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Olympic, world champ Biles cruises in 2019 debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 10:22am

Simone Biles started off 2019 the same way she ended 2018: atop the podium.

Russian doping-test firm denies warning athletes of tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 4:05am

A Russian doping-test company denies accusations its staff gave athletes advance warning of tests.

Russian doping officers accused of warning athletes

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 10:56am

Russian anti-doping inspectors have again been accused of giving athletes advanced warning of what are meant to be surprise drug tests.

European weightlifting champion Croitoru fails doping test

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 3:10am

European weightlifting champion Florin Ionut Croitoru has tested positive for three different steroids in a retest of his sample from the 2012 Olympics.

Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the 'Robot Games'

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 14th - 11:54pm

Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the "Robot Games."

USA Cycling creates fund honoring the late Kelly Catlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 14th - 1:34pm

USA Cycling announced the creation of a fund Thursday in honor of Kelly Catlin, a member of the Olympic silver medal-winning pursuit squad who killed herself in her home last week.

Tick tock, tick tock: Tokyo Olympics clock hits 500-day mark

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 11th - 9:12pm

Tick tock, tick tock. The Tokyo Olympic clock has hit 500 days to go.

US Olympic cyclist Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 10th - 12:51pm

Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23.

Dukurs, Hermann win world championships in skeleton

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 8th - 6:22pm

Martins Dukurs saved his best race for the last race of the season.

Olympic slalom champion Hansdotter to retire after season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 6th - 9:08am

Olympic slalom champion Frida Hansdotter will retire from Alpine skiing's World Cup next week, ending a years-long rivalry with Mikaela Shiffrin.

Russia learns to love ski resorts, but not ski racing

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 4th - 5:29am

In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes.

Budapest replaces Los Angeles as host of World Urban Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 4th - 4:19am

Los Angeles will no longer host the first World Urban Games in September after disagreements with organizers about the sports program.

Second Sochi women's World Cup super-G canceled

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 2nd - 10:03pm

The women's super-G race in Sochi was canceled Sunday after adverse weather made it impossible to hold any of the week's events.

Shiffrin clinches 3rd straight World Cup overall title

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 1st - 10:10pm

Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year in "strange" circumstances after snowstorms prevented the women's super-G race in Sochi from going ahead on Saturday.

Russia to bar athletes drinking beer at doping tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 1st - 5:35am

A beer with your urine sample? No longer in Russian sports.

Olympic sports urged to be less entitled, more business-like

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:30am

Olympic sports bodies have been urged to act less entitled and more business-like when working with athletes and independent promoters.

Sochi ski return delayed as training cancelled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:55am

Top skiers' return to the Sochi Olympic course has been delayed after a second women's downhill training session was cancelled.

Don't expect to puff away at next year's Tokyo Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:30am

Tokyo is still a smoker's heaven.

Ex-coach of Spanish Olympic medalist guilty of sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 1:36pm

The former coach of a Spanish track-and-field athlete who won a silver medal at the 1992 Olympics has been convicted of sexually abusing young boys and was sentenced to 15 ½ years in prison.