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On Chinese doping case, lawmakers demand action, answers from Olympic and law-enforcement leaders

May. 22, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter Wednesday to the leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asking for answers about the case in which 23 Chinese swimmers were cleared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics despite positive tests for a banned drug. That letter came a day...

Emma Hayes' first roster as coach of the US women's team includes 2 players making national debut

May. 21, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

Coach Emma Hayes has selected her first roster for the United States ahead of a pair of friendlies as she prepares to lead the women’s national team at the Paris Olympics. Hayes, named U.S. coach last November, finished her final season as coach of Chelsea on Saturday, winning the...

Police raid the headquarters of the Milan-Cortina Olympics organizers in sponsors inquiry

May. 21, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's financial police raided the headquarters of the Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics local organizing committee on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged irregularities over the way digital sponsors for the games were selected. “The checks underway...

French Olympic fencer Thibus says she has been cleared of any wrongdoing after abnormal doping test

May. 21, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ysaora Thibus, one of France’s leading fencers, says she will be able to compete at the Olympic Games in Paris after escaping a disciplinary sanction from the International Fencing Federation over an abnormal doping test. Thibus had been provisionally suspended in...

Siblings trying to make US water polo teams for Paris Olympics

May. 20, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

WALNUT, Calif. (AP) — Chase Dodd started swimming when he was just a kid. Once he began playing water polo, he was hooked. When Ryder Dodd got a chance to follow his older brother, he was in. “When I was around 6 years old, my mom was just like, ‘You want to hop...

Paul McCartney song starts Paralympics on 100-day countdown to opening ceremony in Paris

May. 19, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — With an assist from Paul McCartney the Paralympic Games starts its 100-day race on Monday to the opening ceremony in Paris in August. The former Beatle has let “We All Stand Together” — the signature tune from an award-winning animated film he wrote and produced...

Alise Willoughby of US, Joris Daudet of France win BMX racing world titles ahead of Paris Olympics

May. 18, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

Alise Willoughby won her third BMX racing world championship on Saturday, the American standout taking the lead out of the starting gate, pulling away down the stretch and then throwing up her fist in triumph as she crossed over the finish line. Willoughby was followed by Zoe...

Most of the US contingent advances to Saturday at the BMX racing world championships

May. 17, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Two-time world champion Alise Willoughby, Felicia Stancil and Jeremy Smith led a strong American contingent at the BMX world championships Friday, cruising into the quarterfinal rounds this weekend before an appreciative home crowd. Willoughby, the 2016...

Pride House on Seine River barge is inaugurated by Paris Olympics organizers

May. 17, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Pride House of the Paris Olympics was inaugurated on a barge in the Seine River by Games organizers on Friday. The boat, moored between the Grand Palais and the Place de la Concorde in the city center, is meant to be a safe space for LGBTQ athletes and visitors...

BMX racing world championships hit South Carolina with Olympic berths on the line

May. 16, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

The almost nomadic nature of high-level BMX racing means that American riders such as Alise Willoughby, the two-time world champion and a former Olympic silver medalist, rarely get to compete in front of friends and family. Last year's World Cup schedule took riders to Turkey, the...