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As four more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics

Four more Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Olympics shortly after IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country’s athletes from the Pyeongchang Games. …


Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas victim blames teammate, says it’s women’s ‘responsibility’ to ‘dress modestly’

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas isn’t taking the side of her teammate Aly Raisman.


Figure skater Gracie Gold withdraws from US championships

Two-time U.S. women’s figure skating champion Gracie Gold has withdrawn from the national championships while she continues to seek treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. Gold announced last …


Aly Raisman claims abuse by former team USA doctor

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was …


Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu pulls out NHK Trophy with injury

Yuzuru Hanyu has pulled out of the NHK Trophy after injuring his ankle in practice, a setback that could have a serious impact on his preparations for an Olympic title …


For Holcomb: U.S. gets 3 medals in World Cup bobsled opener

The U.S. bobsled team, racing for the first time in two decades at a World Cup without Steven Holcomb in the program, has turned another page. The Americans won three …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

4 more Russian skiers banned for doping at Sochi Olympics

Four more Russian cross-country skiers were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, including silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin.


In 1 Olympic forecast, Germany, Norway top medal standings

One sports data analysis has picked Germany and Norway to top the medal standings at next year’s Winter Olympics. The rankings by Gracenote Sports has Germany winning 14 gold medals …


Pyeongchang 2018 flame lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics

The flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games has been lit in the ruined birthplace of the ancient Olympics despite a cloudburst that disrupted the ceremony. Using fire kept from a …


Former team physician says China was doping in ’80s and ’90s

The World Anti-Doping Agency is looking into allegations made by a German broadcaster that Chinese athletes benefited from systematic doping in the 1980s and 90s.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by U.S. team doctor

Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport in 2015. …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:48 p.m.

IOC suspends Olympic official Nuzman in vote-buying case

After being arrested in Rio de Janeiro and accused of storing gold bars in Switzerland, Brazilian Olympic Committee president Carlos Nuzman was suspended by the IOC on Friday.


President of Brazilian Olympic Committee arrested

The president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was arrested on Thursday amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro.


Russian doping whistleblower faces arrest if he returns

A Russian court has ruled that doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov should be arrested if he returns to his home country.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Win-win: Paris awarded ’24 Olympics, L.A. gets ’28

Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles will stage the 2028 Games. The International Olympic Committee officially ratified that pre-determined conclusion in a history-making vote. The decision …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Ailene Voisin: Here’s what I remember most about covering Dream Team

Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of the original Dream Team’s gold medal victory (and ceremony) at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. It also ended a once-in-a-career summer adventure for about a …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 4 p.m.

Activists protest Rio water, filthy despite Olympic promises

Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city’s waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics.


Los Angeles reaches deal with Olympic leaders for 2028 Games

Los Angeles has reached an agreement with International Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to …


New TV network to focus on Olympics making debut on Saturday

A new TV network focusing on Olympic sports and athletes debuts on Saturday. It’s a partnership between NBC Universal and the international and U.S. Olympic organizations. Early programming includes championships …


French president, L.A. mayor make cases for 2024-28 Olympics

The president of France spoke of a world needing Olympic values. The mayor of Los Angeles said his home could again be the “ideal Olympic city.”


Then & Now: Two-time Olympic qualifier Ian Waltz loving post-competition life

The metal platter came out of Ian Waltz’ hand and soared. And soared and soared some more.


Tokyo Olympics organizers seek to attract youth, offer gender equality

IOC Vice President John Coates says the addition of new sports at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will attract youth and create gender equality without driving up costs.


LeBron James, other pros appove of 3-on-3 Olympics addition

LeBron James knows who his dream teammates would be in a 3-on-3 competition at the 2020 Olympics – Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.


John Blanchette: Hoopfest, Olympics 3-on-3 almost seem made for each other

If the Olympic stewards in this country had any notion of tapping into what makes the street game truly appealing, they’d go straight to where the appeal is greatest: They’d …


L.A., Paris Olympic bids await meeting on 2024-2028 hosting

Los Angeles and Paris should edge closer Friday to both getting Olympic hosting rights. The French capital is also widely viewed as favorite to host the 2024 Games. But that …


Rio Olympic planning assailed for ‘white elephant’ venues

RIO DE JANEIRO – A federal prosecutor looking into last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues “are white elephants” that were built with “no planning.” …


Nine months after the Rio Olympics, a new problem emerges: – defective medals

Medals handed out to more than 130 winners at the 2016 Rio Olympics are rusting, chipping or as Agence France-Presse put it, “falling to pieces.”


IOC to discuss L.A.-Paris double Olympic host picks on June 9

The IOC’s decision on whether to award Olympic hosting rights to both Los Angeles and Paris could be announced on June 9. The IOC says its executive board will meet …


Answers on Russia still far away as anti-doping agency meets

On Thursday, a year after the sordid specifics of a doping scandal that pervaded Russia’s Olympic team were revealed, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s governing board meets in Montreal. The board …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

USOC paid its way back into bidding game; LA could benefit

Tucked into the more than $257 million the U.S. Olympic Committee spent in 2016 was a $10 million payment to the International Olympic Committee designed, in part, to give the …