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Analysis: Report lays blame, but what's needed are solutions

Dec. 11, 2018 2:03 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The report was every bit as thorough as it was cringe-worthy. And yet, when it was all picked apart and combed through, there wasn't much new there. The 233 pages of details about how Olympic leaders and the FBI responded — or didn't — to sex-abuse allegations against Larry...

Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar

Dec. 10, 2018 7:54 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was...

Swimmers hit world body FINA with California antitrust case

Dec. 8, 2018 11:06 PM EST

Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an antitrust suit in California challenging governing body FINA's control of organizing competitions. The legal challenge is the latest faced by Olympic bodies from athletes seeking greater prize money and more say in running their sport. It was filed Friday on...

IOC eases off support for electronic gaming as Olympic event

Dec. 8, 2018 1:22 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has slowed its support for recognizing electronic gaming as a sport. After an Olympic leaders' meeting on Saturday, the IOC says "discussion about the inclusion of esports/egames as a medal event on the Olympic program is premature."...

English officials question Rakhimov role as boxing president

Dec. 7, 2018 1:06 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — England's boxing federation has urged the troubled International Boxing Association's president to question his position to help avoid expulsion from the Tokyo Olympics. In a letter to AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov, England Boxing tells the alleged heroin trafficker "it is time for you...

US star Nathan Chen balances life, figure skating glory

Dec. 6, 2018 5:15 PM EST

Nathan Chen mostly goes unnoticed when he strolls through the picturesque campus of Yale, and the few times he can recall being recognized happened months ago during his freshman orientation. That's because just about everyone who attends the prestigious Ivy League school is exceptional in some way, whether they...

Mauresmo gives up France Davis Cup captaincy to help Pouille

Dec. 6, 2018 1:15 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Amelie Mauresmo won't be captaining France's Davis Cup team after all because the two-time major winner is going back to coaching to help Lucas Pouille. The French Tennis Federation announced Thursday it was searching for a new captain, who will also look after the national team at the 2020...

USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy after sex-abuse scandal

Dec. 5, 2018 5:48 PM EST

USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an attempt to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday in an effort to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to avoid its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee....

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Dec. 5, 2018 4:25 PM EST

USA Gymnastics' bankruptcy filing on Wednesday in Indianapolis is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the investigations into the once-renowned gymnastics...

The 2019 Boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 5, 2018 2:46 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — A look at the nine people to be inducted June 9, 2019 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum: ___ MODERN CATEGORY (last bout no earlier than 1989): DONALD CURRY: Born Sept. 7, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Posted a 400-4 record as an amateur and defeated Davey Moore...