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Jamaica bobsled pilot gets doping ban, keeps Olympic result

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 6:27am

The Jamaica bobsled team's pilot has been banned in a doping case, but avoided disqualification from last year's Winter Olympics.

Slater advances, Gilmore out of World Surf League event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 12:14am

Kelly Slater has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Bells Beach World Surf League event while defending champion Stephanie Gilmore lost her final-eight contest on Friday.

Gold medalist Jordyn Wieber to lead Arkansas gymnastics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 8:22am

Arkansas has hired Olympic gold medalist and former world all-around champion Jordyn Wieber as head coach of its women's gymnastics team.

Georgian shooter qualifies for record 9th Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 5:01am

Georgian shooter Nino Salukvadze is expected to become the first woman to compete at nine Olympics after qualifying for next year's competition.

Slater, Marks, Gilmore advance at World Surf League event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:35pm

Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater has advanced from the round of 32 at the Bells Beach World Surf League event, and fellow American Caroline Marks and seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore are into the quarterfinals.

Former Olympic champion Kiprop gets 4-year doping ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:31am

Former Olympic and three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya was banned for four years Saturday for testing positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO after his claim that urine samples might have been tampered with by disreputable doping control officers was rejected.

Olympic skateboard selection begins with Dew Tour in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:02am

Stops on the Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport's Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Women's wrestling to cap competition at Tokyo Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:38pm

The wrestling tournament at the Tokyo Olympics will end with a women's freestyle gold medal match during six of the seven days of competition in various weight classes.

Basketball cuts 2 games from 2020 Tokyo Olympic format

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:37am

The Olympic basketball tournament has been shortened for the 2020 Tokyo Games to cut the number of group matches from five to three for each team.

Andrew Weibrecht inducted into Ski Hall of Fame

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:30am

Nearly a year after he retired from the U.S. Ski team, Andrew Weibrecht's resume is complete.

Fans, athletes, volunteers will be up early at Tokyo Games

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 2:54am

For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games.

Yalie and world champion Chen finds time for Stars on Ice

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:32am

Somehow, in the midst of his freshman season at Yale, Nathan Chen has found time to escape the classroom and the study hall and the tests.

BYU, Davis High alum Jared Ward finishes personal-best 8th at Boston Marathon

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 15th - 3:41pm

Former BYU distance star and Olympic marathoner Jared Ward had just finished the Boston Marathon — yes, that Boston Marathon — in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds Monday in New England.

IOC resists change to Olympic rule limiting athlete sponsors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 14th - 1:31pm

Amid IOC resistance to athlete activism, Olympic competitors have been urged to negotiate with national officials directly if they want to gain freedoms to promote their personal sponsors during Summer and Winter Games.

Olympic gold medalist Shields unifies middleweight division

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 13th - 10:03pm

Claressa Shields tossed one championship belt around her neck, fastened another around her waist and draped one more over a shoulder.

Russia warms to controversial TUEs after doping scandals

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 12th - 2:08am

After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system.

Burroughs, Askren to face off in charity wrestling match

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 11th - 7:17am

Five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs will wrestle mixed martial arts star Ben Askren in a charity match next month.

Russia passes amendments to fine athletes caught doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 11th - 5:37am

Russia plans to fine athletes who get caught doping, though the scheme may not be much of a deterrent for the country's top performers.

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 10th - 8:11am

Japan's Olympic minister resigned Wednesday after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials.