| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
TOKYO - After years of largely bad news, crowds in Tokyo roared in excitement as they watched the announcement, streamed live here, that their city has been selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
"The outlook has not been so bright for the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:20 AM
In the wake of widespread unrest over economic and social issues in Brazil, the head of the International Olympic Committee is defending the billions of dollars the country is spending to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:59 PM
If you are gay, Russia is probably not the safest place to be right now. A slew of recent legislation has targeted people based on their sexual orientation.
There’s no doubt that Russia is cracking down. Much of this was brought to light in an...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Edwin Moses, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter hurdles, is running again, this time to become the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Moses submitted his candidacy last week to become the third — and likely final...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The International Olympic Committee has selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games.
The Japanese city, considered a favorite to be chosen as host, prevailed over Istanbul in a second-round vote Saturday among IOC members gathered in Buenos Aires....
| Jul 7, 2013
| 9:31 PM
CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb has one thing on his mind: Get the 2026 World Cup to North America.
The United States, which played host to the 1994 World Cup, is the early favorite to land the 2026 World Cup but will be competing with confirmed bids...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The U.S. national team's record 10-game winning streak apparently got FIFA's notice, with soccer's international governing body lifting the Americans into the top 20 in its latest world ranking.
The U.S. jumped over Mexico to 19th in the world...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Athletes, sports officials and politicians worldwide have condemned recent Russian legislation that criminalizes public displays of support for gays and lesbians. But an international consensus is building that to boycott the 2014 Olympic Winter Games...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The global soccer federation on Wednesday said it had asked 2018 World Cup host nation Russia for "clarification and more details" of a new law targeting gays and reminded Russian officials of their obligation to abide by rules against discrimination....
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:57 PM
The list of Mexican players who have gone to Europe and distinguished themselves in soccer's most challenging leagues is a short one.
Two decades ago, Hugo Sanchez was in the middle of a run that saw him score 218 goals in 318 matches with Spain's...
| Aug 22, 2013
Russia has embarked on a series of shameful steps against homosexuals. A recently passed law lays out heavy penalties for anyone who disseminates positive information to minors about "nontraditional" relationships, a vague law that could be construed to...