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NBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team

October 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, after attracting attention for their rapport and fashion sense in an understudy role at the Sochi Olympics, were promoted by NBC on Wednesday to its... more »»

 
 
 
IOC gives provisional recognition to Kosovo

October 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. more »»

IOC weighs Kosovo recognition, Gambia suspension

October 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Kosovo could join the Olympic fold this week, while Gambia could face suspension. more »»

IOC board to consider recognition of Kosovo

October 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is considering granting recognition to Kosovo and suspending Gambia. more »»

Russian Olympic bobsled champ Zubkov retires

October 22, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning Russian bobsledder Alexander Zubkov has announced his retirement at the age of 40. more »»

Mori worried about Tokyo stadium delays

October 22, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020 Games and the 2019 Rugb... more »»

Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package

October 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program... more »»

Norwegian Olympic official to step down next year

October 21, 2014

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The head of Norway's national Olympic committee has decided to step down next year. more »»

1980 US hockey team to host fantasy camp in Placid

October 21, 2014

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Several members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team are returning to the scene of their greatest triumph. more »»

Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

October 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. more »»

IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

October 20, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to hi... more »»

2018 Olympic ceremonies to be held in Pyeongchang

October 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pyeongchang organizers have scrapped plans to stage the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympic outside of the host city. more »»

Former Olympic gold medalist on drug charges

October 15, 2014

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former Olympic champion diver Chantelle Newbery was sentenced for drug offenses Wednesday for the second time in three month. more »»

Luge great Armin Zoeggeler retires

October 14, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Luge standout Armin Zoeggeler, the first athlete to medal in the same individual event at six consecutive Olympics, has announced his retirement. more »»

France still considering Paris bid for 2024 Games

October 14, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French authorities are still considering a possible Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics, even though Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced his backing for the city's candidacy to hos... more »»

German confederation delays Olympic bid decision

October 13, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) will not decide until next year whether to present either Hamburg or Berlin as candidate cities for the 2024 or 2028... more »»

Report: Kayak gold medalist faces doping inquiry

October 12, 2014

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian Canoeing says London Olympics kayak gold medalist Tate Smith has been provisionally suspended pending an investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping... more »»

Norwegian officials, IOC to assess failed Oslo bid

October 10, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Norwegian Olympic officials will meet with IOC leaders in Switzerland this month to analyze the demise of Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Games and explore ways of improving the... more »»

Fraser reflects on Tokyo Olympics 50 years later

October 10, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — While in Tokyo to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Olympics, Dawn Fraser recalled how the first games in Asia helped her overcome a personal tragedy. more »»

IOC reiterates FIFA assurances on 2022 dates

October 9, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has reiterated that it has been assured by FIFA President Sepp Blatter that the 2022 World Cup will not clash with the Winter Olympics. more »»

Northug gets 50 days in prison for drunk driving

October 9, 2014

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Petter Northug has been given a 50-day prison sentence and fined 185,000 kroner ($30,000) for drunk driving. more »»

 
 
 

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