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Olympic mile, 800-meter champion Peter Snell dead at 80

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:29pm

Three-time Olympic champion and world mile record-holder Peter Snell has died in Dallas. He was aged 80.

Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:33am

named after the ancient rebel slave Spartacus — with a strong socialist slant. However, the Soviet Union began competing at the Olympics in 1952 and Russians generally take great pride in the country's Olympic achievements since then.

Analysis: Russia scandal makes 'fair' a thing of the past

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:09pm

that notion of protecting the “innocent" Russian athletes who must be out there somewhere.

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:07am

The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday.

Welcome back: Humphries wins her debut bobsled race with USA

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:23pm

and her first for the U.S.

US figure skater Nathan Chen wins 3rd Grand Prix Finals in a row

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:17am

American figure skater Nathan Chen won the Grand Prix Finals for the third season in a row Saturday, beating Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu by a dominant 44-point margin.

Olympic champion Biles to headline post-Olympic tour

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 3:23pm

the 2012 junior national champion — had designs on competing at the Olympics before injuries sidetracked her elite career. She instead attended UCLA, helping the Bruins win the national title in 2018 and becoming a viral sensation last winter with her Michael Jackson-themed floor routine.

Details confirmed for Tokyo Olympic marathon, race walks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 12:31pm

Dates and details of the routes to be used for the Tokyo Olympic marathon and race walk events in Sapporo were announced Wednesday, weeks after the IOC ordered the switch in search of cooler temperatures despite opposition from city officials.

Egypt loses appeal against weightlifting doping ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 11:13am

Egypt has lost its appeal against a two-year ban from all international weightlifting competitions.

Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

Stephen Wade and Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 10:44pm

The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity.

US, refugee Olympic teams more prominent in Tokyo parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 12:14pm

The United States and refugee Olympic teams will take more prominent places in the athlete parade at the opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Moore, Marks earn US women’s Olympic surfing spots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 1st - 10:04pm

Carissa Moore of Honolulu and Caroline Marks of Melbourne Beach, Florida, qualified for the two spots on the U.S. women’s Olympic surfing team Sunday.

Olympic champion Mo Farah to make track comeback in 10,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 29th - 2:49am

Olympic champion Mo Farah is returning to the track and wants to defend his 10,000-meter title at next year’s Tokyo Games.

Doping report obtained by AP shows depths of Russia cover-up

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 26th - 12:34pm

among them, system malfunctions and routine space-clearing operations that occurred at the beginning of every year — each of which is incisively batted down by the WADA team of investigators, who went to painstaking lengths to conduct forensic research on 23 million megabytes of data.

Injury ends season of Olympic downhill runner-up Mowinckel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 26th - 5:41am

Olympic downhill silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel says her ski racing season is over due to another serious knee injury.

IOC angered by Russian gov’t in denial over doping scandal

Vladimir Isachenkov and James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 26th - 3:32am

Condemning Russian state authorities on Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee says their latest cheating attempt in a years-long doping scandal is an insult to the sports world.

WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 25th - 1:03pm

Russian athletes will have a chance to compete at next year’s Olympics, but their flag would not fly in Tokyo if the World Anti-Doping Agency approves a recommendation it received Monday.

WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics, ban from hosting major events for 4 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 25th - 12:54pm

WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics, ban from hosting major events for 4 years.

Olympic champ Bruny Surin loses in run for local Quebec seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 25th - 12:39pm

Olympic champion sprinter Bruny Surin was just beaten to the tape in his first political race.