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Sports organizations double funding to SafeSport Center

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:34pm

American Olympic sports organizations voted Friday to add nearly $1 million in funding for the U.S. Center for SafeSport, a near 25 percent increase for the 18-month-old organization that is still struggling to find funding and hire staff.

Incoming CEO, outgoing chair address USOC abuse head-on

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:41pm

What so many sex-abuse survivors on the U.S. Olympic team have been waiting to hear is that someone in power was listening.

Pyeongchang Olympics: Costly venues may eventually be razed

Kim Tong-Hyung and Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:17am

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that's now an abandoned dirt runway, strewn with rocks and unused gondolas.

World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:09am

The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country's drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme.

Russia's reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:05am

Should Russia be reinstated without publicly admitting wrongdoing for its state-sponsored doping scheme?

North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:27pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics.

North and South Korea have agreed to seek to jointly host the 2032 Summer Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:04pm

North and South Korea have agreed to seek to jointly host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

With Turin out, Italy moves forward with Milan-Cortina bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:33am

Italy's three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to a two-city candidacy featuring Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Samaranch approves Beijing's environmental outlook for 2022

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:21am

Snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment in the parched region of northern China, IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch said Tuesday.

Sapporo ends bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:04am

The Japanese city of Sapporo has dropped its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics following a recent earthquake.

Eliud Kipchoge sets world record in Berlin marathon win

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:29am

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds on Sunday.

USA Synchro hires Spanish Olympian as national coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 7:49pm

USA Synchro has hired four-time Olympic medalist Andrea Fuentes of Spain as coach of the U.S. national synchronized swimming team.

Fire on the water: Dragon boat racing looks to make its mark

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 1:17pm

Their paddles slice through the water in perfect rhythm, all 20 of them, guided by a mesmerizing drumbeat and a legendary creature soaring from the bow of their vessel.

US rolls past Uruguay in FIBA World Cup qualifying, 114-57

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:53pm

The U.S. is another step closer to qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:31am

The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to stop pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving four possible candidates as the IOC struggles to find hosts — particularly for the Winter Games.

US bobsledder Nick Cunningham taking break, will be a coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 2:02pm

Nick Cunningham, a three-time U.S. Olympian in bobsled, has put his on-ice career on hold and will focus on coaching for the next two years.

Bird? Plane? No, Usain Bolt's latest publicity stunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 10:34am

Was it a bird? A plane?

Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for Olympic planning

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 4:53am

An IOC inspector working on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday that a powerful typhoon and a deadly earthquake that hit Japan in the last 10 days have been a wake-up call for organizers.

Head of 2020 Tokyo Olympics supports daylight time for games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 10th - 10:08pm

The head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics says he favors moving to daylight saving time so sports events can be held in cooler temperatures.