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IOC leader happy with shrinking 2026 Winter Olympic contest

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:31am

Despite two possible bidders dropping out in recent weeks, IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with the 2026 Winter Games hosting race.

Putin says Russia could bid to host another Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:20am

After hosting the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin says the country could bid for a future Summer Olympics.

High jumper Ukhov among top Russians facing doping cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:16am

Some of Russia's best known track and field athletes are facing doping cases, including former Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov.

IOC cautions sports bodies on Serbia, Kosovo hosting events

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:11pm

The International Olympic Committee will ask sports organizations to "carefully consider" allocating events for Serbia or Kosovo to host due to longstanding political and sporting tensions between the Balkan neighbors.

Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:19am

Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder.

IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:29pm

Planning for its next three Olympic Games on Wednesday, the IOC added seven medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, published a 2020 Tokyo Olympics schedule with no agreement on when to race swimming finals, and set a timetable to add new sports to the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Scandal-hit USOC picks golf executive Sarah Hirshland as CEO

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 5:18pm

Sarah Hirshland's biggest coup to date as a sports executive was brokering the billion-dollar deal that moved the TV home of golf's U.S. Open from NBC to Fox.

Heat is on Tokyo 2020 organizers to combat high temperatures

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 4:42am

The head of an IOC inspection team says organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will explore all options to combat the extreme summer heat that will likely prevail in the Japanese capital during the games.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 9:17pm

Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics say the torch relay will start in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Italy to bid for 2026 Olympics with Cortina, Milan or Turin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:39am

Italy will bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics despite having withdrawn two bids to host the Summer Games in Rome.

German showjumping great Hans Guenther Winkler dies at 91

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 3:28am

Hans Guenther Winkler, a German showjumping great who won five Olympic gold medals, has died. He was 91.

Graz won't bid for 2026 Olympics

Eric Willemsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:38am

The Austrian Olympic Committee has dropped its plan for a 2026 Winter Games hosting bid centered on the city of Graz, citing a lack of political support.

Teen Hannah Roberts rises to top in BMX, Olympics in sight

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 3:22am

Hannah Roberts first climbed on a BMX bike as a child to try and follow in her cousin's tracks.

US tops Cuba, ends 1st Basketball World Cup qualifying round

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:54pm

The first round is over. The U.S. is halfway to the Basketball World Cup.

Semenya follows CAS appeal with record 800 win in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 3:45pm

Caster Semenya followed her decision to fight the IAAF's rules over testosterone levels in female athletes by winning the 800 meters in imperious form at the Paris Diamond League on Saturday.

Olympic gold sprinter Irena Szewinska of Poland dies at 72

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 7:59am

Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, and who later became a member of the International Olympic Committee, has died at 72.

Former Olympic champion Ohuruogu announces retirement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 5:34am

Former Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu announced her retirement from athletics on Saturday.

Mexico stuns US in World Cup qualifying, 78-70

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 28th - 11:18pm

Jeff Van Gundy warned the Americans that they were in for a serious challenge.

Brazil court allows prosecution of US swimmer Ryan Lochte

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 28th - 6:02pm

The prosecution of U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte for filing a false police report during the 2016 Olympics is back on after a Brazilian court decision this week.