Latest Olympic games News

Antoine Dupont takes first steps in his bid to help France win rugby sevens at Paris Games

Feb. 24, 2024 08:19 AM EST

VANCOUVER, Canada (AP) — Standout scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has taken the first steps in his bid to help France win the rugby sevens at the Paris Olympics this summer. Dupont came on midway through the second half in a 24-12 win against the United States and once again in a 40-7 win...

Olympic all-around champ Sunisa Lee is happy competing again. She also wants a skill named for her

Feb. 23, 2024 16:40 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simply competing is an encouraging sign that Sunisa Lee is in a good, healthy place, especially the latter. Health is obviously a huge matter considering the reigning Olympic all-around champion endures a kidney-related issue that halted her college career...

Russian Olympic Committee loses appeal against suspension by the IOC

Feb. 23, 2024 11:14 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee has lost an appeal against its suspension by the International Olympic Committee. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday that it had dismissed the ROC's appeal against the suspension imposed in October. The IOC...

IOC says there will be no compromise if Milan-Cortina Olympics track is not ready by March 2025

Feb. 23, 2024 10:21 AM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The International Olympic Committee reiterated that the bobsled track for the Milan-Cortina Games has to be ready by March 2025 and that there will be no “compromise.” Italy is going ahead with a controversial, $90 million plan to rebuild the historic track...

2012 Olympic champ Gabby Douglas pulls out of first meet in 8 years after testing positive for COVID

Feb. 22, 2024 17:28 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gabby Douglas' return to competition is going to have to wait. The 2012 Olympic gymnastics champion pulled out of this weekend's Winter Cup in Louisville, Kentucky, after posting on social media that she had tested positive for COVID-19. The...

Anti-doping law nets first prison sentence for therapist who helped sprinters get drugs

Feb. 22, 2024 14:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first person charged for violating a 2020 law that forbids conspiracies to taint international sports events through performance-enhancing drugs received a three-month prison sentence. Federal prosecutors used the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act to charge Eric Lira,...

Olympic equestrian champ cleared of violence in domestic dispute case

Feb. 22, 2024 14:33 PM EST

Former Olympic equestrian champion Kevin Staut was cleared by a French court on Thursday of assaulting his former partner, his lawyer told the Associated Press. Staut and Norwegian horse rider Marie Valdar Longem had accused each other of violence following an argument in a Bordeaux...

Los Angeles organizers hire 2 companies to sell tickets for 2028 Olympics

Feb. 21, 2024 16:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics have reached an agreement with two major companies to sell tickets for the games. The deal announced Wednesday involves Los Angeles-based AXS and Germany-based CTS EVENTIM forming a joint venture to promote, sell and...

Many players from the 2022 Beijing Olympics are making an impact in the NHL

Feb. 21, 2024 14:38 PM EST

Just two years ago, hockey at the Beijing Olympics went ahead without NHL players because of COVID-19 pandemic-related scheduling issues. "Gosh, that feels like so long ago," said Matthew Knies, who played for the United States. “It’s crazy.” Crazy that since...

Hundreds are set to descend on Tahiti for Olympic surfing. Can locals protect their way of life?

Feb. 20, 2024 06:22 AM EST

TEAHUPO'O, French Polynesia (AP) — Peva Levy said he felt a powerful, natural energy known as “mana” when he surfed Teahupo'o’s waves on a piece of plywood for the first time, rushing down a crumbling white surf in front of an untouched volcanic beach several years before the steady streams...