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Samaranch approves Beijing's environmental outlook for 2022

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:21am

Snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment in the parched region of northern China, IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch said Tuesday.

Sapporo ends bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:04am

The Japanese city of Sapporo has dropped its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics following a recent earthquake.

Eliud Kipchoge sets world record in Berlin marathon win

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:29am

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds on Sunday.

USA Synchro hires Spanish Olympian as national coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 7:49pm

USA Synchro has hired four-time Olympic medalist Andrea Fuentes of Spain as coach of the U.S. national synchronized swimming team.

Fire on the water: Dragon boat racing looks to make its mark

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 1:17pm

Their paddles slice through the water in perfect rhythm, all 20 of them, guided by a mesmerizing drumbeat and a legendary creature soaring from the bow of their vessel.

US rolls past Uruguay in FIBA World Cup qualifying, 114-57

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:53pm

The U.S. is another step closer to qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:31am

The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to stop pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving four possible candidates as the IOC struggles to find hosts — particularly for the Winter Games.

US bobsledder Nick Cunningham taking break, will be a coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 2:02pm

Nick Cunningham, a three-time U.S. Olympian in bobsled, has put his on-ice career on hold and will focus on coaching for the next two years.

Bird? Plane? No, Usain Bolt's latest publicity stunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 10:34am

Was it a bird? A plane?

Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for Olympic planning

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 4:53am

An IOC inspector working on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday that a powerful typhoon and a deadly earthquake that hit Japan in the last 10 days have been a wake-up call for organizers.

Head of 2020 Tokyo Olympics supports daylight time for games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 10th - 10:08pm

The head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics says he favors moving to daylight saving time so sports events can be held in cooler temperatures.

Taekwondo champ Steven Lopez receives permanent ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 7th - 2:41pm

The U.S. Center for SafeSport has permanently banned two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez for sexual misconduct involving a minor.

Olympic swimmer Coventry new minister of sport in Zimbabwe

Enock Muchinjo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 7th - 8:11am

Kirsty Coventry, a former Olympic champion swimmer and a current member of the IOC's executive board, was appointed minister of sport in Zimbabwe on Friday.

German track cyclist Kristina Vogel paralyzed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 7th - 7:35am

German track cyclist Kristina Vogel is paralyzed because of the back injuries she sustained after crashing in training in June.

Passionate collector donates rare Olympic treasure trove

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 5th - 11:59pm

The collector of the world's most thorough cache of Olympic torches, medals and other valuable keepsakes insists he does not play favorites. They are all his babies.

Short-track speedskater Viktor Ahn of Russia retires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 5th - 6:41am

Olympic speedskating great Viktor Ahn is retiring from the sport.

Former world half marathon champion Paul Koech dies at 49

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 5th - 1:55am

Paul Koech, a former world half marathon champion and long-time teammate of Kenyan great Paul Tergat, has died. He was 49.

5-time Olympian Dennis Green dies at 87

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 5th - 12:26am

Dennis Green, who was the first Australian to compete at five Olympic Games, has died. He was 87.

Another USA Gymnastics president resigns in Nassar fallout

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 4th - 9:19am

USA Gymnastics president Kerry Perry is the latest person to resign in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding former sports doctor Larry Nassar.