to foreigners who normally need a visa so they can come to the country next year for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Dilma Rousseff.

Vatican beefs up IOC contacts, but cautious on Rome bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 1:20pm

The Vatican is beefing up its contacts with the International Olympic Committee but isn't taking sides in Rome's bid for the 2024 Games, which organizers hope will include the marathon winding through St. Peter's Square.

Canadian Olympic chief leaves amid sex harassment inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 7:50am

Marcel Aubut has stepped down as president of the Canadian Olympic Committee while he is investigated for possible sexual harassment.

WADA updates list of banned substances

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:20am

The World Anti-Doping Agency has added an anti-ischemic drug to its list of banned substances.

Rio's sewage-filled waters a health threat for surfers, too

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:00pm

Rio's sewage-filled waters are not only a problem for next year's Olympics.

Tokyo recommends 5 additional sports for 2020 Olympics

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:10am

Baseball and softball were joined by youth-oriented sports such as surfing and skateboarding as Japanese organizers on Monday recommended five additional sports with 18 events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Baseball-softball, karate, surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing proposed for Tokyo Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:40am

Baseball-softball, karate, surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing proposed for Tokyo Olympics.

2nd bicyclist killed by crash was once an Olympic alternate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:10am

One of the bicyclists killed in a collision with a pickup truck in Ohio was once an alternate on the U.S. Olympic cycling team.

USOC extends CEO's contract through 2021 with option to 2024

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 6:50pm

In the U.S. Olympic Committee's version of a perfect world, CEO Scott Blackmun will help the Americans bring the curtain down on the Los Angeles Olympics in 2024.

Hungary says no plans for referendum on 2024 Olympic bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:50am

Hungary has no plans to hold a referendum on Budapest's bid for the 2024 Summer Games, the country's national Olympic committee said Friday.

Japan's education minister to quit over Olympic woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 8:51pm

Japan's education minister, Hakubun Shimomura, has submitted his resignation due to troubles with planning for Tokyo's National Stadium, a main venue for the 2020 Olympic games.

LA 2024 bid names former Olympic swimmer Evans vice chair

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:10pm

The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles has named Olympic swimming medalist Janet Evans its vice chair and director of athlete relations.

Human rights groups attack IOC on host city contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 10:30am

Human rights groups accused the IOC on Thursday of failing to include explicit requirements on human rights in the host city contract for the 2024 Summer Olympics.