Olympics NewsSAfrican court acquits brother of Oscar Pistorius
5/21/13, 11:03 amOne Pistorius brother is free of charges _ acquitted Tuesday of culpable homicide in the death of a woman in a road accident. The famous younger brother, Olympian double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, still must face his day in court for shooting and killing his girlfriend.
Russian oligarchs foot most of 2014 Sochi Olympics
5/20/13, 9:48 amThe mountains of Sochi are now home to Potanin's slope, Gazprom's gondola lift and Sberbank's ski jump. The nicknames used by locals and an army of construction workers leave no doubt about who is paying for the 2014 Winter Games: Russia's business powerhouses.
Who is building what in Sochi for 2014 Olympics
5/20/13, 12:37 amThe cost of the 2014 Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi now stands at $51 billion, making it the most expensive Olympics in history. More than half of the bill is being footed by Russian state-controlled companies and business tycoons. A look at what the major players are building in Sochi:
Coach K return to US team no longer ruled out
5/18/13, 8:51 pmMike Krzyzewski is no longer ruling out a return as coach of the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.
Column: Restore wrestling, give others fair shot
5/17/13, 4:23 pmWrestling is heeding the harshest of wakeup calls.
Pound: Drug-testing failing due to lack of will
5/15/13, 2:43 pmFormer WADA president Dick Pound has written a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency assessing the current state of drug-testing. It doesn't paint a pretty picture.
AP sources: Singapore member eyes IOC presidency
5/14/13, 11:15 amIOC Vice President Ng Ser Miang of Singapore is set to become the second declared candidate in the race to succeed Jacques Rogge as IOC president.
Pescante endorses IOC presidential candidate Bach
5/10/13, 6:00 amLongtime IOC member Mario Pescante of Italy has endorsed Thomas Bach's bid to become the next president of the Olympic body.
Thomas Bach announces IOC presidential candidacy
5/9/13, 5:49 amThomas Bach became the first member to declare as a candidate for IOC president on Thursday, saying his long experience in the Olympic movement makes him "well prepared" for one of the most powerful jobs in sports.
Japan's PM would applaud Istanbul 2020 win
5/3/13, 7:08 amJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he would be "the first to applaud" if Istanbul is chosen to host the 2020 Olympics.
WADA to hold meeting in China on gene doping
5/3/13, 4:33 amOlympic officials and scientific experts will meet in China next month to review the progress in developing a test for gene doping, the potential future of cheating in sports.
San Diego-Tijuana Olympic bid dealt crippling blow
4/30/13, 6:30 pmA cross-border bid for San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, to host the 2024 Summer Olympics appeared dead before arrival Tuesday when the U.S. Olympic Committee said international rules don't allow two countries to mount a joint candidacy.
Tokyo governor apologizes for remarks on Istanbul
4/30/13, 11:18 amTokyo's governor has apologized for making critical comments about rival candidate Istanbul in the bidding for 2020 Olympics.
USOC: 10 cities interested in hosting 2024 Games
4/26/13, 2:24 pmThe U.S. Olympic Committee is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games, including a joint proposal from San Diego and Mexican neighbor Tijuana.
In Olympic year, half the battle is keeping fit
4/26/13, 1:07 amA luxury sports car, it turns out, is a very appropriate place to interview an Olympian about how he injured his back. Because the contrast between the two is so compelling.
Russia: Sochi security tight after Boston bombs
4/19/13, 12:58 pmThe naming of two Chechen brothers as the suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing is reviving fears about security at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the resort town on the edge of Russia's restive southern republics. But officials insist they are prepared to protect Olympic athletes and spectators.
Baseball, softball merge for return to Olympics
4/14/13, 7:26 amBaseball and softball have joined forces in a bid to return to the Olympics.
Russia's Sochi busy storing snow for 2014 Olympics
4/11/13, 1:35 amIn April, at the end of another seemingly endless winter, most Russians are eager to get rid of the piles of snow that have clogged their cities and streets and yards for months.
2 top Olympic sports lose major sponsors
4/8/13, 9:45 amTwo major Olympic sports _ track and field and speedskating _ have lost key sponsors in the midst of a global economic slump.
Investor in Sochi Games seeks help on rising costs
4/3/13, 12:27 pmA key investor in Russia's 2014 Winter Olympics is lobbying the government to offer tax rebates for the companies operating in Sochi to help offset the rising costs of the games.