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Same as Olympics: Tokyo Paralympic ticket demand tops supply

Dec. 10, 2019 2:36 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — When it comes to tickets, next year's Tokyo Paralympics will be just like the Olympics: There's more demand than there are tickets. “The interest is there and we are absolutely delighted," International Paralympic President Andrew Parsons told The Associated Press in an interview...

Analysis: Russia scandal makes 'fair' a thing of the past

Dec. 9, 2019 8:50 PM EST

The goal all along, or so the Olympic leaders say, has been fairness. And also — that notion of protecting the “innocent" Russian athletes who must be out there somewhere. But what's clear to anyone who has followed even a second of the Russian doping saga, now in its fifth year and showing no...

Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

Dec. 9, 2019 11:02 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ruling by the World...

Timeline of Russia's doping cases and cover-ups

Dec. 9, 2019 6:48 AM EST

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. Here is a timeline of the drug use, doping investigations and cover-ups: February 2014 — Russian President Vladimir...

10 Things to Know for Today

Dec. 9, 2019 6:08 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT THE SAUDI GUNMAN TWEETED BEFORE NAVAL BASE SHOOTING The suspect took to Twitter to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said. 2. NEW ZEALAND VOLCANO...

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem, team names from Olympics, sports events

Dec. 9, 2019 5:30 AM EST
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia using its flag, anthem, team names from Olympics, sports events.

WADA Athletes Committee calls for full Russian ban

Dec. 8, 2019 6:59 PM EST

The athlete committee of the World Anti Doping Agency is calling for Russia to be completely banned from the Olympics after the country “made a mockery not only those who play by the rules, but those who create and safeguard them.” The WADA executive committee meets Monday to decide whether to...

Ford cruises in giant slalom for 1st career World Cup win

Dec. 8, 2019 5:46 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Tommy Ford didn't even set an alarm Sunday morning. He never does. He's so easygoing that oversleeping for a race doesn't even enter his mind. That's the way he feels about pressure, too. He doesn't let it get to him. Finding himself in new territory — leading after the...

Russia faces next wave of punishment in endless doping saga

Dec. 7, 2019 5:18 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The never-ending Russia doping saga hits another dramatic peak Monday when its Tokyo Olympics status and prospects for hosting international sports events are on the line. World Anti-Doping Agency leaders have been urged by expert advisers to take a hard line on Russian state tampering with a...

AP Source: Twins, Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M deal

Dec. 5, 2019 11:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...