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Probe into US Olympic failings stunted by red tape in DC

Feb. 08, 2023 18:22 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — More than 27 months since it was greenlighted by Congress, the panel established to investigate the inner workings of the U.S. Olympic structure has yet to conduct a formal interview because of bureaucratic red tape and slow action from the same lawmakers who had expressed a...

Lue replaces Williams on USA Basketball men's coaching staff

Feb. 08, 2023 17:24 PM EST

Los Angeles Clippers coach Tyronn Lue will replace Phoenix’s Monty Williams on the USA Basketball men’s national team coaching staff for this year’s World Cup and next year’s Paris Olympics. Lue joins head coach Steve Kerr of Golden State and fellow assistants Erik Spoelstra...

Brittney Griner absent from USA camp, but keeping in touch

Feb. 08, 2023 15:11 PM EST

Brittney Griner texted her good friend Diana Taurasi on Tuesday asking how the USA Basketball training camp was going. Griner was back in Arizona, choosing to skip the camp in Minnesota so she can be with her wife and recover from her time in a Russian jail. She returned to the U.S....

IOC responds to Paris mayor on Olympic plan for Russians

Feb. 08, 2023 12:27 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee pushed back against the mayor of Paris on Wednesday, insisting there were no plans for "a Russian or Belarusian delegation” at the 2024 Games while also acknowledging some athletes from those countries could be welcomed. The IOC...

Shiffrin's silver at ski worlds inspired by LeBron's record

Feb. 08, 2023 11:21 AM EST

MERIBEL, France (AP) — Amid a whirlwind 48 hours high in the French Alps, Mikaela Shiffrin woke up to the news that LeBron James had broken the NBA scoring record and the American skier immediately drew comparisons to her own record-breaking season. Inspired by James’...

Ukrainian skier pushes to keep Russians out of the Olympics

Feb. 07, 2023 14:14 PM EST

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Ukrainian skier Ivan Kovbasnyuk, a two-time Olympian, can’t train at home in the Carpathian Mountains because war in the country has damaged the power grid so severely that there’s not enough energy to make the chairlifts operate. That’s just one of...

Paris mayor: No Russian team at 2024 Games if war continues

Feb. 07, 2023 07:38 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says there should be no Russian delegation allowed at the Paris Olympics next year if Moscow continues its war against Ukraine. Hidalgo previously said Russian competitors could take part under a neutral flag but she backpedaled on Tuesday in...

Column: IOC talks tough on Russia — until Paris on horizon

Feb. 03, 2023 16:35 PM EST

The IOC likes to talk tough — as long as it's not heading into an Olympic year. Not surprisingly, as we draw ever closer to the cash cow that is Paris 2024, the hypocrites running the Olympic movement are eager to get Russia back in the games. They'll surely find a...

Olympic echoes of boycott era as Ukraine vs IOC intensifies

Feb. 03, 2023 16:18 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A contest that could define the 2024 Paris Olympics is playing out 18 months before medals are awarded. It's giving the International Olympic Committee a political challenge with echoes of the 1980s. Ukraine fired up its campaign on Friday to have...

Ukraine pushes to exclude Russia from 2024 Paris Olympics

Feb. 03, 2023 14:58 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — With next year's Paris Olympics on the horizon and Russia’s invasion looking more like a prolonged conflict, Ukraine’s sports minister on Friday renewed a threat to boycott the games if Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete and said Kyiv would lobby other nations to...