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Former Olympic swimming champion Meilutyte retires at 22

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:41am

Former Olympic swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte retired from the sport Wednesday after missing three doping tests.

Olympic marathon silver medalist Kirwa positive for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:20pm

Olympic women's marathon silver medalist Eunice Kirwa has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for doping.

Jimmy Shea tops USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame class

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 11:42am

Olympic skeleton gold medalist Jimmy Shea leads a class of six that will be inducted next month into the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame.

Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 4:21am

The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president.

Bullying probe calls for sensitivity training for WADA

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 12:37pm

The culture of bullying and harassment collided with the Olympic universe after two strong-voiced women in the World Anti-Doping Agency received back-to-back rejections over the span of 48 hours.

Omaha promises $750K for 2020 Olympic Swim Trials

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 11:04am

Omaha has pledged $750,000 in taxpayer money to cover some of USA Swimming's more than $3 million in costs to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.

Russian boxing powerbroker says govt not backing $16M offer

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 5:03am

The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign.

'Harsh,' 'disrespectful,' but no bullying in WADA case

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 4:34pm

Witnesses saw tears in Beckie Scott's eyes following a meeting in which one man called her attitude "victimistic" and another questioned whether the athletes' committee she led even needed to exist.

Polish minister to lead WADA; outspoken candidate sidelined

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted May 14th - 11:11am

There was one key problem with the most high-profile candidate in the race to become the new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency: Her name wasn't on the ballot.

Top Russian skateboarder hit with doping ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 14th - 6:52am

A top Russian skateboarder has been handed a four-year doping ban, just as his sport prepares to make its Olympic debut.

Olympic cycling champ Sanchez accepts doping sanction

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 14th - 3:43am

Former Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez has accepted a two-year doping ban from cycling.

OIympic race walk medalist banned for 4 years for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 10th - 3:44am

Olympic race walk silver medalist Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez has been banned for four years for doping.

Japanese rush to buy Tokyo Olympic tickets on first day

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted May 9th - 10:13pm

If you're a Japan resident and you want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics — be patient.

Olympic ticket lottery opens in Japan; foreign sales June 15

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted May 9th - 1:23am

Residents of Japan began entering a ticket lottery on Thursday, hoping to land seats for next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics cut spending; sports federations unhappy

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted May 8th - 3:55am

The Tokyo Olympics are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place.

Olympic sports slam Tokyo organizers over cuts at venues

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 7th - 9:26am

Olympic sports leaders criticized Tokyo Games organizers on Tuesday for cutting spending on how events will be presented at venues next year.

Malago to lead organizing committee if Milan-Cortina wins

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted May 7th - 5:49am

Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago will lead the organizing committee if the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid wins next month's vote to host the 2026 Winter Games.

2 Canadian track figures banned after sex harassment inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 6th - 12:45pm

Two fixtures of Canadian track and field have been banned after a sexual harassment investigation.

Olympic boxing body mulls legal fight against IOC inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 5th - 3:13am

Under pressure from an IOC inquiry into its integrity, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has been weighing legal action and formal complaints against Olympic officials.