| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games.
The capital city outdistanced two other finalists — Istanbul and Madrid — as...
| 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 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 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:44 PM
BUENOS AIRES — Thomas Bach was doing media interviews Tuesday when Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee, interrupted to hand Bach a cellphone. On the line was Russian President Vladimir Putin, the first...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The International Olympic Committee elected Anita DeFrantz, a member from Los Angeles, to its powerful executive board.
The announcement on Tuesday afternoon ended a big day for Americans at the IOC session in Buenos Aires.
Earlier, U.S. Olympic...
| 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 27, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Lakers All-Star Pau Gasol has been named a spokesman for Madrid's 2020 Olympic bid, according to the Associated Press.
The committee to lure the Olympics to the Spanish capital issued a statement Tuesday indicating Gasol will address the International...