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Table tennis CEO Virginia Sung gets board spot on USOPC

Aug. 10, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Table Tennis CEO Virginia Sung won an election to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Wednesday. She will take over a spot held by former Duke athletic director Kevin White. Sung won in a race that came down to her and Max Siegel,...

Korir joins Jepchirchir in defending NYC Marathon title

Aug. 10, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Korir is joining fellow Kenyan runner Peres Jepchirchir in attempting to defend his title at the New York City Marathon. Korir won the 50th edition of the five-borough race last November, two years after finishing second. He'll be joined in the men's field by...

USOPC chooses triathlon exec Rocky Harris as sports leader

Aug. 02, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hired USA Triathlon and onetime Arizona State athletics executive Rocky Harris on Tuesday to head its sports performance department. As chief of sport and athlete services, Harris will have a sprawling network to oversee —...

Women's final will cap Olympic soccer tournament in Paris

Jul. 28, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

The Olympic soccer competition at the 2024 Paris Games will conclude with the women's final — instead of the men's — for the first time. FIFA announced the Olympic soccer competition schedule on Wednesday. The governing body also said there will be no double-headers in France,...

US sprint great Allyson Felix joins IOC athletes' commission

Jul. 27, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — American sprint great Allyson Felix and a refugee cyclist originally from Afghanistan joined the International Olympic Committee's athletes' commission on Thursday. Felix is the most decorated female track and field athlete in Olympic history with seven...

Germany offers money to families of Olympic attack victims

Jul. 27, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government indicated Wednesday that it was willing to pay further compensation to the families of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich by a Palestinian group. Family members of the athletes have criticized the proposed amount as...

Los Angeles Sparks part ways with 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage

Jul. 26, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks announced Tuesday they've parted ways with 6-foot-8 center Liz Cambage of Australia. The 30-year-old Cambage averaged 13.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 25 games this season after signing with Los Angeles on Feb. 15. She must now...

Russia eyes 2024 Paris Olympics despite sports bans

Jul. 26, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With two years to go until the Paris Olympics open, Russia is making plans for its athletes to live and compete in the French capital even though many remain barred from upcoming qualification events because of the war in Ukraine. Russian Olympic Committee president...

Report: Tokyo Olympic board member under investigation

Jul. 26, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors searched the home of former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi on Tuesday in connection with payments made to him by an Olympic sponsor of the Tokyo Games, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported. Kyodo said...

US women's team has new vibe, work to do before World Cup

Jul. 25, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

The transformation of the U.S. women’s national team has been significant in the year since the Tokyo Games. The defending World Cup champions have a new look with young talent, and coach Vlatko Andonovski has tweaked the team's traditional straightforward and speedy attack to take...