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In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:00pm

Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must.

Fencing body 'interested' in France's embrace of lightsaber

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:36am

The international governing body of fencing is giving a qualified thumbs-up to France's embrace of lightsaber duels.

Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:01am

Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman of its national Olympic committee said Tuesday, highlighting the rising ambitions of the giant but perennially underperforming Southeast Asian nation.

Tokyo governor won't speculate on Olympic bribery scandal

Haruka Nuga, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:52pm

The head of Tokyo's city government has declined to weigh in on the future of Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, who is being investigated for his part in an alleged bribery scandal.

Olympic champ John Shuster wins 7th national curling title

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:30pm

Olympic champion John Shuster won another U.S. curling title when his team beat Rich Ruohonen's 8-4 on Saturday.

IOC chief: North Korea commits to 'remedy' anti-doping issue

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:56am

The IOC received commitments from North Korea that it will work to "remedy" its anti-doping controls that led to the country's testing agency being suspended this week.

Cost of 2020 Tokyo Olympics ceremonies up 40 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:20am

The price of the opening and closing ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has risen about 40 percent.

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 6:14pm

Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans.

Russia says another Olympic bid possible, despite doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 12:05pm

Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said Thursday the country is interested in hosting the Olympics in 2032 or 2036, even as it still faces the fallout from years of doping scandals.

Semenya appeal case mixes science, sports, gender politics

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 9:54am

Caster Semenya's running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics.

North Korean athlete drug testing program ruled sub-standard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 2:48am

The World Anti-Doping Agency says it ruled North Korea's testing program non-compliant for failing to meet international standards.

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 11th - 11:39pm

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia less than 18 months before the Olympics in Tokyo.

South Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 11th - 1:03pm

South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture.

Olympic champion rower Reinelt of Germany dies at 30

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 11th - 8:34am

Maximilian Reinelt, an Olympic gold medalist rower from Germany who was a long-time member of the country's successful men's eights crew, has died. He was 30.

Pinturault ends long wait for individual skiing gold

Steve Douglas, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 11th - 6:14am

With the Alpine combined possibly getting axed from major skiing championships, Alexis Pinturault had one final chance to assert his long-time dominance of the event.

Worlds slopestyle final canceled, medals based on qualifying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 10th - 2:41pm

The 17-year-old snowboarder from New Zealand wasn't even going to compete in the slopestyle final Sunday after being injured during qualifying.

Stuhec spoils Vonn's farewell party at skiing worlds

Steve Douglas, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 10th - 10:44am

The Lindsey Vonn circus had rolled back into town, and that suited Ilka Stuhec just fine.

Utah could soon house the only Olympic-grade skateboard park in North America

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 9th - 7:25pm

A new Olympic-quality venue may be built in Utah if lawmakers bite on a $300,000 funding pitch to put in a skateboard park at the Utah State fairgrounds.

'Like a fairytale': Svindal wins world silver in final ski

Steve Douglas, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 9th - 6:59am

Aksel Lund Svindal stretched out his arms and looked to the snow-filled sky, soaking in a big skiing atmosphere one last time as thousands of flag-waving Norwegians cheered their idol at the finish area.