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Tokyo 1-Year Out: Scandal, high costs but unrivaled demand

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:03pm

Despite scandals, rising costs and doubts about the economic payoff, the Tokyo Olympics will be a must-see event — if you can find a ticket or a hotel room — when they open in a year.

Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help out on field

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:04pm

A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.

Refugee swimmer feels for separated families at US border

Jolene Latimer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:11am

Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago.

Sun's doping case looms over start of world swimming meet

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:29pm

Nothing like a long-simmering feud to get the world swimming championships off to a bang-up start.

Report urges new board, funding model for US Olympic system

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:24pm

A report examining the U.S. Olympic system urges a move away from the "money for medals" funding system and a reconfigured board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee that would give more power to athletes.

Shi wins third successive 3-meter springboard gold at worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:18am

Two-time Olympic champion Shi Tingmao of China shrugged off a side strain and won her third successive women's 3-meter springboard event at the world diving championships on Friday.

Swim star Sun Yang wants CAS public hearing over WADA appeal

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:12am

China's star swimmer Sun Yang wants a public trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in September to defend himself against alleged doping rule violations that risk a ban from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Alibaba to run Olympic ticketing for Beijing, likely beyond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:17am

The IOC says top-tier sponsor Alibaba will run ticketing services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, putting the Chinese online retail giant in line to do the same for future hosts Paris and Los Angeles.

Rakhimov resigns from troubled boxing body AIBA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:53am

Gafur Rakhimov, a businessman with alleged links to organized crime, resigned Monday as president of the International Boxing Association after his tenure played a role in the body being stripped of the right to organize the Olympic boxing events.

Olympic silver medalist Stevenson wins in Jersey hometown

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:30pm

Shakur Stevenson came ready to put on a show in his hometown.

Xin wins 10-kilometer open water swim at world championships

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:38pm

Xin Xin of China won the women's 10-kilometer open water event Sunday, lifting China to its fourth gold medal of the world swimming championships.

China wins first 3 diving golds at worlds; Bacon gets silver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 7:59am

Xie Siyi and Cao Yuan won the men's 3-meter springboard synchro on Saturday to complete a Chinese sweep of all three diving events on the opening day of the world championships.

Olympic champ Harrison looks to win big, grow upstart PFL

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 12:46am

Kayla Harrison made an Army veteran tap out and moved closer to cashing in on the richest fight of her pro career: her search for gold over, Harrison can stake her claim to $1 million in the PFL Championship.

Russian deputy PM Mutko wins Olympic doping appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 3:43am

Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia's Sports Minister during the doping-tainted Winter Olympics in Sochi, won an appeal on Thursday against his lifetime ban from the games.

South Korean skater faces 1-year ban over alleged assault

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 2:17am

South Korea's skating body has decided to ban two-time Olympic speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon for a year over allegations that he assaulted two teammates during several international competitions.

Sea rescue: Olympic swimmer Magnini saves tourist in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 5:32am

A swimmer struggling in the sea off Sardinia soon discovered it was his lucky day.

Ice dance champ Bobrova retires at 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 5:04am

Russian ice dancer Ekaterina Bobrova, twice an Olympic medalist in the team event, has retired aged 29 shortly after giving birth to her first child.

IOC lifts suspension on Kuwaiti Olympic body imposed in 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 8:59am

The IOC says it has fully lifted a suspension from Kuwait's Olympic committee, imposed in 2015 when the national government passed a law that compromised the independence of sports bodies.

Anti-doping advocate Beckie Scott receives Order of Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 7:28am

Olympic champion Beckie Scott has received the Order of Canada for her contributions to the fight against doping.