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Former Olympic champion Kiprop gets 4-year doping ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:31am

Former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop has received a four-year ban for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit said on Saturday.

Olympic skateboard selection begins with Dew Tour in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:02am

Stops on the Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport's Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Women's wrestling to cap competition at Tokyo Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:38pm

The wrestling tournament at the Tokyo Olympics will end with a women's freestyle gold medal match during six of the seven days of competition in various weight classes.

Basketball cuts 2 games from 2020 Tokyo Olympic format

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:37am

The Olympic basketball tournament has been shortened for the 2020 Tokyo Games to cut the number of group matches from five to three for each team.

Andrew Weibrecht inducted into Ski Hall of Fame

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:30am

Nearly a year after he retired from the U.S. Ski team, Andrew Weibrecht's resume is complete.

Fans, athletes, volunteers will be up early at Tokyo Games

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 2:54am

For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games.

Yalie and world champion Chen finds time for Stars on Ice

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:32am

Somehow, in the midst of his freshman season at Yale, Nathan Chen has found time to escape the classroom and the study hall and the tests.

BYU, Davis High alum Jared Ward finishes personal-best 8th at Boston Marathon

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 3:41pm

Former BYU distance star and Olympic marathoner Jared Ward had just finished the Boston Marathon — yes, that Boston Marathon — in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds Monday in New England.

IOC resists change to Olympic rule limiting athlete sponsors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 14th - 1:31pm

Amid IOC resistance to athlete activism, Olympic competitors have been urged to negotiate with national officials directly if they want to gain freedoms to promote their personal sponsors during Summer and Winter Games.

Olympic gold medalist Shields unifies middleweight division

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 13th - 10:03pm

Claressa Shields tossed one championship belt around her neck, fastened another around her waist and draped one more over a shoulder.

Russia warms to controversial TUEs after doping scandals

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 12th - 2:08am

After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system.

Burroughs, Askren to face off in charity wrestling match

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 11th - 7:17am

Five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs will wrestle mixed martial arts star Ben Askren in a charity match next month.

Russia passes amendments to fine athletes caught doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 11th - 5:37am

Russia plans to fine athletes who get caught doping, though the scheme may not be much of a deterrent for the country's top performers.

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 10th - 8:11am

Japan's Olympic minister resigned Wednesday after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials.

WADA reinstates troubled Bucharest doping lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 9th - 4:51am

The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Romania's only anti-doping laboratory after it was suspended for allegedly covering up drug use.

Swedish government pledges support for 2026 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 9th - 4:10am

Barely two months out from the vote, Sweden received the biggest boost yet to its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics: Official support from the country's government.

Seven-time surf champ Gilmore upset in Gold Coast QFs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 7:19pm

Seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore has lost her quarterfinal to 17-year-old Florida surfer Caroline Marks in the World Surf League season opener.

Milan-Cortina 2026 bid boosted by government support

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 7:46am

The Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics received a boost Friday by a key letter of financial support from the Italian government.

Russia sets up national sports court to handle doping cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 3:15am

Russia is setting up a national sports court, a move which would give officials in the country more control over how doping cases are heard.