RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Sports Organizations

A collection of news and information related to Sports Organizations published by this site and its partners.

Top Sports Organizations Articles

Displaying items 34-44
  • U.S. soccer team jumps to 19th in FIFA world rankings

    U.S. soccer team jumps to 19th in FIFA world rankings
    The U.S. national team's record 10-game winning streak apparently got FIFA's notice, with soccer'sĀ  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...
  • West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law

    West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law
    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...
  • Soccer World Cup 2018 host Russia is asked to explain anti-gay law

    Soccer World Cup 2018 host Russia is asked to explain anti-gay law
    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....
  • Russia's Olympic Games should go on

    Russia's Olympic Games should go on
    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...
  • Baseball and softball belong in the Olympics

    Baseball and softball belong in the Olympics
    Beijing 2008 saw one of the most incredible sporting feats the Olympics has ever known. On Aug. 20, Japanese softball pitcher Yukiko Ueno hurled eight scoreless innings before Japan fell to an indomitable U.S. squad in the bottom of the 9th. Two hours...
  • International Olympic Committee has big decisions to make

    International Olympic Committee has big decisions to make
    The hallways of the big hotels in Buenos Aires are buzzing these days. At stake is not just one Olympian task, but three. This might be the most important gathering of Olympic people since a few got together back in 1979 and decided this fellow Peter...
  • Wrestling will remain in Olympics, baseball/softball still out

    Wrestling will remain in Olympics, baseball/softball still out
    Wrestling will continue to be an Olympic sport, winning a vote Sunday in Buenos Aires by the IOC, which only seven months ago recommended that it be cut starting with the 2020 Summer Games. Baseball/softball and squash were the losers in the final vote....
  • Pau Gasol, Madrid's pitch to host 2020 Olympics edged by Tokyo

    Pau Gasol, Madrid's pitch to host 2020 Olympics edged by Tokyo
    On Saturday, the International Olympic Committee made its choice for the 2020 Olympic Games. The final three cities were Istanbul; Madrid, Spain; and Tokyo. Lakers center-forward Pau Gasol had been helping Spain's bid committee and made the trip to...
  • Anita DeFrantz elected to IOC executive board

    Anita DeFrantz elected to IOC executive board
    The International Olympic Committee elected Anita DeFrantz, a member from Los Angeles, to its powerful executive board. The announcementĀ on Tuesday afternoon ended a big day for Americans at the IOC session in Buenos Aires. Earlier, U.S. Olympic...
  • Germany's Thomas Bach elected IOC president

    Germany's Thomas Bach elected IOC president
    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...
  • Qatar World Cup schedule switch hits snag with unions

    Qatar World Cup schedule switch hits snag with unions
    Switching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter hit a snag Thursday when unions representing players, clubs and leagues in Europe did not back a UEFA proposal to approve the seasonal move, which would disrupt the schedule of professional...