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Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

May. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president. For the first time in a six-month probe, International Boxing Association (AIBA) officials will sit down with the three-member...

Omaha promises $750K for 2020 Olympic Swim Trials

May. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha has pledged $750,000 in taxpayer money to cover some of USA Swimming's more than $3 million in costs to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. The City Council approved a plan Tuesday to make the second of three annual $250,000 payments to the Omaha Sports Commission for USA...

Russian boxing powerbroker says govt not backing $16M offer

May. 16, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign. Umar Kremlev is due to present his offer when the International Boxing Association's executive committee meets on Saturday, four days before...

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

May. 14, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland. The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he...

Japanese rush to buy Tokyo Olympic tickets on first day

May. 10, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — If you're a Japan resident and you want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics — be patient. Tokyo organizers on Friday said delays and long waits to get an online response met Japan residents who tried to enter the ticket lottery on the first day it opened. The ticket lottery for Japan...

Olympic ticket lottery opens in Japan; foreign sales June 15

May. 9, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Residents of Japan began entering a ticket lottery on Thursday, hoping to land seats for next year's Tokyo Olympics. People overseas will have to wait until June 15 when tickets are put on sale by special distributors in each country — known as Authorized Ticket Resellers. Buying for...

Tokyo Olympics cut spending; sports federations unhappy

May. 8, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. Tokyo organizers are trying to cut spending, under pressure from the International Olympic Committee, which has been widely criticized for pushing host cities to build "white elephant" venues — often at the...

US crowns men's, women's 3-on-3 basketball champs in Vegas

May. 5, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before 3-on-3 basketball debuts in the Olympics, USA Basketball took it to Las Vegas. The men's and women's national championships went full-blown show time in looking for the four best athletes who hope to represent the U.S. in the 2020 Olympics. More than 130 men's and women's players...

IOC head Bach says he has "sympathy" for Caster Semenya

May. 4, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Saturday he has "a lot of sympathy" for Caster Semenya after the South African runner lost her Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal in a landmark case against track and field's governing body. Based on Wednesday's CAS decision, Semenya, who won the 800 meters...

USA Gymnastics' director of sports medicine lasts just 1 day

Apr. 30, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

Edward Nyman's appointment as the first full-time director of sports medicine and science at USA Gymnastics lasted just one day. The embattled organization announced it had removed Nyman on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after naming him to the position. USA Gymnastics cited an unspecified conflict of interest as its...