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Chinese Olympic figure skating judges banned for bias

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:12am

The International Skating Union says competitions at February's Olympics were marred by biased judging in favor of China, the next Winter Olympic host nation.

Bolt's London Olympic spikes stolen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:51pm

A signed pair of running shoes worn by eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has been stolen from an address in Linton, Derbyshire.

Bill introduced to make doping in worldwide events a crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 2:20pm

U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that would make it a crime to use or distribute performance-enhancing drugs while competing in international sports events.

IOC ends payments to biathlon after police raids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 10:02am

The International Olympic Committee has cut all financial payments to biathlon's governing body following a bribery and doping scandal.

Igarashi set to catch a wave in surfing's Olympic debut

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 11th - 7:30pm

In keeping with the laid-back lifestyle of his sport, Kanoa Igarashi won't let the pressure of representing Japan overwhelm him when surfing makes its much-anticipated debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Voters in Swiss region reject bid for 2026 Winter Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 9:07am

Another Olympic hosting bid in Switzerland was sunk Sunday by a public vote against expected high costs.

Putin says 'impossible' to fire Deputy PM Mutko over doping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 7th - 6:42am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says it would be "impossible" to fire Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko for being accused of covering up doping by Russian athletes.

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:51pm

The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes' claims.

From jail, Brazil's da Silva testifies in Olympic bid probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:33pm

Testifying from jail, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told investigators Tuesday that he was unaware of any vote-buying scheme used to secure the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The Latest: Former USA Gymnastics president takes the Fifth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 4:15pm

The Latest on a congressional hearing into the sexual abuse scandal involving USA Gymnastics and former team doctor Larry Nassar (all times local):

World champion Osmond to skip this year's Grand Prix circuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:51am

World champion Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada is skipping this year's ISU Grand Prix events.

World Cup security Putin's top priority but threats loom

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:04am

For President Vladimir Putin, the World Cup marks a moment of pride, a long-sought opportunity to showcase Russia's achievements and bolster its international prestige. The Russian leader has made security of the tournament the top priority, ordering an array of measures to fend off any potential threats from the ground, sea or air.

Defar win's women's half marathon; Ekiru upsets Lilesa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:47pm

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Meseret Defar of Ethiopia won the women's Synchrony Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon on Sunday while Titus Ekiru of Kenya upset Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia in the men's race.

Linden, Keflezighi to pace Rock 'n' Roll half marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 3:32pm

There will be some major star power pacing the half marathon portion of the Synchrony Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon on Sunday.

Colorado plans to pursue Olympics subject to voter approval

Brian Eason and Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 3:41pm

Colorado leaders plan to pursue the Winter Olympics — but only if voters back the idea.

Ex-USA Gymnastics head Steve Penny to attend Senate hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 2:27pm

Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny is scheduled to appear before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday to face questioning about the sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.

CAS ruling in Olympic doping case takes Bolt's 9th medal

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 8:31am

Usain Bolt won't be getting back his ninth Olympic gold medal.

Russia names new Olympic chief in wake of doping scandals

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 9:17am

Fencing champion Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected president of the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday after its previous leader stepped down following years of doping scandals.

New Zealand Olympic 5,000m silver medalist Quax dead at 70

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 7:39pm

New Zealand runner Dick Quax died on Monday at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.