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Sweden's Olympic leaders: Taxpayers won't foot bill for 2026

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:17am

Sweden's Olympic leaders have tried to assure Stockholm's newly formed local government that the city's taxpayers will not be asked to foot the bill for the 2026 Winter Games.

Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

Mutwiri Mutuota, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:52am

Running great Kip Keino handed himself over to police in Kenya on Thursday and is under arrest, set to face charges of corruption and abuse of office that threaten the reputation of one of track and field's most revered figures.

IAAF delays testosterone rules until Semenya case verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:26am

The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes an appeal case brought by Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

AP Was There: Smith and Carlos protest during 1968 Olympics

Will Grimsley, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:43am

By the time they reached Mexico City in October 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were representing a country being torn apart.

Keino given more time to report to police in corruption case

Mutwiri Mutuota and Gerald Imray, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 6:04am

Running great Kip Keino was given more time to report to police in Kenya after being one of seven current and former Olympic and government officials accused of corruption and misappropriating more than $545,000 around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

Kenyan running great Kip Keino facing corruption charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:44am

Kenyan running great Kip Keino has been named as a suspect in a corruption investigation in his home country and given until the end of Monday to hand himself over to police or face arrest.

Ex-lawmaker Mary Bono hired as USA Gymnastics interim CEO

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 3:44pm

USA Gymnastics has hired former Congresswoman Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer.

Olympic star Biles leads Team USA at world championships

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 12:20pm

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again.

American great Lindsey Vonn to retire at the end of ski season

Aimee Lewis, CNN  |  Posted Oct 12th - 10:59am

Lindsey Vonn, the most successful female ski racer of all time, has said she will retire at the end of the 2018/19 World Cup ski season.

Stockholm city government deal threatens 2026 Olympics bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 7:49am

Stockholm's bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates.

Settlement ends Russian doping case at Pyeongchang Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 3:20am

One of the four doping cases at the Pyeongchang Olympics has been closed in an agreement between bobsled's governing body and Russian driver Nadezhda Sergeeva.

Olympic speedskating medalist Jeanne Ashworth dies at 80

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 2:15pm

Jeanne Ashworth, the first American woman to win an Olympic speedskating medal, has died. She was 80.

Sports court to rule on disputed Olympic boxing election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 9th - 2:11pm

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it aims for a first ruling within days on a Kazakh official's urgent request to be an International Boxing Association presidential candidate.

IOC approves 3 candidate bids for 2026 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 9th - 12:39pm

The International Olympic Committee has three official candidates to host the 2026 Winter Games and a new timetable to pick the winner.

Tokyo Olympics: Costs hit almost $25 billion _ may go higher

Stephen Wade and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 9th - 2:12am

The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut.

Ice Theatre of New York to honor Kristi Yamaguchi

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 9th - 1:04am

When Ice Theatre of New York honors Kristi Yamaguchi on Oct. 15, it will be for a whole lot more than her performances as a figure skater.

CAS agrees contamination caused Russian Olympic doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 8th - 5:46am

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has lifted a provisional ban imposed on one of the two Russian athletes who tested positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Players' union, rights activists urge IOC to shelve charter

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 5th - 10:01am

A coalition of athletes, their global trade union, and human rights activists want the IOC to postpone an athlete charter due to be adopted next week.

WADA has 400 doping cases from whistleblowers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 5th - 9:07am

The World Anti-Doping Agency has registered 400 cases after a flood of information from new whistleblowers, and added on Friday it supports a U.S. assessment that a 2016 hack of the agency was perpetrated by the Russian state.