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Lawyer details limits on Olympic athlete sponsorships

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:48am

A lawyer with the Association of National Olympic Committees has detailed the limits on athletes promoting their sponsors within new guidelines for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Olympic group postpones election awaiting leader's trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:03am

The global group of Olympic bodies has postponed a presidential election indefinitely until a court case involving its leader is resolved.

UCLA to name Drake Stadium track for Rafer Johnson and wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:43pm

UCLA will honor Olympic decathlon champion Rafer Johnson and his wife Betsy by naming the track at Drake Stadium for the couple.

3-time Olympic cyclist Phinney announces his retirement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:24pm

Three-time Olympic cyclist Taylor Phinney is retiring from professional racing, ending a career that included 10 world championship medals and a stage win at the Giro d'Italia.

Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:04am

The International Olympic Committee wants to move the Tokyo Games marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to avoid the searing heat in the city.

After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:22am

Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles.

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.