Olympic Games

Sept. 30, 2013: Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek at the 2013 Team USA Media Summit, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

Figure skating champ Lysacek out of Sochi Games

Evan Lysacek woke up every morning praying this would be the day the excruciating pain in his left hip — “like you’re being electrocuted” — would subside. And every day when he stepped on the […]

12/10/2013

Aug. 14, 1936, Jesse Owens competes in one of the heats of the 200-meter run at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. (AP Photo/File)

Jesse Owens’ Olympic medal up for auction

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there’s a piece of sports memorabilia that speaks to much more than athletic prowess: an Olympic […]

12/02/2013

In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Olympic Committee's media summit, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Lysacek doing double, triple jumps in practice

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek says he’s doing double and triple jumps in practice as he tries to come back from injury in time to defend his title in Sochi. […]

10/28/2013

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson  (AP Photo/Christian Palma, File)

Tyson accused of poaching fighters by USA Boxing

It didn’t take Mike Tyson very long to get involved in controversy in his new role as a boxing promoter. The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson […]

10/01/2013

Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

LA hopes for another Olympic bid

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Board of Supervisors voted its support today for bringing the Olympic Games to Los Angeles in the summer of 2024. The board will send a letter to the United States […]

09/17/2013

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

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NBC to air Kerrigan interview during Olympics

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – A new documentary on former Olympic figure skating rivals Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding that includes an exclusive interview with Kerrigan will air during NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage in February. […]

07/27/2013

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

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

Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius allowed to leave South Africa with conditions

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius can leave South Africa to compete in international track meets, a judge ruled on Thursday as he upheld the Olympic athlete’s appeal against some of his bail restrictions.

03/28/2013

Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

Putin: Fire senior Russian Olympic official

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A year before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics begin, President Vladimir Putin has demanded that a senior member of the Russian Olympic Committee be fired.

02/07/2013

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