LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC has nominated Greek official Spyros Capralos as a member, seven years after he was linked to black market ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics.International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says Capralos "has served his sanction and ...
May 23, 2019
GENEVA - Evidence that Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has been used to prove new cases of cheating by track and field Olympic and world champions.Ivan Ukhov, the 2012 Olympic high jump champion was among 12 Russian ...
Feb 2, 2019
LONDON - World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is back with the trainer who helped him win an Olympic gold medal in 2012.Rob McCracken was announced on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) as Joshua's full-time coach, replacing Tony Sims, after an ...
Dec 2, 2016
MELBOURNE, Australia - Usain Bolt is set to compete and lead a team in the new Nitro Athletics concept that will kick off with a three-night series next February.Bolt, who won the 100- and 200-meter sprints and the 4x100 relay ...
Nov 4, 2016
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko was stripped of her gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Tuesday, the latest athlete sanctioned after being caught in the retesting of stored doping samples.Lysenko tested positive for the steroid turinabol and ...
Oct 12, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - There is no doubt about it: Mo Farah is among the best long-distance runners of all time.The British great produced one of his trademark controlled runs, topped with a blistering finish, to win the 5,000-meter ...
Aug 21, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - For the third time in a week, Russia was stripped of a track-and-field medal on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) after another athlete tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from previous Olympics.Evgenia Kolodko was disqualified ...
Aug 21, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Seven track and field golds are up for grabs on Day 15 of the Rio Olympics.Britain's Mo Farah is looking to produce a rare double-double - his fourth career gold - when the men's 5, ...
Aug 20, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Carlos Balderas qualified for the Olympics nearly nine months ago, and he has been waiting anxiously for his next fight ever since.The American lightweight only has to wait a few more hours after the opening ceremonies in Rio. ...
Aug 6, 2016
GWEN Jorgensen, the first American to win back-to-back world triathlon titles, could have been an accountant.She gave up on her Olympic dream as a teenager when she realized she couldn't swim fast enough and decided she' ...
Aug 2, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world's media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it's the Olympics.In the aftermath of deadly ...
Jul 29, 2016
PARIS - Six years before the IAAF banned Russia, track and field's governing body knew of doping so out of control it feared Russian athletes could die from abusing blood-boosting drugs and transfusions, and officials considered collaborating with Russians to ...
Jan 13, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) they have matched the domestic sponsorship revenues for the 2012 Games and expect to surpass London's total with almost two years to go. ...
Dec 4, 2014
NEW YORK - A 6-foot-6 Chinese super heavyweight who won the Olympic silver medal in 2008 is the first fighter to join Dino Duva's promotion company.Zhang Zhilei will continue his pro career with Dynasty Boxing. Duva is partners ...
Mar 10, 2014
RIO DE JANEIRO - Usain Bolt opened his season with a 150-meter win on a track set up at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).Bolt cruised to victory in 14.42 seconds, falling short of the ...
Mar 31, 2013
BRITISH Olympic star Mo Farah said he was held and questioned by US customs recently on suspicion of being a terrorist.The winner of the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs in the London Games said he was "detained" because of ...
Dec 31, 2012
THE Philippines has a lean, 11-man athlete carrying the country's tri-colors in the London Olympics, which runs from July 27 to August 12.That is four short of the number of athletes which represented the country in Beijing four ...
Jul 27, 2012
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