Biathlon great Marte Olsbu Roeiseland retiresMarch 14, 2023 GMT
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Marte Olsbu Roeiseland, who made history with five medals in biathlon at the Winter Olympics last year, announced her retirement on Tuesday.
The Norwegian won three gold medals and two bronze in Beijing in biathlon.
Little sign of Olympics in Milan with only 3 years to goMarch 1, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Perched incongruously on the 44th floor of one of Milan’s modern glass skyscrapers is a ski lodge.
The “baita,” which is made of reclaimed wood from trees felled in a devastating storm that hit northern Italy in 2018, is in the headquarters of the organizing committee for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics.
Jessie Diggins becomes 1st American to win XC gold at worldsMarch 1, 2023 GMT
PLANICA, Slovenia (AP) — Jessie Diggins became the first American to win world championship gold in an individual cross country ski race, finishing 14 seconds in front of Sweden’s Frida Karlsson on Tuesday.
Dentsu and others charged in Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging probeFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging scandal widened Tuesday with Japanese advertising giant Dentsu and five other companies charged by Tokyo district prosecutors.
Executives or management-level officials at each of the accused companies, and a Tokyo Olympic organizing committee official, were charged with violating anti-monopoly laws.
Olympic ice dancers Hawayek and Baker withdraw from worldsFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic ice dancers Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean Luc Baker withdrew Friday from figure skating’s world championships as they continue to prioritize “their healing and mental health.”
Russian agency also appeals in Valieva Olympic doping caseFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Russian anti-doping agency has filed an appeal in the case of Kamila Valieva, the Court of Arbitration for sport said Friday, but it has asked for the teenage figure skater to be punished with as little as a reprimand and keep her Olympic gold medal.
Russia’s sports exile persists 1 year after invading UkraineFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
One year after the invasion of Ukraine began, Russia's reintegration into the world of sports threatens to create the biggest rift in the Olympic movement since the Cold War.
Russia remains excluded from many international sporting events, but that could soon change.
Skating body joins appeal for Valieva doping banFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Skating Union is following the World Anti-Doping Agency in appealing the decision not to ban Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva over the doping case which overshadowed last year's Beijing Olympics.
Russian skater Valieva’s doping case to go to sports courtFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has appealed Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva's doping case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and said Tuesday it is seeking a four-year ban.
WADA is objecting to a finding by a Russian tribunal that Valieva bore “no fault or negligence” in the case, which overshadowed last year's Beijing Olympics.
Nations: No clarity on neutrality, no Olympics for RussiaFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
The governments of 35 nations released a statement Monday calling on the IOC to clarify the definition of “neutrality” as it seeks a way to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes back into international sports and, ultimately, next year's Paris Olympics.
Australian governments agree funding split for 2032 OlympicsFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The federal and the Queensland state government have agreed on an almost 50-50 funding split to build or remodel venues for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited the Queensland state capital Friday to make the formal announcement about a deal worth an estimated 7 billion Australian dollars ($4.8 billion).
Shiffrin remembers her late father at gold-medal ceremonyFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had more than just a gold medal hanging around her neck during the awards ceremony for her latest world championship title.
Olympics in 2018 showed glimpses of future NHL starsFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
Connor McDavid could not team up with Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon for Canada.
Sweden emerges as sudden front-runner to host 2030 OlympicsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — Sweden emerging as the front-runner in a troubled search for a 2030 Olympics host is as much a surprise in Stockholm as elsewhere.
The year started with Sweden not on the radar of a Winter Games race where longtime favorite Sapporo faded during a criminal investigation of alleged bribery linked to the recent Tokyo Olympics.
American skier Shiffrin splits with longtime coach at worldsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — American skiing standout Mikaela Shiffrin had an unexpected split with her longtime coach, Mike Day, during the middle of the world championships after informing him that she planned to take a new direction with her staff at the end of the season.
Norwegian skiers collect 3 of 6 medals in parallel at worldsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Norwegian skiers collected three of the six medals in the individual parallel events at the Alpine skiing world championships on Wednesday.
Maria Therese Tviberg of Norway and Alexander Schmid of Germany won gold in the women’s and men’s races, respectively.
Lack of Winter Olympic bids may lead to rotating fixed hostsFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Considering the dearth of candidates to stage the Winter Olympics amid spiralling venue costs, the IOC may have to resort to lining up a list of fixed, rotating hosts.
A highly theoretical list could include Salt Lake City and Vancouver in North America, Pyeongchang in Asia and places like Switzerland, Italy and Scandinavia in Europe.
World Cup ski jumping returns to Lake Placid after a droughtFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
Lake Placid, New York, hosted its second Winter Olympics in 1980 with world-class venues that slowly became outdated over the years.
Instead of allowing the investments to decay and become deserted, as happens in many Olympic cities, the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority spent $550 million to make Lake Placid relevant again on the world's stage.
Probe into US Olympic failings stunted by red tape in DCFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — More than 27 months since it was greenlighted by Congress, the panel established to investigate the inner workings of the U.S. Olympic structure has yet to conduct a formal interview because of bureaucratic red tape and slow action from the same lawmakers who had expressed a pressing need for better oversight.
Lue replaces Williams on USA Basketball men’s coaching staffFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
Los Angeles Clippers coach Tyronn Lue will replace Phoenix’s Monty Williams on the USA Basketball men’s national team coaching staff for this year’s World Cup and next year’s Paris Olympics.
Lue joins head coach Steve Kerr of Golden State and fellow assistants Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat and Mark Few of Gonzaga on the staff.
Brittney Griner absent from USA camp, but keeping in touchFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
Brittney Griner texted her good friend Diana Taurasi on Tuesday asking how the USA Basketball training camp was going.
Griner was back in Arizona, choosing to skip the camp in Minnesota so she can be with her wife and recover from her time in a Russian jail.
IOC responds to Paris mayor on Olympic plan for RussiansFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee pushed back against the mayor of Paris on Wednesday, insisting there were no plans for "a Russian or Belarusian delegation” at the 2024 Games while also acknowledging some athletes from those countries could be welcomed.
Shiffrin’s silver at ski worlds inspired by LeBron’s recordFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Amid a whirlwind 48 hours high in the French Alps, Mikaela Shiffrin woke up to the news that LeBron James had broken the NBA scoring record and the American skier immediately drew comparisons to her own record-breaking season.
Sweden weighs up whether to bid for 2030 Winter OlympicsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
Sweden’s Olympic leaders are weighing up whether to bid for the Winter Games in 2030.
The Nordic country’s potential entry into the race to stage the 2030 Games comes at a time when the International Olympic Committee has delayed the process and is searching around for more contenders to host the event.
Ukrainian skier pushes to keep Russians out of the OlympicsFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Ukrainian skier Ivan Kovbasnyuk, a two-time Olympian, can’t train at home in the Carpathian Mountains because war in the country has damaged the power grid so severely that there’s not enough energy to make the chairlifts operate.
Paris mayor: No Russian team at 2024 Games if war continuesFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says there should be no Russian delegation allowed at the Paris Olympics next year if Moscow continues its war against Ukraine.
Hidalgo previously said Russian competitors could take part under a neutral flag but she backpedaled on Tuesday in an interview with French media France Info.
Shiffrin’s Beijing lesson helps after another big-race DNFFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Practically the only person not asking Mikaela Shiffrin if this was the Beijing Olympics all over again was herself.
Putin honors skating coach in Valieva Olympic caseFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded figure skating coach Eteri Tutberidze one of the country's highest honors Monday, nearly a year after a doping case involving one of her skaters overshadowed the Winter Olympics.
Brazilian tennis player hit with 12-month doping banFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Brazilian tennis player Gilbert Klier Junior, a bronze medalist at the 2018 Youth Olympics, has been banned for 12 months in a doping case, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Monday.
Column: IOC talks tough on Russia — until Paris on horizonFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
The IOC likes to talk tough — as long as it's not heading into an Olympic year.
Not surprisingly, as we draw ever closer to the cash cow that is Paris 2024, the hypocrites running the Olympic movement are eager to get Russia back in the games.
Olympic echoes of boycott era as Ukraine vs IOC intensifiesFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A contest that could define the 2024 Paris Olympics is playing out 18 months before medals are awarded. It's giving the International Olympic Committee a political challenge with echoes of the 1980s.
Ukraine pushes to exclude Russia from 2024 Paris OlympicsFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — With next year's Paris Olympics on the horizon and Russia’s invasion looking more like a prolonged conflict, Ukraine’s sports minister on Friday renewed a threat to boycott the games if Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete and said Kyiv would lobby other nations to join.
Ghana water polo grows as sport looks for more diversityFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
Back at the very beginning, right when the idea of water polo in Ghana started swimming into reality, Prince Asante got out a couple of balls and caps in front of a handful of curious kids.
Olympic bans and boycotts go back a centuryFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
Ukraine and the three Baltic countries, all former Soviet republics, moved a step closer Friday to boycotting next year’s Paris Olympics because of the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes.
Shiffrin, Goggia and Gut-Behrami are the favorites at worldsFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
Top women to watch at the Alpine skiing world championships, which open Monday in Courchevel and Meribel, France:
US Figure Skating blasts delay in awarding of Beijing medalsFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
U.S. Figure Skating has largely taken the high road when it comes to allegations of Russian doping at last year's Beijing Olympics, which have left its team without any sort of medal after finishing second nearly a year ago.
Austrian ski team aims to rediscover its magic at worldsFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — Only one skier in the 24-member Austrian squad for the upcoming world championships has won on the Word Cup circuit this season.
A star coach left the women’s team mid-January.
And “crisis” has become a common word on the ski-mad nation’s sport pages.
Latvia threatens Olympic boycott if Russians competeFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia has threatened to boycott next year's Paris Olympics if Russian athletes are allowed to take part during the war in Ukraine and is calling on other countries to form a coalition to pressure international sports bodies.
Shiffrin shifts from record chase to medal races at worldsFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
Perspective. The big picture. Dealing with both success and failure.
Leading Australian Olympic official Phil Coles dies aged 91January 29, 2023 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — Phil Coles, who played key roles in getting an Australian team to the 1980 Moscow Olympics despite a U.S.-led boycott and later helped secure the 2000 Games for Sydney, has died, the Australian Olympic Committee said Sunday.
Winter X daredevils ride fine line between height, happinessJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Freestyle skier Alex Hall’s happy place this winter has been sliding down hand rails outside of offices and schools all over Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and other midwestern spots.
Russia issue looms for Paris Olympics, Zelenskyy rebukes IOCJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The question of if and how Russia competes at the Olympics hangs over the 2024 Paris Summer Games.
Just as it has now for five straight Olympics during Thomas Bach’s leadership of the IOC, whose support this week for some Russians to compete in Paris was publicly challenged Friday by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
World champs Knierim, Frazier dazzle in Day 1 at nationalsJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — They held their on-ice embrace a little longer this time, kneeling in an end pose moments after a near-flawless short program.
Overwhelming favorite and reigning world champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier scored a personal-best 81.96 on Thursday for a commanding lead in the first day of the U.S.
Russia’s path to 2024 Olympics takes shape, Ukraine objectsJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia's path to sending a team to the Paris Olympics next year became clearer on Thursday amid fierce objections from Ukraine.
The International Olympic Committee indicated on Wednesday it favors officially neutral teams from Russia and its ally Belarus at the 2024 Olympics despite a plea from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to exclude them entirely.
Bowman, Capitani to coach US swim team at worlds in JapanJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps' longtime coach, and Carol Capitani were announced Friday as head coaches of the U.S. swimming team for this summer's world championship in Fukuoka, Japan.
Shiffrin and Swiatek keep learning to win from each otherJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
They both tend to shy away from the spotlight despite winning regularly. They both compete in individual sports. And they’ve both ascended to the top as their much more well-known predecessors, Lindsey Vonn and Serena Williams, headed toward retirement.
Belarus coach who removed sprinter from Olympics chargedJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
The Belarusian track coach who tried to force a sprinter to return home from the Tokyo Olympics after she was critical of the team has been charged with breaching the sport's integrity standards.
The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees disciplinary actions in track and field, announced the charges against Yury Maisevich on Thursday, alleging he broke rules in the sport's integrity code of conduct involving honesty, dignity and protecting reputation.
Ice dancers Hawayek and Baker withdraw from nationalsJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic ice dancers Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean Luc Baker withdrew Tuesday from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships because of a series of injuries over the past 18 months that they said led to challenges with their mental health.
European state broadcasters back in business for OlympicsJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — European state broadcasters were brought back into the heart of Olympic business on Monday when the IOC announced a rights deal through 2032 with the European Broadcasting Union.
Kaillie Humphries of US wins 100th major bobsled medalJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. got a milestone medal Saturday, winning a World Cup women’s monobob race for the 100th top-three finish of her career in major international competition.
Shiffrin shows her emotions after matching Vonn’s recordJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — The emotions came pouring out of Mikaela Shiffrin when she matched Lindsey Vonn’s women’s World Cup skiing record with her 82nd win Sunday.
Braathen beats boyhood buddy McGrath to win World Cup slalomJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Close friends since childhood, Lucas Braathen and Atle Lie McGrath fulfilled their shared dream Sunday by finishing 1-2 in a World Cup ski race.
Braathen, who is two days older than his fellow 22-year-old McGrath, got the win in a slalom to extend Norway’s dominating run in the discipline.
IIHF would like NHL 2026 Olympics decision by spring 2024January 5, 2023 GMT
The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation said Thursday that he would like a decision on NHL participation in the 2026 Olympics by the spring of 2024.
Olympic skiing champion Rosi Mittermaier dies at 72January 5, 2023 GMT
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Rosi Mittermaier, who won downhill and slalom gold medals at the 1976 Winter Olympics and narrowly missed a sweep of all three women's Alpine skiing events at the Games, has died.
Tour de France start in 2024 to be staged in ItalyDecember 21, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Italy will host the start of the Tour de France for the first time in 2024.
Race organizers confirmed on Wednesday that the “grand départ” will take place on June 29 from Florence to Rimini to mark 100 years since Ottavio Bottecchia became the first Italian rider to win the Tour.
Sapporo mayor says Tokyo bid-rigging hurt its Olympic bidDecember 21, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto and the Japanese Olympic Committee say they will “discontinue for some time” their effort to land the 2030 Winter Games because of damage done by the Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging scandal.
Turkish Olympic runner Aras Kaya gets 3-year ban for EPODecember 16, 2022 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Turkish Olympic runner Aras Kaya has been banned for three years after testing positive for EPO at a recent 10-kilometer race, the Athletics Integrity Unit said Friday.
The 28-year-old Kenya native admitted using recombinant erythropoietin at the race in Romania in September.
Goggia breaks 2 fingers in downhill but aims for fast returnDecember 16, 2022 GMT
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time Olympic medalist Sofia Goggia broke two fingers in her left hand when she hit a gate en route to a second-place finish in a World Cup downhill on Friday.
Curtoni, Goggia finish 1-2 in downhill but Goggia injuredDecember 16, 2022 GMT
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — It was a bittersweet day for the Italian ski team when Elena Curtoni and Sofia Goggia finished 1-2 in a World Cup downhill held in difficult conditions Friday but Goggia came away with two broken fingers in her left hand.
Malagò: 2026 Olympics on track after difficult few yearsDecember 14, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò is confident everything is on track for the country’s first Olympics in two decades but admits that the past few years have been akin to “running a marathon with a backpack.”
Winter Olympics focus on climate change, rotating hostsDecember 14, 2022 GMT
To hear the world's Olympic leaders tell it, the bidding for future Winter Games has been jumbled by internal disputes at India's Olympic committee, a newfound affinity for streamlining the bidding process and, most recently, a long-overdue nod to the impact of climate change.
Smith, Maier both get bronze 10 months after Beijing GamesDecember 13, 2022 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A second bronze medal will be awarded to end a dispute over third place in women’s skicross at the Beijing Olympics.
Under a settlement reached 10 months after the race — and following a second change in the result — both Fanny Smith of Switzerland and Daniela Maier of Germany will get a bronze medal.
50 years later, sprinter Matthews welcomed back to OlympicsDecember 12, 2022 GMT
More than 50 years after banning him for his low-key racial injustice protest at the Munich Olympics, the International Olympic Committee says it will allow American gold-medal sprinter Vince Matthews back at the games.
USOPC sees ‘impossible’ hurdle to Russian return to OlympicsDecember 12, 2022 GMT
The leader of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee conceded it would be “impossible” to monitor which athletes have supported the war in Ukraine if a plan is devised to allow some Russians to compete as neutrals in international competitions, and potentially the Olympics.
Hockey’s history shows handful of non-white pioneersDecember 6, 2022 GMT
Taffy Abel carried the American flag at the 1924 Olympics, where his team won silver in hockey. Henry Elmer “Buddy” Maracle played 11 games in the early-1930s NHL. Paul Jacobs may have played in the league’s second season in 1918-19.
IOC warns Afghanistan over women’s sports and OlympicsDecember 6, 2022 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday warned that it could stop working with Afghanistan ahead of the next Olympics in 2024 if women are not allowed to play sports under Taliban rule.
EXPLAINER: What’s post-World Cup future for Qatar’s stadiumsDecember 5, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The World Cup stadium was designed to leave a minimal footprint in the Qatari sand. It's now due to be dismantled.
Stadium 974 played host to seven matches, the last of which was Brazil's 4-1 win over South Korea in the round of 16 on Monday.
Suter claims World Cup super-G, ends Goggia’s winning streakDecember 4, 2022 GMT
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Corinne Suter picked up her first Lake Louise victory by winning a World Cup super-G race on Sunday, while Sofia Goggia’s winning streak on the mountain ended with a fifth-place finish.
Shibutani siblings elected to US Figure Skating Hall of FameDecember 2, 2022 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani along with Paul E. George, who served as the director of the U.S. Olympic Committee, were elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Fast & smooth Odermatt proves to be ski racer to catch againDecember 1, 2022 GMT
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — They glowingly chatter about the ski racer from Switzerland whose turns are so sharp and speed almost unmatched these days.
They study video of Marco Odermatt's races and training runs to search for clues to how he's always so smooth.
2024 Tour de France to end in Nice due to Paris OlympicsDecember 1, 2022 GMT
NICE, France (AP) — The 2024 Tour de France will end on the French Riviera instead of the French capital because of the Olympic Games.
The finish of cycling’s marquee race leaves Paris for the first time since 1905.
Rossi ousts billionaire Lisin to head Olympic shooting bodyDecember 1, 2022 GMT
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Italian official Luciano Rossi has beaten incumbent president and Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin to become the new head of the governing body for Olympic shooting.
At 40, US downhill racer Nyman still going full speed aheadDecember 1, 2022 GMT
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — On occasion, fellow ski racers have been known to refer to Steven Nyman as “Old Man.”
Mostly, though, they go with “Sven” (a shortening of his first name) or “Nymonster” (a play on his last).
1960 Olympic 5,000-meter champion Murray Halberg dead at 89December 1, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Murray Halberg, who overcame serious injury to win the 5,000-meter gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics and later devoted his life to charity work, has died. He was 89.
Ukrainian Olympian auctioning medals to help war effortNovember 30, 2022 GMT
One of Ukraine's most decorated Olympians is auctioning his medals — two golds and a bronze — in hopes of raising a six-figure donation to contribute to the war effort in his native land.
“My Olympic medals won’t matter if Ukraine can’t stand for this fight for freedom and independence,” two-time canoe champion Yuri Cheban told The Associated Press in an email exchange Wednesday.
California man pleads guilty in theft of Olympic gold medalNovember 30, 2022 GMT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man received a jail sentence after admitting he stole an Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team.
Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian found her car broken into at a parking garage in Anaheim, police said.
Kenya avoids track doping ban; Russia gets mixed newsNovember 30, 2022 GMT
Russia and Kenya, two of the most troubled counties on the international doping front, received encouraging news from track and field's ruling body on Wednesday, though any possible reprieve for Russia was tempered by the sport's intent to keep the country's athletes out of international meets until the war in Ukraine is over.
Kenya faces threat of athletics ban for doping ‘crisis’November 25, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kenya faces the prospect of being banned from international athletics because of doping problems that have now reached “crisis” levels, according to authorities in the country.
The threat of an imminent ban by track and field governing body World Athletics, which would have repercussions for a number of medal contenders at next year's world championships and the 2024 Paris Olympics, was conceded by the country's sports ministry in a statement issued on Thursday.
Japan investigators raid Dentsu in widening Olympic probeNovember 25, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of major advertising company Dentsu on Friday, as the investigation into corruption related to the Tokyo Olympics widened.
Major local TV broadcasters showed Tokyo District Prosecutors and Japan Fair Trade Commission officials entering Dentsu headquarters.