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33 Russians face new doping allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:22am

Thirty-three Russian athletes from a range of sports face doping cases for using banned treatments from a doctor, the Russian anti-doping agency said Monday.

Olympics in Sweden music to ears of Spotify founder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:38am

A Winter Olympics in Sweden is music to the ears of the head of Spotify.

Tokyo opens Olympic rowing venue in heart of Tokyo Bay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:22pm

Organizers opened the rowing venue for next year's Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, highlighted by a race between alumni crews from Oxford and Cambridge — the two English universities that famously square off each year on the Thames in London.

Qatar replaces San Diego as host of 1st World Beach Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 4:48am

Qatar has replaced San Diego as host of the first World Beach Games in Doha, and will also host the annual meeting of national Olympic bodies.

Skateboarders raise their game as Olympic qualifiers begin

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 3:02pm

Being an Olympic sport is starting to bring a different vibe to skateboarding.

2012 Olympic silver medalist disqualified for steroid use

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 7:22am

Olympic canoe silver medalist Jevgenij Shuklin has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping.

Swedish regions show support for 2026 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 3:41am

All three regions proposing to stage events at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Sweden have committed their backing for the bid for the first time.

Tokyo Olympics next year: Faster, Stronger, but not Higher

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 11th - 12:31am

The famous Olympic motto is Faster, Higher, Stronger. Next year in Tokyo, it could be shortened to only "Faster and Stronger." Higher is out.

Former canoe world champion from Russia banned for 4 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 3:35am

The International Canoe Federation says former world champion Oleg Zhestkov of Russia has been banned for four years for doping.

USOC seeks to keep pregnant athletes from losing insurance

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:08pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is working on reforms to prevent athletes from losing health insurance coverage when they become pregnant.

Denver measure requires voter consent for any Olympics bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 10:01am

Denver voters have resoundingly approved a ballot measure requiring the city to seek their consent before spending public funds on any future Olympics bid.

Former swimming world champion James Magnussen retires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:36pm

Two-time world swimming champion James Magnussen said Wednesday he is retiring after winning 15 medals for Australia at major international events over a 10-year career.

Tokyo Olympics torch relay includes quake, tsunami-hit areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 10:24pm

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Saturday the torch relay next year would pass through major Japanese landmarks, including World Heritage sites and areas devastated by recent natural disasters.

Scramble for Olympic tickets in Japan; rest of world waits

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:48am

The scramble is underway by residents of Japan to land tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics. It begins for the rest of the world in a few weeks.

Rio champion Nurudinov DQ'd from London Olympics for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 7:08am

A weightlifting gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping.

Olympic ice dance bronze medalists Shibutanis sitting out

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:12am

Olympic bronze medalists and two-time U.S. champions Maia and Alex Shibutani will sit out another season.

Italian bid edges Swedish rival in 2026 Olympic host study

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:33am

The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday.

Olympic officials reassure sports federations about cuts

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:49am

An Olympic official made a guarantee Thursday that will please the heads of world sports federations who are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential."

North Korea urged by swim worlds organizers to send a team

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:18am

With North Korea so far declining to send a team, organizers of the aquatics world championships in South Korea in July are urging a change of heart.