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Zagitova, Hanyu lead in Rostelecom Cup short program

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:52am

Olympic champions Alina Zagitova and Yuzuru Hanyu built commanding leads in the short program at the Russian round of the figure skating Grand Prix series on Friday, and neither was especially happy with their skate.

Cyclist Cardoso banned 4 years for doping before 2017 Tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:07am

The International Cycling Union says it imposed a four-year ban on Portuguese rider Andre Cardoso for doping with EPO ahead of the 2017 Tour de France.

Government offers to help Milan-Cortina bid for 2026 Games

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:24am

Enjoying its status as the leading contender to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid has received another boost with a funding promise from the Italian government.

Weightlifting record-holder Lin banned 8 years for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:16am

A former world record-holding weightlifter has been banned for eight years in a doping case which caused confusion at the 2016 Olympics.

Moscow doping lab to be opened for WADA visit

Aida Sultanova and James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:58am

Russia will allow an international delegation to inspect its shuttered drug-testing lab this month, World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie said Thursday.

Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:35am

Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.

S. Korea's 'Garlic Girls' accuse coaches of derailing team

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:08pm

The Garlic Girls, South Korea's hugely popular Olympic silver medalist curlers, accused their coaches Thursday of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year's feel-good sports stories.

Spain reverses stance on Kosovo athletes in the country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:46pm

The Spanish government has decided to grant athletes from Kosovo the same rights as other nationalities when participating in international competitions held in Spain.

2002 Olympic legacy remains ‘palpable’ in Utah, USOC chief says

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:00pm

The legacy of the 2002 Winter Games remains "palpable" in Utah, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland said during a visit Wednesday that could determine if Salt Lake City can bid for another Olympics.

Majority of Calgary voters say 'no thanks' to 2026 Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:45pm

Calgary's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said "no" in a nonbinding referendum.

Investigation launched into abuse claims by "Garlic Girls"

John Duerden, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 8:05pm

The so-called Garlic Girls who swept to fame during their stirring run to an Olympic curling silver medal have alleged they were verbally abused by a South Korean official and subjected to unreasonable orders from coaches.

Reno-Tahoe region drops effort to host 2030 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 12:57pm

The Reno-Tahoe area will not be making a play to host the Winter Olympics.

Reno-Tahoe pulls out of competition for Winter Olympics, leaving Salt Lake and Denver

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Nov 12th - 12:52pm

Reno-Tahoe, one of Salt Lake City's competitors to bid for another Winter Games, dropped out Monday.

USOC to tour Utah Olympic facilities Wednesday as part of bid process for future Winter Games

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Nov 9th - 3:09pm

U.S. Olympic Committee officials will be in Utah Wednesday to conduct a site visit as part of the process for selecting an American city to bid for a future Winter Games, likely by the end of the year.

Vonn all set to charge after ski racing's hallowed wins mark

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 2:20pm

On her farewell tour, Lindsey Vonn vows to dine out even more with her American teammates , have an occasional glass of wine with longtime rivals/friends and take plenty of photos.

Russia risks missing lab access deadline, RUSADA head says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 2:36am

The Russian government risks missing a deadline to allow access to the Moscow laboratory at the center of the country's doping scandals, the head of the country's anti-doping agency said Friday.

APNewsBreak: Govt Olympic funds not usable for abuse probes

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 9:29am

A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million.

IOC president has 'serious concerns' about boxing federation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 7:56am

The election of an Uzbek businessman accused of ties to organized crime as president of AIBA isn't the IOC's only problem with the amateur boxing association.

2026 Milan-Cortina bid moves forward without gov't funding

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 5:57am

IOC President Thomas Bach gave his blessing Thursday for the joint Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics to move forward without funding from the Italian government.