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  1. 2014 Paralympics come to close

    Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia -- Triumphant in the midst of global condemnation, Vladimir Putin clinked his champagne flute with leading sports officials, toasting the success of his pet project in Sochi. Under chandeliers in ornate surroundings, the wine was fl...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  2. Jerome Valcke coming to Brazil again; so is IOC's Thomas Bach

    Associated Press

    Brazil news

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  3. 15 CSKA Moscow fans arrested in Prague for Nazi salute

    Associated Press

    Russia news

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  4. Rio de Janeiro addresses hotel shortage for World Cup

    Associated Press

    Rio de Janeiro is hosting the World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, so local officials are scrambling to solve a chronic hotel bed shortage in creative ways.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  5. 17 Eritrean players apply for asylum in Uganda

    Associated Press

    A Ugandan government official says 17 Eritrean soccer players and a team doctor have applied for political asylum after going missing during a regional tournament.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  6. Ringing in the Games

    Associated Press

    LONDON -- Led by Big Ben, bells across Britain rang out Friday in a joyous cacophony, their deep bongs and tinkling tones marking the official opening day of the London Olympics. At precisely 8:12 a.m., 12 hours before what is expected to be a sp...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  7. Recalling the work of an iconic sports artist

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Painter and sketch artist LeRoy Neiman, best known for evoking the kinetic energy of the world's biggest sporting and leisure events with bright quick strokes, died Wednesday at age 91. Neiman was the official painter of five Olympiads...

    Blog | June 21, 2012