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Tensions sparking change in US Olympic world, but how much?

Jun. 24, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Changes are coming at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, sparked by frustration with years of flat revenue and what some portray as heavy-handed management in the wake of sex-abuse scandals that upended the movement in America. At their...

IOC keeps women's Nordic Combined out of 2026 Olympics

Jun. 24, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Nordic Combined will remain the only Olympic event without women at the 2026 Winter Games. The International Olympic Committee decided on Friday not to add a women’s event on the skiing program at the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo Games in four years' time. ...

IOC will not add women's Nordic Combined to 2026 Winter Games; remains the only gender imbalanced Olympic sport

Jun. 24, 2022 13:02 PM EDT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC will not add women's Nordic Combined to 2026 Winter Games; remains the only gender imbalanced Olympic sport.

Ukraine boycotts judo Olympic qualifier as Russians compete

Jun. 24, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Ukraine has begun a boycott of international judo events because the Russian team was allowed to compete as Olympic qualification began on Friday. Judo is one of the few Olympic sports in which Russians can still compete, though they must do so without...

Richardson fails to make 100 final at the U.S. championships

Jun. 23, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson appeared to have both her speed and swagger back for the U.S. track and field championships but she had a disappointing result Thursday night in her signature event. Despite a few promising races heading into the national championships, Richardson...

On Title IX's 50th, USOPC seeks accord on transgender policy

Jun. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The biggest gathering of the year for U.S. Olympic policymakers fell on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Not surprisingly, one of the most urgent debates behind closed doors was what the future of the law might mean for transgender athletes in sports. ...

Salt Lake City Winter Olympics bid more likely for 2034

Jun. 23, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Recent meetings with the IOC have led U.S. officials to believe all signs point toward Salt Lake City bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics, though they say Utah's capital will be ready if asked to host the 2030 Games, too. U.S. Olympic and Paralympic...

Japan high court rejects paternity harassment allegations

Jun. 23, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese High Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a former brokerage manager alleging on-the-job harassment and unlawful dismissal after he took parental leave while working at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. The case of Glen Wood, a Canadian who has lived in...

Swimming's new transgender policy could impact other sports

Jun. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

Bans on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week opened the door for track and field to consider following suit in what could turn into a wave of policy changes in Olympic sports. The announcement Sunday by swimming's governing body, FINA, was followed quickly...

Column: FINA ban casts storm clouds on transgender athletes

Jun. 22, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Swimming has fired the first major salvo against transgender women athletes, which will surely clear the way for other sports to impose similar bans ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Hopefully, that won't bring an end to thoughtful, intelligent debate — backed by science, nuance...