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WADA panel to rule on Russia doping data as visit continues

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 13th - 9:53am

World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors' bid to obtain doping data will head into a sixth day in the Russian capital as a WADA panel prepares to rule whether Russia has kept its word on the issue.

Probe of IOC's Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

Stephen Wade and Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 12th - 3:04am

A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo.

Russia's anti-doping agency welcomes lab data progress

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 11th - 12:10pm

The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency welcomed Friday an apparent breakthrough in a standoff over data sealed in a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases.

AP Interview: Milan-Cortina bid can revolutionize Olympics

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 11th - 9:33am

It starts with the name — featuring two cities as opposed to the usual one — and involves venues dotted across a large swath of northern Italy stretching from Milan to the Dolomites.

Stockholm meets deadline to submit bid for 2026 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 11th - 6:59am

Sweden's Olympic leaders met a deadline Friday to submit a 2026 Winter Games hosting plan after satisfying concerns of lawmakers in Stockholm which threatened to end the bid last year.

Russian court says bobsledder can keep Olympic titles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 11th - 6:06am

Russian bobsledder Alexander Zubkov won a Moscow court ruling on Friday that could make it harder for the International Olympic Committee to recover his gold medals.

Russian curler Krushelnitsky drops plans for doping appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 11th - 4:52am

The Russian curler stripped of a bronze medal for doping at last year's Winter Olympics, Alexander Krushelnitsky, has dropped plans to appeal against his four-year ban.

IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 11th - 2:37am

In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Dutch short track skater Knegt suffers serious burns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 10th - 9:44am

The Dutch ice skating association says Olympic short track silver medalist Sjinkie Knegt has suffered serious burns after an accident at his home.

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman breaks elbow in fall on stairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 10th - 9:11am

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is recovering from a broken elbow suffered in a fall on the stairs.

3 Swedish county governors back 2026 Olympic bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 10th - 8:52am

Three county governors in Sweden have expressed "strong support" for the 2026 Winter Olympics to be held in their regions.

WADA starts work on copying doping data in Moscow lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 10th - 7:38am

World Anti-Doping Agency experts have started the process of copying data from a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases.

3-time Olympic champion Yoshida retires from wrestling

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 9th - 10:47pm

Three-time Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida retired officially on Thursday, saying it's time for the next generation of Japanese wrestlers to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Russia says 'understanding' reached on doping data for WADA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 9th - 2:40am

The Kremlin says there is "understanding" on how crucial data on drug use by Russian athletes will be handed over to the World Anti-Doping Agency, whose representatives arrived in Moscow on Wednesday.

Taekwondo coach Jean Lopez's ban lifted in misconduct case

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 8th - 3:48pm

An arbitration panel has ruled in favor of taekwondo coach Jean Lopez, meaning his name has been removed from the U.S. Center for SafeSport's sanctioned list and he is free to resume coaching without restriction.

Olympic water polo champion Antal Bolvari dies at 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 8th - 7:24am

Antal Bolvari, a two-time Olympic water polo champion who scored a goal in Hungary's famous 4-0 win over the Soviet Union in the "Blood in the Water" match at the 1956 Melbourne Games, has died. He was 86.

USA Cycling hires New Balance boss DeMartini as its CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 7th - 10:24am

USA Cycling has hired Rob DeMartini as its president and CEO, giving the longtime New Balance boss the job of not only growing the sport at the grassroots level but preparing the nation's elite athletes for success at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

WADA to return to Moscow lab in search of elusive data

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 7th - 9:10am

The World Anti-Doping Agency is returning to the Moscow anti-doping lab this week in hopes of obtaining data it did not receive before a Dec. 31 deadline.

Russian anti-doping seeks Putin's help to release lab data

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 27th - 9:05am

The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency has asked President Vladimir Putin for help in getting key doping data released to World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors.