International Olympic Committee

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

Wear it proud: The flag as a fashion statement

(AP) – There was no mystery as to which team Varun Pemmaraju was supporting: His American flag was tied around his neck, the Stars and Stripes floating like a cape behind him. “I was going […]

08/06/2012

American expelled from Olympics

(AP) – American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for doping. Delpopolo is the first of the 10,500 London Games athletes to fail an in-competition doping test. His case is […]

08/06/2012

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