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Kenya faces threat of athletics ban for doping 'crisis'

Nov. 25, 2022 06:35 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kenya faces the prospect of being banned from international athletics because of doping problems that have now reached “crisis” levels, according to authorities in the country. The threat of an imminent ban by track and field governing body World Athletics,...

Japan investigators raid Dentsu in widening Olympic probe

Nov. 25, 2022 01:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of major advertising company Dentsu on Friday, as the investigation into corruption related to the Tokyo Olympics widened. Major local TV broadcasters showed Tokyo District Prosecutors and Japan Fair Trade Commission...

Nick Martinez, Padres finalize $26 million, 3-year contract

Nov. 22, 2022 20:48 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nick Martinez and the Padres finalized a $26 million, three-year contract for the pitcher to remain with San Diego. Martinez gets a $10 million salary next year, and the Padres have options at $16 million for 2024 and 2025 under the agreement announced Tuesday....

Break it down: Dancers begin charting path to Paris Olympics

Nov. 22, 2022 14:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking is in Victor Montalvo’s blood. He is a descendant of twin breakers — his father and uncle — who were performing in Mexico long before they taught a young Montalvo to spin on his back. Born in Kissimmee, Florida, the 28-year-old who also goes by B-Boy...

US decathlon champ out for Paris after missed doping tests

Nov. 18, 2022 15:24 PM EST

U.S. decathlon champion Garrett Scantling will miss the Paris Olympics due to a ban imposed after he falsified an email in trying to cover up a missed doping test. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that the 29-year-old Scantling, who won national championships earlier this...

China-made Paris Olympics mascots fuel criticism in France

Nov. 17, 2022 06:59 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The mascots for the 2024 Paris Olympics are a symbol of the French Republic. Most of them are made in China, and that does not go down well in France. The Phryges mascots are manufactured by French companies Gipsy Toys and Doudou et Compagnie. They use fabric...

AP Exclusive: Balich leads Olympics-style World Cup ceremony

Nov. 16, 2022 16:26 PM EST

ROME (AP) — First World Cup in the Middle East. First World Cup kicking off in November. First modern edition based around a single city. First in an Arab country. Now add “first World Cup with an Olympics-style opening ceremony” to the list of novelties for the tournament in...

Column: Izzy's long run as worst Olympic mascot is over

Nov. 15, 2022 18:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, Izzy, we've got some good news. Your 26-year reign as the worst Olympic mascot is over. The much-despised, often-ridiculed, computer-generated blob from the 1996 Atlanta Games has been toppled as the G.O.A.T. (Grossest Of All Time) by a ... well,...

2020 Olympic champ Sunisa Lee to make a run at Paris 2024

Nov. 15, 2022 14:38 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Sunisa Lee is going to make another run at Olympic glory. The 2020 women's all-around gymnastics champion announced Tuesday that she will return to training at the elite level following the end of her sophomore season at Auburn next spring. ...

Modern pentathlon votes to swap horse riding with obstacles

Nov. 12, 2022 21:06 PM EST

The federations for modern pentathlon approved a decision to replace horse riding with “American Ninja Warrior”-style obstacle courses as a fifth discipline in order to save the sport from Olympic elimination. There were 83 members who submitted a valid vote during the...