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IOC details rules on political protests at Olympics

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 9th - 6:50am

No taking a knee at the Olympics. No hand gestures with political meaning. No disrespect at medal ceremonies.

Maroulis back on track in bid to go for more gold in Tokyo

Eric Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 2nd - 12:19pm

especially with recent accolades — that grown men want to test themselves against me and see how they fare. When you’re trying to measure your ego against something, I think you’ll overlook hurting someone or being negligent, so that’s my take on that.”

Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 26th - 11:10am

herself included — and an agent for change in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal that’s shaken USA Gymnastics to its core? The byproduct of a conscious decision to embrace the immense clout she carries.

Russia accuses doping whistleblower of modifying key data

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 22nd - 4:40am

known as the LIMS database — was doctored to protect Russian athletes who failed drug tests while the data was in the custody of the IC.

Russia plans to file appeal against Olympic ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 4:12am

Russia has signaled it will file an appeal against its four-year Olympic ban due to World Anti-Doping Agency sanctions which President Vladimir Putin on Thursday branded “unfair.”

Olympic document hits $8.8M auction record for sports item

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 2:46am

A record price of $8.8 million for a sports memorabilia item at auction has been achieved for the 1892 manifesto to launch the modern Olympic Games.

AP Interview: Dressel a reluctant superstar heading to 2020

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:42pm

In the post-Michael Phelps world, Caeleb Dressel fits snugly into the successor's slot.

Tokyo's new stadium: A masterpiece by Japan's Kengo Kuma

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 3:37am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at Sunday's official completion of the new national stadium, the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of next year's Tokyo Olympics. It will also host track and field and some soccer.

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.

Missy Franklin 'so grateful,' embraces life after swimming

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 4:13pm

Missy Franklin can still light up a room.

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.