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January 27, 2020
Italian town where Bryant played as a kid mourns — again
For a city already familiar with losing a basketball hero, Kobe Bryant’s death made a particularly strong impact in the ...
January 27, 2020
Bryant hailed as 'true Olympic champion' by IOC president
Kobe Bryant was “an outstanding and true Olympic champion,” IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. The basketball great, who ...
January 25, 2020
Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined
More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the ...
January 10, 2020
IOC president defends rules limiting Olympic protests
The political neutrality of the Olympics would be undercut if an athlete took a knee in protest on the medal podium at this ...
January 09, 2020
IOC details rules on political protests at Olympics
No taking a knee at the Olympics. No hand gestures with political meaning. No disrespect at medal ceremonies.
December 10, 2019
Column: Olympic 'Family' Has Its Own Doping Problem
Russia cranked up a state-sponsored, industrial-scale doping operation ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games worthy of its own gold ...
November 26, 2019
WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics
Russian athletes will have a chance to compete at next year’s Olympics, but their flag would not fly in Tokyo if the World ...
November 23, 2019
Decision by WADA group puts Russia’s Olympic future in peril
The chances of the Russian flag flying at next year’s Olympics took a potentially lethal hit Friday when anti-doping ...
November 05, 2019
IOC's large role in anti-doping creates conflict of interest
The idea made sense. Given the rampant amount of drug abuse in Olympic sports, the sports world needed a global watchdog.
November 05, 2019
IOC pledges $10 million to anti-doping fight
The incoming leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asked for more money. The International Olympic Committee said "Yes." IOC ...
November 01, 2019
Tokyo gives in: Olympic marathons head north to Sapporo
After two weeks of bitter debate, the Tokyo Olympic marathon is still going north to Sapporo. And Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike ...
October 30, 2019
Tokyo governor confronts IOC over moving Olympic marathon
The IOC has a full-blown fight on its hands trying to move next year's Olympic marathon from steamy Tokyo to the cooler ...
October 29, 2019
Tokyo officials feud with IOC over Olympic marathon switch
Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans — made without consulting ...
October 17, 2019
Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much
Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to ...
September 27, 2019
The Latest: Coleman fastest in 100 heats
The Latest on the world track and field championships (all times local): 7.00 p.m. Christian Coleman broke the 10-second ...
September 18, 2019
A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing.
September 15, 2019
Gasol completes historic double, Spain wins World Cup
Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant ...
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