Stories tagged: olympics
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
The dozens of homeless people sleeping in shuttered Tokyo subway stations worry that with Japan’s image at stake authorities will force them to move ahead of the Olympics.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
Larry Stone: Allegations, punishment involving Astros, Patriots and Russia unlikely to deter cheaters as financial motivation grows
It was Sophocles, the Greek tragedian, who said, “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.”
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
The chances of the Russian flag flying at next year’s Olympics took a potentially lethal hit Friday when anti-doping regulators recommended the country be declared noncompliant for tampering with data …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
Wyatt Mills has his sight set on the Olympics.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is fielding 55% more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lindsey Vonn says she will retire from ski racing after this month’s world championships in Sweden.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Costas’ departure comes two years after he stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
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
Four-time Olympian Lloy Ball will lead an American delegation to a European snow volleyball tournament in Moscow this week.