Stories tagged: olympics
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 1:07 p.m.
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, 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 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 …
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 …
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.