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Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith sues USA Swimming, alleging it covered up sexual abuse by her former coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:18pm

Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith sues USA Swimming, alleging it covered up sexual abuse by her former coach.

USOC hires former FBI exec as its athlete safety director

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:45am

The U.S. Olympic Committee has hired an FBI executive as its senior director of athlete safety, in charge of strengthening sex-abuse policies that are being rewritten in the wake of cases involving Olympic athletes.

USA Gymnastics VP Faehn out amid fallout from Nassar scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 11:34am

USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from victims of a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison for abusing athletes.

Salt Lake City 4th city for new Alliance football league

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 14th - 6:23pm

Salt Lake City is the fourth franchise location for the Alliance of American Football.

Japanese officials remain vague about Winter Olympic bid

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 14th - 2:10am

The mayor of Sapporo and the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee are weighing a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics, but have declined to say they'll withdraw from the contest to host the games in 2026.

British ex-culture secretary Tessa Jowell dies at 70

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 13th - 12:26pm

Tessa Jowell, the former British culture secretary who played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics and used her own cancer diagnosis to campaign for better treatment, has died. She was 70.

Sapporo seems to have second thoughts about 2026 Olympic bid

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 10th - 11:24pm

The Japanese city of Sapporo seems to be having second thoughts about bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics and could focus instead on the 2030 Games.

Sex-abuse lawsuits illustrate USOC's difficult path

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 10th - 3:18pm

Two lawsuits filed recently against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the federation finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the USOC has with the sports organizations it oversees.

Frank King, an architect of 1988 Calgary Games, dies at 81

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 10th - 3:16pm

Frank King, an architect of the 1988 Winter Olympics that helped change the face of Calgary, has died. He was 81.

Gold medal-winning Olympic curler George 'stepping away'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 8th - 6:19pm

The U.S. men's curling team that won the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics is shuffling its lineup after vice-skip Tyler George decided he wants to take a break from competing.

Olympic taekwondo champ suspended in sexual misconduct probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 7th - 5:00pm

Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez has been temporarily suspended while the U.S. Center for SafeSport resolves a case against him involving sexual misconduct allegations.

American Galen Rupp wins Prague international marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 6th - 8:16am

Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the United States won the Prague international marathon on Sunday while Kenyan runner Bornes Jepkirui Kitur was the fastest woman in the race.

Russian biathlete banned for doping in McLaren case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 4th - 9:51am

A Russian biathlete who competed at the Sochi Olympics has been banned for two years for doping.

IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 3rd - 1:35pm

Boxing still risks being kicked out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid concerns over the sport's governing body, the IOC said on Thursday.

IOC to challenge Russian doping cases at Swiss supreme court

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 3rd - 12:37pm

The International Olympic Committee will appeal to Switzerland's supreme court against rulings which cleared some Russian athletes of doping sanctions from the Sochi Games.

US Speedskating brings back 2 familiar coaches for 2022

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 3rd - 10:30am

U.S. Speedskating is setting up its coaching staff for the 2022 Winter Olympics, bringing back two familiar names after the program has struggled at the last two Games.

Russian Olympic Committee president Zhukov to step down

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 2nd - 1:14pm

The head of the Russian Olympic Committee is stepping down from his post, three months after athletes from his country were forced to compete at the Pyeongchang Games as neutral athletes.

USA Diving to again hold its Olympic trials in Indianapolis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 2nd - 9:12am

The U.S. Olympic diving team will again be selected in Indianapolis.

Two-time Olympic medalist Weibrecht retires from ski racing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 1st - 5:39pm

Two-time Olympic super-G medalist Andrew Weibrecht is stepping away from ski racing after a lengthy career with the U.S. team.