Stories tagged: olympics
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 1:35 p.m.
Dave Russell, of Sacramento, sold the rare kicks last month to a hotel chain in Eugene, Oregon, that is building a Nike-themed property.
Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Once again, Eastern Washington is expected to finish atop the Big Sky Conference football standings
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer, we hardly knew you. But, sadly, we have to say goodbye. Fall is unofficially here. How do we know? A local conference held the …
Mon., July 15, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: For once, the hype actually was exceeded by an epic reality as Djokovic outlasts Federer
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s rare that a commotion on Twitter gets me interested in what’s happening in a sporting event. But yesterday morning the tweets were blazing around …
UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:45 p.m.
Four Olympians from the Spokane area will reflect on their experiences at the world’s highest level of competition as part of a panel discussion Tuesday evening at the Downtown Spokane …
Sat., July 6, 2019
Blindfolded, sedated mountain goats will soar over the Olympic Peninsula once again. Beginning next week, a helicopter crew will capture mountain goats in Olympic National Park and the adjacent national …
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
Overwhelmed by unprecedented demand, Tokyo Olympic organizers said Thursday they hope to run another ticket lottery next month for residents of Japan who got nothing the first time.
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 2:24 p.m.
Among the conclusions from an investigation into bullying against WADA athlete’s rep Beckie Scott was that the agency’s leaders undergo sensitivity training. While concluding no bullying existed, investigators found a …
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 1:54 p.m.
Rory McIlroy will likely play in the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland. The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision two days before the start of the PGA Championship at …
Wed., May 8, 2019, 8 a.m.
The head of the international boxing federation has criticized IOC president Thomas Bach’s comments that Olympic officials could organize the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament if the sport’s federation can’t get …
Wed., May 8, 2019, 8 a.m.
The Tokyo Olympics are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. Tokyo organizers are trying to cut spending under pressure from the International Olympic Committee. The IOC has been …
Thu., May 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Three years after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Olympic athlete Angela Whyte said she still remembers the controversy surrounding Caster Semenya. While she and her teammates heard …
Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:06 p.m.
Ignoring the genetic gifts that are in the makeup of all elite athletes, the top court for world sport issues a shameful verdict against South African champion Caster Semenya.
Wed., May 1, 2019, 1:20 p.m.
The case involving South African runner Caster Semenya is one of the most ethically and scientifically challenging cases in modern sports law.
Wed., May 1, 2019, 8:16 a.m.
Caster Semenya was only a teenager in 2009 when she caused such a stir with her performances on the track that world championship organizers decided to perform sex verification tests …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:17 p.m.
A ruling by the sports world’s highest court that female runners with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone to compete could …
Tue., April 30, 2019, 8 a.m.
The price tag on the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics is now $6.88 billion. That’s a $1.36 billion increase that comes mainly because of bookkeeping measures designed to better reflect inflation …
Thu., April 18, 2019, 8 a.m.
Tokyo Olympic organizers have launched their ticket website. Tickets will go on sale for Japan residents on May 9. Those living outside Japan will have to contact “authorized ticket resellers” …
Tue., April 16, 2019, 8 a.m.
Next year’s Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Some events are set for very early morning to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital. The men’s …
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 8:27 p.m.
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs.
UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, died Friday at her home in …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
Lindsey Vonn says she will retire from ski racing after this month’s world championships in Sweden.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Costas’ departure comes two years after he stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system’s handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 8:33 p.m.
Four-time Olympian Lloy Ball will lead an American delegation to a European snow volleyball tournament in Moscow this week.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 1:12 p.m.
When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors seemed commonplace. Salt …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 1:33 p.m.
Korean sports officials after meeting at a North Korean border town on Friday also agreed to send a combined team to next year’s world handball championships.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:02 p.m.
By the time they reached Mexico City in October 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos represented a country torn apart. The Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Sean Hutchison, the swim coach who stands accused of sexual abuse by Federal Way native and Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith, has been banned from the sport for life by …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 6:26 p.m.
Figure skater Adam Rippon, the bronze medalist whose sparkle endeared fans at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, is adding another feather to his hat.
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
Should Russia be reinstated without publicly admitting wrongdoing in its state-sponsored doping scandal? That question has caused ferocious infighting at the World Anti-Doping Agency, the watchdog body tasked with stopping …