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Issues galore, resources limited for typical US Olympic org

Nov. 12, 2018 10:36 AM EST

Soon after he accepted the thankless task of trying to rebuild the sprawling, fractured operation at USA Track and Field, Doug Logan received a one-line text from the NBA commissioner at the time, David Stern: "You only take the easy ones." Logan laughed. Deep down, the former commissioner of Major League Soccer...

Soon-to-be-retired Bellew eyes perfect farewell against Usyk

Nov. 8, 2018 4:45 PM EST

In Oleksandr Usyk, boxing has a rising, unbeaten star ready to further shake up a revitalized heavyweight division. The Ukrainian fighter just has one last job to finish off at cruiserweight level. Usyk makes the first defense of his four cruiserweight titles when he takes on Tony Bellew in Manchester on...

IOC president has 'serious concerns' about boxing federation

Nov. 8, 2018 9:55 AM EST

ROME (AP) — The election of an Uzbek businessman accused of ties to organized crime as president of AIBA isn't the IOC's only problem with the amateur boxing association. Gafur Rakhimov, who is on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list for alleged links to international heroin trafficking, was elected...

2026 Milan-Cortina bid moves forward without gov't funding

Nov. 8, 2018 9:27 AM EST

ROME (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach gave his blessing Thursday for the joint Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics to move forward without funding from the Italian government. The candidacy is being supported exclusively — financially at least — by the regional...

After battling cancer, Lee Chong Wei seeks Olympic gold

Nov. 8, 2018 3:48 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — His cancer in remission after intensive treatment, former No. 1-ranked Lee Chong Wei is setting his sights on winning an Olympic gold in badminton. In his first public appearance since his diagnosis, the three-time Olympic silver medalist said health is his top priority, but...

Brodt lifts US women past Canada in 4 Nations

Nov. 7, 2018 11:57 PM EST

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Sydney Brodt scored with 1:38 left to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Canada on Wednesday night in the Four Nations Cup, the first meeting between the women's hockey powers since the Americans' shootout victory in February in the Olympic final. Brodt beat goalie...

USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal

Nov. 5, 2018 11:09 PM EST

The U.S. Olympic Committee took steps Monday to decertify USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, choosing to pursue the nuclear option for an organization that botched its own rebuilding attempt in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. In an...

US Olympic Committee moves to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as a national governing body

Nov. 5, 2018 5:21 PM EST
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — US Olympic Committee moves to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as a national governing body.

They're back, minus Posh: Spice girls to tour UK next summer

Nov. 5, 2018 11:16 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Spice Girls are coming back for a British stadium tour next summer. The band plans to take the stage without fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who performed as "Posh Spice" during the group's 1990s pop heyday. The band said Monday that Beckham would not take part because of business...

Rakhimov elected to run amateur boxing despite IOC criticism

Nov. 3, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing association on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov's bid to become head of AIBA, and it...