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Rival Koreas to meet in late October to discuss plans to jointly host 2032 Olympics

Oct. 15, 2018 2:34 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rival Koreas to meet in late October to discuss plans to jointly host 2032 Olympics.

Kenyan track great Kip Keino facing corruption charges

Oct. 14, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

Kenyan distance-running great Kip Keino is one of seven suspects in a corruption investigation and has been ordered to report to police by the end of Monday to face charges of embezzlement and the misappropriation of more than $545,000. The two-time Olympic champion and honorary member of the International...

Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO's anti-Nike tweet

Oct. 14, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in...

800-meter Olympic champ Mims remains pioneer 50 years later

Oct. 14, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

The moment felt surreal to Olympic 800-meter gold medalist Madeline Manning Mims as she stood on a track in North Carolina over the summer and performed a pitch-perfect rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Making it all the more so were those listening in the crowd: her close friends, John Carlos and Tommie...

50 years after fists: Who would listen, who would care?

Oct. 14, 2018 1:58 AM EDT

Two men stood together, utilizing the worldwide platform that only the Olympics can provide, to call attention to the struggle they shared with fellow Americans during a divisive, seemingly intractable period in their country's history. In 1968, sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved...

Ex-lawmaker Mary Bono hired as USA Gymnastics interim CEO

Oct. 13, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has hired former Congresswoman Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer. The organization announced the move Friday. Bono will hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the...

Stockholm city government deal threatens 2026 Olympics bid

Oct. 12, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stockholm's bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates. A new coalition deal announced Friday to run Stockholm's city government, between a center-right alliance and environmentalists, requires no taxpayer...

Olympic star Biles leads Team USA at world championships

Oct. 12, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month. The world...

Column: What if they had an Olympics, but no one would host?

Oct. 12, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

What if they threw an Olympic party, but no one was willing to host it? That day could be coming, and sooner than you might think. With news Friday that Stockholm is likely to pull out of the race for the 2026 Winter Games — just days after it was approved as a candidate city by the International Olympic...

Settlement ends Russian doping case at Pyeongchang Olympics

Oct. 12, 2018 5:19 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — One of the four doping cases at the Pyeongchang Olympics has been closed in an agreement between bobsled's governing body and Russian driver Nadezhda Sergeeva. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it accepted a settlement which ended the case with an eight-month ban for...