MOSCOW (AP) — Five years after the Sochi Olympics, the man who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony has been banned for doping at those games.
Alexander Zubkov, already stripped of two Olympic gold medals, was among four Russian bobsledders banned Wednesday until December 2020 ...
Takeda corruption probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Olympics and IOC
TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others at the Japanese body.
Takeda read a seven-minute prepared text and then took no ...
TOKYO (AP) — A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo.
A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption ...
Russian court says bobsledder can keep Olympic titles
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian bobsledder Alexander Zubkov won a Moscow court ruling on Friday that could make it harder for the International Olympic Committee to recover his gold medals.
The Russian flagbearer at the 2014 Sochi Olympics was stripped of his two gold medals from those games in 2017 ...
ROME (AP) — It starts with the name — featuring two cities as opposed to the usual one — and involves venues dotted across a large swath of northern Italy stretching from Milan to the Dolomites.
The Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympics has the potential to revolutionize the Winter Games ...
IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption
PARIS (AP) — In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee’s efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was ...
3-time Olympic champion Yoshida retires from wrestling
TOKYO (AP) — Three-time Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida retired officially on Thursday, saying it’s time for the next generation of Japanese wrestlers to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The 36-year-old Yoshida, who also won 13 consecutive world championships, spoke before a ...
The past two leaders of USA Cycling participated at the sport’s highest level, one of them racing in the prestigious Paris-Roubaix and the other winning a masters world championship.
Rob DeMartini prepared for the job in the offices and board rooms of Proctor & Gamble.
That is ...
There was a soup thrower in the locker room. There was a tickler on the hockey rink. There were science deniers swallowing their hot air. There was a hint of doomsday on a golf course.
Sports drifted into strange places in 2018. Sometimes everyone seemed lost.
The Scottish soccer ...
- 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
PARIS (AP) — Their test of skill and courage was as dangerous as it was effective: Having clambered as stylishly as they could to the summit of a jagged, pyramid-shaped climbing wall in the suburbs of Paris, the young men would hang each other upside down by the feet from the top.
One slip ...
When USA Volleyball asked four-time Olympian Lloy Ball to put together a team for a snow volleyball tournament in Moscow this week, the 2008 gold medalist was eager to accept.
Never mind that he’s never played on the snow before.
Or that, at 46, he’s not a likely candidate for 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
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PARIS (AP) — Amelie Mauresmo won’t be captaining France’s Davis Cup team after all because the two-time major winner is going back to coaching to help Lucas Pouille.
The French Tennis Federation announced Thursday it was searching for a new captain, who will also look after the national ...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee has appealed a Moscow court ruling which sought to overturn a doping disqualification against a double gold medalist from the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The Moscow City Court ruled last month that bobsledder Alexander Zubkov — who carried the Russian ...
Boxing head tries to placate voters amid Olympic inquiry
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The president of the amateur boxing association says the body has “finally and fully left the troubled past behind,” despite being put under an International Olympic Committee inquiry.
AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov, who the U.S. Treasury Department says is a ...
TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in memory.
Still, there are obstacles ahead for the 2020 Games, though small by the standards of the corruption-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics in ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — USA Swimming is turning to a pair of veteran collegiate coaches to oversee the Olympic swimming team in 2020.
Dave Durden of California will be in charge of the men’s team and Greg Meehan of Stanford will coach the women’s in Tokyo, USA Swimming announced ...
Whither Olympic boxing: Will it be in Tokyo, or not?
TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee wants boxing to be held at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That much we know.
But IOC President Thomas Bach could not give an ironclad promise on Saturday that it will happen when the Olympics open in just over 20 months.
“We want to have the ...
IOC orders inquiry into troubled amateur boxing body AIBA
TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee ordered an inquiry Friday into the amateur boxing federation, which elected an alleged heroin trafficker as president four weeks ago.
The IOC said AIBA cannot contact organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during the inquiry.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle by nearly 14 seconds at the U.S. Winter national championships to become the first qualifier for the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials.
Ledecky touched in 8 minutes, 14.40 seconds Wednesday night. The meet is the opening of the ...
TOKYO (AP) — The corruption case involving a powerful IOC member promised to sow confusion as 206 national Olympic committees — known by the acronym ANOC — started two days of meetings in Tokyo on Wednesday.
It did just that and offered some good theater.
Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al ...
TOKYO (AP) — A corruption case involving a powerful International Olympic Committee member is overshadowing meetings this week in Tokyo with local 2020 Olympic organizers, IOC officials, and the heads of 206 national Olympic committees.
Under pressure from a pending criminal trial in ...
IOC’s Bach and Abe make brief visit to Fukushima region
FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a quick trip Saturday to the region northeast of Tokyo that was devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed three nuclear reactors.
The Fukushima region will hold baseball and ...
Olympic referendum: Shall it be ‘Taiwan’ or ‘Chinese Taipei’
Athletes from Taiwan compete at the Olympics under the name of a make-believe country: Chinese Taipei. They march behind an imaginary national flag and, if they win a gold medal, hear an “alternate national anthem” being played.
Imagine if France or Australia had to use an assumed name at ...
Olympic referendum: Shall it be ‘Taiwan’ or ‘Chinese Taipei’
Back in Japan, Shohei Ohtani says MLB a whole new ballgame
TOKYO (AP) — Shohei Ohtani says it didn’t take him long to realize he was competing at a much higher level during his first season in Major League Baseball.
Ohtani returned to Japan and held a news conference at the National Press Club, where he spoke at length on his first season with the ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Ledecky was honored as the top female swimmer for the sixth straight year, while Ryan Murphy took home three prizes at USA Swimming’s Golden Goggles awards.
Ledecky and Murphy were honored Monday night In New York for their performances at 2018′s biggest meet, the Pan ...
Over the moon: PGA announces new tournament in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — The PGA Tour will hold its first official tournament in Japan. And the main sponsor of next year’s event, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, is describing it as a kind of “moonshot” for golf in his country.
Maezawa should know.
The founder of the Japanese fashion ...
GENEVA (AP) — Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday.
The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want “these politically motivated allegations to distract ...
With win over All-Stars, Japan builds for 2020 Olympic gold
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Coming off a strong showing against a team of Major League Baseball All-Stars, Japan manager Atsunori Inaba has every reason to be confident about his team’s chances of winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan won the six-game exhibition series 5-1 ...
Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.
Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying ...
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 ...
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 ...
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