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Russia blames official negligence for Olympic doping case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 8:34am

A Russian state medical official says "fecklessness" by bureaucrats was to blame for a bobsledder failing a doping test at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Ukraine backs down on sports boycott of Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 7:58am

Ukraine has backed down on a sports boycott of neighboring Russia, a month after banning its athletes from competing there.

Oregon plans new stadium to replace Hayward Field

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 10:40pm

The University of Oregon will replace historic Hayward Field with a new track and field stadium to open in 2020.

Olympic medalist Wieber sues USA Gymnastics, Michigan State

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 4:11pm

Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is the latest gymnast to sue Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee over former sports doctor Larry Nasssar's sexual abuse.

Canadian figure skating star Chan announces retirement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 10:28am

In Patrick Chan's perfect future, he's running a skating school in Vancouver with girlfriend Liz Putnam. The two are living in a million-dollar apartment in the city's lovely Kitsilano neighborhood. And he's enjoying a wildly successful career in commercial real estate.

Samsung denies Pyeongchang Olympic lobbying allegation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 1:39am

Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Russia, Iran to lose Olympic weightlifting spots for doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 13th - 3:51am

Russia and Iran are among several nations who will lose places in the next Olympic weightlifting competition because of years of doping.

Russia's Olympic winning hockey coach Znarok steps down

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 12th - 10:24am

Oleg Znarok has stepped down as coach of Russia's hockey team less than two months after it captured a first Olympic title in 26 years.

Shark bait? Surfing great Fanning gives le Clos some lessons

John Pye, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 1:26am

Going surfing with Mick Fanning made Chad le Clos a little nervous.

Bill Tavares staying on as USA Luge coach through 2022

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 4:15pm

Bill Tavares will try to extend his Olympic medal-winning streak through the 2022 Beijing Games.

Former Olympic hammer throw champion Pars gets doping ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 11:14am

Hungarian hammer thrower Krisztian Pars, the 2012 Olympic champion, has been banned until July 2019 because of a doping violation.

2020 torch relay to highlight Japan's recovery from disaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 6:28am

The torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will showcase Japan's recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, local organizers said Tuesday.

4-time Olympic biathlon gold medalist Svendsen retires

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 9th - 7:28am

Norwegian biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen, a four-time Olympic champion, has retired from the sport.

Absence of Russia, Iran mars US-held wrestling World Cup

Luke Meredith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 7th - 5:41pm

This year's freestyle World Cup could have been one of the most intriguing wrestling tournaments outside of the Olympics in years.

New York budget includes money for '80 Winter Olympic sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 4th - 6:53am

Aging Winter Olympic facilities in the Lake Placid area could soon be modernized.

IOC announces cities in 7 countries bidding for 2026 as SLC backers lobby for 2030

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 3rd - 8:18pm

With cities in seven countries now officially in the running for the 2026 Winter Games, backers of another Olympics for Salt Lake City are continuing to participate in the bid process in the hopes of hosting again in 2030.

Bjoerndalen, most decorated male Winter Olympian, retires

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 3rd - 6:06am

Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the most decorated male Winter Olympian in history with 13 medals, has retired from the sport.

IOC president says Kim committed to Tokyo, Beijing Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:42pm

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Friday and said the North Korean leader is committed to having his country participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the Beijing Winter Games in 2022.