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Sweden shrugs and sighs as Italy wins fight for 2026 Games

Steve Douglas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:13pm

Jubilation for the winners from Italy. A shrug of indifference by the losers from Sweden.

Dutch Olympic champion completes 195-kilometer charity swim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:54am

On one of the hottest days of the Dutch summer, Olympic long-distance swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden completed a marathon swim Monday along the route of a famous Dutch speedskating race, to raise money for cancer research.

Italian bid of Milan-Cortina voted by IOC members to host 2026 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:05am

Italian bid of Milan-Cortina voted by IOC members to host 2026 Winter Olympics.

Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Graham Dunbar and Daniella Matar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:01am

Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games.

The Latest: Milan-Cortina wins bid by 47-34 votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:03am

The Latest on the 2026 Olympics vote (all times local):

Swedish bid hopes Latvia link key to 2026 Olympics host vote

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:58am

The head of Sweden's 2026 Winter Olympics bid believes having Latvia on the hosting ticket can sway Monday's vote for the perceived underdog against Milan-Cortina.

A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday's vote

Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:31am

While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host.

IOC formally opens $145M new headquarters in Switzerland

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:56am

The International Olympic Committee has formally opened its 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million) new headquarters exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games was revived.

Krakow confirmed to host 2023 European Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:30am

The Polish city of Krakow has been confirmed as the host of the 2023 European Games.

IOC lifts suspension on India hosting Olympic sports events

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:19am

The IOC has lifted a suspension on India hosting Olympic-related sports events imposed in February after two athletes from Pakistan were denied visas to compete.

European Games struggle for attention as Belarus hosts

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:02am

Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday as host Belarus seeks to shed its reputation as one of the continent's most isolated countries.

Sweden sends princess, prime minister to 2026 Olympic vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:51am

Sweden is sending its heir to the throne and head of government to Switzerland to support its bid in the 2026 Winter Olympics host vote on Monday.

Kiichiro Sato, Foster Klug named to leadership posts in Asia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:49pm

The Associated Press is bolstering its coverage of Asia by naming an experienced photo editor and a seasoned foreign correspondent to key leadership posts in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:49pm

Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down.

Boxing body near bankrupt, facing 2020 Olympic exclusion

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:51pm

The International Boxing Association is near bankruptcy, days before a decision to formally exclude the body from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Up to 70 Russian athletes could face doping charges

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:56am

The number of Russian athletes accused of receiving banned treatments from a doctor could rise to 70, the country's anti-doping agency said Wednesday.