ROME (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach has given his blessing for Milan’s and Cortina d’Ampezzo’s bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics to move forward without funding from the Italian government.
The candidacy is being supported exclusively — financially at least — by the regional governments ...
Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue
TOKYO (AP) — Attention Simone Biles: They’re building a venue in Tokyo where you can add to the four Olympic gold medals you won in Rio de Janeiro.
The 2020 Olympic gymnastics venue is halfway completed and should be finished by this time next year.
On Wednesday, engineers raised a ...
The U.S. Olympic Committee took steps Monday to decertify USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, choosing to pursue the nuclear option for an organization that botched its own rebuilding attempt in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor ...
MOSCOW (AP) — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing association on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee.
The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov’s bid to become head ...
MOSCOW (AP) — The amateur boxing federation struck down a proposed amendment on Friday that would have allowed the body’s president to take an extended leave of absence, dealing a blow to the interim leader’s election campaign.
The amendment was proposed in an effort to calm tensions with ...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea on Friday agreed to officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their intent to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics as they continued with reconciliation efforts.
Korean sports officials after meeting at the North Korean border town ...
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years.
The current labor contract started on March 5, 2014, and had been scheduled to run through October 2021 or the day after ...
MOSCOW (AP) — With boxing’s Olympic future on the line, Serik Konakbayev will fight to save his sport.
The one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan is the underdog candidate in Saturday’s presidential vote at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation locked in conflict with the ...
Still golden: Biles, Americans roll at world championships
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Relaxed, relieved and with the gold medal the U.S. women’s gymnastics team flew halfway across the globe for secured, Morgan Hurd needed a break. So the 17-year-old hopped on the back of Simone Biles and went for a brief ride, the two teammates laughing all the ...
- Asian Games end and Japan, China turn eyes to Tokyo Olympics
- Japan women win soccer, field hockey gold at Asian Games
- Son's last shot for military exemption at Asian Games
- Mixed relay makes Asian Games debut; China back atop medals
- Combined Koreas crew wins historic medal at Asian Games
- Inoue wins Asian Games marathon gold medal in sprint finish
- 6th gold gives Ikee a record 8th medal at Asian Games
- Taiwan _ by whatever name _ still winning at Asian Games
- Japanese teenager Ikee wins 5th gold medal at Asian Games
- Silver lining for young and old athletes at Asian Games
- Nationality confusion forces Zabelinskaya out of Asian Games
- Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals
- Japan: Asian Games a proving ground for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
- Asian Games: Something for everybody _ even contract bridge
- With Tokyo 2020 looming, Japan aims high at Asian Games
- Young India shooter Anish Bhanwala targets gold at Asiad
- As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport
- Koreas extend conciliatory steps to Asian Games
- Women's volleyball captain Zhu leads China into Asian Games
GENEVA (AP) — The presidential election to lead the amateur boxing association, with its recognition by the Olympic movement potentially at stake, will now have two candidates.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport delivered an urgent ruling on Tuesday clearing Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan ...
TOKYO (AP) — The minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Tuesday that national government spending on the event is billions less than a recent national government audit showed.
Tracking Olympic costs is difficult with many murky areas and disputes about what are — and what are ...
China edges Russia for team gold at gymnastics worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nikita Nagornyy stuck his high bar dismount, flexed just a bit and let out a sigh. Exhausted but exhilarated, the Russian gymnast thought his country’s long wait to return to the top of the sport was finally over.
Then Nagornyy’s score flashed and a whoop went out at the ...
- Ledecky to tackle all 4 distances in Tokyo _ 200 to 1,500
- US Olympian Katie Ledecky gives swim tips to Tokyo students
- Pan Pacs: Ledecky, Dressel get wins; Ikee pleases home fans
- Cate Campbell atones for failure in Rio de Janeiro Olympics
- Ruck wins 200 at Pan Pacific, Ledecky gets 3rd
- Forgetting about world record brings Peaty closer to it
- Teenage swimmer Kolesnikov adds gold, silver to medal haul
- Peaty shaves 0.13 off of own 100m breaststroke world record
- Peaty world record corrected to 57.10 after timing error
- Day after Peaty record, Britain adds 2 more swimming golds
- 4 golds from 4 events: Peaty displays breaststroke dominance
- Michael Andrew caps breakout US Nationals with 50 free win
- Missy Franklin misses out at US Nationals
- Ledecky cruises to easy win in 800 free at US Nationals
- US swim nationals set to go on without banned Lochte
- Tokyo 2020: Will Ryan Lochte and Sue Bird be there?
- Ryan Lochte's future? Even he isn't sure what's next
Ramping up: Teen skateboarder may be force come Tokyo Games
The 14-year-old skateboarder from California frequently wears outfits inspired by 1990s pop music videos. She’s a budding songwriter and jots down lyrics based on life experiences, which she points out have been rather limited so far.
That’s changing fast. The world of
Still flipping at 43, Chusovitina aiming for 8th Olympics
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Oksana Chusovitina has lost track of how many gymnastics world championships she’s competed in.
That figures. The 43-year-old from Uzbekistan isn’t much into numbers anyway, particularly the one that defines her age. She understands her longevity and her remarkable ...
Sam Mikulak is done trying to search for the right words to say. It wasn’t always that way.
For long stretches in his career, the best American gymnast of his generation felt the need to project an air of Southern California cool, a persona he cultivated throughout an uneven international ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Olympian and round-the-world sailor Marie Riou of France is the first female crew member to be announced for the new SailGP global racing league, which will begin competition next year in fast, foiling 50-foot catamarans.
The 37-year-old Riou will be flight controller for ...
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese director Naomi Kawase, named Tuesday to make a documentary film about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said she hopes to focus on reconstruction efforts in the northern Fukushima region of the country.
The area was devastated in 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami and a ...
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government on Friday ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake “shock absorbers” used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems quickly.
KYB Corp. said this week that it and a subsidiary had been faking data on ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA 2028 organizing and U.S. Olympic committees have named former U.S. soccer executive Kathy Carter to lead their marketing team.
Carter will be responsible for cutting sponsorship and hospitality deals expected to raise more than $5 billion through the end of the ...
What if they threw an Olympic party, but no one was willing to host it?
That day could be coming, and sooner than you might think.
With news Friday that Stockholm is likely to pull out of the race for the 2026 Winter ...
Ryan Lochte is undergoing counseling for alcohol use, but the 12-time Olympic medalist is not in a treatment facility and is training in his bid to make the 2020 Tokyo Games, the swimmer’s lawyer said Thursday.
The decision to pursue counseling has nothing to do with incidents in ...
Steve Kerr and Jay Wright will be assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich’s staff.
Nate McMillan will be the other assistant, USA Basketball announced Thursday.
The trio of coaches will work ...
TOKYO (AP) — The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut.
A report just released by the national government’s Board of Audit shows Japan is likely to spend $25 billion to prepare ...
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, already the most decorated beach volleyball player in history, will pair with defensive star Brooke Sweat in an attempt to make it to the Summer Games for a sixth time.
The decision kicks off a two-year qualification process that would ...
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers said Friday that a system of layered screens would be used to keep bacteria levels within “agreed limits” for triathlon and marathon swimming in heavily trafficked Tokyo Bay.
Organizers acknowledged a year ago that levels of E. Coli were up to 20 times ...
The 29-year-old surfer from Hawaii doesn’t participate in a lot of contests. Not really his thing.
Matt Meola’s a soulful sort of surfer who likes to fish ,
Tokyo Olympic organizers conduct security tests with police
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers conducted a series of drills with the metropolitan police department on Friday with the aim of boosting security for the 2020 Games.
The drills included removing an explosive package and subduing a knife-wielding intruder who attempted to breach ...
Walsh Jennings splits focus at new p1440 beach v’ball tour
In addition to practicing her serve, set and spike, Kerri Walsh Jennings has been getting ready for her next beach volleyball tournament by sitting in on brand meetings, recruiting other players and lining up musical acts.
The five-time Olympian and triple Summer Games gold medalist is a ...
LONDON (AP) — Madrid will host the first two finals of the newly-transformed Davis Cup.
Beginning next year, the top team event in men’s tennis will be played as an 18-team, season-ending tournament at a neutral site.
Teams will play one week in February to advance to the final in ...
Front-runner Germany faces Turkey in Euro 2024 hosting vote
GENEVA (AP) — Germany is favored to beat Turkey in Thursday’s 2024 European Championship vote after four years as front-runner in a campaign that explicitly mixed soccer and politics.
A study of the two candidates published by UEFA last week boosted Germany’s case with Turkey falling short ...
Tokyo Olympics begin search for 80,000 unpaid volunteers
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers began their search Wednesday for 80,000 unpaid volunteers to staff many of the venues when the Olympics and Paralympics open in just under two years.
The closing date for applications will be in December, although Tokyo 2020 organizers say they have ...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that’s now an abandoned dirt runway, strewn with rocks and unused gondolas.
Rare trees once stood before the course was ...
North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics.
At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain ...
ROME (AP) — Italy’s three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to a two-city candidacy featuring Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Following Turin’s exclusion, the Italian Olympic Committee is sending a delegation featuring Milan and Cortina representatives to meet with IOC ...
Fire on the water: Dragon boat racing looks to make its mark
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Their paddles slice through the water in perfect rhythm, all 20 of them, guided by a mesmerizing drumbeat and a legendary creature soaring from the bow of their vessel.
Welcome to the world of dragon boat racing, an ancient yet neophyte sport that combines strength, ...
Olympian swimmer discusses depression after losing streak
DENVER (AP) — Missy Franklin was the golden girl of the 2012 London Olympics. Night after night, she stood in the spotlight, her broad swimmer’s shoulders draped in medals and her impossibly bright smile dazzling fans and sponsors.
Four years later there was crushing disappointment. ...
In a story Sept. 11 about the World Equestrian Games, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Barry Sternlicht, the founder of Starwood Capital Group, currently manages an investment fund with $51 million in assets. Sternlicht currently manages an investment fund with $56 billion in ...
Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for Olympic planning
TOKYO (AP) — An IOC inspector working on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday that a powerful typhoon and a deadly earthquake that hit Japan in the last 10 days have been a wake-up call for organizers.
The most powerful typhoon in 25 years left 11 dead in the Osaka area of western Japan ...
Head of 2020 Tokyo Olympics supports daylight time for games
TOKYO (AP) — The head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics says he favors moving to daylight saving time so sports events can be held in cooler temperatures.
Yoshiro Mori says “we can use this opportunity of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for the government to make a bold decision. I have asked the ...
China’s soccer federation announced Monday it has appointed Dutch coach Guus Hiddink to lead the country’s under-21 team to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The 71 year-old, who took the senior Netherlands and South Korean teams to the World Cup semifinals in 1998 and 2002 respectively, joins ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The collector of the world’s most thorough cache of Olympic torches, medals and other valuable keepsakes insists he does not play favorites. They are all his babies.
Still, when pressed, Gordy Crawford brings up a gold medal from the 1932 Lake Placid Winter ...
Heaving Lifting: Student aims for Olympics and law school
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — With aspirations for both law school and the Olympics, Meredith Alwine’s dreams require equal dedication to books and barbells for the junior-to-be at Randolph College.
And when it comes to both, Alwine does a lot of heavy lifting.
Her dead lift — which Alwine ...
Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following the success of the Asian Games held there over the past two weeks, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a surprise announcement Saturday that highlights the rising ambition of the giant but long underperforming ...