International Olympic Committee

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Russian gay laws impact Olympics, vodka sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Russian vodka and the Winter Olympics in Sochi. For now, those are the prime targets as gays in the United States and elsewhere propose boycotts and other tactics to convey their […]

07/29/2013

SportAccord, the annual international sports convention. (AP Photo)

3 bid cities make pitches for 2020 Olympics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The three cities vying for the 2020 Olympics have taken their campaign to a key international audience, each claiming to be the safest and best choice at a time of […]

05/30/2013

Svetlana Zhurova, Former Olympic champion in speed skating and Russian Parliament deputy, shows a gold medal at the SportAccord International Convention, St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo)

Sochi unveils medals for 2014 Winter Olympics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Sochi organizers unveiled the medals for the 2014 Winter Olympics on Thursday — and now hope to make sure most of them stay in Russia to make up for the […]

05/30/2013

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Putin supports wrestling’s Olympic inclusion

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his support for wrestling to remain in the Olympics on Thursday, calling it “one of the fundamental sports.” The Olympic movement, Putin said while standing […]

05/30/2013

IOC President Jacques Rogge (AP Photo)

Wrestling, baseball-softball, squash make IOC list

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Three months after being dropped from the 2020 Olympics, wrestling won a reprieve Wednesday and made the IOC shortlist for inclusion in the games. Also making the cut were squash […]

05/29/2013

Baseball and softball join up for Olympic bid

ROME (AP) – The International baseball and softball federations have signed an agreement for their joint bid to get back into the Olympics, and are proposing a shortened tournament they hope will attract Major League […]

10/15/2012

Olympics come to glorious end

(AP) — With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots […]

08/12/2012

Attack of the munchies

Nick Delpopolo is on the U.S. Olympic judo team. Or rather, was. He’s been kicked out of the Olympics after failing a drug test. For weed. But he says it wasn’t his fault. He claims […]

08/07/2012

Pepperdine runner set for pioneering Olympic appearance

(CNS) – Pepperdine University junior Sarah Attar is expected to become the first woman to compete for Saudi Arabia in Olympic track and field on Wednesday in London. The 19-year-old is entered in the sixth […]

08/07/2012

11 Israeli athletes remembered at memorial

(AP) – Britain’s prime minister and top Olympic officials are gathering to mark the 40th anniversary of the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes in a terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Monday’s event promises […]

08/06/2012

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