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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

After Olympic deal, S. Korea floats summit with NKorea’s Kim

South Korea’s president said Wednesday he’s open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks and …


Husband-wife pair Knierims selected for US Olympic team

Sticking with the standings at the national championships, U.S. Figure Skating has selected husband-and-wife team Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim for the Olympic team.


Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Vincent Zhou chosen for Olympics; Ross Miner bumped

Two-time national champion Nathan Chen, veteran Adam Rippon and rising star Vincent Zhou were selected Sunday to represent the United States at the Pyeongchang Olympics next month.


South Korea offers talks with North on Olympic cooperation

South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul’s quick proposal following a rare …


Meghan Duggan among 6 3-time Olympians on US women’s roster

The U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team is leaning on 13 newcomers as the Americans head to the Pyeongchang Games trying to end a 20-year gold medal drought.


Brian Gionta named captain as US unveils Olympic roster

Without the ability to pick from a generation of young American stars, USA Hockey is leaning on a longtime NHL winger as captain and hopes a diverse roster can capture …


The red Russian uniforms will be gone, but not the athletes

There will be Russians competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics and likely winning some medals. The International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang but the country …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Vladimir Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin says his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. The International …


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.