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  • Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics

    Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics
    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...
  • Excitement rocks Tokyo upon selection as 2020 Olympics site

    Excitement rocks Tokyo upon selection as 2020 Olympics site
    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...
  • U.S. Olympic officials offer details on 2024 bid process

    U.S. Olympic officials offer details on 2024 bid process
    PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Olympic officials considering an American bid for the 2024 Summer Games, said Tuesday they would favor a city that has major sports venues already constructed and in operation. And that would seem like good news for the...
  • Turkish Olympic officials to cooperate in anti-doping investigation

    Turkish Olympic officials to cooperate in anti-doping investigation
    Turkish Olympic officials say they are cooperating with an international anti-doping investigation that has targeted their athletes and will assist in punishing anyone found to have used performance-enhancing drugs. "The [National Olympic Committee]...
  • IOC leader defends Brazil's spending on 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games

    IOC leader defends Brazil's spending on 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games
    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. Speaking...
  • Will gays be safe at Russia's Winter Olympics?

    Will gays be safe at Russia's Winter Olympics?
    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...
  • NBC likely to cover Russia's anti-gay laws during Winter Olympics

    NBC likely to cover Russia's anti-gay laws during Winter Olympics
    NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus said NBC would provide coverage of Russia's anti-gay laws if the controversial measures surface as an issue during the upcoming Winter Olympics. Political tensions and cultural differences have long provided a...
  • Edwin Moses to run for president of World Anti-Doping Agency

    Edwin Moses to run for president of World Anti-Doping Agency
    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...
  • Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics

    Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics
    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....
  • 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....