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IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

May. 22, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee said its executive board on Wednesday...

The IOC will vote next month on whether to remove AIBA from organizing the boxing competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

May. 22, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will vote next month on whether to remove AIBA from organizing the boxing competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Pulisic, Bradley among veterans reporting later to US

May. 22, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Members of the U.S. under-23 pool and a few foreign-based veterans are among the 21 Americans who will start training Monday ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, while regulars such as Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley will report in early June. Just 11 players on the 40-man preliminary Gold...

IOC confident Tokyo can resolve complaints over budget cuts

May. 21, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The heads of some international sports federations complained this month that Tokyo Olympic organizers were cutting too deeply to save money. One said the cost reductions could make venues look cheap, reminding of deep, last-minute budget slashing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. John...

Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

May. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president. For the first time in a six-month probe, International Boxing Association (AIBA) officials will sit down with the three-member...

Omaha promises $750K for 2020 Olympic Swim Trials

May. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha has pledged $750,000 in taxpayer money to cover some of USA Swimming's more than $3 million in costs to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. The City Council approved a plan Tuesday to make the second of three annual $250,000 payments to the Omaha Sports Commission for USA...

Russian boxing powerbroker says govt not backing $16M offer

May. 16, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign. Umar Kremlev is due to present his offer when the International Boxing Association's executive committee meets on Saturday, four days before...

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

May. 14, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland. The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he...

Japanese rush to buy Tokyo Olympic tickets on first day

May. 10, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — If you're a Japan resident and you want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics — be patient. Tokyo organizers on Friday said delays and long waits to get an online response met Japan residents who tried to enter the ticket lottery on the first day it opened. The ticket lottery for Japan...

Olympic ticket lottery opens in Japan; foreign sales June 15

May. 9, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Residents of Japan began entering a ticket lottery on Thursday, hoping to land seats for next year's Tokyo Olympics. People overseas will have to wait until June 15 when tickets are put on sale by special distributors in each country — known as Authorized Ticket Resellers. Buying for...