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Harrison Dillard, Olympic champion sprinter/hurdler, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:41pm

Harrison Dillard, the only Olympic runner to win gold medals in both the sprints and high hurdles, has died. He was 96.

Top British athletes threaten action on sponsor restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:47am

Mo Farah and other leading British athletes have submitted a letter to the British Olympic Association, urging a relaxation on what they say are “unlawful” sponsorship regulations placed on them ahead of next year’s Tokyo Games.

FIBA chooses sites for 2020 Olympic qualifying tournaments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:22am

Canada, Croatia, Lithuania and Serbia have been selected as hosts for the qualifying basketball tournaments that will determine the final four men's spots available in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic champ Sun Yang faces public hearing in doping case

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:54am

One of China’s biggest Olympic stars will undergo a rare public hearing in a doping case on Friday with his 2020 Tokyo Games place at stake.

Estonian ski coach gets suspended sentence in doping case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:45am

An Estonian court has given a one-year suspended sentence to veteran ski coach Mati Alaver for his role in international doping.

USA Badminton in trouble for failing safe-sport policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 2:20pm

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee placed the future of the country's badminton federation in peril Tuesday, launching the decertification process of USA Badminton after it failed to complete a host of measures needed to protect athletes from sexual abuse.

WADA wants lengthy ban if swim star Sun loses doping hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 11:06am

The World Anti-Doping Agency wants China's star swimmer Sun Yang banned for up to eight years for alleged doping rules violations.

Munich to host multi-sport European Championships in 2022

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 2:57am

Munich has been awarded the 2022 edition of the multi-sport European Championships, but swimming isn't confirmed on the program.

USOPC to add athlete reps in wake of Nassar sex abuse

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 1:54pm

a longstanding rule that blocked a myriad of qualified candidates.

Olympic champ's heartfelt speech marks end of an era at WADA

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 12:01am

The only reason Beckie Scott's going-away speech to the World Anti-Doping Agency wasn't her finest moment was because of all that led up to it.

More than 1 million Olympic tickets in latest Japan lottery

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 11:12pm

Frustrated residents of Japan will get another shot at attending next year's Tokyo Olympics when organizers on Friday put more than 1 million tickets into the latest lottery.

Ex-MMA fighter and another man guilty in murder plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 5:46pm

A former Cuban Olympic wrestling champion and pro mixed-martial arts fighter has been convicted of helping to arrange the killing of a South Florida interior designer.

US gov't rep unhappy with WADA lobbying effort

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 2:52pm

A key American delegate at the World Anti-Doping Agency meetings lashed out at the agency's director for using government money in hopes of reshaping U.S. legislation designed to fight drugs in sports.

Russian sports leaders fight over doping data breach

Eddie Pells and James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 4:05am

For years, Russian leaders portrayed pursuit of the doping scandal that has paralyzed the country's Olympic aspirations as a mission driven by political interests in the West. On Thursday, fissures erupted between their own countrymen, ratcheting up the tension in advance of a decision that could determine the country's fate for next summer's Tokyo Games.

New Zealand's Sandford to replace Beckie Scott at WADA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 6th - 1:19pm

Three-time Olympian Ben Sandford has won the election to replace Beckie Scott as chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency's athlete committee.

IOC, WADA hire DC lobbyists to discuss anti-doping bill

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 6th - 11:10am

Not long after a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies advanced in the U.S. Congress, world Olympic and anti-doping leaders made clear how they felt about the development.

Novari named CEO of Milan-Cortina Olympic committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 6th - 8:34am

Vincenzo Novari has been named CEO of the organizing committee for the Milan-Cortina Olympics.

Catherine Kase to coach US Olympic open water team

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 6th - 12:23am

USA Swimming has named Catherine Kase as open water head coach for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

IOC's large role in anti-doping creates conflict of interest

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 5th - 12:13pm

The idea made sense. Given the rampant amount of drug abuse in Olympic sports, the sports world needed a global watchdog.