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  • Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel. IOC President Thomas Bach convenes his ruling...

  • Norwegian Olympic official to step down next year

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — The head of Norway's national Olympic committee has decided to step down next year. The committee says 77-year-old president Borre Rognlien received several written threats while Oslo was bidding for the 2022 Winter Games. But spokesman Per Toien says the threats were not...

  • Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence. The double-amputee South African runner, who has won six Paralympic gold medals, was sentenced Tuesday for killing Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius could be released...

  • 1980 US hockey team to host fantasy camp in Placid

    Yesterday

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Several members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team are returning to the scene of their greatest triumph. They'll take part in a Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp, which comes to Lake Placid for a five-day run starting March 29th. All on-ice activities will take place on...

  • Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. It will be hoping to attract a competitive, high-profile field to show there are cities that want to host the games rather than shun them. Even before Oslo...

  • IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour. Tarpischev, head of the Russian tennis...

  • 2018 Olympic ceremonies to be held in Pyeongchang

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pyeongchang organizers have scrapped plans to stage the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympic outside of the host city. Lee Jong-deok, South Korea's minister for culture, sports and tourism, provincial mayor Choi Moon-soon and 2018 Olympic...

  • Rio's Olympic golf course grass under threat

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The decision to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake, a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor warned on Wednesday. The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and the golf...

  • Former Olympic gold medalist on drug charges

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former Olympic champion diver Chantelle Newbery was sentenced for drug offenses Wednesday for the second time in three months. The 37-year-old Newbery, who won the 10-meter platform gold medal at Athens in 2004, pleaded guilty in a magistrates' court to two counts of...

  • France still considering Paris bid for 2024 Games

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — French officials are still considering a possible Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics, even though Prime Minister Manuel Valls has endorsed the city's candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo. Officials at the French presidency and French Olympic Committee told The Associated Press on...

  • Luge great Armin Zoeggeler retires

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Luge standout Armin Zoeggeler, the first athlete to medal in the same individual event at six consecutive Olympics, has announced his retirement. At a news conference on Tuesday, the 40-year-old Zoeggeler says, "My instinct after the (Sochi) Olympics told me that it was the right...

  • German confederation delays Olympic bid decision

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) will not decide until next year whether to present either Hamburg or Berlin as candidate cities for the 2024 or 2028 Olympics. DOSB president Alfons Hoermann tells the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that it is waiting for...

  • Report: Kayak gold medalist faces doping inquiry

    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian Canoeing says London Olympics kayak gold medalist Tate Smith has been provisionally suspended pending an investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Chief executive Greg Doyle issued a statement Sunday saying Australian Canoeing is aware...

  • Norwegian officials, IOC to assess failed Oslo bid

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Norwegian Olympic officials will meet with IOC leaders in Switzerland this month to analyze the demise of Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Games and explore ways of improving the bidding process to win back future candidates. Inge Andersen, secretary general of the Norwegian Olympic...

  • Fraser reflects on Tokyo Olympics 50 years later

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — While in Tokyo to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Olympics, Dawn Fraser recalled how the first games in Asia helped her overcome a personal tragedy. The Australian swimming great won the 100-meter freestyle at a third consecutive Olympics, but only after overcoming...

  • Northug gets 50 days in prison for drunk driving

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Petter Northug has been given a 50-day prison sentence and fined 185,000 kroner ($30,000) for drunk driving. The South Troendelag District Court in western Norway on Thursday also banned Northug from driving for life, which...

  • IOC reiterates FIFA assurances on 2022 dates

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has reiterated that it has been assured by FIFA President Sepp Blatter that the 2022 World Cup will not clash with the Winter Olympics. The association of European soccer clubs said Wednesday that the IOC should be willing to move the dates of the 2022...

  • Bidding reopened for Olympic stadium construction

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — A new round of bidding for the demolition of Tokyo's old Olympic stadium to make way for a new main stadium for the 2020 Games will delay the start of the problematic project. Some of the bids were reviewed by someone in the decision committee before all bids were in, a violation...

  • Bubka wins 3rd term as Ukraine's Olympic chief

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pole vault great Sergei Bubka has been re-elected president of Ukraine's national Olympic committee. Bubka, the only candidate, secured a third four-year term. He received 108 votes in favor and one against. Bubka has headed the committee since 2005. A six-time world...

  • Sochi organizer takes job in business

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — The chief organizer of the Winter Olympics in Sochi has taken a job managing the assets of a pro-Kremlin billionaire. Dmitry Chernyshenko has been named as the new head of Volga Group, a holding company which owns large stakes in some of Russia's largest oil, gas and construction...

  • Dawn again: Fraser returns for Tokyo Olympic party

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — Dawn Fraser will return to Japan this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Tokyo Olympics, where she won fame in the swimming pool and notoriety outside the arena. The Australian swimming great won her third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in...

  • Boston 2024 Olympics group honors past Olympians

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A group working to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston has honored dozens of current and former Massachusetts Olympians and Paralympians at a special event at a sports bar near baseball's Fenway Park. Former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, who won a bronze medal in 1992 and a...

  • Boston 2024 Olympics group honors past Olympians

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A group working to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston has honored dozens of other current and former Massachusetts Olympians and Paralympians at a special event at a sports bar near Fenway Park. Attendees included former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan and Michael Eruzione, the...

  • Argentina suggests Winter Games bid from Patagonia

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Argentina is considering bidding for future Olympics, including offering the Patagonia region as a potential host of the Winter Games. With Buenos Aires set to host the Summer Youth Olympics in 2018, Argentine officials believe that IOC reforms could enhance the country's chances of securing...

  • Phelps Puts Swimming on Hold After D.U.I. Arrest

    Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    After his second D.U.I. arrest , Michael Phelps says he will take a break from swimming to attend a program “to better understand myself,” The New York Times reports. The winningest athlete in Olympic history made the announcement in a series of posts on Twitter on Sunday morning, according...

  • Oslo 2022 bid hurt by IOC demands, arrogance

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway's ruling conservative party didn't reject a government financial guarantee for the Oslo 2022 Winter Olympics bid lightly. But fears about spiraling costs and dissatisfaction at the perceived high handedness of the International Olympic Committee sparked anger in...

  • A look at spending on recent Winter Olympics

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Why are so many cities saying no to the Winter Olympics? It's all about the money. The $51 billion price tag associated with the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, has scared everyone off. Concerned that the Olympics would be a financial burden, the Norwegian government pulled the plug...

  • Column: With 2022 games, IOC turns magic into mush

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — How do you turn one of sport's most magical events into unappealing mush? Let the International Olympic Committee manage it. After Norway dropped out of the running this week, the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics will be either China or Kazakhstan, eye-wateringly awful choices....

  • Bach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Olympics, even though only two cities are left in the troubled race following Oslo's withdrawal. "The IOC is sticking to its commitments," IOC President Thomas Bach told The Associated Press on Thursday. "We have...

  • IOC on Rio: 'Lot of progress' but schedule 'tight'

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months but the schedule "remains tight," the head of the IOC's inspection team said Wednesday. Nawal El Moutawakel, who ended a three-day visit to Rio, was upbeat in nearly...



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