Stories tagged: olympics
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Michael Phelps on possible comeback: ‘We’ll see if I get that itch’
Michael Phelps hasn’t gotten the urge to return to swimming, but the winningest athlete in Olympic history still wonders if he’ll “get that itch again.” Phelps says the big test …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Russia hopes for boost from Olympic hockey turmoil
After a week of turmoil for Olympic hockey, Russia thinks it is poised to be the big winner next February in South Korea.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Evgeni Malkin keen to go to Olympics, hopes Pittsburgh will let him
Evgeni Malkin wants to go to the Olympics and he hopes the Pittsburgh Penguins will allow it. Malkin described his wish to Russian sports daily Sovetsky Sport this week, just …
Wed., April 5, 2017, noon
Empowered by Title IX, inspired by Wilma Rudolph
Female athletes refused to recognize limits placed on them and instead pushed the only boundaries that really matter: the boundaries of their own ability.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Nations turn to Plan B for hockey at Olympics with no NHL
The morning after the NHL announced it wasn’t going to the 2018 Olympics, some Americans playing in Europe started wondering if they should keep their schedules open for next February.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Ice hockey world body still works for Olympic deal with NHL
Like Russia’s star Alex Ovechkin, the International Ice Hockey Federation thinks NHL players need not miss the 2018 Olympics – though team owners likely now need a “game-changer” offer on …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
NHL skipping Olympics. Alex Ovechkin: ‘I don’t care – I just go’
Alex Ovechkin and other players aren’t so sure the NHL’s decision to skip the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year is final. The Washington Capitals superstar says he plans …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
L.A. Olympics campaign gets lots of likes – from Pakistan
More than a million Facebook users like the idea of hosting the 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Many of them, oddly enough, in Pakistan. A report prepared for The …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
NHL’s Olympic decision also big news at women’s tournament
The NHL’s announcement that it would not participate in the 2018 Olympics was a newsworthy topic at another big international hockey tournament – the women’s world championship. The U.S. women …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
NHL places USA’s young stars’ Olympic aspirations on hold
Whatever aspirations Buffalo Sabres second-year center Jack Eichel had of representing the United States at the Winter Olympics have been put on indefinite hold. Same goes for the Toronto Maple …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
L.A., Paris share 2024 plans with Olympic leaders
The two bid cities in the 2024 Olympic race have addressed voters and sports leaders. Only one talked about “the elephant in the room.” That is a possible double vote …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
Paris Olympic bid team tells IOC it doesn’t want 2028 Games
The Paris bid team is fine with an unprecedented double vote on Olympic hosts as long as the French capital is awarded the 2024 Games. Paris and Los Angeles are …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Paul Newberry: IOC must consider serious reforms to save Olympics
The International Olympic Committee, no stranger to embarrassing predicaments, has devised an unprecedented strategy to avoid – or, at least, put off – the indignity of having an empty queue …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
IOC sets up group to look at double 2024-2028 Olympic picks
The International Olympic Committee has moved closer toward picking both Los Angeles and Paris to host a Summer Games in an unprecedented double vote this year.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Dawn Staley introduced as coach of US national women’s hoops team
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Staley has been put in charge of keeping the U.S. women’s national basketball team rolling. Staley has been introduced as the team’s next head coach. …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
AP source: USOC recommends USA Gymnastics president resign
A person familiar with the communications tells The Associated Press that U.S. Olympic Committee leadership has recommended USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny resign amid fallout from the federation’s handling of …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
IOC cuts off funding to Kenya, suspension possible next week
The IOC has cut funding to Kenya and will consider suspending the country next week after local officials refused to make changes to their Olympic body’s constitution. The IOC says …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
AP source: USOC to discuss USA Gymnastics president’s fate
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that U.S. Olympic Committee officials will consider recommending the ouster of USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny. Penny is a co-defendant …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Frank Fredericks leaves 2024 Olympic bid role, waives vote
IOC member Frank Fredericks has stepped down from his role overseeing the 2024 Olympic bidding process, days after a $300,000 payment from a banned track official was revealed.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Michael Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair
Testifying before a congressional hearing on improving anti-doping measures, Michael Phelps has expressed frustration over seeing others cheat and says athletes need to believe the system works. The retired swimmer …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
IOC suggests more changes needed in Olympic host bidding
The International Olympic Committee wants to proceed with changes that could result in both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games awarded in September. An internal letter written by IOC President …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Budapest assembly to vote Wednesday on revoking Olympic bid
The Budapest city assembly will vote Wednesday on a motion to withdraw the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Mayor Istvan Tarlos, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, and Zsolt Borkai, …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Ice dance champions Meryl Davis-Charlie White skipping 2018 Olympics
Meryl Davis and Charlie White won’t be defending their Olympic ice dance gold medal in South Korea. The Sochi champions haven’t competed for three seasons, so their announcement hardly was …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics
Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race. Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs confirmed the withdrawal to The …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom in Asia
Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, says the 2018 Olympics will usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia. While the region has traditionally lagged …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Russia to punish athletes who don’t return Olympic medals
Russian track and field athletes haven’t been giving up their medals in Olympic doping cases, and local officials have vowed to kick them off the national team until they do. …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 6:52 p.m.
Mayor says Budapest may decide next week on Olympic bid
The mayor of Budapest said Friday he will meet next week with Prime Minister Viktor Orban to decide about the possible withdrawal of the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
French language groups protest English-only Olympic slogan
Groups defending the French language are lodging legal protests over the English-only slogan used for Paris’ 2024 Olympic bid.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
CAS says Nesta Carter has appealed against doping ban
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Nesta Carter has filed an appeal against his doping ban, a sanction that caused Usain Bolt to lose one of his nine Olympic …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Olympic downhill designer says tough, faster course awaits
Stop worrying, downhill racers. The 2018 Olympic course will be faster than you think. The new track in South Korea has been criticized – at a men’s test race last …