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Russian Olympic Committee rejects prospect of 2020 ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:38am

The Russian Olympic Committee said Tuesday there is no chance its team could be banned from next year's Olympics, even though that's the consequence threatened by a key World Anti-Doping Agency committee if it finds Russia faked key lab data.

Zagitova wobbles but leads European champs short program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:11am

Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova wobbled but still took the lead in Wednesday's short program at the European Championships.

The Latest: Russia praises cooperation with WADA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:44am

The Latest on Russian doping scandal (all times local):

WADA forgives Russia for tardiness on doping data

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:47am

The World Anti-Doping Agency forgave Russia on Tuesday for its tardiness in turning over lab data, and then raised the specter of an Olympic ban if that data is found to have been tampered with.

Shiffrin shows she's ready to take over from Vonn

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:43am

A passing of the torch moment. A generational transformation marked by a veteran's tears and the unbridled joy of youth.

Olympic ethics panel closes case on IOC member Gilady

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:10am

The IOC says its ethics commission ended an investigation into Olympic official Alex Gilady after cases of alleged sexual harassment were settled in Israel.

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:27pm

More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her.

Vonn may be in too much pain to keep skiing

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:29am

What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday.

Lawyer: IOC loses Swiss supreme court appeal in Russian case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:01am

A lawyer for Russian cross-country skier Alexander Legkov says Switzerland's federal court has dismissed the IOC's appeal against Russian athletes being cleared of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Russian doping agency says reforms at risk if new suspension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:19am

The Russian anti-doping agency claimed Saturday that reforms in Russian sport are at risk if it is suspended again by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Olympic medalist snowboarder from Canada has lymphoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:14pm

Olympic medalist snowboarder Max Parrot of Canada has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.

WADA: Lab data retrieved and being moved out of Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:06pm

Experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency have finished retrieving data from the Moscow lab that could lead to sanctions against Russian athletes implicated in the country's wide-ranging doping conspiracy.

'I go skiing': Ledecka chooses Alpine over snowboard worlds

Andrew Dampf, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:04am

After months of agonizing over a decision she would have preferred not to have to make, skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka has finally chosen to compete in the Alpine skiing world championships next month instead of the snowboard worlds.

Georgian wrestler stripped of 2012 Olympic silver for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:51am

A freestyle wrestler from Georgia has been stripped of his 2012 London Olympics silver medal after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:37pm

Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether.

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:49pm

the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Zubkov among 4 Russian bobsledders banned for Olympic doping

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:10am

Five years after the Sochi Olympics, the man who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony has been banned for doping at those games.

Takeda corruption probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Olympics and IOC

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 7:29pm

Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others at the Japanese body.

WADA panel to rule on Russia doping data as visit continues

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 13th - 9:53am

World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors' bid to obtain doping data will head into a sixth day in the Russian capital as a WADA panel prepares to rule whether Russia has kept its word on the issue.