Olympic games

Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, from Germany, arrives for the opening of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC headquarters, in Pully near Lausanne, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 12:50 pm
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...
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John Coates, left, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Tokyo Olympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori, right, pause prior to the IOC Coordination Commission opening plenary session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 21, 2019 - 7:18 am
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...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 file photo, France's Tony Victor James Yoka, right, fights Britain's Joe Joyce during a men's super heavyweight over 91-kg final boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday May 20, 2019 fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 18, 2019 - 11:45 am
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-...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Poland's Sports Minister Witold Banka who is running to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, speaks during an interview in Warsaw, Poland. Banka was selected as the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Banka is expected to be rubber-stamped into his position at WADA's meeting in November and will take over next year. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
May 14, 2019 - 12:30 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Polish Sports Minister Witold Banka is the choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Banka defeated Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republic in a meeting Tuesday of government representatives, who were choosing a successor to Craig Reedie to lead the drug-...
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FILE - This March 20, 2019, file photo shows the emblem of the Olympic torch of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games during a press conference in Tokyo. Tokyo organizers said Wednesday, May 8, 2019, they are trying to cut spending, under pressure from the International Olympic Committee, which has been widely criticized for driving Olympic cities to build “white elephant” venues, often at the taxpayers expense. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. Tokyo organizers are trying to cut spending, under pressure from the International Olympic Committee, which has been widely criticized for pushing host cities to build "white elephant" venues — often at the...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, listens as Los Angeles Olympic Committee leader Casey Wasserman speaks during a press conference to make an announcement for the city to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028, at Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. The price tag on the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics is now $6.88 billion, a $1.36 billion increase that comes mainly because of accounting measures designed to better reflect inflation over the long lead-up to those games. Most key numbers the organizing committee released Tuesday, April 30, 2019, are essentially the same as those submitted in the original bid documents, only adjusted from 2016 dollars to reflect the real value of the dollars at the time they'll be received or spent. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
April 30, 2019 - 8:40 am
The price tag on the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics is now $6.88 billion, a $1.36 billion increase that comes mainly because of accounting measures designed to better reflect inflation over the long lead-up to those games. Most key numbers the organizing committee released Tuesday are essentially the...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Beckie Scott speaks at a news conference following the World Anti-Doping Agency's first Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta. Athletes' representative Beckie Scott will not participate in the inquiry over her bullying allegations against officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency, insisting WADA's rebooted effort to look into the matter lacks transparency and is "akin to a kangaroo court." (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 26, 2019 - 7:45 am
Athletes' representative Beckie Scott will not participate in the inquiry over her bullying allegations against officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency, insisting WADA's rebooted effort to look into the matter lacks transparency and is "akin to a kangaroo court." Attorneys for Scott and U.S. Anti...
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April 18, 2019 - 6:30 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reported Wednesday that the panel that kept score of the game that became known as the "Miracle...
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Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist attends a press conference in Tokyo Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic organizers launch their ticket website on Thursday, which is where only Japan residents can buy tickets when they go on sale in Japan on May 9. But the useful site can also be accessed by people outside Japan, where basic prices are listed along with the full competition schedule. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 4:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games. "Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday." The now-retired Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic...
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