Tokyo Olympics end 1st ticketing phase for Japan residents

Sports 05/29/19, 02:47

Olympic organizers say millions of Japan residents have shown interest in buying tickets for next year's Tokyo 2020 Games.Organizers closed the first phase of ticket applications on Wednesday for Japan residents, and applicants will be told on June 20 what ...

Update: Boston defensemen lead charge in Game 1

Sports 05/27/19, 22:03

The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):11 p.m.Forty-nine years after Boston's Bobby Orr flew through the air following his Stanley Cup-clinching goal against St. Louis, Bruins defensemen Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy played a huge role in ...

Bettman says NHL will consider expanding video review

Sports 05/27/19, 21:00

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the league will consider expanded video review after some high-profile missed calls during the playoffs.During his annual speech prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said general managers will discuss potential ...

Rio champion Nurudinov DQ’d from London Olympics for doping

Sports 05/27/19, 08:41

A weightlifting gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping.The Court of Arbitration for Sport's new anti-doping tribunal stripped Ruslan Nurudinov of fourth place in London in the 105-kilogram ...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

Sports 05/25/19, 01:03

The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading.Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN ...

Italian bid edges Swedish rival in 2026 Olympic host study

Sports 05/24/19, 06:58

The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday.Polling by the International Olympic Committee, which typically looks to get a ...

Olympic official reassures sports federations about cuts

Sports 05/23/19, 06:48

An Olympic official has made a guarantee that should please the heads of world sports federations who are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential."Christophe Dubi, the executive director ...

USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress

Sports 05/22/19, 14:46

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress.Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC ...

IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

Sports 05/22/19, 11:23

Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.The International Olympic Committee said its ...

Former Olympic swimming champion Meilutyte retires at 22

Sports 05/22/19, 07:49

Former Olympic swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte retired from the sport Wednesday after missing three doping tests.The 22-year-old Meilutyte said she wants to focus on her studies and other interests, rather than a third Olympics next year."I have given all of ...

IOC inspectors face report on tough Olympic work conditions

Sports 05/21/19, 00:17

An IOC inspection team took a routine tour of venues being built for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, just days after an international labor union federation derided difficult working conditions at some Olympic sites.Top International Olympic Committee officials meet in ...

Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

Sports 05/18/19, 11:46

The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president.For the first time in a six-month probe, International Boxing Association (AIBA) officials will sit ...

Russian boxing powerbroker says govt not backing $16M offer

Sports 05/16/19, 08:11

The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign.Umar Kremlev is due to present his offer when the International Boxing Association's executive committee meets ...

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

Golf 05/14/19, 15:53

Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland.The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 ...

Polish sports minister is choice for next WADA president

Sports 05/14/19, 12:30

Polish Sports Minister Witold Banka is the choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.Banka defeated Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republic in a meeting Tuesday of government representatives, who were choosing a successor to Craig Reedie ...

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