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New wave of gymnasts set to challenge traditional powers

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 1:38pm

From his back garden to the world championship podium, Rhys McClenaghan has come a long way.

Former Austrian skier Duerr banned for life for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 11:44am

Austrian former cross-country skier Johannes Duerr, who was expelled from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for the use of EPO, has been banned for life for his alleged role in a doping network in recent years.

Simone Biles wins 5th all-around title at gymnastics worlds

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 10:21am

There was only one way for Simone Biles to finish off yet another dominant world championship performance. She dropped the mic.

Putin wants to leave doping issues in past amid data inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 7:25am

Vladimir Putin says Russia wants to leave its doping "shortcomings" in the past, even as it faces questions regarding data tampering.

US relaxes sponsorship rules for Olympic athletes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 8th - 7:22pm

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be able to thank personal sponsors, appear in advertisements for those sponsors and receive congratulatory messages from them during next year's Tokyo Games under guidance released Tuesday by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

Russia sends response to doping data tampering claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 8th - 4:18am

Russia has sent a formal response to the World Anti-Doping Agency after signs of tampering were found in data it handed over regarding past performance-enhancing drug cases.

The Latest: US wins men's 4x400, last event of track worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 6th - 10:35am

The Latest on the world track and field championships Sunday (all times local):

Utah's second Olympian, 1964 silver medalist Blaine Lindgren dies at 80

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Oct 5th - 7:47pm

Harold Blaine Lindgren, a sprinter who won a silver medal for Team USA at the 1964 Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan, died of natural causes Saturday afternoon in Payson, surrounded by family and friends.

Hanging on: US sets past aside, wins men's 4x100 gold medal

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 5th - 8:43am

Noah Lyles let out a huge scream and kept right on running — through the finish line and straight toward his teammate, Christian Coleman. After a quick hug, Lyles stuck the baton out and Coleman grabbed hold, too.

Shiffrin's wins, China's debut set to star in ski season

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 5th - 4:37am

While Mikaela Shiffrin is the expected superstar of a new Alpine ski season, China's debut race can be the surprise success.

Doping test lab in Athens suspended due to underfunding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 12:58pm

The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has suspended the laboratory in Athens from testing blood and urine samples for up to six months.

IOC seeks info on Salazar doping, impact on Olympic races

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 11:32am

IOC President Thomas Bach says the doping case of banned track coach Alberto Salazar “is very worrying” and raised questions about Olympic race results being affected.

Biles aims to write more history at gymnastics worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 1st - 12:54pm

Simone Biles has already written her name into gymnastics history many times over. A few more times won't hurt, though.

Kirani James back in blocks, back to form in 400 at worlds

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 1st - 12:06pm

Kirani James barely knows the names of his fellow 400 runners anymore.

Tokyo Olympic organizers: 6,900 tickets bought through fraud

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 30th - 2:04am

Tokyo Olympic organizers are investigating the fraudulent purchase of 6,900 tickets worth 180 million yen ($1.67 million) that were obtained in an online lottery for Japan residents.

Gold standard: Fraser-Pryce stands out with hair, fast times

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 28th - 12:07pm

Hard to miss Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on the track. She's the one with yellow hair .

At track championships, it's as if Russia doesn't exist

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 28th - 5:50am

At the world track championships, it's as if the world's biggest country simply doesn't exist.

IOC president promises 'fresh look' at Russian doping

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 27th - 8:25am

The leader of the IOC pledged that he supports reopening the Russian doping case, promising "a fresh look" at the new evidence after allegations that critical lab data was manipulated before it was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency.