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Reports: Tokyo to propose moving more venues for Olympics

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:19:36 -0400

Reports: A Tokyo government panel reviewing the cost of hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics is set to propose moving more venues outside of the city in order to save money

Phelps to Lochte before scrape: 'Keep your head on straight'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:16:02 -0400

Two days before Ryan Lochte's drunken antics in Rio, Michael Phelps, his teammate and the most-decorated Olympian of all time, warned him about "not doing anything bad."

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Tour winner Froome says anti-doping system 'open to abuse'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:06:53 -0400

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says the anti-doping system is "open to abuse" by letting athletes take banned substances as medication

500 days to go: Pyeongchang Olympic organizers optimistic

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:25:59 -0400

Marking the 500-day countdown to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, organizers said Tuesday that 90 percent of construction of new venues is complete and the focus is now on preparing for test events

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Rome's city council to vote Thursday on 2024 Olympics bid

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:58:22 -0400

Rome's city council will vote Thursday whether to support Mayor Virginia Raggi's rejection of the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics

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Asia Olympic leaders back idea to include Oceania athletes

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:42:57 -0400

The Olympic Council of Asia has backed a proposal to allow athletes from Oceania to compete at the Asian Winter Games in Japan next year

Wiggins says he did not seek 'unfair advantage'

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:47:15 -0400

Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins said he needed permission to use a banned substance to treat his asthma to ensure he was "back on a level playing field."

Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos to join US team in DC

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:39:59 -0400

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the American sprinters whose raised-fist salutes at the 1968 Olympics are an ageless sign of race-inspired protest, will join the U.S. Olympic team at the White House next week for its meeting with President Barack Obama

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Italy: Another Olympic bid unlikely for 20 years

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:16:07 -0400

Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago says another bid isn't likely for "the next 20 years" after the Rome 2024 candidacy was rejected by Mayor Virginia Raggi

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Australian Olympic Commitee supports study of 2028 games bid

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:57:06 -0400

The Australian Olympic Committee says it supports a decision by mayors in south-east Queensland state to fund a feasibility study into a bid to host the 2028 Olympic Games

USOC chair warns of 'Cold War mentality' in antidoping fight

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:13:58 -0400

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee reiterated his support for allowing some Russians to compete at the Rio Games and said that to fix worldwide doping problems, "we can't devolve into a Cold War mentality of us versus them.''

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IOC chief visits Pyeongchang to inspect Olympic preparation

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:42:10 -0400

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrived in South Korea on Thursday for a two-day visit to inspect preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

1st Jesse Owens Award goes posthumously to Muhammad Ali

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:21:55 -0400

The first Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award will recognize the late Muhammad Ali

WADA head Reedie looks to heal rifts with Olympic officials

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:56:05 -0400

After months of barbs and sparring between Olympic and anti-doping officials, World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie expects an end to public conflict

Paris mayor asks for 'national unity' in 2024 Olympic bid

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:39:44 -0400

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has urged all French presidential candidates to throw their support behind the capital city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics

Paralympian inspires kids to stay active

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:47:11 -0400

After returning from Rio with four gold medals, Paralympic athlete Tatyana McFadden taught some excited children how to use a racing wheelchair.

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Rome mayor to announce decision on 2024 Olympics bid

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:20:52 -0400

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi, who has long opposed the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics as unsustainable, will formally announce her decision on the candidacy Wednesday

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Rio judge seizes assets of official Olympic broadcaster

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:49:17 -0400

Brazilian labor justice has blocked assets of the company that serves as host broadcaster organization for the Olympic Games

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