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Beleaguered Olympic boxing has a new look in Paris: Gender parity, but the smallest field in decades

Jul. 18, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

Boxing is already on the Olympic ropes after an epic fight between its banished governing body and the IOC. Although the sport has been a staple of Olympic programs for over a century, it could be dropped before the Los Angeles Games if big changes in governance don't happen in the next year. ...

Peaceful pre-Olympic protest in Paris honors fallen Ukrainian athletes

Jul. 13, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a powerful tribute to the hundreds of Ukrainian athletes who have perished since the Russian invasion of their homeland, the Union of Ukrainians of France led a peaceful march of several hundred people in Paris on Saturday. The demonstration, held in the run-up to this month’s...

IOC and Saudi Arabia agree on 12-year deal for video gaming Esports Olympics

Jul. 12, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the IOC are teaming up for their first commercial deal together with the oil-rich kingdom set to host the Esports Olympics that launch next year. The gaming partnership will be for 12 years “with Olympic Esports Games held regularly,” the...

Today in History: July 12, Disco Demolition Night

Jul. 12, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 12, the 194th day of 2024. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 12, as an angry reaction to the popularity of disco music, the Chicago White Sox held the “Disco...

Ukrainian boxer sacrifices Olympic dreams and life to fight against Russia's invasion

Jul. 09, 2024 06:45 AM EDT

ROMNY, Ukraine (AP) — Maksym Halinichev won silver at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in a match described at the time as “two of the best young fighters going for glory.” He considered the bout a loss – it wasn’t gold, after all – but it gave him a map for the future. ...

AP PHOTOS: A 12-year-old in Mongolia finds joy in boxing and now dreams of the Olympics

Jul. 09, 2024 04:33 AM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Twelve-year-old Gerelt-Od Kherlen could not contain his excitement after winning a bronze medal in the children’s national boxing championship in Mongolia. In September, his father heard about the opening of the Mongolian Boxing Academy close to their...

Boxer Ryan Garcia apologizes for using racial slurs, says he is going to rehab

Jul. 05, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

Ryan Garcia apologized in a series of social media posts on Friday after he used racial slurs against Black people and disparaged Muslims in livestreamed comments. The 25-year-old Garcia, who was expelled by the World Boxing Council on Thursday over his remarks, also announced on the...

Six athletes, including one woman, in Palestine team for Paris Olympics

Jul. 01, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

Six athletes, including one woman, were selected to represent Palestine at the Paris Olympics, an official from the Palestinian Olympic Committee told The Associated Press on Monday. The athletes will compete in boxing, judo, swimming, shooting and taekwondo, said Nader Jayousi, the...

Today in History: June 22, Hitler and the Nazis invade the Soviet Union

Jun. 22, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 22, the 174th day of 2024. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive and ultimately ill-fated invasion of the...

New York commission suspends Garcia for a year and rules his win over Haney a no-contest

Jun. 20, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

Ryan Garcia was suspended for a year by the New York State Athletic Commission, which also ruled Thursday that his April 20 victory over Devin Haney would be considered a no-contest after he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The commission also said Garcia would have...