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Sweden sends princess, prime minister to 2026 Olympic vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:51am

Sweden is sending its heir to the throne and head of government to Switzerland to support its bid in the 2026 Winter Olympics host vote on Monday.

Kiichiro Sato, Foster Klug named to leadership posts in Asia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:49pm

The Associated Press is bolstering its coverage of Asia by naming an experienced photo editor and a seasoned foreign correspondent to key leadership posts in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:49pm

Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down.

Boxing body near bankrupt, facing 2020 Olympic exclusion

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:51pm

The International Boxing Association is near bankruptcy, days before a decision to formally exclude the body from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Up to 70 Russian athletes could face doping charges

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:56am

The number of Russian athletes accused of receiving banned treatments from a doctor could rise to 70, the country's anti-doping agency said Wednesday.

33 Russians face new doping allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:22am

Thirty-three Russian athletes from a range of sports face doping cases for using banned treatments from a doctor, the Russian anti-doping agency said Monday.

Olympic marathon runner-up Kirwa banned 4 years for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:42am

Olympic marathon silver medalist Eunice Kirwa has been banned for four years for doping.

Olympics in Sweden music to ears of Spotify founder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:38am

A Winter Olympics in Sweden is music to the ears of the head of Spotify.

Tokyo opens Olympic rowing venue in heart of Tokyo Bay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:22pm

Organizers opened the rowing venue for next year's Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, highlighted by a race between alumni crews from Oxford and Cambridge — the two English universities that famously square off each year on the Thames in London.

Qatar replaces San Diego as host of 1st World Beach Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 4:48am

Qatar has replaced San Diego as host of the first World Beach Games in Doha, and will also host the annual meeting of national Olympic bodies.

Skateboarders raise their game as Olympic qualifiers begin

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 3:02pm

Being an Olympic sport is starting to bring a different vibe to skateboarding.

2012 Olympic silver medalist disqualified for steroid use

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 7:22am

Olympic canoe silver medalist Jevgenij Shuklin has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping.

Swedish regions show support for 2026 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 3:41am

All three regions proposing to stage events at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Sweden have committed their backing for the bid for the first time.

Tokyo Olympics next year: Faster, Stronger, but not Higher

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 11th - 12:31am

The famous Olympic motto is Faster, Higher, Stronger. Next year in Tokyo, it could be shortened to only "Faster and Stronger." Higher is out.

Former canoe world champion from Russia banned for 4 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 3:35am

The International Canoe Federation says former world champion Oleg Zhestkov of Russia has been banned for four years for doping.

USOC seeks to keep pregnant athletes from losing insurance

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:08pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is working on reforms to prevent athletes from losing health insurance coverage when they become pregnant.

Denver measure requires voter consent for any Olympics bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 10:01am

Denver voters have resoundingly approved a ballot measure requiring the city to seek their consent before spending public funds on any future Olympics bid.

Former swimming world champion James Magnussen retires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:36pm

Two-time world swimming champion James Magnussen said Wednesday he is retiring after winning 15 medals for Australia at major international events over a 10-year career.