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USOC wary of funding for unit investigating abuse

September 29, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee questions whether he can find the money for an independent agency to investigate sex-abuse claims in Olympic sports. more »»

Former NFL exec takes jab at troubled league

September 26, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — A former NFL executive took a not-so-subtle jab at the troubled league, saying "a brand is not a shield you can hide behind."

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Olympic sports on board for US 2024 bid

September 26, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. more »»

IOC adds anti-discrimination to host contract

September 25, 2014

The IOC will require future Olympic host cities to abide by rules that forbid any kind of discrimination, a move prompted by the outcry caused by Russia's adoption of a law banning so-called gay... more »»

2024 candidates hope to learn from Chicago's loss

September 25, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Every day for a year after his most painful professional setback, the chief of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics got hit with some form of the same question, always from a... more »»

IOC's Bach says sports tied to politics

September 20, 2014

INCHEON, China (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says sports must acknowledge its relationship to politics and big business, while still maintaining its neutrality. more »»

IOC: Flexible rules could allow baseball's return

September 20, 2014

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says the adoption of a more flexible approach to the Olympic program could allow for the return of baseball and... more »»

SKorean president offers assurances on 2018 Games

September 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has assured the IOC that the government will make the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang a succes. more »»

Column: Without Scotland, not so great Britain

September 16, 2014

PARIS (AP) — After 26 years guiding Manchester United, Alex Ferguson knows better than most that one should always think very, very carefully before breaking up a winning team. more »»

Future of Olympic golf course in hands of court

September 16, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian court is set to decide the future of the golf course for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a layout that is being carved out of a nature reserve with luxury... more »»

Fomer IOC member Diallo of Guinea dies at 82

September 15, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82. more »»

Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

September 15, 2014

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — The chief executive of South Africa's Olympic committee says Oscar Pistorius is free to compete, even after his conviction for culpable homicide in the shooting... more »»

Austria tightens anti-doping laws after Sochi case

September 12, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Austria is tightening its anti-doping laws, making it illegal for athletes to work with coaches and officials who have been banned in doping cases. more »»

Hungary's Olympic chief backs bid for 2024 Games

September 11, 2014

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The head of Hungary's national Olympic committee says it fully supports a possible Budapest bid for the 2024 Games. more »»

Dates are set for '16 Olympic swim trials in Omaha

September 10, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The 2016 U.S. Olympic swim trials in Omaha, Nebraska, will take place June 26-July 3. more »»

IOC, Interpol cooperate to fight match-fixing

September 9, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic officials are increasing their collaboration with Interpol to combat match-fixing and illegal betting. more »»

IOC: No clash between 2022 World Cup and Olympics

September 9, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says it has received assurances from FIFA President Sepp Blatter that the 2022 World Cup will not clash with the Winter Olympics. more »»

Bach reflects on busy 1st year as IOC president

September 9, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Thomas Bach has been moving at breakneck speed in his first year as IOC president. Yet even he didn't expect to secure support for his Olympic reforms so quickly. more »»

China commits $1 million to WADA research fund

September 4, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — China has donated $1 million to a World Anti-Doping Agency fund for research and the development of techniques to detect prohibited substances. more »»

Brazil: new project to clean Olympic waters

September 2, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro state officials have signed off on a new sewerage project aimed at stemming the flow of untreated sewage into the city's Gloria Marina, where the 2016 Olympic... more »»

Berlin, Hamburg tussle for German Olympic bid

September 1, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin and Hamburg have presented low-cost models with contrasting approaches in bids to become Germany's candidate city for the 2024 or 2028 Olympics. more »»

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