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Hungarian runner and coach Laszlo Tabori dies at 86

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:46pm

Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the four-minute barrier in the mile and later coached distance runners at the University of Southern California, died Wednesday. He was 86.

Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:04pm

The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that leaders have taken too much time to solve while devoting too little money for the fixes.

Letter: USA Taekwondo wasn't shy about punishing Lopezes

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:12pm

Two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez complained to the U.S. Olympic Committee that he was subject to an "institutionalized witch hunt" designed to undermine his success — a piece of Congressional testimony offered by USA Taekwondo to undercut the notion that the organization was unwilling to discipline its top athletes for sex-abuse and other cases.

Olympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:40pm

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him.

The Latest: Olympian says USA Swimming should be accountable

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:00pm

The Latest on lawsuit against USA Swimming (all times local):

USOC hires FBI executive as its athlete safety director

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:39pm

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

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.

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.