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Challenge to Olympic weightlifting doping sanctions dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 9:56am

Rules slashing Olympic weightlifting places for countries where athletes frequently get caught doping look set to remain in force after a legal challenge was dropped.

Column: IOC must wield big stick to clean up weightlifting

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 5:37am

No carrots. To save weightlifting from the rot of doping, the International Olympic Committee must continue to wield the big stick.

First Olympic women's aerials champ Cheryazova dies at 50

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:25am

Lina Cheryazova, the first woman to win an Olympic aerials skiing gold medal, has died. She was 50.

Austrian policeman charged for leaking skier's doping video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 8:34am

State prosecutors in Innsbruck have charged an Austrian policeman with malpractice for leaking a police video showing a skier apparently in the middle of a blood transfusion during the doping raid at last month's Nordic skiing world championships in Seefeld.

Chen produces spectacular free skate to win gold at worlds

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:03am

Defending champion Nathan Chen delivered a spectacular free skate Saturday to win the gold medal again at the figure skating world championships.

Amateur boxing president steps aside during IOC inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:37am

With Olympic boxing under investigation by the IOC, the president of the sport's governing body said on Friday he was stepping aside to let an interim leader take charge.

Zagitova wins at worlds, Tursynbaeva lands 1st quad jump

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:19am

Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships on Friday.

Chen leads after short program at figure skating worlds

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:37am

Defending champion Nathan Chen upstaged two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu to lead the short program at the figure skating world championships on Thursday.

21 athletes, 5 sports in focus as doping probe expands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:05am

As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday.

Zagitova leads short program at figure skating worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:33am

Olympic champion Alina Zagitova produced a season-best score Wednesday to take the lead after the short program on the opening day of the world figure skating championships.

Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil torch for next year's games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:17am

Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year's games, playing off the image of Japan's famous cherry blossoms.

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:27am

When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and players seethed.

Huston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:18am

There's always been a rebelliousness and a bit of an attitude to skateboarding, and now there's credibility.

Huston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:24pm

Nyjah Huston, Brighton Zeuner and Tom Schaar were among the 16 members of the inaugural U.S. national skateboarding team announced Tuesday, less than two years before the sport makes its Olympic debut with mens' and women's park and street disciplines.

Japanese Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandal

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:19am

Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics.

Swimmer Kenneth To dies at 26 while training in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:31am

Kenneth To, a swimmer who won a silver medal for Australia at the 2013 world championships, has died after becoming ill while training in Florida. He was 26.

Olympic gold medalist Florent Manaudou returns to swimming

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:04am

Olympic gold medalist Florent Manaudou is making a comeback to swimming with the aim of competing at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu ready for worlds

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 9:57pm

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered from an ankle injury and is ready to compete for the title at the world figure skating championships.

AP Interview: Polish WADA hopeful touts anti-doping plans

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:41am

Poland's sports minister said Monday the steps he has taken to fight doping in his country have given him the experience needed to become the next head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.