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  1. Which U.S. city will win the 2024 bid race? We preview the candid...

    The Associated Press

    DENVER -- When the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee meet Thursday, they'll be deciding on more than a city to put in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. They'll be picking a partner that will help shape their future. Leaders from Bosto...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. Meyers Taylor, Humphries on verge of history

    The Associated Press

    Katharin Dewey showed Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries the possibilities, decades before either was born. Dewey started bobsledding in the mid-1930s, a woman competing against men before new safety rules prevented that from happening. It ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
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  4. Sergei Bubka 'shocked' by doping allegations in Russia

    Pole vault great Sergei Bubka says he is "shocked" by claims of widespread doping in Russian sports.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2014
  5. Michael Phelps plans to race after suspension ends coach Bob Bowm...

    Michael Phelps is back in training and plans to return to competition after his six-month suspension ends in March.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2014
  6. Bermuda to host 2017 America's Cup

    The tax haven of Bermuda has been picked over San Diego to host the 2017 America's Cup, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  7. Pistorius sentencing expected Tuesday

    The Associated Press

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius could be sentenced to years in prison, or he co...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  8. Who wants to host the 2024 Summer Games? Anyone?

    The Associated Press

    LONDON -- Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. It will be hoping to attract a competitive, high-profile field to show there are cities that want to host the games ...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  9. Growing issues with Tokyo stadium plans?

    The Associated Press

    TOKYO -- A new round of bidding for the demolition of Tokyo's old Olympic stadium to make way for a new main stadium for the 2020 Games will delay the start of the problematic project. Some of the bids were reviewed by someone in the decision comm...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  10. Sochi organizer takes job with billionaire group

    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW -- The chief organizer of the Winter Olympics in Sochi has taken a job managing the assets of a pro-Kremlin billionaire. Dmitry Chernyshenko has been named as the new head of Volga Group, a holding company which owns large stakes in some of...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  11. Did WADA make right call on NRL bans?

    The Associated Press

    SYDNEY -- The World Anti-Doping Agency will not appeal sanctions imposed on Cronulla players for breaches of the National Rugby League's anti-doping rules, but has raised concerns about the handling of the matter. WADA released a statement Wednesd...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  12. Volleyball should be a big ticket in 2016

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's loss to Poland in the final of the men's volleyball world championship on Sunday was a blow to the South Americans, but should boost the sport in two years at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Poland upset three-time defendi...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  13. Official said Brazil will not meet water pollution targets by 201...

    Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro's sewage-filled Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympic Games, state environmental officials acknowledged in a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2014
  14. America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder suspended 5 years

    America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing's international governing body, two people with knowledge of the situation said.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  15. Oscar Pistorius lawyer says pathologist to open defense case

    A pathologist will likely testify first when Oscar Pistorius' defense team starts calling witnesses at his murder trial next week, the double-amputee athlete's lawyer said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  16. Organizers say Usain Bolt to skip Rome Diamond League meet

    Golden Gala organizers announced Monday that Usain Bolt will skip the Rome Diamond League meet on June 5, citing reported injury problems.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  17. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Ukrainian skier reconsiders, stays in Soch...

    A Ukrainian skier has withdrawn from the Olympics to protest the deaths of anti-government protesters in her country.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014