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Former Soviet nations to hold eclectic sports event in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 27th - 4:59am

Beach handball and kettlebell lifting will be on the program at a new multi-sport event for former Soviet nations.

Salt Lake's Olympic bid gets boost from new IOC selection process

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:30pm

The chances of Salt Lake City getting another Winter Games got a boost Wednesday with the International Olympic Committee's move to a more flexible bidding process focused on finding enthusiastic host cities.

WADA has 100 'strong' Russian doping cases in Moscow data

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:12am

More than 100 "strong cases" of suspected Russian doping are being prepared using data retrieved from the Moscow testing laboratory.

IOC to change process of Olympic bid races, host elections

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 5:13am

Olympics hosted in multiple cities or countries. Bidders pro-actively invited. Candidates recommended with possibly no opponents.

IOC strips Olympic status from troubled boxing body AIBA

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:50am

Troubled boxing body AIBA was stripped of Olympic status on Wednesday and the IOC will now organize qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Breakdancing takes step closer to Olympic debut in Paris

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:46am

Breakdancing moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris.

IOC president cautions against profit-driven sports events

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:31am

Seeking to protect sports bodies from independently run events, IOC President Thomas Bach asked local governments to resist promoting competitions he believes go against the Olympic ideal.

Salt Lake's hopes of another Olympics officially shifts to 2030 or beyond

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:02pm

With the decision to give the 2026 Winter Games to Milan, Italy, Salt Lake City's efforts to secure another Olympics officially shifts to 2030 or beyond.

Milan-Cortina triumph highlights Italy's north-south divide

Daniella Matar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:07pm

Italy's winning bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics highlighted the growing gap between the north and the south of the country.

Sweden shrugs and sighs as Italy wins fight for 2026 Games

Steve Douglas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:13pm

Jubilation for the winners from Italy. A shrug of indifference by the losers from Sweden.

Dutch Olympic champion completes 195-kilometer charity swim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:54am

On one of the hottest days of the Dutch summer, Olympic long-distance swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden completed a marathon swim Monday along the route of a famous Dutch speedskating race, to raise money for cancer research.

Italian bid of Milan-Cortina voted by IOC members to host 2026 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:05am

Italian bid of Milan-Cortina voted by IOC members to host 2026 Winter Olympics.

Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Graham Dunbar and Daniella Matar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:01am

Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games.

The Latest: Milan-Cortina wins bid by 47-34 votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:03am

The Latest on the 2026 Olympics vote (all times local):

Swedish bid hopes Latvia link key to 2026 Olympics host vote

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:58am

The head of Sweden's 2026 Winter Olympics bid believes having Latvia on the hosting ticket can sway Monday's vote for the perceived underdog against Milan-Cortina.

A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday's vote

Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:31am

While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host.

IOC formally opens $145M new headquarters in Switzerland

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:56am

The International Olympic Committee has formally opened its 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million) new headquarters exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games was revived.